The Life and Times of Elijah and Elisha (3): Before the Fire

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Before the Fire, Andy King, 16 January 2022.

Welcome to the recording of this morning’s message from 1 Kings 18, part of the series looking at Elijah and Elisha. Before that there are two worship videos, firstly from Robin Mark, the classic Days of Elijah, and secondly from Selah, How Deep the Father’s Love for us.

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Welcome to the recording of today’s message, brought to us by Nathan. It’s a look at one of those wonderful occasional characters Simeon, the man who blessed and prophesied over baby Jesus in the Temple in Luke 2.

Before that are two worship videos, the first from Selah, Wonderful Merciful Saviour, and the second from Casting Crowns, Make Room, which also features at the end of Nathan’s message.

Here is the message: Simeon, Nathan Tremeer, 9th January 2022:

Luke 2: 21-35 And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.22 Now when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every male who opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”), 24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord, “A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.”

25 And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27 So he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when the parents brought in the Child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the law, 28 he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said:

29 “Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, According to Your word;
30 For my eyes have seen Your salvation 31 Which You have prepared before the face of all peoples,
32 A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of Your people Israel.”

33 And Joseph and His mother marveled at those things which were spoken of Him. 34 Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, “Behold, this Child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which will be spoken against 35 (yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”

More Like Jesus

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Welcome to 2022! Here is the recording from this morning’s service, we pray it will be a challenge and a blessing. Before that is a worship video from Robin Mark, Highly Exalted.

Here is today’s message: Andy King, 2nd January 2022:

Phil.2:5-11 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.

Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to.
Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave
    and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form,
    he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.

Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor
    and gave him the name above all other names,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

1Peter 2:19-25 For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God. 21 For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:

22 “Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth”; 23 who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; 24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed. 25 For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

Carol Service

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Welcome to the recording of our carol service from Sunday evening. May we take this opportunity to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas as you find joy and peace in knowing the Lord Jesus Christ, whose birth we celebrate in this service.

Before the recording are two music videos, a Christmas classic from Cliff Richard, Little Town, followed by O Holy Night by Celtic Worship.

Here is the audio recording of the whole service. The service actually starts at 10 minutes in and the message starts at 45 minutes in.

Christmas Gospel, Andy King, 19th December 2021:

Luke 2: 8 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”

Angels from the Realms of Glory

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Welcome to the recording from yesterday’s service, in which we looked at the reality of angels in the Bible and in our lives too. Before that there are two worship videos. Firstly from Paul Balouche, Angels from the Realms of Glory/Emmanuel, followed by He Knows my Name by the Maranatha Singers.

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Who are you listening to?

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Welcome to the audio recording of the message from today’s service, brought to us by John, continuing his series in 2 Chronicles. Before that is a worship video from Paul Wilbur, Let the Weight of your Glory Fall / I Enter the Holy of Holies. Every blessing.

Here is today’s message, Who are you listening to? by John Lavric, 5th December 2021:

2 Chronicles 21:1-7  Then Jehoshaphat rested with his ancestors and was buried with them in the City of David. And Jehoram his son succeeded him as king. Jehoram’s brothers, the sons of Jehoshaphat, were Azariah, Jehiel, Zechariah, Azariahu, Michael and Shephatiah. All these were sons of Jehoshaphat king of Israel. Their father had given them many gifts of silver and gold and articles of value, as well as fortified cities in Judah, but he had given the kingdom to Jehoram because he was his firstborn son.

When Jehoram established himself firmly over his father’s kingdom, he put all his brothers to the sword along with some of the officials of Israel. Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years. He followed the ways of the kings of Israel, as the house of Ahab had done, for he married a daughter of Ahab. He did evil in the eyes of the Lord. Nevertheless, because of the covenant the Lord had made with David, the Lord was not willing to destroy the house of David. He had promised to maintain a lamp for him and his descendants forever.

Picking up the Mantle

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Welcome to the audio recording of today’s service in which Matt spoke to us of the passing on of the mantle from Elijah to Elisha. Before that there are a couple of worship videos, Helen Shapiro’s version of He is My Defence, and Robin Mark singing How Great are You Lord.

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Psalm 46

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Welcome to the recording from today’s service, in which we heard a lovely testimony from Rosalee and then the Word from Psalm 46, the victory of God and His relationship with His people on an individual basis. Before that audio is a worship song from Matt Redman, his interpretation of the classic hymn, Here is Love Vast as the Ocean.

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Christ our Kinsman Redeemer

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Welcome to the recording from today’s service, in which Nathan brought a message on Christ our Kinsman-Redeemer. Before that is another video from Helen Shapiro, a traditional Gospel celebration of Jesus, What Manner of Man is This?

Here is Nathan’s message:

Eph. 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace

2Peter 3:8-9: But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward [c]us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

Romans 1:10-13

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Welcome to today’s message from Dr Annang, in which he continues his study of Romans with a timely word for us from the Lord.  (The message is in two parts, due to technical issues during the recording.)

Before that are two video songs from Helen Shapiro’s excellent album What Wondrous Love is This. The first is a celebration of the Lord’s return, I’m Gonna Wait on the Lord, the second is the reflective and worshipful title track, What Wondrous Love is This. 

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