Sunday 3rd July 2022

By , July 5, 2022 5:57 pm

How To Take A Real Rest (Part 7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Wine Church Tain. Message by Carol Monteith.

New Wine for New Wineskins July 2022

By , July 1, 2022 12:00 pm

How To Take A Real Rest (Part 2)

 

Paul asked a very clear question of the Galatian church. He asked them if having begun in the Spirit they now assumed that they could become perfect or mature through their fleshly efforts and futile attempts to keep the law.

The truth is that there is only one way to begin our new creation life and that is by being born again from above by the Spirit of God. Jesus said we must be born again of the Spirit. But then we are to continue in the Spirit and to finish in the Spirit.

Paul actually attributed the failure of these Galatian believers to continue in the Spirit to their being bewitched.

Galatians 3: 1 (Amplified)

1 O you poor and silly and thoughtless and unreflecting and senseless Galatians! Who has fascinated or bewitched or cast a spell over you?

Paul found some disciples in Ephesus who were a bit stuck in their experience of the new creation life. He asked them if they had received the Holy Spirit since they believed. Then he helped them move forward in their experience. He didn’t tell them to hang in there because there was going to be a revival one day – he moved them into revival because life in the Spirit is revival.

Later on in Acts 19 it says that within two years the whole of the surrounding region had been impacted by the word of the Lord and the supernatural confirmation of the Holy Spirit.

There is only one way to successfully and effectively live our new lives supernaturally naturally and naturally supernaturally and that is in the power of the Holy Spirit. We are Holy Spirit people.

Back in the early 1990’s I was walking with our dog on the croft behind our house. I was meditating on the word and fellowshipping with the Lord and I was remembering how Jesus said that he came to reveal the Father, and how he said that when the Holy Sprit came he would reveal Jesus and so I asked where did we fit in and what was our role. The answer I received was that we are to reveal the Holy Spirit. We are here to reveal the Holy Spirit who always points people to Jesus who is the only way to the Father.

Matthew 11: 28 – 30 (The Message)

28-30 “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me- watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

How to take a real rest by learning from Jesus the unforced rhythms of grace.

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Sunday 26th June 2022

By , June 27, 2022 5:51 am

How To Take A Real Rest (Part 6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Wine Church Tain. Message by Trevor Hogarth.

 

Sunday 19th June 2022 – Father’s Day & New Wine Church 31st Anniversary

By , June 20, 2022 5:59 am

How To Take A Real Rest (Part 5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Wine Church Tain. Message by Pastor Marie Macleod.

Sunday 12th June 2022

By , June 12, 2022 8:11 pm

War & Peace

Lorraine Graham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video Message

 

New Wine Church Tain. Message by Pastor Marie Macleod.

 

Pentecost Sunday 5th June 2022

By , June 6, 2022 12:49 pm

How To Take A Real Rest (Part 4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Message Video

 

 

New Wine Church Tain. Message by Pastor Marie Macleod.

 

New Wine for New Wineskins June 2022

By , June 1, 2022 5:50 am

How To Take A Real Rest (Part 1)

 

For a long time I have been really taken by the way the Message Translation puts Matthew 11: 28 – 30:

 28-30 “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

In particular I have been thinking and meditating on Jesus’ invitation to come and have him show us how to take a real rest and to learn from him the unforced rhythms of grace.

I did consider titling this message “Rest In Peace” which of course is more associated in most people’s minds with death and inscriptions on gravestones, but it is in fact what living a resurrected spirit life is all about – resting in peace.

And so, I have been meditating on what Jesus says regarding how he will show us how to take a real rest.

I believe that the church generally becomes more focused on a gospel of salvation rather than the gospel of the kingdom which Jesus commissioned us to preach – which of course includes the gospel of salvation but also much more in regards to learning from him as disciples and experiencing the fullness of kingdom living. We tend to run with what are considered by many to be the last and ministry-defining words of Jesus in Mark 16: 15:

15 “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”

Even when we consider the expanded commission given in Matthew 28: 18 – 20 we are inclined to place more emphasis on the first part of Jesus’ instructions.

And so we focus on the GO, GO, GO and wear ourselves out because we forget his first words to disciples, which are his invitation to COME.

Come to me, learn from me.

To be honest I have been preaching and teaching for nearly thirty years the need to recognise that Jesus always says to come to him and learn from him before he ever says to go. People even consider their calling in the context of GO-ing and so they say things like, “I don’t know where God is calling me to go,” whereas the call is always to come, and the commission is to go.

Also, many people miss the command from Jesus in Acts 1 not to go anywhere without the power of the Holy Spirit, which is basically Jesus going with us when we go.

A real rest is more clearly defined in the NKJV translation of Matthew 11: 28 – 30.

28 “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

I believe a real rest is when we are no longer trying to do ministry from the inadequate resources of our soul – doing witnessing for Jesus – but we are drawing from the limitless resources of the Holy Spirit in our born again spirit, and we are being witnesses to Jesus.

To be yoked simply means to be joined together.

1 Corinthians 6: 17

17….he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.

How awesome is that?

The unforced rhythms of grace. It just sounds so easy, doesn’t it? Well, Jesus did say that being joined to him would be easy and light.

A real rest is living in and from rest – just like Jesus who testified that it was the Father who supplied the words and who did the works.

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Sunday 29th May 2022

By , May 29, 2022 7:02 pm

How To Take A Real Rest (Part 3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Wine Church Tain. Message by Cle Jarvis.

 

Sunday 22nd May 2022

By , May 22, 2022 10:34 pm

The Truth, the Whole Truth, & Nothing But the Truth

Ally Lockett

 

 

 

 

 

Video Message

 

New Wine Church Tain. Message by Pastor Donnie Stewart.

 

Sunday 15th May 2022

By , May 16, 2022 5:54 pm

How To Take A Real Rest (Part 1)

Audio Message

How To Take A Real Rest (Part 1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video Message

 

New Wine Church Tain. Message by Trevor Hogarth.

Sunday 8th May 2022

By , May 8, 2022 11:11 pm

Love Never Fails

Joe Meah

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Wine Church Tain. Message by Pastor Pete Cunningham from Green Pastures.

 

Sunday 1st May 2022

By , May 1, 2022 6:46 pm

Power Of Peace

Kirsty Allan

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Wine Church Tain.  Message by Pastor Marie Macleod.

 

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