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The King's Church International podcast is a weekly podcast of inspiring, encouraging and hope-filled messages from KCI Windsor.

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Jesus Is Light

Whilst we enjoy many blessings as individuals, as families and in society, we also live in a dark and dangerous world. Light is one of the greatest needs of our world today. We really need to know that there is light that can banish darkness and scatter gloom. In this second message of our 2019 Christmas series, we jump into how every single one of us can experience the light of Jesus in every area of our lives. Key Points & Scripture: 1. The Light of Jesus is… The light of life John 1:4-5; ‘in him was life, and that light was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.’ John 10:10; The thief only comes to steal and to kill and to destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full’ John 11:25-26; ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. 2. The Light of Jesus is… The light of liberty John 8:3; ‘So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.’ Galatians 5:1: ‘It is for freedom that Christ has set us free’. 2 Corinthians 3:17: ‘Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.’ 3. The Light of Jesus is… The light of Love 1 John 4:16; ‘God is love’. 1 John 3:1: How great is the love that the Father has lavished on us that we should be called the children of God. And that is what we are! John 3:16: ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.’ Apply The Word Are you living life to the full? God is the great life giver. He is the source of life and the sustainer of life. If you truly want to live life of deep satisfaction and meaning to the full, then you need to have a personal experience of God through an encounter with Jesus. As Christians we should · love life · celebrate life · defend life · Live life to the full and make the most of every day and every opportunity. No-one is beyond the love of God. He loves you despite of your past. He loves you with all that you are facing in your present. His love is personal, lavish and extravagant and you can experience this, this Christmas season.

30 MIN6 d ago
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Jesus Is Light

Jesus Is Hope

The world is crying out for hope. In so many places and in so many ways, people feel hopeless. While they often look to the voices surrounding them and what the world has to offer, there is only one source of true hope; Jesus Christ. In this first message of our 2019 Christmas series, we jump into why we can find our hope in Jesus. Key Points & Scripture: #1. HOPE because you matter to God "though you are small among the clans of Judah", (1 Samuel 16:11-12); #2. HOPE because you have a future “you, Bethlehem", (Psalm 126:5); 3. HOPE because you have a purpose "out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel", (Micah 5:4, Romans 4:18-21, Romans 5:3-5); Apply The Word Do you know the prophecies that Jesus fulfilled? Do you know the narrative of history and trust in God’s faithfulness to His promises? See the attached PDF for an outline of some of the prophecies fulfilled by the birth of Jesus. Recognise that when God makes a promise, He keeps it. Do you have hope this ...

36 MIN1 w ago
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Jesus Is Hope

Depend On The Holy Spirit

When you’re in a tough spot, when you have challenges, when you have a mountain to conquer, when you are nervous, anxious, afraid or worried, what and who do you depend on? What do you look to, in order to deal with the nerves, the anxiety, or to sort out a situation? Today many people try to rely on their own strengths, their education, their reasoning, the strength of their bank balances, their abilities, their personality, their friends and family to get them through life. But ultimately God is the only one on whom we can truly rely. In this message, we learn from Paul’s letter to the Corinthians how to always depend on the Holy Spirit. Key Points & Scripture: #1. Rely on The Holy Spirit and not your own strengths (1 Cor. 2:1, 4, 9-13, 2 Cor. 12:9, Isa. 55:8); #2. Rely on The Holy Spirit when you feel weak (1 Cor. 2:3, Isaiah 40:29); #3. Rely on God to work through you; Focus on the cross (1 Cor. 2:2, 1 Cor. 1:18-25, Rom. 1:17); You will never be orphans (1 Cor. 2:4-5, Acts 3:6...

38 MIN2 w ago
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Depend On The Holy Spirit

Comforted By The Holy Spirit

Comfort is one of the greatest needs of people in our world. There are so many things in the world today that make us feel alone, scared, desperate, unloved, or unwelcome. But by the Holy Spirit, we can experience peace and joy. This comfort the Bible speaks about is something that touches us deep in our hearts and brings freedom. As the Bible says; God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Today you don’t need to feel disheartened anymore; whatever situation you are in, you can receive the Holy Spirit as your comforter. Key Points & Scripture: #1. He is on our side (Romans 8:26-28); He intercedes for us; He comforts our hearts and minds; He represents Jesus; #2. He will help you know what is right and what is wrong (John 6:63, Phil. 4:8); He will speak the truth; He will speak directly; He will speak through the Word of God; #3. He will always be with you (Psalm 94:19, Rom. 8:35, 2 Cor. 1:3-4, John 14:18); He will never leave you; You will never be orphans (Psalm 27:10) Apply The Word: Do you walk alone through life, or do you recognise that the Holy Spirit wants to advocate for and defend you? Do you draw near to the Spirit to grow in relationship with the one who can speak for you? You may feel like you have no one on your side and are left to walk alone in life, but the Holy Spirit is the best defender and advocate. The Spirit works in us to give us His peace and His joy. You need to pray and read the Bible every day to continually draw close to the Spirit. When you pray, He directly ministers comfort to your heart. When you read God's Word, the Holy Spirit ministers the truth to you. These foundations of prayer and His Word allow us to remain unshakeable even in the difficult times of life. Do you allow sadness to follow you wherever you go, or do you allow the Holy Spirit to guide your every step? The disciples were terribly sad to hear that Jesus was going away from them. They had come to know Jesus personally and they were about to lose His presence on earth. But Jesus promised them that it was best that He leave so He could send ‘another Counsellor’; God’s Spirit. We read in Acts about the persecution, pain and sadness, and yet we read that they were all filled with joy. The Apostle Paul experienced great hardship, yet he said you can rejoice always. The same Holy Spirit that the disciples and early church knew is with us today. Allow Him to be with you at all times and in all situations. Allow Him to comfort you when you are lonely and feel vulnerable. Allow Him to comfort you when you have lost a loved one. Receive His comfort and be restored today.

30 MIN3 w ago
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Comforted By The Holy Spirit

What Christians Must Remember About The Jews

On Remembrance Sunday, as we remember the brave sacrifice of many to defend freedom, and the atrocities wrought against the Jewish people in particular in WW2, let us also remember the singular importance and role of the Jewish people – in history and today. God loves the world but chose one people that would be a light to the nations. Through them all nations would be blessed. Israel is the first-born son, and it is only through God’s grace we can now also be adopted as sons and daughters; as children of Abraham. Whatever our background, we all owe our entire spiritual inheritance as Christians to the Jewish people. We must remember. Key Points & Scripture: We Must Remember… #1. Our Debt To The Jewish People (Romans 9:4-5, John 4:22); #2. God’s Promises To The Jewish People (Galatians 3:26-29); Love Them Eternally (Jer. 31:3, Isa. 54:8-10); Bring Them Back Home To Their Land (Lev. 26:42, Isa. 11:10-12, 66:7-8, Amos 9:14-15); #3. To Pray For The Jewish People; For Peace (Psalm 122:6); For Salvation (Rom. 10:1, 9-12); #4. To Bless The Jewish People And Stand With Them In Their Time Of Need (Genesis 12:2-3) Apply The Word: Do you pray for the Jewish people? Do you pray for Israel? Do you bless and speak well of the Jews and Israel? We must pray for the Jewish people. Pray for protection from the ongoing threat of antisemitism, war, and terrorism. Pray for God’s solutions and provision for the Israeli nation; in border disputes, housing and water shortages, incoming refugees, and other troubling internal issues. The Bible is clear; if you want God’s blessing, then be sure you bless God’s ancient people (Genesis 12:2-3). Don’t put yourself in line for curses; as the Bible makes clear those who despise, hate, or curse Israel do. Have you witnessed the rise in antisemitism in the United Kingdom? Have you been a part of it, consciously or unconsciously? The Jewish people, so loved of God, are once again under threat both in Israel, around the world, and now here in the UK. As Christians we should do all we can to affirm, strengthen and protect the Jewish people. We cannot ignore the increasing antisemitism in our nation. We must not say nothing and do nothing as so many church people did in Germany when they could have stopped Hitler’s rise to power. It’s time to wake up and stand up with our Jewish brothers and sisters – and pray and vote so that antisemitism and darkness in all its forms will be overcome and that light will break through.

36 MINNOV 10
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What Christians Must Remember About The Jews

Taught By The Holy Spirit

There are many teachers through which the world offers instruction. You can be taught by your boss, your teacher, your parents, a close friend, a colleague. Some of the most influential teachers in the world today are the media, social media, music, films, and adverts. These things teach us the way the world says we should look and live if we’re to be loved and accepted. Our opinions and habits are formed, informed and transformed by what we are taught. While we can have many teachers in life for good and for bad, Jesus taught that the primary teacher we need to have in life is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the best teacher and you can be taught by Him every single day. Let’s discover how. The Holy Spirit Teaches Us About… 1. Jesus (…the Spirit of truth…will glorify me); Who Jesus Is (1 Cor. 12:13, John 15:26); We Are Children Of God (Rom. 8:14-17); How To Live For Jesus (Mark 13:11) 2. The Future (...and he will tell you what is yet to come); Of The Church (Matt 16:18); ...

40 MINNOV 3
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Taught By The Holy Spirit

Live Differently By The Holy Spirit

Living life by the Holy Spirit is not an ordinary life. It is not business as usual. It is beyond our imagination and expectations. It doesn’t leave us the same; it brings transformation. The life of the Spirit is different from living the world’s way and to be a Christian is to be countercultural. The Bible makes it clear that there is no middle ground. You either live the way of the kingdom of darkness or the kingdom of the light. In this message, we expound on the passages found in Galatians 5 and Colossians 1 to see how we can live differently by the Holy Spirit. #1. Live A Life Of Contrast (Galatians 5:17) …either Life By The Flesh (Gal. 5:19-21, 1 John 2:16, Gal. 6:7, Jam. 2:14-26), or… Life By The Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23, 1 Cor. 9:11, John 7:38, Matt. 7:16-18, Rev. 12:10-11) #2. Live A Life Of Conquest (Galatians 5:16-18, and 2 Tim. 4:7, 1 Tim 6:9-13, 1 Cor. 9:25-27, 1 Peter 5:8, 2 Cor. 10:3-6, 2 Peter 1:3-4) #3. Live A Life Of Choice (Galatians 5:16-18, and Rom. 12:2, James 1:5-9, Acts 2:28, Prov. 3:5-6, Luke 9:23, 1 Peter 2:9, Prov. 4:18) Apply The Word: Do you fight to live life in your own strength or do you without fail seek to live by the Spirit? Read Gal. 5:19-21 to see what the life of the flesh looks like, and Gal. 5:22-23 to see what the life of the Spirit looks like. Further scriptures are also found in the points above. Colossians 1:9-13 tells how the Spirit helps you live your best life and strengthens, qualifies, and rescues you. Take stock of what needs to change in both the actions you take and evidence you exhibit of a life lived by Spirit or flesh. Does your walk with the Holy Spirit give you the confidence to live in conquest over whatever you face? Living differently by the Holy Spirit means you have a fight on your hands. You can’t be passive or neutral about this because the flesh and the Spirit are in conflict. Both cannot be in charge; one will rule supreme in your life and you need to understand the flesh and the spirit are at war with each other. But the good news is that we have the victory! Study the scriptures found under points 2 & 3 of this week’s message to see how you can choose right and conquer.

35 MINOCT 27
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Live Differently By The Holy Spirit

Developing A Relationship With The Holy Spirit

Every Christian can and should be filled with the Holy Spirit. Once you are filled, you can live by the Spirit. But this is not an automatic change – we have to develop our relationship with the Holy Spirit to grow and strengthen it. The Holy Spirit is a person and we need to consciously seek and build that relationship – just as we would with a friend or spouse. In this message, let’s look at some practical points to grow and develop our relationship with the Holy Spirit. Key Points: 1. You need to spend time with the Holy Spirit (Rev. 2:2-4); 2. You need to become sensitive to the Holy Spirit (Eph. 4:29-31, 1 Thess. 5:19); 3. You need to depend on the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:26, Luke 12:11-12); 4. You need to move in response to the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:25) Apply The Word: How much time do you spend with the Holy Spirit? How much do you focus on your relationship with Him? We need to set aside time to pray. This is what the disciples did both before and after the day of Pentecost. Prayer and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit are totally connected. Focus on your daily and continual prayer. Do you remember your first encounter with Jesus? What was the day, month, year? Where were you? What changed in your life after this encounter? If we want to know Jesus and experience His reality through the Holy Spirit, we need to return to our first love (Revelation 2:2-4) where we walk joyfully and wholly by the Spirit. What is your experience of walking with the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit is a person who knows what is good and what is not good. When you are close to the Holy Spirit you will become more aware of God and others. You will develop a greater sensitivity to the Holy presence of God and also what is unholy, to both avoid what is bad and pursue what is good in our thoughts, words, and actions. If we want to walk with Him, we need to literally follow His steps (Galatians 5:25).

47 MINOCT 20
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Developing A Relationship With The Holy Spirit

How To Live By The Holy Spirit

You can only live by the Spirit if you have first been born into the dimension of the Holy Spirit. Without His help, you are spiritually dead and therefore incapable of experiencing and responding to the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit fills you, everything changes. The early disciples were in no doubt about the radical transformation brought by the Holy Spirit. Let’s look in this week’s teaching at the book of Acts and learn how we can all live by the Spirit. Further Scripture: Ephesians 2:4-5, John 20:22, Acts 1:4-5, 8:14-16, 10:44-46, 19:1-6 Key Points: 1. You need to be Born Again through the Holy Spirit (John 3:4-8); 2. You need to be Baptised in the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-4); 3. You need to Believe to receive the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38-39) Apply The Word: Are you filled by the Holy Spirit? Paul asked in Acts 19:2 “did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” We can be a follower of Christ and not yet be filled with the Spirit, but Jesus commanded us to wait for the...

33 MINOCT 13
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How To Live By The Holy Spirit

Live Continually By The Holy Spirit

We can’t live God’s way on our own. We need a helper, a friend, a comforter, a guide. We need to know how we can come close and stay close to Jesus. This is why we need to Live By The Spirit; the Holy Spirit is all of these things. Jesus said that when He returned to heaven the Holy Spirit would be our helper in our daily walk with God and our daily work for God. In this new series, let’s discover how to Live By The Spirit as instructed in 1 Corinthians 3:1 and Galatians 5:25. Further Scripture: Galatians 6:1, John 15:26, 1 Samuel 2:21 Key Points: * We need to be filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 4:31) * We need to stay close to the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:30, 1 Thess. 5:19) * We need to keep in step with the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:25) Apply The Word: What atmosphere do you live in? Do you live in the presence of peace or distress? Do you live in the presence of joy or sadness? Do you live in the presence of love? What happens if you measure your environment by the fruit (Galatians 5:22-23)? All of us live in a real world; a world that is both physical and spiritual. Just as we have to choose what physical environment we dwell in, we have to choose what spiritual environment we live in; either the spirit of darkness or the Holy Spirit, and the spirit of light. We need to live by the Holy Spirit not just occasionally, momentarily. Not just at a small group, service, or conference. We need to live by the Spirit every moment of every day. We need to choose today to live in the atmosphere of the Holy Spirit, which we can measure by our experience of the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). If we aren’t experiencing that fruit, we need to change our spiritual environment to live by the Spirit. Spend time in prayer asking the Lord to open your eyes to the spiritual environment you live in and fill you completely with the Holy Spirit.

37 MINOCT 6
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Jesus Is Light

Whilst we enjoy many blessings as individuals, as families and in society, we also live in a dark and dangerous world. Light is one of the greatest needs of our world today. We really need to know that there is light that can banish darkness and scatter gloom. In this second message of our 2019 Christmas series, we jump into how every single one of us can experience the light of Jesus in every area of our lives. Key Points & Scripture: 1. The Light of Jesus is… The light of life John 1:4-5; ‘in him was life, and that light was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.’ John 10:10; The thief only comes to steal and to kill and to destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full’ John 11:25-26; ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. 2. The Light of Jesus is… The light of liberty John 8:3; ‘So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.’ Galatians 5:1: ‘It is for freedom that Christ has set us free’. 2 Corinthians 3:17: ‘Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.’ 3. The Light of Jesus is… The light of Love 1 John 4:16; ‘God is love’. 1 John 3:1: How great is the love that the Father has lavished on us that we should be called the children of God. And that is what we are! John 3:16: ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.’ Apply The Word Are you living life to the full? God is the great life giver. He is the source of life and the sustainer of life. If you truly want to live life of deep satisfaction and meaning to the full, then you need to have a personal experience of God through an encounter with Jesus. As Christians we should · love life · celebrate life · defend life · Live life to the full and make the most of every day and every opportunity. No-one is beyond the love of God. He loves you despite of your past. He loves you with all that you are facing in your present. His love is personal, lavish and extravagant and you can experience this, this Christmas season.

30 MIN6 d ago
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Jesus Is Light

Jesus Is Hope

The world is crying out for hope. In so many places and in so many ways, people feel hopeless. While they often look to the voices surrounding them and what the world has to offer, there is only one source of true hope; Jesus Christ. In this first message of our 2019 Christmas series, we jump into why we can find our hope in Jesus. Key Points & Scripture: #1. HOPE because you matter to God "though you are small among the clans of Judah", (1 Samuel 16:11-12); #2. HOPE because you have a future “you, Bethlehem", (Psalm 126:5); 3. HOPE because you have a purpose "out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel", (Micah 5:4, Romans 4:18-21, Romans 5:3-5); Apply The Word Do you know the prophecies that Jesus fulfilled? Do you know the narrative of history and trust in God’s faithfulness to His promises? See the attached PDF for an outline of some of the prophecies fulfilled by the birth of Jesus. Recognise that when God makes a promise, He keeps it. Do you have hope this ...

36 MIN1 w ago
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Jesus Is Hope

Depend On The Holy Spirit

When you’re in a tough spot, when you have challenges, when you have a mountain to conquer, when you are nervous, anxious, afraid or worried, what and who do you depend on? What do you look to, in order to deal with the nerves, the anxiety, or to sort out a situation? Today many people try to rely on their own strengths, their education, their reasoning, the strength of their bank balances, their abilities, their personality, their friends and family to get them through life. But ultimately God is the only one on whom we can truly rely. In this message, we learn from Paul’s letter to the Corinthians how to always depend on the Holy Spirit. Key Points & Scripture: #1. Rely on The Holy Spirit and not your own strengths (1 Cor. 2:1, 4, 9-13, 2 Cor. 12:9, Isa. 55:8); #2. Rely on The Holy Spirit when you feel weak (1 Cor. 2:3, Isaiah 40:29); #3. Rely on God to work through you; Focus on the cross (1 Cor. 2:2, 1 Cor. 1:18-25, Rom. 1:17); You will never be orphans (1 Cor. 2:4-5, Acts 3:6...

38 MIN2 w ago
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Depend On The Holy Spirit

Comforted By The Holy Spirit

Comfort is one of the greatest needs of people in our world. There are so many things in the world today that make us feel alone, scared, desperate, unloved, or unwelcome. But by the Holy Spirit, we can experience peace and joy. This comfort the Bible speaks about is something that touches us deep in our hearts and brings freedom. As the Bible says; God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Today you don’t need to feel disheartened anymore; whatever situation you are in, you can receive the Holy Spirit as your comforter. Key Points & Scripture: #1. He is on our side (Romans 8:26-28); He intercedes for us; He comforts our hearts and minds; He represents Jesus; #2. He will help you know what is right and what is wrong (John 6:63, Phil. 4:8); He will speak the truth; He will speak directly; He will speak through the Word of God; #3. He will always be with you (Psalm 94:19, Rom. 8:35, 2 Cor. 1:3-4, John 14:18); He will never leave you; You will never be orphans (Psalm 27:10) Apply The Word: Do you walk alone through life, or do you recognise that the Holy Spirit wants to advocate for and defend you? Do you draw near to the Spirit to grow in relationship with the one who can speak for you? You may feel like you have no one on your side and are left to walk alone in life, but the Holy Spirit is the best defender and advocate. The Spirit works in us to give us His peace and His joy. You need to pray and read the Bible every day to continually draw close to the Spirit. When you pray, He directly ministers comfort to your heart. When you read God's Word, the Holy Spirit ministers the truth to you. These foundations of prayer and His Word allow us to remain unshakeable even in the difficult times of life. Do you allow sadness to follow you wherever you go, or do you allow the Holy Spirit to guide your every step? The disciples were terribly sad to hear that Jesus was going away from them. They had come to know Jesus personally and they were about to lose His presence on earth. But Jesus promised them that it was best that He leave so He could send ‘another Counsellor’; God’s Spirit. We read in Acts about the persecution, pain and sadness, and yet we read that they were all filled with joy. The Apostle Paul experienced great hardship, yet he said you can rejoice always. The same Holy Spirit that the disciples and early church knew is with us today. Allow Him to be with you at all times and in all situations. Allow Him to comfort you when you are lonely and feel vulnerable. Allow Him to comfort you when you have lost a loved one. Receive His comfort and be restored today.

30 MIN3 w ago
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Comforted By The Holy Spirit

What Christians Must Remember About The Jews

On Remembrance Sunday, as we remember the brave sacrifice of many to defend freedom, and the atrocities wrought against the Jewish people in particular in WW2, let us also remember the singular importance and role of the Jewish people – in history and today. God loves the world but chose one people that would be a light to the nations. Through them all nations would be blessed. Israel is the first-born son, and it is only through God’s grace we can now also be adopted as sons and daughters; as children of Abraham. Whatever our background, we all owe our entire spiritual inheritance as Christians to the Jewish people. We must remember. Key Points & Scripture: We Must Remember… #1. Our Debt To The Jewish People (Romans 9:4-5, John 4:22); #2. God’s Promises To The Jewish People (Galatians 3:26-29); Love Them Eternally (Jer. 31:3, Isa. 54:8-10); Bring Them Back Home To Their Land (Lev. 26:42, Isa. 11:10-12, 66:7-8, Amos 9:14-15); #3. To Pray For The Jewish People; For Peace (Psalm 122:6); For Salvation (Rom. 10:1, 9-12); #4. To Bless The Jewish People And Stand With Them In Their Time Of Need (Genesis 12:2-3) Apply The Word: Do you pray for the Jewish people? Do you pray for Israel? Do you bless and speak well of the Jews and Israel? We must pray for the Jewish people. Pray for protection from the ongoing threat of antisemitism, war, and terrorism. Pray for God’s solutions and provision for the Israeli nation; in border disputes, housing and water shortages, incoming refugees, and other troubling internal issues. The Bible is clear; if you want God’s blessing, then be sure you bless God’s ancient people (Genesis 12:2-3). Don’t put yourself in line for curses; as the Bible makes clear those who despise, hate, or curse Israel do. Have you witnessed the rise in antisemitism in the United Kingdom? Have you been a part of it, consciously or unconsciously? The Jewish people, so loved of God, are once again under threat both in Israel, around the world, and now here in the UK. As Christians we should do all we can to affirm, strengthen and protect the Jewish people. We cannot ignore the increasing antisemitism in our nation. We must not say nothing and do nothing as so many church people did in Germany when they could have stopped Hitler’s rise to power. It’s time to wake up and stand up with our Jewish brothers and sisters – and pray and vote so that antisemitism and darkness in all its forms will be overcome and that light will break through.

36 MINNOV 10
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What Christians Must Remember About The Jews

Taught By The Holy Spirit

There are many teachers through which the world offers instruction. You can be taught by your boss, your teacher, your parents, a close friend, a colleague. Some of the most influential teachers in the world today are the media, social media, music, films, and adverts. These things teach us the way the world says we should look and live if we’re to be loved and accepted. Our opinions and habits are formed, informed and transformed by what we are taught. While we can have many teachers in life for good and for bad, Jesus taught that the primary teacher we need to have in life is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the best teacher and you can be taught by Him every single day. Let’s discover how. The Holy Spirit Teaches Us About… 1. Jesus (…the Spirit of truth…will glorify me); Who Jesus Is (1 Cor. 12:13, John 15:26); We Are Children Of God (Rom. 8:14-17); How To Live For Jesus (Mark 13:11) 2. The Future (...and he will tell you what is yet to come); Of The Church (Matt 16:18); ...

40 MINNOV 3
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Taught By The Holy Spirit

Live Differently By The Holy Spirit

Living life by the Holy Spirit is not an ordinary life. It is not business as usual. It is beyond our imagination and expectations. It doesn’t leave us the same; it brings transformation. The life of the Spirit is different from living the world’s way and to be a Christian is to be countercultural. The Bible makes it clear that there is no middle ground. You either live the way of the kingdom of darkness or the kingdom of the light. In this message, we expound on the passages found in Galatians 5 and Colossians 1 to see how we can live differently by the Holy Spirit. #1. Live A Life Of Contrast (Galatians 5:17) …either Life By The Flesh (Gal. 5:19-21, 1 John 2:16, Gal. 6:7, Jam. 2:14-26), or… Life By The Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23, 1 Cor. 9:11, John 7:38, Matt. 7:16-18, Rev. 12:10-11) #2. Live A Life Of Conquest (Galatians 5:16-18, and 2 Tim. 4:7, 1 Tim 6:9-13, 1 Cor. 9:25-27, 1 Peter 5:8, 2 Cor. 10:3-6, 2 Peter 1:3-4) #3. Live A Life Of Choice (Galatians 5:16-18, and Rom. 12:2, James 1:5-9, Acts 2:28, Prov. 3:5-6, Luke 9:23, 1 Peter 2:9, Prov. 4:18) Apply The Word: Do you fight to live life in your own strength or do you without fail seek to live by the Spirit? Read Gal. 5:19-21 to see what the life of the flesh looks like, and Gal. 5:22-23 to see what the life of the Spirit looks like. Further scriptures are also found in the points above. Colossians 1:9-13 tells how the Spirit helps you live your best life and strengthens, qualifies, and rescues you. Take stock of what needs to change in both the actions you take and evidence you exhibit of a life lived by Spirit or flesh. Does your walk with the Holy Spirit give you the confidence to live in conquest over whatever you face? Living differently by the Holy Spirit means you have a fight on your hands. You can’t be passive or neutral about this because the flesh and the Spirit are in conflict. Both cannot be in charge; one will rule supreme in your life and you need to understand the flesh and the spirit are at war with each other. But the good news is that we have the victory! Study the scriptures found under points 2 & 3 of this week’s message to see how you can choose right and conquer.

35 MINOCT 27
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Live Differently By The Holy Spirit

Developing A Relationship With The Holy Spirit

Every Christian can and should be filled with the Holy Spirit. Once you are filled, you can live by the Spirit. But this is not an automatic change – we have to develop our relationship with the Holy Spirit to grow and strengthen it. The Holy Spirit is a person and we need to consciously seek and build that relationship – just as we would with a friend or spouse. In this message, let’s look at some practical points to grow and develop our relationship with the Holy Spirit. Key Points: 1. You need to spend time with the Holy Spirit (Rev. 2:2-4); 2. You need to become sensitive to the Holy Spirit (Eph. 4:29-31, 1 Thess. 5:19); 3. You need to depend on the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:26, Luke 12:11-12); 4. You need to move in response to the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:25) Apply The Word: How much time do you spend with the Holy Spirit? How much do you focus on your relationship with Him? We need to set aside time to pray. This is what the disciples did both before and after the day of Pentecost. Prayer and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit are totally connected. Focus on your daily and continual prayer. Do you remember your first encounter with Jesus? What was the day, month, year? Where were you? What changed in your life after this encounter? If we want to know Jesus and experience His reality through the Holy Spirit, we need to return to our first love (Revelation 2:2-4) where we walk joyfully and wholly by the Spirit. What is your experience of walking with the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit is a person who knows what is good and what is not good. When you are close to the Holy Spirit you will become more aware of God and others. You will develop a greater sensitivity to the Holy presence of God and also what is unholy, to both avoid what is bad and pursue what is good in our thoughts, words, and actions. If we want to walk with Him, we need to literally follow His steps (Galatians 5:25).

47 MINOCT 20
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Developing A Relationship With The Holy Spirit

How To Live By The Holy Spirit

You can only live by the Spirit if you have first been born into the dimension of the Holy Spirit. Without His help, you are spiritually dead and therefore incapable of experiencing and responding to the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit fills you, everything changes. The early disciples were in no doubt about the radical transformation brought by the Holy Spirit. Let’s look in this week’s teaching at the book of Acts and learn how we can all live by the Spirit. Further Scripture: Ephesians 2:4-5, John 20:22, Acts 1:4-5, 8:14-16, 10:44-46, 19:1-6 Key Points: 1. You need to be Born Again through the Holy Spirit (John 3:4-8); 2. You need to be Baptised in the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-4); 3. You need to Believe to receive the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38-39) Apply The Word: Are you filled by the Holy Spirit? Paul asked in Acts 19:2 “did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” We can be a follower of Christ and not yet be filled with the Spirit, but Jesus commanded us to wait for the...

33 MINOCT 13
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How To Live By The Holy Spirit

Live Continually By The Holy Spirit

We can’t live God’s way on our own. We need a helper, a friend, a comforter, a guide. We need to know how we can come close and stay close to Jesus. This is why we need to Live By The Spirit; the Holy Spirit is all of these things. Jesus said that when He returned to heaven the Holy Spirit would be our helper in our daily walk with God and our daily work for God. In this new series, let’s discover how to Live By The Spirit as instructed in 1 Corinthians 3:1 and Galatians 5:25. Further Scripture: Galatians 6:1, John 15:26, 1 Samuel 2:21 Key Points: * We need to be filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 4:31) * We need to stay close to the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:30, 1 Thess. 5:19) * We need to keep in step with the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:25) Apply The Word: What atmosphere do you live in? Do you live in the presence of peace or distress? Do you live in the presence of joy or sadness? Do you live in the presence of love? What happens if you measure your environment by the fruit (Galatians 5:22-23)? All of us live in a real world; a world that is both physical and spiritual. Just as we have to choose what physical environment we dwell in, we have to choose what spiritual environment we live in; either the spirit of darkness or the Holy Spirit, and the spirit of light. We need to live by the Holy Spirit not just occasionally, momentarily. Not just at a small group, service, or conference. We need to live by the Spirit every moment of every day. We need to choose today to live in the atmosphere of the Holy Spirit, which we can measure by our experience of the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). If we aren’t experiencing that fruit, we need to change our spiritual environment to live by the Spirit. Spend time in prayer asking the Lord to open your eyes to the spiritual environment you live in and fill you completely with the Holy Spirit.

37 MINOCT 6
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Live Continually By The Holy Spirit
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