Anthony Weld Forester
Today we welcome Anthony Weld Forester to lead us in our service of worship. We take a look at Mary’s prayer from the verses of Luke 1 while exploring the history surrounding these passages.
Mountaintop Insights for Down to Earth Relationships Part 16
“I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them, ‘At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be filled with bread. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God.“
Today in the 16th part of our series, we focus on verse 11 in Matthew 6, “Give us today our daily bread.” It is natural to feel worry towards certain aspects of our lives that involve sustenance, careers, friends and family, etc. However, our Lord has made it clear that He has heard our deepest needs and concerns and will meet them at the right time. Instead of being anxious, we should ask Him for help, remember His resources and trust His timing.
Mountaintop Insights for Down to Earth Relationships Part 15
“...No force on Earth is more powerful than the power of prayer“
In today’s service of worship, we look further into the words of Jesus’s prayer in verse 10 in Matthew 6; “Your Kingdom come, your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. “ What does this prayer mean for us exactly? When we pray these words it is an indication that we accept God’s plan, welcome His control and trust His goodness.
Mountaintop Insights for Down to Earth Relationships Part 14
“This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name…“
Today in our service of worship, we look deeper into the famous passage that is Matthew 6. Through this passage we look into the true essence of the Lord.
Rev Bill Dunlop
“Out of the depths, we cry to God for mercy. “
We welcome Rev Bill Dunlop to lead us in our service of worship. We read Psalm 130 to remind ourselves of our own self-inflicted wretched condition, yet acknowledge our Heavenly Father’s unfailing, loving forgiveness so that we can, with reverence, serve Him.
Mountaintop Insights for Down to Earth Relationships Part 13
“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.“
In today’s service of worship in part 13 of our series, we take a look at what it really means to pray from the words of Jesus in Matthew 6. It is easy to use prayer as just a mere routine talk with God from which we rinse and repeat phrases to Him. However, we are called to acknowledge and utilise prayer as an intimate interaction with our Lord from which we are to be honest with Him and give all our troubles, feelings and praise to Him. We then learn through prayer that our Heavenly Father is a caring, consistent and competent Father.
“Our God is a God who plans.“
We welcome Ramsey Shields to lead us in our service of worship. We take a look at Ephesians chapter 3 and acknowledge God’s plan for us.
Jesus came to our messy world.
“He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God.”
On the last day of the year here at our service of worship, we take a look at how Jesus came into our “messy” world in that “messy” barn on Christmas day. God loved us so much even He sent His only Son Jesus to become human so that He could enter our "messy" hearts. For God’s cleaning hand is more effective in the filthiest of places and hearts.
Mountaintop Insights for Down to Earth Relationships Part 12
Matthew 5:6 & 7
“What's below the waterline in my life?“
It's week twelve in our series on the Sermon on the Mount. In our walk with God our private lives are so important, what are our prayer lives like? How do we conduct ourselves when no one else can see. If we start to be honest with God in the depths of our own lives our walk with God will be enriched and effective.
Mountaintop Insights for Down to Earth Relationships Part 11
“People (Matthew 5:44)“
We are now at week eleven in our series on the Sermon on the Mount. Looking at chapter five we are called to live a totally different life style. Whilst it’s not a sin to have enemies but Jesus teaches that we should love our enemies. When we seek Him to make these changes in our lives it will open doors in our walk with the Lord.
Mountaintop Insights for Down to Earth Relationships Part 10
“You are the salt of the earth“
In today’s sermon as we look at the verses in the 10th part of our series, we acknowledge how the Lord Jesus raises the bar for our relationship with Him and how that bar can be easily knocked. No matter how much time we dedicate to our Lord, there is always something within us holding us back from truly hearing Him. There are many kinds of impurities within us that can barricade us from taking the Lord’s presence, wisdom and love to take root in our hearts. Such impurities could involve guilt, anger, lust, the list goes on. Unless we take steps to acknowledge and eliminate these impurities, then we will be able to make more room in our hearts for the Lord.