Ps Taiyo Konda - Sunday - 9th January 2022

We had an incredible first service of 2022 last week, kicking off the year with an Anointing Service

Luke 4:18
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free”
 
WHAT IS THE ANOINTING?
 
People would often refer to the anointing as the Presence of God or an external force that impacts us. Something dropping into the room. But it’s not that. The anointing is something marked, smeared or designated that causes a reaction. In the Old Testament, Priests and Prophets would be (anointed) marked to operate in a God function.
 
The anointing makes you more effective
The anointing oil represents the Holy Spirit
 
The Anointing empowers you
 After David (as just a shepherd boy) was anointed by Samuel, it was a no brainer that he took down Goliath. 
  
THE ANOINTING IS BEING MARKED BY GOD, FOR GOD.
 
Anointed for assignment 

The anointing is there for you to fulfill your delegated assignment. A spiritual resource that is made available upon demand. 
 
Zechariah 4:6
“So he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.”

 
WHAT STOPS US FROM LIVING AN ANOINTED LIFE? 
Feeling unqualified or disqualified. But you are not unqualified! 
“God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called”. And you are not disqualified!
“Your sins, inadequacies and shortcomings don’t disqualify you, God’s grace qualifies you”.
Romans 11:29 “calling is irrevocable”
 
God looks beyond your current situation and sees your untapped potential! 
 
A word for our church!!!
 
Three points that we can take from Zechariah 4:1-14 NIV
When we are marked by God, we are able speak to the mountain! 
At the age of 85 Caleb says “Give me my mountain! 
When we are marked by God, we are have access to His power. 
“Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit says the Lord”
When we are marked by God, we are able to complete the work God has set out before us. 
“…..his hands will also complete it”
 
THE ANOINTING WILL MARK YOU
 
THE ANOINTING WILL EMPOWER YOU
 
THE ANOINTING WILL SUSTAIN YOU
 
Why can’t “This year be the greatest year of our lives?”

Ps Amanda Busstra - Sunday - 12th December 2021

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Last Sunday, Ps Amanda kicked off our Christmas theme

Prepare the way for the Lord
by looking specifically at the miraculous birth of John the Baptist and the faithful lives of his parents, Zechariah and Elizabeth. 


Isaiah 40:3 -
A voice of one calling: "In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God."

700 years before the birth of Jesus, the prophet Isaiah prophesied that one would come who would prepare the way for the Lord which reminds us that God is constantly at work, orchestrating events and inviting us to trust Him as we wait on Him.  Zechariah and Elizabeth were just two people within this larger story, yet their faithful trust in God's grace set an example which we can learn from.

1. They were Faithful
Though they hadn't seen the answers to their prayers, still they continued to live faithfully for God
2. They witnessed the Grace and Goodness of God
Despite Zechariah's weakness, God proved Himself to be both gracious and good. When we are faithless, God is faithful.
3. Zechariah and Elizabeth responded with praise
Praise is the only appropriate response to God

Ps Lyn Nuggin - Sunday - 28th November 2021

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Last Sunday Pastor Lyn wrapped up our November Nights of Fire with a message entitled

Knowing Your Legal Rights in Prayer
Do we know our place of authority?


Prayer is integral to understanding the protocol of heaven as we enter the Courts of Heaven. God has empowered us to stand in our legal rights in the courts because of "who we are in Jesus Christ".

The Courts of Heaven is not a method of praying, it is a spiritual dimension and it is by “faith” we have access to step into and function in.  

Don’t start thinking that we are acting in a formula that we do A,B,C to get to D.  Formula does not work in the spirit realm; it is literally out of the life of God; out of revelation of the Spirit to be able to come into the realm of the Spirit.

Knowing your authority and legal rights in prayer when approaching the Courts of Heaven.  

We do not have to position ourselves; we are already seated with Christ in the heavenly places according to His Word in Ephesians 2:6. 


Ephesians 2:6
“...and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus”

God wants to expand our thinking, because at times we limit ourselves.  We question ourselves and not really sure it is of God.  Whatever it may be as believers we need to examine it, in His Word and to soak it with prayer.  This will quicken your God given gifting of discernment. 

Knowledge is power but putting action to that knowledge is powerful.

Ps Taiyo Konda - Sunday - 21st November 2021

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Pastor Taiyo continued our November Nights of Fire theme with a message

A Holy Fire
reminding the young and old of the importance and power of the Holy Spirit in each of our lives.


Acts 1:8
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witness in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

Gone are the days that Christianity is seen as the powerless faith. 
As we read through the different accounts in the Bible of those who were empowered by the Spirit of God, we should recognize the necessity within our lives to seek His Holy Spirit anointing. For it's His anointing that gives us the supernatural power to live as Jesus' representatives on this earth. It's when we are filled with His Spirit that we can walk through the fires of this world without breaking.

1. The Holy Spirit empowers us
2. We have a lightning fire
3. Those who are hungry shall be filled

Ps Taiyo Konda - Sunday - 14th November 2021

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Last Sunday Ps Taiyo launched our first week of 

November Nights of Fire...

...which is a month dedicated to seeking after the Holy Spirit
When we look at the life of Jesus, the Holy Spirit is present in every part of his life including the prophetic words spoken about him (Isaiah 11:2) and the wisdom and authority through which he ministered (Luke 2:47). And it's this same Holy Spirit whom Jesus promises would be sent to us who are called to carry forth his mission in our world.


Acts 1:8
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witness in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

When it comes to the life of Jesus:
1. The Holy Spirit - RESTED UPON Jesus
2. The Holy Spirit - DESCENDED UPON Jesus
3. The Holy Spirit - FILLED Jesus
4. The Holy Spirit - EMPOWERED Jesus


We are praying for an open heaven over your life!

Where the Holy Spirit ministers in and through you.

Where you walk in the blessing and favour of God.

And where the presence of the Holy Spirit becomes like life to your soul.

Ps John Hunt - Sunday - 7th November 2021

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Last Sunday we were truly blessed by the message brought to us by Ps John Hunt

How to get what you want

Ps John acknowledged from the beginning that this title can conjure up all sorts of images and perceptions. Is God merely equated to a magic genie who will give me everything I want if I say the right prayer and do the right things? Of course not. Rather, Ps John suggested that many of us simply aren't clear as to what it is that we actually want. That there is a disconnect between what we want now (our appetite) and what we want long term (our values).

Consider this - you're witnessing your own funeral (yes, this seems morbid, but there is a point) - what would would you want people to say about you?

Your answer to this question will give you clarity as to what it is that you truly value, and therefore, what you truly want.


Romans 12:1-2
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
While the pattern of this world is all about up-grades and experiences, if we partner with God in the renewing and transforming of our minds, we will be able to know what God wants for our lives. And what God wants for us will always outdo anything we could ever want for ourselves. 

Ps Clark Magele- Sunday - 24th October 2021

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God Impact

As we look at the story found in Isaiah 6, we see that Isaiah is well educated, he is a man of authority, and he is already walking in his call as a prophet, and yet when he comes face-to-face with God in this moment, God does something new! 

In the book of Acts, as the disciples are waiting in the upper room, the Holy Spirit shows up in power and does something different! In both cases, God does something new which changes everything.

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Isaiah 6:8
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!


How to prepare ourselves for God impact:


1) Make room for God
2) Know that you have been called by God

We cannot see the newness of what God is doing through old eyes... Before we can impact our community, we need God to do a work in us. 

Ps Taiyo Konda - Sunday - 21st October 2021

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Living the Life


Isaiah 6:8
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!


When we think of what God has called us to as a church and as individuals, we may get stuck on the question, 'how are we going to do it?' and truth be told, we have no idea! We may not know the specifics, but we can trust that if God has called us, then He will also equip us and guide us in the individual steps that we take. What is an absolute non-essential is that we continue to love God and love people. 

Luke 10:27-28

He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.”

“You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”


STEPS TO IMPACTING OUR COMMUNITY:
1) See the world the way God sees it
2) Treating people not as they deserve but as they are worth
3) See a need in our world and doing what we can to meet it.

Those who truly live are those who live with love in their hearts.
 

Ps Amanda Busstra - Sunday - 10th October 2021

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Community Impact - One Person at a Time


Isaiah 6:8
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!


Jesus had a BIG mission to save the world! He came to fulfill the words of Isaiah by proclaiming good news to the poor, freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind. Setting the oppressed free, and to proclaiming the year of the Lord's favour (Luke 4:18-19). And while he preached to thousands, he accomplished his mission through the individuals he ministered to. 
He made time for the outcasts - he loved those rejected by society
He brought healing to the broken - he met the need
He had conversations with the questioning - those who were genuinely thirsty
He made time for those who cried out to him - he didn't rush past them.

So how do we have community impact by following the example of Jesus? Ps Amanda proposed that a big part of it comes down to simply loving on one person at a time

1) Embrace the outcast - Matthew 5:27-32
2)Serve - John 13:12-15
3) Meet the need - Matthew 25:35-40

What is our response when God asks, "who shall I send?"


Will we respond with Isaiah's answer? 
Here I am Lord, send me!

Ps Taiyo Konda - Sunday - 3rd October 2021

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A NEW DAY

Isaiah 43:19
Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Ps Taiyo shared some great truths last Sunday, reminding us that

“God will move in the wilderness, in a desert like place”
“God will send a message in the wilderness”

1) Are we becoming a hindrance or a highway?
2) Removing the things that hinder us: Pride, Negative talk, Offence and Religiosity
3) Moving from being a stagnant swamp to a river of life


Psalm 1:3
“He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.”
If we want to bear fruit, then be a flowing spring of water

IT'S A NEW DAY!

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