Tag: Spirit

Nov 26: Children of Destiny

We are not accidents. We are not blind travellers. We have a place and purpose in God’s plan. This is the message of the Bible. Regardless of our abilities, our failures or even our own plans we have been given a place in God’s plans to reveal His glory and establish His Kingdom. That is, as long as we are willing to put aside our agenda for His.

Are you willing to follow the leading of the Spirit today?

Listen as Ian Allen shares on this important topic. Click the buttons below to share on Social Media.

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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?”

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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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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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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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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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Apr 30: Dunamis – You Will Receive Power

8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you;
and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria,
and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8. NIV

The phrase “you will receive power” confronts and calls. In this weeks teaching Ian Allen shares with us that the word power means more then we think. The call to walk in more then knowledge of God but with all that He offers stands before us and invites us to new levels of ability. Listen and share this invitation.

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Apr 23: A Call To Listen

Before Jesus ascended He shared His highest priorities with His disciples.These were the last words directly spoken to His disciples and contained His “Now, don’t forget” like points. They were the points that became the driving mandate of the early church. Likewise, we today are called to listen to His words and let those words become our mandate. Ian Allen here gives God’s call to listen to His heart and let it drive our lives.

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What Is God Doing?

Ian Allen looks at the challenge to moving in God when your head tries to get in the way. The struggle to learn that God’s agenda is not ours. If you are looking to set your life to God’s agenda and following His Spirit then check out this week’s Podcast from the Lighthouse Church, Katoomba.

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Dec 18: Human Concerns

Merely Human Concerns.

Drawing from Matthew 16, Ian Allen draws out the question of “What does it mean to have our minds set on human concerns?” By confessing that Jesus was the Christ, Peter was showing his mind was able to pick up what came from God. Yet straight afterwards it seems something shifted and he lost that clarity. What was it that shifted? How do we keep our minds on “the things of God”? Let’s explore this together and don’t forget you can listen via your favourite podcast app and remember to share on your favourite social network.

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