In response to the hurt and pain we suffer from unrealistic expectations and broken relationships, God is concerned for the health and healing of our Souls. Highlighting the great promise in Romans 8 that “In all things, we are more than conquerors.” Neale reminds us that we should not let our past hurts stop us from living the life that we were created to live, but that we should use the past as a foundation for an outstanding life.
Upon his return from Sabbatical, Mark shares at our combined Mid-East and Outer East AM Service. We are at an interesting moment and in many ways 'the church' is up against an insurmountable mountain, where the growth of antagonism towards faith. We increasingly see a world and culture in crisis. However, in this cultural moment, there is an incredible sense of hunger for God's presence growing in people. There is a desire to see God move and for God's presence to do something new. Mark shares how renewal, revival, and rediscovery comes when we personally encounter the presence of God.
As our Living Presence series closes, we take one final look at Moses’ life, at the juncture where a failure leads to a seemingly cruel exclusion from the Promised Land. Peter leads us through the moment where the Presence of God became all that mattered for the colossus of the Old Testament.
Threats and challenges, real and imagined, can come at us like the Egyptians to the Israelites at the Red Sea. Continuing The Living Presence series, Peter encourages through Moses to be still, to let God be God and to allow His Presence to fight our battles for us.
In the space of 12 verses in Exodus, Moses goes from a Prince to avenger, judge, and finally, a fugitive. His story teaches us that what lies beneath the surface matters, and that it's solitude that God converts us.
God is calling Red into a holy season of rest. His Presence is a gift promised to all and is one which we already have if one we look for His signs and signals; His crumbs.
As we pause to hear the vision that God has for Red, Peter encourages us to lean into Jesus as passionate, committed disciples in all circumstances. Looking at inspirational examples from the Word and today, we also embrace the unique call from God to live as priests and planters.