Set apart for God’s work.

1 Samuel 16:12-23

God made you for a purpose. Do you know what God has made you to do? Where do you fit?

God Looks On The Heart

1 Samuel 15:35-16:13

While the world gives us worth by what we have or look like, God looks at our hearts. Does this impact on the decisions you make? Proverbs 3:5-6.

God is King

1 Samuel 8:1-22

Jesus our King leads us. Do we reject him as the Israelites did?
We are called to be different, not to blend in.
Do we come to God when making decisions or look for security elsewhere?

Liberty to the Captives

Acts 5:17-26
Luke 4:18-19 – “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.

Despite persecution God loves to free us.

3 months later

Acts 5:12-18

Would we be as bold as the first apostles? Matthew 10:16 says ‘be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.’

‘You see the depths of my heart and You love me the same.’

Galatians 5:13-14

Freedom and love go together. If we know that we are loved we are free to love others.

Is freedom for ME or for US?

Galatians 5:1, 13-16

We are free from sin and therefore free for something.
Loving one another can’t exist with personal freedom. Loving God and our neighbour as our selves.

Travels and Baptism

The Vine Trust Mission team and Martina’s testimony (starts at 32 minutes in) and baptism.

The song that Martina refers to is here.

Sharing the Good News

Acts 2:1-18 & 36-41

The early church were so devoted and committed to each other. Are the things made in the first passage things we want to see in our community? We can pray for God to give ourselves confidence and an opportunity to share the Good News this week.