Exodus

Covenant Blessing 1



The Bible is full of talk about Covenant. These include the Old Covenant, the New Covenant, and the covenants God made with Noah, Abraham, Phineas, Moses, David and the the covenant made in His blood during the Last Supper. Talk about covenant confuses many believers, and our modern minds and culture don't help. In this message John explores the concept of God, who makes and keeps covenants with us, and How this works in reality. John shares both personal and bible illustrations to bring this alive. Allow this message to both increase your understanding, and build your faith in the God who keeps His covenant with us because of Christ.

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The 10 Commandments Pt 4



Today Philip Alley brings to a conclusion his series on the Ten Commandments, examining Commandments 8, 9 and 10. Philip brings to life the Commandments, drawing out the relevance of each of them. “you shall not steal” – Philip proves with many examples from everyday life that our society is filled with theft. Not only is this so, but there are many types of theft – including stealing time that should be spent in the interests of our employer. The next Commandment instructs us not to give false testimony against a neighbour. Philip shows that anything said with the intention to deceive or manipulate is false testimony. These include gossip, flattery, deceptive speech and slander. The final Commandment – not to covet – is a symptom, says Philip, of our dissatisfaction with what God has gifted us with. We desire what someone else has, thus coveting. The cure for this, says Philip, is true contentment – wanting not what we desire but what God desires for us.

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The 10 Commandments Pt 3



Philip Alley continues his series of messages about the Ten Commandments with this overview of the fifth, sixth and seventh Commandments. The first four Commandments, says Philip, deal with our attitude towards God, while the remaining six deal with our attitudes and actions towards each other. The fifth Commandment deals specifically with our attitude to parents, and Philip gives many Scripture references to reinforce this. Next, Commandment six instructs that we must not murder. Philip takes the listener to the passage in Scripture where Jesus states that to hate is the same as to murder. Then, similarly, Philip demonstrates that the seventh Commandment, “Do not commit adultery”, begins in the heart, with even the thought being sin. Philip brings many convincing verses of Scripture to graphically illustrate the truth and the intention of the Ten Commandments.

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The Ten Commandments Pt 2



Philip Alley continues his series on the Ten Commandments. Before commencing the second part of this series, Philip recaps some highlights of the previous message before moving on to look at Commandments 3 and 4. Once again referring constantly to the Scriptures, Philip expands on what it really means to use the Lord’s name in vain – to use His name in ways that are empty, light or flippant. God has copyrighted His name, says Philip. We may use it, but only according to His requirements. Philip lists several ways in which we my commonly use the Lord’s name in the wrong way, including false promises, false prophecy, false attitudes and false pretences. Philip then moves on to Commandment 4, which deals with the proper use of the Sabbath. God created the earth and all that is in it after the pattern of 6 days work and then 1 day of rest. We would do well, says Philip, to adhere to that pattern. Philip lists ways in which the Sabbath rest is of real benefit to us and honouring to God, before listing some “Sabbath killers’, or things that are detrimental to the keeping of the Sabbath.

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The 10 Commandments Pt 1



This message by Philip Alley is the first part of a planned series based on The Ten Commandments. Philip reminds the listener that there are only two recorded instances of God Himself physically writing – one of them being when He inscribed the Ten Commandments on tablets of stone. Philip prefaces his message with a discussion of the relationship between law and grace and their place in the lives of Christians. In this introductory message Philip looks at the first two commandments. First, says Philip, God refuses to be on top of our priority lists – He wants to be the centre of everything. That way, no one and nothing is able to come before Him. (Ex 20:1-2) Secondly, (Ex 20:4-5), we are not to make images to worship. And yet, there are other things on which we focus in such a way as to be akin to worship. Television, phones, even visits to the coffee shop – anything can become an idol in our lives. And the only thing that can free us from this tendency is to worship God, reflecting on the goodness of God.

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Living Long & Well



There are many voices today telling us how to live long and healthy lives. Information that guides towards good health is useful, but is incomplete in that it does not address the issues of the spirit. Today John Alley teaches from the Scriptures what God has to say about the way to live a life that is long, strong and fruitful. John introduces some nine instructions for long life covered extensively in the Bible, each with strong Scripture references. These include the honouring of parents, righteousness, seeking God for a promise, being filled with the works of God, the pursuit of wisdom and worship to name a few. John concludes his message with a reference to a parable of Jesus, about a man who persistently asks his neighbour for bread in the middle of the night. His persistence paid off, because as Jesus said, although the neighbour would not grant his request because he was a friend, he did in the end grant the request because of the boldness of the man. We need, says John, to be bold in our requests to God for a long, healthy and fruitful life.

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The Coming Of Spring



On this morning of reflection on the way that God has led us in the past as well and into the future, John Alley brings a brief but encouraging word to the people of God regarding the way that God leads and guides and refreshes His people. Beginning with Exodus 15: 13 and 17, John speaks of God taking us to His dwelling, His holy mountain. Taking the theme of past dealings of God, John encourages the listener that there is grace to renew our devotional lives with Christ, and the key to that is confession of sin. John concludes the message with a reading from Song of Solomon where the picture is of Christ calling the believer to come away with Him and to renew our relationship and intimacy with Him.

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Never Stop Following



When God saves us it is not just to deliver us from sin and bondage. Exodus tells the story of God providing a deliverer for his people. The people wanted to be free, but God wanted more for them. In Exodus 19:4-6 God tells Moses he has brought the people to Himself and He will be their God and they will be His people. God desires intimate relationship with us. We are also told that we will have trouble in this world, and in Matthew 13 Jesus tells the parable of the sower. The story illustrates some of the difficulties that face us, we are all tempted to turn back from our calling. The scripture gives examples of those who having been called and were working for the gospel, but when things did not go the way they wanted they turned back. Judas Iscariot and Demas were involved in apostolic ministry with Jesus and Paul respectively. We have also received a deliverer in our Lord Jesus and are called to follow and pursue, to become like Him, this takes effort, perseverance and endurance. We need to remember that the Lord rescued us and commenced us on a journey and has a plan and a purpose for us all.

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