PM – How To Use Praise as a Weapon

In this short and powerful evening message Ps Rob uses Ephesians Chapter 1 to demonstrate how to use praise as a weapon to overcome the enemy.

Try your best to get along to these PM services. They are very different to the morning services. We are experiencing some very special times of intimate worship with the Lord in them.

In this particular evening service, the worship time flowed freely and we strongly sensed the Holy Spirit’s presence. It was beautiful.

AM – How To Delight In God & Have Your Desires Fulfilled

Ps Rob tells us how to delight in the Lord and have the Lord give us the desires of our heart (Ps 37:4). Rob illustrates his message with the powerful testimony of him and Kaye being shown by God in 1984-85 that the Lord wanted to take them to Israel to live for 2 years.

Psalms 37:4
4 Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
(NIV)

Tune into the final 5 minutes of the message and grab some bread and juice to spend some time worshipping the Lord in communion.

AM – The Collective - A New Initiative

The Collective - Is it…

  • An underground political movement?

  • The Stokes Valley Stamp Collectors’ Club?

  • A Hutt Valley commune?

  • Something even better?

In the early days of the Christian church, the new believers cared for each other by collecting together funds in order to meet each other’s needs (Acts 2:42-47).

The Collective is our equivalent to ensure that we have funds to meet each other’s needs.

Ps Kaye teaches us from Acts chapter 2, how to listen to the Spirit so that we give from His abundance and don’t bankrupt our resources and emotions.

May the Lord move mightily amongst us with His presence and provision.

A bank account has been established for giving into the collective. Ask Ps Kaye for the account number. (Put your Tithe No in the Code field E.g. “Tithe No 19”. Put the word “Collective” in the Reference field)

Tithe Message by Richard Wilson:

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.