August 2016
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Steve Atkins
John Jacob
Where does your identity come from?

Aug 7
Aug 14
This sermon includes the main subject of Mans' Relationships as indicated in Psalm 8: Man in relation to Creation; Man in relation to Mankind; Man in relation to God. In the detailed references of mans' relationships in these areas, including mans' original condition and consequent sufferings we have assurance of God's love and presence in the lives of believers.Concluding thoughts are given on the need for a relationship with reading God's word and in prayer, with the need to be transformed with the prospect that Christians will become like Christ.
“Christ became what we are, in order that we might become what he is.”
Quote by Irenaeus,  Bishop of Lyon.   2nd cent.
Circumstances, history, other people and even our own perceptions all tend to define who we are.  If God's people allow their identity to be framed by these things, we will constantly be trying to live up to the wrong standards.  Until we accept who God says we are, we can never fulfil the destiny he's called us to.  The call of Gidoen and the story of the Ugly Duckling give us some insight on embracing our God-given identity.

Leston Blackburn
Robert Weston

Intensifying our Prayer Life

The Tree in the Middle of the Garden

Aug 28
Aug 21
We know that Prayer was central to Jesus not only during the days of His life on earth but since the resurrection too. He is seated at the right hand of God where He continues to intercede for us (Rom. 8:34, Heb. 7:25). this talk explores some of the ways we can sharpen and 'intensify' our prayer life.

Contrary to God’s instruction, Eve ate form the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil which was in the middle of the Garden of Eden. But the false promise of knowing all things and being like God turned out to be an elaborate ruse that left both Adam and Eve with a deep sense of emptiness and nakedness. The life they had enjoyed in the presence of God was over, the age of innocence was gone and the fig leaves they tried to fashion for themselves became a symbol of the lesser-life they had willingly chosen. Learn how God has set a plan in motion to restore us to our original purpose.       





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