We don't always mean to do it, but those that are in need of our compassion can become hidden in plain sight. In this message by Alethea, we explore what it means to see those who can easily become lost in society.
When you have something on loan from someone you love, you want to treat it well. Today, David Toscano looks at our demonstrating compassion to the world we steward, and one day will give back to God.
What might you consider to be the worst task to do? In the First Century, with all the animal manure on country roads and city paths, foot washing would have to be right up there. Today, David reflects on Jesus' washing of the disciples' feet and what that means for us today as we seek to demonstrate compassion with a changed perspective.
Moving Compassion out of the comfort zone is never easy. But as followers of Jesus, we find Jesus modelled a restorative shalom (peace) that moved out of comfort zones and engaged spirituality with compassion. A message by Samantha Barlow.
There is a saying that, 'What is in the well comes up in the bucket'. In times of suffering, what do you draw from, to experiencing comfort and compassion? Today, David looks at Paul's suffering and the deep comfort he experienced form his relationship with Jesus.
In the final moments of Jesus' time on earth, He called and challenged His followers throughout the ages to bear witness to all that He has, and continues to do. A message by Samantha Barlow
Through the experience of relationship with the risen Jesus, turns the frightened to the free. A message by Alethea Ashby
Today, as we consider the confusion of the world in which we live, we are reminded of similar thoughts and confusion experienced on that first Easter. We are also reminded of the privilege we have to walk with others. A message by David Toscano.
Meditation music by Fred McKinnon http://www.fredmckinnon.com
Submission seems to be such a dirty word in today's world. Yet where would we be, if Jesus was not prepared to submit his will, and see the kingdom come and God's will be done on earth. A message by David Toscano
In a world that seems to be unravelling, we can easily find ourselves wishing to escape to a better time, a better place. While the up days are there to be celebrated, the downs days are when the rubber of faith hits the road. A message by David Toscano
In the Lord's Prayer, we hear of the Kingdom of God. What would the Kingdom of God look like if we were to pray for it to be realised today, in our lives, in our community and world? Today we are joined by Deborah Storie as she shares with us from Luke 11.
Expectations and assumptions are a part of everyday life, and not always in a good way. While they help us engage with the world around us, how do we cope when our expectations are challenged? What are our expectations of Jesus? What might Jesus be expecting of us? A message by Sam Barlow.
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Just when things couldn't get much better, a fisherman leaves his bumper catch to fearlessly follow Jesus. Today, we are also called to fearlessly follow Jesus. A message by David Toscano
Making bold claims is one thing, but then you inevitably have to back them up with action. Today, we discover Jesus has the authority to set captives free. A message by David Toscano.
Today we look further into Jesus manifesto in Luke 4:18-19 and how we as followers of Jesus are to press into this life-transforming mission.
One minute the crowds love Jesus, and the next they are trying to push Jesus off a cliff. What on earth was going on? What did Jesus say to get His hometown neighbours ready to commit murder? It is all core to Jesus' Manifesto. A message by David Toscano
Have you ever noticed there is a pattern to temptation? Today, David looks at three temptations that have been around since the beginning and how they can trip us up today. (Oh and as an aside - there is a little irony that we have someone give in to temptation on the very day David speaks on it - see the video in our CareWorks FB Page here.)
If the way Jesus lived provided God great joy, then it stands to reason if we follow Jesus, we too will give God great joy. Today David looks at Jesus' baptism and what Jesus demonstrated through His baptism. If you are wondering about the video of baptisms, then check out our Facebook page.
What are you like at getting ready? Are you someone on time or always running late?
Today we look at John and his efforts to help people get ready for Jesus. A message by David Toscano.