PM – Seek God's Manifest Presence At Risk and In Our Lives

God’s tangible presence was very strong during the worship of this service.

This message is Ps Rob's response to having just experienced God's presence. He tells of a service sometime around 1995 when God’s presence manifested as a tangible cloud inside the Risk Church auditorium and creche.

Ps Rob then goes on to encourage us to keep seeking God’s manifest presence as individuals and as a Risk Church family.

PM – From Prison to Palace

Essential Listening

Even when the Apostle Paul was in prison, his witness and confidence in Christ impacted people in the palace.

So, when persecution, sickness, depression, financial difficulty or any other crisis strikes and we feel like we’re in a prison what do we do?

Guest speaker Ps Michael Dissanayeke, Assembly of God minister in Sri Lanka, shares four powerful keys to turn your situation around. These keys will enable you to have confidence in God, trust/faith that He will turn things around, maintain a hope that is anchored in our Eternity, and have courage to face your fear.

To illustrate, Ps Michael draws on his experiences from the Easter 2019 bombings in Sri Lanka.

Courage isn't the absence of fear. Courage is the ability to face fear differently.

Safety isn't found in a place. Safety is found in a person, the person of Jesus.

AM - Developing a Biblical Worldview - Part 1: The Word of God

Developing a Biblical Worldview - Part 1

Today Ps Rob starts a new series ‘Developing a Biblical Worldview’. In Part 1 he urges us to understand the Word to the greatest extent that we can. Only the Word of God will prevent us from being lead astray by the World's thinking.

A day is coming when the Bible will become illegal in New Zealand, like has already happened in other nations. We must get it into ourselves - digest it - so that the Word stored in our hearts still speaks to us when the physical Bible is taken away.

AM - What Are Your Love Languages?

There is no recording for this morning’s service. But in summary, Ps Kaye spoke briefly about the five love languages:

  • Words of affirmation

  • Acts of service

  • Receiving gifts

  • Quality time

  • Physical touch

These come from the book The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman.

Then together, we each completed a quiz to figure out which specific love languages make us feel loved and appreciated.

You can do complete the quiz online (click here). There are quizzes for couples, singles, teens, and children.

Enjoy discovering what makes you and your family feel loved.

Note: There was no evening service.

PM – My Story: Andrew Ward's Testimony

Andrew shares stories from his upbringing, from the formative years in his faith, and four watershed moments that have transformed his relationship with God. He opens up frankly about the tormenting, chronic pain of arthritis and how the Lord has helped him to stay deeply in love with Jesus in spite of that pain.

Lastly, he shares some of the practical things that he does to develop greater intimacy with the Lord, to be lead by the Spirit, and to receive multiple infillings of the Holy Spirit’s power.

As you listen, may the Holy Spirit come upon you and envelop you in God’s presence. May He fill you with even more of the Lord’s power. May He cause you to grow more deeply in love with Jesus. Amen