Category: Sermon Podcasts

Weekly Podcast from the Lighthouse Church.

July 18: Digging The Ditches

What would it take to see God’s Spirit pouring out of your life?

Would you do it?

In this weeks sermon Ian Allen looks at preparing for the Spirit’s work in our lives. How we can go about aligning our actions with God’s calling. Listen and be encouraged to see your life start to line up with what God has called you to and has prepared for you.

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July 9: New Spaces With God

“You will never do a new thing with God with your eyes looking back on the past.” Ian Allen

So often with God when we are in a place of need we go back to the places, activities or even attitudes where we had the strongest encounters meetings in the past. While there is some benefit to doing there is also a danger of being too focused on the method instead of the person. This week Ian Allen looks at the human tendency to default to the ruts in our spiritual walks and not going to the new thing God is leading us into.

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July 02: He Can Walk On Water

Starting from Matthew 14:22-33 Ian Allen looks at Jesus invitation to get out of the boat and go where He is. How He calls us into places where our faith is grown and we learn to rely on Him more. Like Peter He takes us into new experiences and to places where we need to keep our eyes on Him.

As this message challenges faith share it so others can grow too.


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June 25: The Fullness of The Heart

What is The Language of Faith?

This week Ian Allen looks at the question if , as Jesus said “Out of the heart the mouth speaks”then what is the language of faith? We tend to talk from our worldview so from our speech what is our view?

Included in this weeks teaching was a video from The Bible Project on 1 Corinthians (Follow the link to check it out) showing how the viewpoint of the Corinthian church may not have been in line with how God saw them. The behaviour and outcomes of their lives showed what was in their hearts.

As always, prepare to be challenged and don’t forget to share.

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June 18: Jesus be the Centre

This week Susan Essex points out the church vision that states:

“We are a family church in the heart of the mountains reaching our community and the world with fresh hope and healing.”

Who is? Me?

We are called to love others and that love is a gift –  not a reward. It doesn’t matter if it is deserved, we give anyway. This is the calling on our lives, our mission. Don’t run from your life and the mission. Run to Jesus who has promised to give you all you need for the vision and purpose He has set before you.

Success with God always means that you choose to do things God’s way, not your own way.

So, who’s life is it anyway? Where is your centre?

To view the accompanying Visual click on this link. Where is Your Centre

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June 11: Celebrating Other’s Victories

In this self focused culture how do we respond to the victories and successes of others? When others are preferred before us what does it trigger in us? This week Ian Allen looks at dealing with others successes but even more, learning to celebrate them.

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Jun 4: A Heart of Intention

“And the violent take it by force”

One of the most misunderstood phrases in the Bible is the one above. This week Ian Allen points out that the Greek word could also be substituted with the English word “intent”. What is all that needed to happen for you to receive what God had for you and from seeing His Kingdom established through you was simply you deciding it’s what you want and setting your face towards it. Listen and receive this challenging and encouraging sermon and take the challenge.

Go for it.

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May 28: Putting on the Ring
 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’“But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.”
Luke 15:21-Luke 15:24 NIV 

What would have happened if the son had only put on the robe? This week Ps. Ian Allen shares on what happens when we consider Christianity about being saved from judgement and nothing more. Maybe it’s time for God’s children to take up more then salvation, but to take up our authority and our adoption.

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May 21: What Shame Does

When we think of our moral and character flaws we often put them under being “Only Human”. The one term we avoid is calling it is what the Bible calls it: sin. The word ‘sin’ means falling short of the mark and the mark is God.

This awareness can have one of two effects on us: guilt or shame. One is life, the other is death. Guilt, a conviction of the Holy Spirit, leads to repentance. Shame leads to isolation and hiding. In this week’s sermon, Ian Allen looks at the effect of both of these responses and how to find God in the dark after effect of falling.

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May 14: The Spoils of Battle

What happens when things go pear shaped? When we are tossed into the battle where do we find our reason to fight? What if we had more to gain then just recouping loss? What if the person that walked out of the other side had something that they didn’t have going in – something more? Listen as Ian Allen explores the spoils of spiritual war and the strength to be gained on the battlefield.

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