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

 

 

 

 

 

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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)

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How To Take A Real Rest (Part 1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

New Wine for New Wineskins May 2022

By , May 1, 2022 5:20 am

Na-na-na-na-na

 

Colossians 2: 6 – 15

6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, 7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. 8 Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. 9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; 10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

11 In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12 buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. 13 And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, 14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. 15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.

I am going to make a statement here and you are probably going to say, “Amen,” and yet I would put it to you that you may not yet have the full understanding of all that the statement involves and includes.

DEATH HAS BEEN DEFEATED! 

Did you say “Amen”?

Proverbs 4: 7

7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.

I believe our Father in heaven wants to upgrade our understanding on the stuff of life.

Proverbs 9: 1

1 Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn out and set up her seven pillars.

A brief synopsis of our message at New Wine Church is that we may not have a storm-free life but provision has been made so that we can all have a storm-proof life.  The reality is that storms are inevitable but our God is invincible and we are in him.

Our supernatural storm-proofing means that we can have and enjoy these seven pillars: a sin-proof heart; a sickness-proof body; an oppression and depression-proof mind; recession-proof finances; a divorce-proof marriage; strife-proof relationships and a division-proof church; and ultimately, a death-proof life.

In what I truly believe is a vital and foundational message I want to remind us of what is probably the least claimed promise of God’s word – the promise of longevity and of long life.

Psalm 91: 16

16 With long life [length of days] I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.

Deuteronomy 30: 19

19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live

We have been given the right to choose life – to choose life over death and to choose blessing over the curse, to choose a death-proof life.

Jesus submitted to our death – a sinner’s death on the cross – so that we could resist death with his life. At the cross – the place of Divine exchange – where every negative became a positive, Jesus’ life was cut prematurely short so that our lives could be extended.

The title of today’s message is NA-NA-NA-NA-NA which is a taunt that has been commonly heard in school playgrounds over generations and was often employed in a cruel way to intimidate and demoralise, discourage or knock the stuffing out of the recipient of the taunt.

This, of course, is never something for us to employ towards one another but it is a strategy we can legitimately employ against the enemy of our souls. As I considered this I came up with the notion that this could be tongues for “The Lord rebuke you, satan!”

Let’s take a journey through some powerful death-defying Scripture and get ready to join in with the chorus.

1 Corinthians 15: 52

21 For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.

NA-NA-NA-NA-NA!

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Sunday 24th April 2022

By , April 26, 2022 6:28 am

Charis Mission Team

We had a superabundantly blessed weekend of worship, testimony, teaching and fellowship with the staff and students of Charis Bible College in Dumfries.

This is Sunday morning’s ministry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three members of the mission team were baptised on Sunday afternoon.

 

New Wine Church Tain. Message by John Purcell (Northern Ireland).

 

Saturday 23rd April 2022

By , April 23, 2022 9:23 pm

Charis Mission Team

 

A powerful day of worship, testimony and teaching with the staff and students from Charis Bible College, Dumfries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morning Session.

 

Afternoon Session.

Resurrection Sunday 17th April 2022

By , April 17, 2022 9:08 pm

Na-na-na-na-na

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Na-na-na-na-na

 

 

 

 

 

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New Wine Church Tain. Message by Pastor Marie Macleod.

Sunday 10th April 2022

By , April 10, 2022 6:13 pm

Fill All The World With Fruit

Charlie Ross

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Fill All The World With Fruit

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Wine Church Tain. Message by Pastor Marie Macleod.

Sunday 3rd April 2022

By , April 4, 2022 7:22 am

Everyone Is A Minister In Our Church (Part 10)

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Everyone Is A Minister In Our Church (Part 10)

 

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New Wine Church Tain. Message by Judith Davies.

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