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Purim

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On Sunday I said I would include the links to previous messages regarding the account of Esther and Mordechai, and how they played a key role in overcoming the enemy’s attempt to destroy the Jewish people.

Here are those links, followed by the video about Esther from the children’s series Superbook, entitled For Such a Time as This. Though it’s a children’s Bible series, it’s very good for adults too!

Blessings, Andy.

The Book of Esther (When Trouble Comes, part 2)

The Exile and Esther

Lessons from Purim for our times

 

Rising to the Challenge

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Good evening. Below are the recordings from this morning’s service. Before that, here are two worship videos for us. Firstly, Come let us go up to Zion, Paul Wilbur, and secondly, Is He Worthy by Fellowship Worship.

Blessings, Andy.

(Lyrics to this song are posted at the foot of the page)

Here are todays recordings. Firstly, Keith brings some thoughts from a devotional he has been blessed with this week, then Andy brings today’s message (from 5.00 minutes onwards).

Esther 4:13-16 Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, “Do not think to yourself that in the king’s palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews. 14 For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” 15 Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai, 16 “Go, gather all the Jews to be found in Susa, and hold a fast on my behalf, and do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my young women will also fast as you do. Then I will go to the king, though it is against the law, and if I perish, I perish.”

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Lyrics to Is He Worthy?:

Do you feel the world is broken? (We do)
Do you feel the shadows deepen? (We do)
But do you know that all the dark won’t stop the light from getting through? (We do)
Do you wish that you could see it all made new? (We do)

Is all creation groaning? (It is)
Is a new creation coming? (It is)
Is the glory of the Lord to be the light within our midst? (It is)
Is it good that we remind ourselves of this? (It is)

Is anyone worthy? Is anyone whole?
Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll?
The Lion of Judah who conquered the grave
He is David’s root and the Lamb who died to ransom the slave

Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
Of all blessing and honor and glory
Is He worthy of this? He is

Does the Father truly love us? (He does)
Does the Spirit move among us? (He does)
And does Jesus, our Messiah hold forever those He loves? (He does)
Does our God intend to dwell again with us? (He does)

Is anyone worthy? Is anyone whole?
Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll?
The Lion of Judah who conquered the grave
He is David’s root and the Lamb who died to ransom the slave

From every people and tribe Every nation and tongue
He has made us a kingdom and priests to God To reign with the Son

Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
Of all blessing and honor and glory
Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
Is He worthy of this? He is!
Is He worthy? Is He worthy? He is! He is!

Galatians 6

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Good evening. Here is the recording from various parts of Sunday’s service. Before that, as usual, there are two worship videos. The first from West Coast Choir, Because He Lives (Amen), and the second from Chuck King, Highways to Zion.

Every blessing, Andy.

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How to have Peace in a Time of Crisis

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Good evening. Today’s message from Nathan follows the worship videos below. Sadly it is only in note form, as the audio recording was unsuccessful. Please accept our apologies for this, but hopefully the substantial notes will prove an acceptable substitute.

Today’s worship videos are firstly Praise Him Moon and Stars by Graham Kendrick, taken from Psalm 148, and secondly, His Mercy is More by Matt Boswell and the Boyce College Choir.

Every blessing, Andy.

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Victory and Endurance

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Good afternoon, below is the recording of the message from this morning’s service. Before that are two videos, the first, God is the Strength of my Heart by Don Moen, and the second, repeated from last week to help us learn it, is I Saw the Lord by Graham Kendrick.

May the Lord bless you abundantly, Andy.

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The Heavenly View

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Good afternoon and welcome to the recording from today’s service. We stated today by looking at Isaiah 6:1-8, Isaiah’s vision of the Lord in glory. One of our two featured songs today is the video of Graham Kendrick’s ‘I Saw the Lord’, a beautiful worship song that describes Isaiah’s vision.

The other video today is another Graham Kendrick song, a praise song called ‘Praise Him Moon and Stars’, taken from Psalm 148. The recording of today’s message follows the videos.

Bless you, Andy.

Here is today’s message, The Heavenly View:

Matthew 17:1-8 After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus. Peter said to Jesus, ‘Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters – one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’

While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!’ When the disciples heard this, they fell face down to the ground, terrified. But Jesus came and touched them. ‘Get up,’ he said. ‘Don’t be afraid.’ When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.

2 Peter 1:16-19 For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eye-witnesses of his majesty. 17 He received honour and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.’[a] 18 We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain. 19 We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

NTM, testimonies and the example of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego

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Good afternoon and welcome to the recording from this morning’s service. We started today by referencing a tweet shared by Franklin Graham, and sharing how, despite the narrative of fear in our country at present, the Lord has not given us a spirit of fear, but love, power and a sound mind, 2Timothy 1:7. In these times, Corrie Ten Boom is someone we can look at and learn lessons from.

Today we heard from Matt Petley on the history and work of New Tribes Mission, based near us at North Cotes, and testimonies from Matt and Nathan & Maria. Matt also shared regarding the lessons we can draw from Daniel 3.

Before that, here are two worship videos, the first from Paul Balouche, Praise is Rising, and the second from Robin Mark, Be unto Your Name.

Bless you, Andy.

Here is the message from today. There is a presentation that goes along with the message. We are at present unable to host the presentation on the website but if you would like a copy, please email to request one.

Daniel 3: 1-6:  Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was [a]sixty cubits and its width six cubits. He set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. And King Nebuchadnezzar sent word to gather together the satraps, the administrators, the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the judges, the magistrates, and all the officials of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which King Nebuchadnezzar had set up. So the satraps, the administrators, the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the judges, the magistrates, and all the officials of the provinces gathered together for the dedication of the image that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. Then a herald cried [b]aloud: “To you it is commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages, that at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, you shall fall down and worship the gold image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up; and whoever does not fall down and worship shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.”

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Jesus is the Answer

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Good evening, welcome to today’s message. We featured the Michael W Smith version of the Andrae Crouch song, Jesus is the Answer, on the message from two weeks ago (Wake Up Call), but if you want to hear the original version the link is here.

Due to some technical issues today’s recording is in two parts, apologies for that.

Our two worship videos for today are Yet Not I by CityAlight and I Exalt Thee by Kim Walker-Smith.

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Galatians 5

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Welcome to our recording of Sunday morning’s message from John. The message follows two videos, the first In Christ Alone, the second Endless Halleluyah by Matt Redman.

Every blessing, Andy.

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Wake Up Call

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Good evening. Below is the recording of this morning’s message, and testimonies brought by Karen, Audrey and Keith. Before that there are two videos, the first from the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Worthy is the Lamb, and secondly, the Andrae Crouch classic, Jesus is the Answer, performed by Michael W Smith.

Every blessing, Andy.

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