Fully participating Part 3 (D Mc Murray)

Yesterday 27Aug17, David McMurray spoke to us about the third topic in “Becoming fully participating members of the body of Christ”. That topic is “Generosity”. The Bible reference is 2 Corinthians 9:6-15. Talk time is 31 minutes.

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2 Corinthian 9:6-15 (NIV)
6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 9 As it is written:“They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their righteousness endures forever.”10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.12 This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. 13 Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. 14 And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. 15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

Fully participating Part 1 (G Cann)

In today’s talk Graeme Cann spoke on the topic of “Becoming fully participating members of the body of Christ”. He also spoke about overcoming strongholds in our churches. This was part 1 with parts 2 and 3 to come in the following two weeks. Press play to listen or download

Healthy living (R Carr)

Our talk yesterday 6Aug17 was by Rod. His talk title was “Healthy living”. His Bible references are below. Talk time is 28 minutes. Press play to listen or download

Healthy Living Bible References:

1 Corinthians Chapter 6:12-13a “Everything is permissible for me-but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible for me -but I willl not be mastered by anything. Food for the stomach and the stomach for food-but God will destroy both”

1 Corinthians 6:13b “The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body”

1Corinthians 13:14 “By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.”

1 Corinthians 6 : 15A and 18 “Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? … Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body”

1 Corinthians 6:19 “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?”

1 Corinthians 6:20 “You are  not your own; you were bought at a price.”

1 Corinthians 6:14 “By his power God raised the Lord from the dead and he will raise us up also”

1 Corinthians 6:15 “Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Flee sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body but he who sins sexually sins against his own body”

1 Corinthians 6:19 “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you whom you have received from God”

1 Corinthians 6:20 “You are not your own you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your body”.

Romans 12:1 “I urge you brothers in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship”

Psalm 119:73  “You made my body Lord now give me the sense to heed your laws”

Deuteronomy 32:47 “These instructions are not mere words-they are your life! By obeying them you will enjoy a long life in the land.”

Proverbs 3:1 to 10 “Keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity…Trust in the Lord with all you heart and lean not on your own understanding: in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. Honor the Lord with the first part of your wealth, the firstfruits of your crops, then your barns will be filled to overflowing”

Psalm 116:7 “I said to myself relax because the Lord takes care of you”

Proverbs 14:30 “A heart at peace gives life to the body but envy rots the bones”

Psalm 32:3-5 “When I refused to confess my sin, I was weak and miserable, and I groaned all day long…My strength evaporated…Finally I confessed all my sins to you, and stopped trying to hide them … and you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.”

Proverbs 11:25 “A generous man will prosper: he who refreshes others will  himself be refreshed”

Proverbs 17:22 “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones”

A word of encouragement (D McMurray)

Our speaker yesterday 23Jul17 was David McMurray. His talk title is “A word of encouragement”. His Bible reference is Isaiah 41:10 “Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yes I will help you; yes I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.” Press play to listen or download: