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BURNING QUESTIONS – Part 1 of 4

24th June 2018 | Tolu Falase

Tolu launches us into a new series called “Burning Questions” and the first of which is “If slavery is wrong, why are there so many slaves in the Bible?” Tolu begins by sharing a definition of slavery as the “treatment of another human being as property and denied of personal rights”. We then explore the various forms of slavery which includes the voluntary kind, the prisoner of war, as a form of penalty to a criminal activity and the enforced kind. Tolu makes it clear that in the beginning, God did not intend for anyone to own another person as property because we are all created in God’s image, His likeness and all are mandated to reign on the earth (Gen 1:27-28). Tolu then turns our attention to how the Bible encourages us to take the attitude of slaves concerning living a life of righteousness (Romans 6:15-16) because while the Bible frowns on the practice of enforced slavery, being a slave to sin is the worst case of scenario.

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Father’s Day

17th June 2018 | Tolu Falase

On this Father’s Day Tolu decided to consult with 6 Dads about what it is like to be a father.

First Tolu spoke with Paul Mburu, Grant Byford & Andre Anderson and asked them 3 questions.

“What 3 words describe how you felt the first time you became a father”
“What do you admire most about God’s character?”
“How do you (did you) teach your children about life whilst keeping it innocent?

Then Tolu spoke with Granville Harris, Jide Sale & Paul Bartels and asked them….

“How has your faith and your knowledge of God shaped you as a father?”
“What 1 thing about being a father has changed your perception on life?”
“Which is your dominant role at home “good cop” or “bad cop”? why?
“What tip would you give about how to bring God into every aspect of life?”

It is an interesting insight into how different individuals see the role of Fatherhood and how, even though some may make it look easy they all have the same fears, doubts and challenges.

 

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What Type Of Church Are We Called To Be – Part 9 of 9

10th June 2018 | Deborah Hendrey

Deb brought us the last part in our current series ‘Called to be a witnessing church’

Looking at Acts 1:5 & 8 and 2 Corinthians 5:15 – 6:2 Deb spoke about Why we should witness, Who we should witness to, What we should say or do (Words, Works & Wonders) and When we should witness.

Deb also introduced us again to some simple tools to help us to be witnesses, such as the 3 circles model and the 30 second testimony (“once I was…..  I was introduced to Jesus, then I was…..”).

Deb reminded us that everyone can witness and to be prepared for God to give us the opportunity to do so at unusual times. She encouraged us all to be courageous and to step out of our comfort zone.

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Guest Speaker – Steve Morris – Our Hope in God

3rd June 2018 | Steve Morris

We welcome back our guest speaker for today, Steve Morris, who many of you know works for the Sozo Foundation in South Africa. As always with Steve he is full of energy and has a passion for God’s work in his messages. Today is no exception! To set the scene, he shares a story from his childhood on how he was excited and full of hope for an anticipated Christmas present.

He asks “Are you sure in your hope?” and then asks if we know which two books in the Bible have the most references to hope. Some of you may be surprised at the answer.

If we are feeling that all is lost, we must return to God because He is our friend and will never, ever let us down. That has been the driving force behind the Sozo Foundation’s work. It has been hard work but they have the faith that eventually things will change in their area and it will be saved.

Steve shares what people are searching for the most on the internet and the results are quite startling and he then follows with a story about the water shortage in their township and how the whole community prayed for rain. Just two more examples of how important it is to have hope and to believe that with prayer, what we ask for will come to pass.

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What Type Of Church Are We Called To Be – Part 8 of 9

27th May 2018 | David Bareham

In this, the penultimate part of our series, David brings us his message, we are called to be “A Biblical Church”. There are three main points to his message looking at what it means to be 1) “An Apostle” 2) “An Elder” and 3) “A Deacon”.

David explains why there can be differences between different churches regarding the doctrine of leadership. But in spite of this, we can be a unified church with Jesus, the Holy Spirit and God at the head. We then hear a list of “tasks” that each of the Apostles, Elders and Deacons did and still do now. We in the “New Frontiers” group of churches follow what is in scripture – We have plurality, which means we have a team of Elders. We don’t have one leader with a team. The above can raise questions, but we believe we are following God’s teachings. David gives a good analogy of an Elder being like a shepherd with his flock.

He finishes by explaining the controversial subject of male Eldership and makes it clear to us as to why (through scripture) there are only males.

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What Type of Church Are We Called To Be – Part 7 of 9

20th May 2018 | Malcolm Sullivan

Malcolm continues our series today, on Pentecost Sunday, with his message entitled “A Spirit Filled Church” – He takes three readings from Acts and then we hear a small explanation of what Pentecost is. The word today has three main points, that we are 1) A People of Presence – 2) A People of Power and 3) A People of Purpose.

After Pentecost the people at the time and forever since then have had the Holy Spirit available to them. When we pray for the Holy Spirit to be with us, He can be everywhere we are. He can surround our lives completely – Jesus said “I will give you great power”. Malcolm gives a very tongue in cheek demonstration of what it means to have that power, so that we may be witnesses.

When Paul arrived at Ephesus he had an expectation that he would find a Spirit filled church and in two years, everyone in (we assume) Asia Minor had heard the Word of God. Malcolm says “Imagine what we can do in just our area if we are filled with the Holy Spirit” and asks “Are we moving in the Spirit?”

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