Podcasts

 
"Vision" by Nigel Turner
The first message in our annual series reminding us of the vision that God has given us as a Church.
Scripture says that, 'Without vision the people perish.' Or another version translates the same verse, 'Without vision the people cast off restraint.'
Recent events in Washington DC on the 6th January, when Capitol Hill was stormed by an angry mob show what happens when a lack of Godly vision causes people to 'Cast off restraint', it results in outrage and anarchy.
Sometimes things can seem so obvious that as Christians we wonder why they might need mentioning again!
Surely we've all got that by now we think! But paying attention to our vision is highly recommended by Jesus, 'The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if the eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light.'
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"The Covenant Service 2021" by Shekinah Christian Church - Covenant renewal led by Marina Rule.
On the first Sunday of each year we have a custom as a church congregation, and that custom is to remind ourselves of the covenant relationship that God has called His people into.
This year the congregation was invited to prepare testimonies regarding what it has meant to live in the light of that covenant declaration that was prayed 12 months earlier in January 2020 after 2020 proved to be such a challenging year with the Covid pandemic dominating our lives, the testimonies are great, there is something for everyone, listen on if you want to be encouraged.
(This podcast includes praise and testimonies.)
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"End Of Year Service 2020" by Shekinah Christian Church
Well, what a year 2020 has been!
At the end of each year we usually reflect on God's faithfulness to us, and especially after a year like the one that we've just had.
For some of us it's been a year of immense pressure and challenge with increased workloads, while others have had the threat of their careers or businesses being impaired or lost completely; some have lost family and friends with none of the usual ways of saying last goodbyes; all of us have had 'lockdown' birthdays, anniversaries, scaled back family get-togethers courtesy of Zoom, weddings becoming minimalist affairs throughout the year…
The news media has been filled with avalanches of data and statistics fuelling despair and negativity, anxiety and fear, so it's wonderful when god's people come together in corporate worship and simply share the words of encouragement that God has put on their hearts, this podcast of praise, worship and contributions will lift your spirit and refresh hope in the goodness of God towards you.
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"Help Is Here!" by Pastor Charles Fleming
The last in our series of Advent messages charts the extraordinary lengths that God has gone to in providing help for humanity in all our fallenness, weakness and sin. But can we acknowledge that we need saving? And will we recognise the help in the way that He offers it?
(This podcast includes praise and worship.)
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"The Forerunner" by Pastor Charles Fleming bringing our second message in advent.
Have you ever considered that you are a forerunner to what God does next?
We have a choice at this time of the year, we can go along with society's version of Christmas, a baby in a feeding trough who is harmless but we all get to give and receive gifts and enjoy getting together with family and friends, or we recognise that with the coming of Jesus into the world something very radical and challenging has actually taken place, the beginning of the inauguration of a new covenant between God and man which transcends gifts, family meals and get-togethers with friends, it ushers in an eternal Kingdom.
The question is on what level are we willing to be involved ?
(This podcast includes praise and worship.)
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"What Word?" by Glyn Clark
Have you ever considered the fact that Jesus had 30 years of life in and around Nazareth before He began His public ministry?
But He was still fully God and fully man, so that meant that God was wandering around in the midst of people joining in what they were doing, involved in their conversations, participating in daily life…
So what is He wanting to do now and how does He want to get involved with us?
(This podcast includes praise and worship.)
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"Hearing Is Seeing" by Pastor Charles Fleming
You may not have realised when you read your bible that even the most literal English translations have had to take into account the fact that, for example in the ancient Hebrew language the same word was often used in many different contexts, and to understand the word you had to take into account that context.
For instance, in the ancient Hebrew there is no actual word for 'obey', and here lies the intrigue of this podcast....
Listen to see what on earth it all means....
(This podcast includes praise and worship.)
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"Goodness And Glory" by Nigel Clark
For many of us when the word glory is used we either have concepts of warriors returning after great victories in battle or vague notions of ethereal concepts which perhaps bring beautiful sunsets to mind, glorious views across wide open country, the stars in the night sky…
As Christians we can sometimes end up almost as vague in our thinking when we try to consider the glory of God, what it is and how to try to explain it!
In this message the glory of God is made accessible for any who desire to see it, experience it and participate in it.
(This podcast includes praise and worship.)
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"Yes, But!" by Pastor Charles Fleming
The Israelite King David knew what it was to experience great pressure and distress in his life.
Many of the songs and poems that he wrote express the full gamut of the emotions associated with those experiences and yet no matter how depressed David is at the beginning of these songs he always ends up extolling God's character and the greatness of His steadfast love.
In this message from Psalm 59 David's life is under threat, doesn't that ring true during these times in which we live?
Many people feel that their life, or the lives of their loved ones, or their jobs and livelihoods are under threat due to the COVID pandemic.
But in the midst of all the life threatening pressures David experiences he pauses for reflection and contemplates the fact that the God who laughs at His enemies must therefore be sovereign over all, making Him a trustworthy refuge for all who turn to His steadfast love, which means that like David we can sing aloud even in the midst of our troubles.
To find out all you have to do is listen to this message.
(This podcast includes praise and worship.)
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"The Look Of Faith" by Pastor Charles Fleming
Can faith be seen? If so, how?
In the midst of difficulty God calls His Church to shine even brighter, during the COVID pandemic Christians, among many others all over the country, and indeed the world, have been busy involved in acts of kindness and compassion, giving up time and energy on behalf of others.
Sometimes though, the hardest thing in difficult times isn't helping others it's maintaining a grateful outlook, especially if we feel anxious or fearful.
So, is it unreasonable of God to expect His people to praise and thank Him in every situation?
And, how do we with all integrity praise and thank God when we're tired, despondent, anxious or grieving and basically just don't feel like praising?
This message from the book of Psalms will lift your spirits and encourage a faith-filled response of praise no matter how you feel.
(This podcast includes praise and worship.)
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