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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!

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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The Promised Land – Jericho

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Good morning. Welcome again to our recording for this morning. It is the second part of the message from last week. Firstly as is our custom, there are a couple of praise and worship songs for us to enjoy and help us to prepare our hearts for His Word. The first is Declare His Glory by Graham Kendrick, and the second is Yet Not I by CityAlight.

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Jesus our Passover

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Speaker: Andy King   Date: 8th April 2020

Welcome

Listen to Andy’s message for Passover 2020 here:

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Learning from Israel’s Past

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Listen to Andy’s message here:

 

Hebrews 3:7 – 4:11

Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says:

“Today, if you will hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, In the day of trial in the wilderness,
Where your fathers tested Me, tried Me, And saw My works forty years.
10 Therefore I was angry with that generation, And said, ‘They always go astray in their heart, And they have not known My ways.’
11 So I swore in My wrath, ‘They shall not enter My rest.’ ”

12 Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; 13 but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end, 15 while it is said:

“Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”

 

16 For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses? 17 Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? 18 And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey? 19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

4:1 Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, [a]not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said:

“So I swore in My wrath,‘They shall not enter My rest,’ ”although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”; and again in this place: “They shall not enter My rest.”

Since therefore it remains that some must enter it, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience, again He designates a certain day, saying in David, “Today,” after such a long time, as it has been said:

“Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts.”

For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day. There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. 10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.

11 Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.

This Same Jesus

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Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever! Hebs 13:8

Listen to Andy’s message here:

 

Declarations of fact, regardless of what situation I am in or how I’m feeling:

  • The Word of our God stands forever! Isaiah 40:8
  • The Mercy of the LORD endures forever! Psalm 118:1

Eve and Mary

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A friend sent me this picture and the commentary of it below. It is a beautiful picture and message. Praying you will be blessed by it this Christmas.

Eve & Mary

This picture. It takes my breath away. I first saw this beautiful drawing from Monastery Candy last year and I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind since. Read the rest of this entry »

The Greater Miracle of Hanukkah

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John 10:22; Luke 1:11-38

For more information of the timing of Jesus’ birthday: The related timings of the births of Jesus and John the Baptist

Jesus the Good Shepherd

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Shepherds in Bible times didn’t use sheep dogs or 4×4 vehicles! They  actually led their sheep to green pastures. The Risen Lord Jesus is our Good Shepherd, our Great Shepherd, and has always led His people! John 10:11