Category: Sermon Podcasts

Weekly Podcast from the Lighthouse Church.

Nov 12: Cleaning The Temple

Ahaz gathered together the furnishings from the temple of God and cut them in pieces. He shut the doors of the Lord’s temple and set up altars at every street corner in Jerusalem. In every town in Judah he built high places to burn sacrifices to other gods and aroused the anger of the Lord, the God of his ancestors. (2 Chr 28: 24,25 NIV)

Ahaz desecrated the Temple and when he had died the legacy of his reign was physical and spiritual neglect. When Hezekiah took the throne the first thing he did was clean the mess left to him and restore and purify the nation of Israel.

Often when we realise the mess we have made in our lives we turn and look at it and are overwhelmed by the legacy of spiritual neglect. In this weeks sermon we seek to find the courage and hope that is we look to God and keep our eyes on Him and are willing to let Him lead us then we can see our temple cleaned and our heart restored.

 

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Nov 05: Forgiveness

What is Forgiveness and even more importantly, what is not forgiveness? Does forgiving mean trusting the one who injured me or forgetting the hurt caused?

This week Susan Essex shares from the PEACEWISE course what actually is forgiveness and how to find the ability to release others and ourselves from the pain of emotional injury.

For more information on PeaceWise and the courses available click HERE.

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Oct 29: In The Fullness Of Time

Waiting, not a comfortable thing to do. Sometimes the wait can diminish hope till even our prayers are still, but God has not forgotten. The promises of God are sure but the timing is His. Listen this week as we look at the timing of God and learning to keep trusting Him even when in the stillness of waiting.

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Oct 22: Be Holy as I Am Holy

But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”

1 Peter 1:15,16 NIV

The same voice that commanded creation says “Be Holy”. Is that a requirement or a declaration? Should we be trying to meet a standard or accepting a truth?

This week Ian Allen takes us through this difficult verse and shows us the hope in it.

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Oct 15: Who Do We Trust

What is the viewpoint of the world we trust? When push comes to shove who do we rely on for truth, the world or God? In this weeks sermon, Ian Allen challenges us regarding the compromises we make regarding Biblical truth. He also asks us to look at how trustworthy the sources we rely on really are.

Listen and share.

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Oct 8: Conformed To His Image

And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory,

are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory,

which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. (2 Cor 3:18 NIV)

Who are you? How does God see you? Did you know that you are a work of art being made into an image of God by the Holy Spirit? However, a part of that work is that things that aren’t part of that goal need to be removed. This week Ian shares that we are to allow God to do His work as He makes us into reflections of Himself.

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Oct 1: Why Do You Do What You Do?

Now Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith, put himself forward and said, “I will be king.” So he got chariots and horses ready, with fifty men to run ahead of him. (His father had never rebuked him by asking, “Why do you behave as you do?” He was also very handsome and was born next after Absalom.)1 Kings 1:5-6 NIV

Have you found in your life actions that you wish weren’t there but you have had as long as you remember? Often this comes from behaviours that have never been challenged and beliefs that were never questioned. God’s Spirit leads us to righteousness and His Word brings Godly discipline. In other words, He asks us “Why do you do what you do?”

The Christian walk is one of intimacy. His Word brings us to Jesus and from encountering Him He expects transformation. So if you are ready for the challenge, let God take you through the look at not just what you do, but why.

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Sept 24: Michelle Black’s Rwanda

Michelle Black from Caringbah Baptist Church shares about her work in Rwanda. Her honest and raw personal journey in helping to establish a school and vocational training centre in a land in need of hope and healing. Listen to her story and encouragement to find your purpose and to pursue the calling God has for you.

 

 

 

 

Also, click here to check out Michelle’s website for more information about her work in Rwanda.

(Image from Michelle Black’s website http://blackieonamission.com/)

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Sept 3: Effective Sharing of Your Faith

What if sharing your faith meant more than words? What if it was more than doctrine but actually carried the actual presence of God? This week Ian Allen looks at sharing your faith in a way that carries God’s presence and not just His words.

and I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ. (Phil 1:6 ESV)

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Aug 20: The God who leads you

This is what the Lord says—
    your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
“I am the Lord your God,
    who teaches you what is best for you,
    who directs you in the way you should go. (Isaiah 48:17 NIV)

How often do we wait on God and when we hear what He wants, we jump ahead without Him. We do this because we believe Christianity is about doing what God wants when it’s really about walking with Him. Listen as this week Ian Allen shares on our need to be “Followers of Jesus” not workers. We are to go where He’s going, nothing else.

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