God has called us to go into all the world. This was never a new concept to Him though, it has always been in God's heart that all of the world and all of the nations would know Him. His heart for you is the same yesterday today and forever and He is still calling us to go.
Speaker: Ps Jamzine McClintock
When we talk 'giving' in church it will usually make a number of people feel uncomfortable. This may be because our wallet is quite precious to us. As we look deeper at giving, we realise it's not just about money. The Bible explains in a number of area's where giving is based on our hearts motive. Lets look at how uncomfortable things get when we fail to give as the God desires.
Speaker: Ps Ron McClintock
Depending on your circumstances, Father's Day can mean anything from a celebration to a non-event. As Christian's and as children of God we can recognise that we have a Good Father. We look through the parable of the Prodigal Son and how we sometimes aren't the perfect children and can act as the brother did. May we not be resentful of our siblings but join as the Father did in celebration that the child has come home, in to the family of God.
Speaker: Ps Ron McClintock
We all have things that we a naturally good at and things we like to do. Not all of us are gifted in areas such teaching, or giving, or encouraging. What we also recognise is that even those gifted in teaching may not like teaching all ages; children might not be your forte. Who really has the gift of cleaning toilets? But it needs to be done. We find as we gather together, we are compelled to use our gifts. Sometimes this is uncomfortable, but also very necessary as we grow as disciples of Christ.
Speaker: Pastor Jazmine McClintock
Sometimes you may find it easier to stay at home or simply go to sports on a Sunday. We learn that it is important to come together and sometimes that may be uncomfortable. Gathering is something we may not want to do, but is important if we are wanting to grow.
As we begin to grow and understand God's grace in our live we want to share that with others. Sometimes it can be uncomfortable; not knowing how they will react; what if they never talk to you again? Listen as guest speaker Ps Troy Beer shares on some key ingredients of the Gospel and how to effectively do you part in sharing the Gospel with those around you.
For those of us who have grown up in the church, the word 'grace' is very familiar. Grace is not just a little prayer we say before a meal, it's a way of life. But how comfortable are we when others seem to do less but receive the same pay we do. Most of us feel justified when we are paid according to how much we work but what if it wasn't like that. What if everyone was paid the same, regardless of how much we worked? What if our pay was based upon the fact that we worked when we were asked to. Jesus told a parable that described that situation. He was explaining that God extends His grace to us even when we don;t deserve it. That may make you squirm a little knowing that there are some people that will be in Heaven who, at one time, were not nice people. It may make us feel a little uncomfortable knowing that we are to extend grace also to those who may not deserve it. Listen in this morning as we begin this new series called 'Uncomfortable' and examine God's grace on all humanity.