Framed within the discourse of justice and sovereignty a picture emerges of a faithful life lived in faithless times. Habakkuk quickly realises that the near future would lack visibly manifest reasons to believe, leaving only faith in God’s promise. This promise would become a refuge, when it appeared that every other means of refuge would be removed. Join us as we discover this picture of true faith, built not upon temporary pleasures, but drawing strength from the permanent promise of the living God.
Where do we turn when everywhere we look there is suffering and injustice? How do we make sense of a world that sometimes seems so out of control? God invites Habakkuk too ‘look and see’, finding not the evidence of God’s absence, but instead an invitation to discover a God who is at work even in the midst of difficult circumstances.
Habakkuk - Habakkuk is a journey that takes us from sorrow to singing, pain to praise, desperation to declaration and
from faithless surroundings to faith filled living. This journey begins with the ‘language of lament’. A language that aids our travels through a broken world and that allows us to meet with God in the midst of the journey.
John 4:34-35: So often, do we miss the harvest because we are already full, eating from the wrong menu? Jesus tells his disciples that His food is to do the will of the Father. Join us as we explore what it means to labour for the food that endures unto eternal life.
John 4:34-35 How often do we miss the harvest because we are so busy, so distracted and so intent on making things happen in our own strengths and under our own steam. Often the harvest is found when we stop long enough to sit down, rest and take a drink. Join us this week as we examine the importance of establishing a ‘Sabbath rest’ in our lives.
Often the harvest is found in the most unlikely of places. Join us this week as we examine the words of Jesus in John 4:34-35, to “lift up your eyes” and see the fields that are riper for harvest. Be encouraged that God is always at work and that harvest time can be found even in the midst of dry and difficult seasons.
1 Peter 1:18 — Lytroo in Greek means “to deliver from evils of every kind, internal and external”. Our God is a redeeming God who not only provides (agorazo) for us but also delivers (lytroo) us.
1 Peter 1:17-21 — Agorazo in Greek means “to go to market for the purpose of redeeming”. Our God is an agorazo God who actively seeks, redeems and provides for us.
James 5:13-20 — Jesus regularly taught on prayer: He modelled prayer and He taught his followers to pray. In this final instalment of our Bold Living series, James shows us that the best place to go at all times and in all circumstances is prayer.
James 5:7-11 — To be patient is not to be passive, but to fully embrace and live in each and every season of life and to endure through both fruitful and fruitless times.