PM – Prophetic Words Are Our Lifeblood

Prophetic Words Are Our Lifeblood

Plus “Songs That Make You Think”

Ps Rob talks from Paul’s letters to Timothy. He shares how prophetic words are our lifeblood - as believers they’re an indispensable factor in helping us fight the battle well (1 Tim 1:18). Plus, Rob treats us to a pre-sermon on ‘Songs That Make You Think’.

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AM – Psalm 23 - Part 1 Our Shepherd is Everything We Need

Psalm 23 - Part 1

Our Shepherd is Everything We Need

No situation that we face is too difficult for our God.

In this sermon Ps Rob springboards off of Psalm 23:1 to show us that all of His nature (described by all the names of God that we find throughout the Scriptures) and all that He does are encapsulated in this one overarching aspect of His character - “The Lord is our Shepherd”.

When we call upon His name, we're calling upon all of God's provision and all of His nature.

“Who He is, is [wrapped] up in His Son Jesus. Who He is and what He is, is all yours.”

Rob Clayton

Towards the end of the message, Rob reads out a very cool list of God’s names.

Two brief testimonies are appended to the end of the recording for your encouragement:

  • Credit card bill anonymously paid “Nobody knows where it came from.”

  • Opportunity to witness to man who asked “Is the resurrection real?”

AM – Psalm 19 - Part 2 Uncovering Secrets in the Psalms

Psalm 19 - Part 2

Uncovering Secrets in the Psalms

Ps Rob continues his study of Psalm 19. Previously, we explored verses 1 to 6 and how the heavens declare the glory of God. This week he unearths secrets in verses 7 to 14. These verses describe the power of God’s Word to transform us. It converts our soul, gives wisdom, brings joy, gives direction, produces reverence, brings judgement, warns and rewards.

AM – Psalm 2 - Don't Rise Up Against God - Take Refuge In Him

In this message Ps Rob works through Psalm 2, verse by verse.

Ps Rob explains how Psalm 2 is a prophecy that accurately describes the attitude of our current rulers and society to rise up against God and Christ (vv. 2-3) in order to do their own thing - behaviour that is proving to be increasingly bizarre and insane.

Psalm 2 issues a strong warning to these people to turn back to God, and embrace and submit to Jesus (v. 12 “Kiss the Son”) before God’s wrath comes upon them.

Finally, God’s promise to those who do embrace Jesus as God is this - “Blessed are all who take refuge in Him” v.12.

If you know God then call people to embrace Christ and avoid His wrath.

If you are doing your own thing, then call on the name of Christ to be saved, avoid His wrath and become one of His blessed. For more information on how to do this download this eGuide.

PM – The Heavens Declare the Glory of God - A Beautiful Reflection On Psalm 19

Psalm 19 - Part 1

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

In this message, Ps Rob walks us through a beautiful reflection on Psalm 19, enabling us to join our voices and hearts with all Creation in declaring the wonder and glory of our God and Creator.

Ps Rob plays two YouTube vidoes, one to begin, and one to end. For copyright reasons, we can't include these in the recording. But here are the links so that you can watch them:

Video 1 - Sounds From Space

The Sound Made By Each Planet in Our Solar System

Video 2 - Stars and Whales singing Chris Tomlin's "How Great is Our God"

Presented by Louie Giglio

AM – How to Experience Our Heavenly Father's Loving Embrace

It’s very easy to get caught up in performance-based Christianity - trying to earn God’s love, or going through the motions of the Christian life. However, this is not the kind of relationship that Father God desires to have with us.

In this Father’s day message Andrew Ward shares four keys for moving from a performance-based relationship with our Heavenly Father to a love-based relationship in which we freely express our affection for Him:

  1. Be continually filled with the power of the Holy Spirit

  2. Get to know what God says in His Word Himself and about you

  3. Tell your soul to be quiet!

  4. Regularly spend time fellowshipping with the Father

He also touches on wrong father images and how to transform the Christian disciplines of prayer, fasting, Bible reading, tithing, attending services, etc from chores into expressions of our love for Him.

AM - How to Cultivate a Healthy Mindset

Our thought-life determines what we cultivate in our lives. Currently, ‘mind-emptying’ mindfulness is all the rage. In today’s message Amanda Minot shares how Christian mindfulness isn’t about emptying the mind. It’s about self-control and Godly thinking. It’s about intentional thinking. It’s being aware of what’s going on in our head and taking control over it. Amanda shares solid advice on how to walk in the Spirit in order to cultivate a healthy, Christian mindset.

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.