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Sunday, 23 February 2020
Duration: 33 mins 24 secs
"Praise the Lord, my soul." These are words David uses to open his psalm, encouraging himself to glorify God. He then proceeds to list various blessings God gives to individuals and also to His chosen people corporately. Today, Pr. Nathanael Fawcett continues in Psalm 103, looking at three illustrations David uses to show how wonderful God is and why we should praise Him.
Sunday, 16 February 2020
Duration: 33 mins 38 secs
David has written a psalm in which he describes the reasons why it makes sense that we should praise the Lord. The first section of Psalm 103 seems almost like a pep talk, encouraging himself to praise. Verses 1-5 share about praising the Lord because of the blessings God gives His children as individuals. Pr. Nathanael shows how in the next verses (6-10), God reveals more of Himself as He blesses his children collectively, as a body or unit.
Sunday, 09 February 2020
Duration: 29 mins 21 secs
From an early age, children use this three-letter word question - "why?" Many times because they are curious. Many times because they don´t understand. Quite often because they don´t like the answer they just received from a parent or authority. In the same manner, we often question God about life´s events. God tells us to search Him, to ask Him, which is not a problem. But, we will have to accept His answer though. Pr. Nathanael Fawcett looks at Psalm 103 which begins with a command and then lays out an explanation for the "Why?" part.
Sunday, 02 February 2020
Series: Advent 2019
Duration: 38 mins 28 secs
The magi visited Bethlehem and many celebrate that part of the Christmas story with the feast of Epiphany. Jesus, the Christ, is being revealed to the world. God the Father is showing who this Messiah is and what His work will be. Last week in Part 1, three areas were revealed: the Kingdom of God that will be made of every people through Jesus who is the only one capable of uniting Jew and Gentile; the condition of the human heart through the lives of the magi, King Herod and the chief priests; the kind of Messiah that Jesus came to be - as King, God and also a suffering servant. Pr. Nathanael Fawcett brings out the fourth and final revelation of this account of the Epiphany... God is establishing a template for the life of a disciple.
Sunday, 26 January 2020
Series: Advent 2019
Duration: 33 mins 25 secs
The Advent season doesn´t just end with the birth of baby Jesus. There is also a feast that is held 12 days after Christmas called Epiphany to remember the visit of the magi. The term actually means "revelation." So... what was really revealed? Pr. Nathanael Fawcett looks at Matthew 2 to help us answer that question.
Sunday, 19 January 2020
Duration: 28 mins 49 secs
Guest speaker Pr. Ken Davis looks at the Genesis account of Noah to help us understand the parallels of the story and times of Noah and how they applied to the Israelite nation and also for us today.
Sunday, 05 January 2020
Passage: Psalms 100
Duration: 33 mins 17 secs
In general, an architect might look more at the aesthetics and beauty of a building. In contrast, a civil engineer might spend time looking at the construction and functionality. In looking at this well known Psalm, the Hebrew poet has importance in the the beauty and emotion as well as in the poem´s construction which helps focus on the deeper meaning. Pr. Nathanael helps us see the chiastic structure of Psalm 100 to see the beauty of what God is trying to teach us.
Sunday, 22 December 2019
Series: Advent 2019
Duration: 27 mins 40 secs
An anchor keeps a ship secure in harbor. It can keep the bow of an enormous ocean going vessel pointed into the waves to keep it from capsizing. Strong links in an anchor prevent ships from drifting and colliding into other objects. A ship in a harbor without an anchor can be a devastating force. In the same way, love without an anchor, is like a ship bobbing around in tidal waves of history being moved about by currents and wind. The world tries to tell what love is apart from God. However, 1 John 4:8 states that God IS love. How does God´s being and action define love? The word "love" is not present in the Christmas story, but we see it displayed from beginning to end. Pr. Nathanael returns to the basics of John 3:16 to remind us where love should be anchored.
Sunday, 15 December 2019
Passage: Luke 1:46-55
Series: Advent 2019
Duration: 36 mins 7 secs
Joy is not the same thing as happiness. It is not based upon circumstances. It is a delight in life that runs deeper than pain or pleasure. It is a quality of life and not a fleeting emotion. Can you experience joy even while grieving or suffering? The angels appeared to the shepherds saying they had GREAT joy for ALL people. So the answer is "yes." Pr. Nathanael Fawcett looks at Mary´s song, or magnificat, to better understand "joy" and how to have it.
Sunday, 08 December 2019
Passage: Isaiah 9:2-7
Series: Advent 2019
Duration: 33 mins 20 secs
Clack – Clack – Clack - Clack… A broken wheel makes the entire grocery cart noisy and shacky. A little part of the wheel missing or damaged causes a lot of ruckus in the store, for the one pushing and for those around it. What can help make this grocery cart more peaceful? What can make our lives more peaceful? Pr. Nathanael looks at Scripture to better understand this term we often use a Christmas – Peace.
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