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Total Depravity



John Alley continues on from where he left off two weeks ago discussing the sovereignty of God. How fallen is man really? How much saving do we need? Who does this saving and how much of it is God's work, and how much of it requires our response? These are all great questions to consider, and the Bible has answers.

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The Unconditional Love of God



Michael Appleton brings today's message, focusing on the unconditional love of God. By its very nature, says Michael, unconditional love has no strings attached and no requirements to be met. The love that God gives so freely does not change. We do not need to measure up we are loved by the Father, no matter what. His love is undeterred even when we go astray Gods love continues towards us. As we reflect on Gods love, and know that love in a deeper way, says Michael, we are filled with the love of God and become Gods love in a greater way than ever before. Then we can show that love to others. Michael concludes the message with a caution that we should not take this love for granted and assume that everything is fine no matter what we do or how we live. Gods love is constant, but it does not remove the need for a repentant life.

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God's Heart Towards Us



David Hood takes up the theme of the mercy and grace of God in the face of the fact that ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. God sent His word, and He also sent Jesus, because He loves us and his heart towards us is to save, protect and bless. Again using many Scripture verses, David emphasizes that God sets before us death and life – but wants us to choose life. Nothing God has commanded us is too difficult for us (Deut 30:11) and His divine power has given us everything that we need for life and Godliness (2 Peter 1:34) David speaks form the Scriptures, exhorting the listener to embrace the Bible as the handbook of life and to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. Our minds, says David, are the most powerful thing in the most powerful thing in the universe – after God, that is. When we allow our minds to be transformed by the word of God we place ourselves in the way of blessing. David completes his message with exhortation to choose life, and to choose the way of God.

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The Continuity of Law and Grace



John Alley prefaces this message with truths about posterity – the generations to come and the way in which our faithful prayers today can affect the outcome for those generations. John then goes on to discuss the continuous nature of law and grace. For the person without the Gospel, says John, the law has no power to strengthen, only to condemn. However, once grace has been received the law becomes a wonderful teacher, pointing the way to righteousness in Christ. The law reveals to us our sinful nature and also the moral integrity and purity of God. When we receive gospel grace, however, we are free from the law, which no longer condemns us but instructs us in a life of obedience to the grace we have received. John illustrates his message with many strong Scripture references, encouraging the listener to consider the continuity of law and grace as a harmonious combination for those who choose to live under grace.

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How to Walk in Grace and Freedom

There is a delicate balance between freedom and legalism as believers. This 2 part series explores some of these ideas and related topics.

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The Law, Grace and Freedom



David Alley commences this first message of a new series by pondering the question of what freedom really means to the Christian. Some people, says David, believe that once they are saved, they are under grace and therefore can act as they please. Others believe that they must observe every last one of the Old Testament laws in order to please God. Both positions, says David, are false and misleading. David goes on to illustrate from Scripture that the man who meditates (takes notice) on God’s law is blessed, while the one who goes his own way will perish. So what does it mean for the Christian to be free? David explains that we have all been found guilty of sins, and the debt we owe is more than any man could ever repay. However, by a miracle God’s own Son, Jesus, has paid our debt in full and we are free, but not free to do as we wish. Instead, we obey God out of love and gratitude for what He has done for us. God has released us from the consequences of our sin and has also give us power to overcome sin and live a life pleasing to Him.

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The Lords Day & Cultural Change



How does the command to keep one day in 7 holy apply today? How does that relate to Law and Grace? John Alley opens this content up with a insightful view of how power dynamic effects us.

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Costly Grace



On the final day of the financial year John Alley challenged the people of God to undertake a spiritual stocktake, each one to search their own hearts to ensure that they have not only believed the message of salvation through the cross of Christ, but have indeed received the grace from Christ that is the power to live a holy life. It cost Jesus everything, says John, to make such grace available to us, and it costs us everything to receive that grace. Jesus had to die in order to make that grace available to us, and we also must die, to self, to sin and to the world, as we participate in receiving it. We surrender all that we are and have to Christ, and he imparts to us all that is His. John then clarifies his message with an overview of the powerful and well known words of Hebrews 12:1-2, which speaks of the process involved in not only the surrender of the life and body to Christ, but following on from that the great need we each have of being transformed by the renewing of the mind. All that was introductory to John then sharing the powerful and compelling narrative of his own journey in the apostolic call — of the three stages in the development of an apostle as experienced by him over the last 39 years, of the great trials and tests in those stages, and of what each has achieved and still achieving. There is a call here to stand in what the Lord ordains, and to trust.

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Law & Grace - How Should We Be Living



Philip Alley brings today’s message about the nature of the Law and of grace and the way that we should be living in the light of those two principles. The law was given, says Philip, to define sin, to demonstrate separation from God and to show that there is a penalty for sin. Grace brings the revelation that Christ’s mission on earth is the only remedy for sin. And yet, as Philip explains, grace was at work throughout Old Testament times as well. From the beginning of time law and grace worked together to teach, guide and protect mankind. Grace is not a free pass to sin, says Philip, but rather the power not to sin. Philip uses many verses of Scripture throughout his message to bring this powerful word for all believers today.

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The Fathering & Apostolic Grace of Chuck Clayton



John Alley takes this opportunity to pay tribute to the life and ministry to Apostle Chuck Clayton. John commences by reading a statement saying that the ultimate goal in ministry is not to merely proclaim the message but to become the message. Apostle Chuck Clayton became the message, and in so doing as a father he reproduced the message. John goes on to reflect on the chain of events that led to the development of the true father/son relationship between himself and Apostle Chuck, all the while emphasizing the integrity, humility and courage that were evident in the life of the “great apostle”. This message, while being a tender reflection on the life and person of Apostle Chuck Clayton, is also an emphatic statement of the importance of relationships that build people and the need for the people of God to love our fathers. Sunday 11th, December, 2011

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