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Chronicles and Romans

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Below are the audio recordings from 6th and 13th June. John spoke on Chronicles, and Dr Annang continued his study through Romans. Apologies for the lateness in posting these recordings, due to holidays.

Chronicles, John lavric, 6th June:

Romans, Dr Annang, 13th June:

Ascension and Shavuot (Pentecost)

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Good evening. Below is the recording from this morning’s service, the message from Andy regarding the link between Jesus’ ascension and the sending of the Holy Spirit at Shavuot/Pentecost.

Firstly, there are two worship videos. Praise the Lord and have a good week!

Every blessing.

Here is Andy’s message, Ascension and Shavuot:

Acts 1: The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen, to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.

And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, 11 who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.”

12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey. 

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The Book of Ruth, part 2

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Good evening. Here is our recording from this morning’s service. Nathan brought us the second part of his study in the Book of Ruth, a book often looked at at this time of Shavuot/Pentecost, and Eva shared a testimony of God’s faithfulness in her family. Firstly here are two worship videos which we have featured recently but are worth sharing again: the first His Mercy is More by Matt Boswell and Boyce College Choir, and secondly Yet Not I by CityAlight.

Every blessing.

And here is this morning’s recording:

Ruth 2 Now Naomi had a relative of her husband’s, a worthy man of the clan of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz. And Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go to the field and glean among the ears of grain after him in whose sight I shall find favor.” And she said to her, “Go, my daughter.” So she set out and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers, and she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the clan of Elimelech. And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem. And he said to the reapers, “The Lord be with you!” And they answered, “The Lord bless you.” Then Boaz said to his young man who was in charge of the reapers, “Whose young woman is this?” And the servant who was in charge of the reapers answered, “She is the young Moabite woman, who came back with Naomi from the country of Moab. She said, ‘Please let me glean and gather among the sheaves after the reapers.’ So she came, and she has continued from early morning until now, except for a short rest.”[a]

Then Boaz said to Ruth, “Now, listen, my daughter, do not go to glean in another field or leave this one, but keep close to my young women. Let your eyes be on the field that they are reaping, and go after them. Have I not charged the young men not to touch you? And when you are thirsty, go to the vessels and drink what the young men have drawn.” 10 Then she fell on her face, bowing to the ground, and said to him, “Why have I found favor in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?” 11 But Boaz answered her, “All that you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband has been fully told to me, and how you left your father and mother and your native land and came to a people that you did not know before. 12 The Lord repay you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge!” 13 Then she said, “I have found favor in your eyes, my lord, for you have comforted me and spoken kindly to your servant, though I am not one of your servants.”

14 And at mealtime Boaz said to her, “Come here and eat some bread and dip your morsel in the wine.” So she sat beside the reapers, and he passed to her roasted grain. And she ate until she was satisfied, and she had some left over. 15 When she rose to glean, Boaz instructed his young men, saying, “Let her glean even among the sheaves, and do not reproach her. 16 And also pull out some from the bundles for her and leave it for her to glean, and do not rebuke her.”

17 So she gleaned in the field until evening. Then she beat out what she had gleaned, and it was about an ephah[b] of barley. 18 And she took it up and went into the city. Her mother-in-law saw what she had gleaned. She also brought out and gave her what food she had left over after being satisfied. 19 And her mother-in-law said to her, “Where did you glean today? And where have you worked? Blessed be the man who took notice of you.” So she told her mother-in-law with whom she had worked and said, “The man’s name with whom I worked today is Boaz.” 20 And Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, “May he be blessed by the Lord, whose kindness has not forsaken the living or the dead!” Naomi also said to her, “The man is a close relative of ours, one of our redeemers.” 21 And Ruth the Moabite said, “Besides, he said to me, ‘You shall keep close by my young men until they have finished all my harvest.’” 22 And Naomi said to Ruth, her daughter-in-law, “It is good, my daughter, that you go out with his young women, lest in another field you be assaulted.” 23 So she kept close to the young women of Boaz, gleaning until the end of the barley and wheat harvests. And she lived with her mother-in-law.

Footnotes

  1. Ruth 2:7 Compare Septuagint, Vulgate; the meaning of the Hebrew phrase is uncertain
  2. Ruth 2:17 An ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 litres

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Galatians 6 (part 2)

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Good evening. Below is the recording from this morning’s service, John concluding his studies in the letter of Paul to the Galatian believers. Before that we have two worship videos, the first from Casting Crowns, Glorious Day, and secondly from Graham Kendrick, Amazing Love.

May the Lord bless you.

Here is the recording of John’s conclusion to the study through Galatians:

Galatians 6: 11 See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. 12 It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13 For even those who are circumcised do not themselves keep the law, but they desire to have you circumcised that they may boast in your flesh. 14 But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15 For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. 16 And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.

17 From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.

18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.

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The Book of Ruth, part 1

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Good evening. Here is the recording from this morning’s service, where Nathan brought us the introductory study in the Book of Ruth. Before that is a video of Endless Halleluyah by Matt Redman.

Every blessing, Andy.

The Book of Ruth, part 1, by Nathan Tremeer:

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Jesus be my Vision

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Good morning, here is the recording from yesterday’s service. Firstly there are two worship videos, another new one from Graham Kendrick, Keep the Banner Flying High, and one from Chris Tomlin, Is He Worthy. The recording features a short message from Andy, preceded by a reading from Glen of Psalm 103 and a testimony from Geoff and Dar-Gail.

Every blessing.

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Romans 1:1-4

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Good evening. Here is the recording from this morning’s message brought to us by Dr Annang, continuing his study in Romans. Before that is an old video from Paul Wilbur, Let God Arise.

Every blessing, Andy.

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When The Lord Shows Up

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Good evening. Below is the recording from today’s service, featuring today’s message and a testimony from Fred. As usual though, first of all here is a worship video from CityAlight, Jesus is Alive.

Every blessing.

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No Life without Death

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Good evening. Our speaker today was Steve Poulson. His message follows two praise and worship videos from Graham Kendrick, both of which we have featured previously but are worth repeating. The first is Praise Him Moon and Stars, and the second My Worth is Not in What I Own.

Every blessing.

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Resurrection Power

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The Garden Tomb

Good evening and a happy Resurrection Day! Jesus is alive!

Below is the recording from our services this morning, where Matt spoke to us drawing parallels from Jonah’s experience with the Resurrection. Before that, here are two videos celebrating the amazing truth of the Resurrection. Firstly, the wonderful ‘Jesus is Alive’ from Adrian Snell’s The Passion. This is a wonderfully expressive piece, with Mary Magdalene’s “Brothers, I have seen the Lord” and Mary, the mother of Jesus, “Son of the world – my heart begins to understand”, and culminating in the choir declaring “Jesus is alive! Halleluyah!” Wonderful! The second video great too, but in a very different style, Matt Maher’s anthemic ‘Christ is Risen’.

May we all know the power of the Resurrection in our own lives! Amen!

Here is Matt’s message:

(message begins at 15:15)

Luke 24:1-8 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.”

 Jonah 2: Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish, saying,

“I called out to the Lord, out of my distress,
    and he answered me;
out of the belly of Sheol I cried,
    and you heard my voice.
For you cast me into the deep,
    into the heart of the seas,
    and the flood surrounded me;
all your waves and your billows
    passed over me.
Then I said, ‘I am driven away
    from your sight;
yet I shall again look
    upon your holy temple.’
The waters closed in over me to take my life;
    the deep surrounded me;
weeds were wrapped about my head
    at the roots of the mountains.
I went down to the land
    whose bars closed upon me forever;
yet you brought up my life from the pit,
    O Lord my God.
When my life was fainting away,
    I remembered the Lord,
and my prayer came to you,
    into your holy temple.
Those who pay regard to vain idols
    forsake their hope of steadfast love.
But I with the voice of thanksgiving
    will sacrifice to you;
what I have vowed I will pay.
    Salvation belongs to the Lord!”

10 And the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah out upon the dry land.

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