Simon Benham: The resurrection of Jesus was not the reversal of a tragedy, but a declaration of the victory Jesus won on the cross. What does it mean for us to join the revolution Jesus started on Good Friday?
First we hear from Simon Benham about the Vision Sundays coming up and how we can get involved. Ben Pocock, Pastor of Kerith Sandhurst then speaks about Sunday 19th November 1989, the year of his fifth birthday. The year of the Nintendo Gameboy and Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles! Ben speaks about his first Sunday at the new Kerith Centre building which was newly opened. Ben speaks about the sacrifice that a few hundred people had gone through for years and years to give and provide to enable the building to be built. Ben talks about what he and others have received through what those people have done. Ben gives a message about longevity, Gods message for us is not just about today but the long run, the future. Being part of Gods family for the long run and providing facilities and tools for people today but also for future generations makes a generational difference to our world.
Catrina looks at the "loving people" part of our Kerith Vision statement "Helping people find their way back to God through communities growing in their love for God and their love for people."
Ever felt unqualified? Looking at some well known believers in the Bible, you're in good company!
What's your passion? What keeps you up at night? What is in your hand?
What are you going to do with it?
Jesus came as the greatest gift we could ever hope for. How do we receive this amazing gift and experience the abundant life God offers?
What caused Jesus to take up a towel and wash his disciples feet? Today we take a look at leadership as defined by Jesus.
God is the God of Nature and one of the most amazing of God's creations is the eagle. We see how the mother eagle teaches its babies to fly, and in a similar way God teaches us to grow so that we might use the wings of truth and faith. The eagle is created to fly above pollution in the high places, and we are created to live lives of purity. When flying, the eagle doesn’t use too much of its own strength but depends upon the wind currents. The wind is a picture of the Holy Spirit and we are called to walk in the Spirit. Finally, the eagle experiences renewal and its youth is renewed. We too need to experience times of renewal.
We want to build a multi-generational church where at each age and stage we play our part in the Kingdom of God. With every change in life there is a change in mindset, a change in lifestyle and a change in anointing. Every 10 years or so something shifts in your life, so you have to adapt and move into the stage in life into which you are going.
Ten year – The baton is Discovery Time
Twenties – The baton of the Twenties Generation is Born to Run
Thirties – The baton of the Thirties Generation is We are the Champions
Forties – The baton of the Forties Generation is Pillar of Strength
Fifties – The baton of the Fifties Generation is to be Carers of People
Sixties and Beyond – The baton of the Sixties Generation is Guardians of the Vision
When Bartimaeus called out to Jesus, Jesus asked him the questions “What do you want me to do for you?” What if Jesus were to ask you the exact same question? Would you be able to answer him? Would you be able to spell it out specifically just like Bartimaeus did. . 100% of the prayers that I don’t ask will not get answered. Do you have the boldness to ask God honestly, filled with faith and specifically for your current need, the miracle you’re longing for or the dream you desire to be fulfilled?
Liam reads Mark chapter 5 and looks at people's reactions to Jesus. We are encouraged to ask ourselves the questions "What is my reaction to Jesus?", "Is my reaction the best one?" and "Should I change my reactions?"