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Our Service in the Kingdom of God



John Alley begins his message with a question – “How is my life meant to be fruitful for God?” John goes on to give some examples of matters that need to be given our attention in order to live such a life. First, we need to come to grips with God’s authority and yield completely to him. In baptism, we show outwardly that we are submitting totally to God. Forgiveness and love of enemies is another vitally important matter to which we must give our attention if we are to serve God, as is the renewing of our minds and devotion to prayer. Watchfulness and thankfulness should be marks of our lives, and a life of service to the Lord and to others is, in fact, worship, says John. John concludes with a Scripture from the book of Philippians which exhorts us to continue to work out our salvation with fear and trembling...so that we may become blameless and pure.

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Our Hope - Dual Horizons



John Alley begins his message today by commenting on a statement he has seen which states that we are living in a post-Christian society. This is not true, says John. Although some Western nations have slid in the area of Christianity, in the world as a whole the Kingdom of God is advancing rapidly. John goes to Romans 8 which speaks of the future for creation, which is presently in decay. However, it is clear from the Scriptures that the ultimate purpose of God is not to destroy the earth, but to liberate it. Our hope, therefore, is not only for the resurrection but also for the future liberated earth. There is a final judgement, says John, and heaven and hell are real. But meanwhile, the way that we live in the present is critical. John debunks the popular theory of a “rapture” when all believers are removed from the earth, pointing to Bible evidence that the just and the unjust are resurrected together. Then there is the judgement, and Jesus hands the Kingdom over to the Father. This message of hope is rich with insights into truth as revealed by the word of God.

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