Sunday 16th February 2020 (pm)

By , February 16, 2020 8:47 pm

Unashamed – Alastair Lockett

 

Unashamed – Alastair Lockett

 

 

Sunday 16th February 2020 (am)

By , February 16, 2020 1:43 pm

Exit The Old & Enter The New (Part 7)

 

Exit The Old & Enter The New (Part 7)

 

 

Sunday 9th February 2020 (pm)

By , February 9, 2020 8:51 pm

Unashamed – Catriona Stewart (Part 2)

 

Unashamed – Catriona Stewart (Part 2)

 

Sunday 9th February 2020 (am)

By , February 9, 2020 2:11 pm

Exit The Old & Enter The New (Part 6)

 

Exit The Old & Enter The New (Part 6)

 

 

 

Sunday 2nd February 2020 (pm)

By , February 2, 2020 9:23 pm

Unashamed – Catriona Stewart

 

Unashamed – Catriona Stewart

 

Sunday 2nd February 2020 (am)

By , February 2, 2020 9:21 pm

Exit the Old & Enter the New (Part 5)

 

Exit the Old & Enter the New (Part 5)

 

 

 

New Wine for New Wineskins February 2020

By , February 1, 2020 9:03 pm

Don’t Worry – God Is Not In Control

What kind of a title is that?  I have to confess it is supposed to have a bit of shock factor.  Call it Holy Spirit CPR.  

Do you believe that God is in control?  How many times have you heard it said or even said it yourself?  “Don’t worry – God is in control!”  We say it to try and comfort or encourage ourselves or someone else.  While all the time we sit in passive non-resistance to and acceptance of whatever bad stuff is going on.

So, the title of this month’s message is, “Don’t worry – God is NOT in control!”  Before you shoot me down or write me off as a heretic, please allow me an opportunity to explain.

Let me start with a question:  Do you have all of your needs met in abundance?  If not, then that proves that God is not in control, or perhaps it is just that he can’t be trusted to keep his word.

Matthew 6: 25 – 34

25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? 28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Another question: Does our heavenly Father neglect his children or renege on his responsibilities?  Why don’t we let Jesus answer that one.

Matthew 6: 7 – 13

7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. 9 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Our Father knows and has made full provision for our needs, but our seeking and asking are the controlling factors in regards to what we receive from that provision.

So don’t worry – you are in control!  Our Father has fulfilled his responsibility in providing all that we will ever need, and has given us the responsibility to seek and ask for that provision.

We were created to live by faith.

Sunday 26th January 2020 (pm)

By , January 26, 2020 10:15 pm

Unashamed – Donnie Stewart (Part 2)

 

Unashamed – Donnie Stewart (Part 2)

Sunday 26th January 2020 (am)

By , January 26, 2020 1:46 pm

Exit the Old & Enter the New (Part 4)

 

Exit the Old & Enter the New (Part 4)

 

 

Sunday 19th January 2020 (pm)

By , January 19, 2020 10:22 pm

Unashamed – Donnie Stewart (Part 1)

 

Unashamed – Donnie Stewart (Part 1)

 

 

Sunday 19th January 2020 (am)

By , January 19, 2020 2:48 pm

Exit the Old & Enter the New (Part 3)

 

Exit the Old & Enter the New (Part 3)

 

Sunday 12th January 2020 (am)

By , January 12, 2020 5:38 pm

Favour, Fervour, & Fire

Bryan B. Long

Favour, Fervour, & Fire

 

 

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