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The Trilogy of Judgement

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

The details within these parables of Jesus, reveal much more than we could ever imagine. The clarity and direction oftered to us is truly refreshing and yet simple at the same time. The indwelling power of the Spirit is able to open up much of this wisdom and wonderfully reveal, vital and marvellous truths. Many Christians waste their lives trying to find righteousness by avoiding sin... they are doomed to fail, because they miss the mark... ALL SIN CANNOT BE AVOIDED... nor do they have the correct motivation. The worst mistake you can make as a Christian in not based on sins you have committed, but upon your failure to do the will of God.

Only Got One Talent?

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

The parable of the talents is one of a trilogy in Matthew 25, expounding on responsibility and judgment. This parable reveals that the amount of talents you have is not the issue, but itís how you use what you have! It is important to learn the lesson of this parable because the person who did not use his ability was lost forever.

God's Love Is Bigger Than You

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

When we talk about the love of God, many feel safe and secure in the mercy, forgiveness and grace that is far above human capacity. God is bigger than us and his positive attributes leave us lacking... we spend most of our lives learning how to love and think like Christ. The trouble with this is that we often can miss why he has shown his love towards us... we focus on his love, but often miss why he has revealed it to us. We have been filled with the Holy Spirit to demonstrate Godís love, not just feed on it. Godís love goes far beyond his care for us... he also cares for the rest of the world and wants us to do our bit in sharing the gospel with the unsaved as well. When we miss the second part of Godís love we also miss the overcoming nature of our existence... we also miss a lot of blessing and can feel unfulfilled.

Greater Works Part Two

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

We see that the greater works that Christ prophesied about, related to the receiving and use of the Holy Spirit. It is interesting for two reasons... the first is the statement that we will have the potential to do the works of Christ (miracles)... and the second, which is the most amazing, reveals that we have the potential to do even greater works than Christ. We understand also that there are two layers of responsibility at work at the same time.

Greater Works

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

There is an intriguing scripture in the gospel of John that alludes to our works surpassing that of Christís.It is interesting for two reasons... the first is the statement that we will have the potential to do the works of Christ (miracles)... and the second, which is the most amazing, reveals that we have the potential to do even greater works than Christ... how can that be?

The Role of Communion in the Church

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

Talk notes - "There is only one way to escape the temptations of the flesh... Be subject one to another. This identifies the second part of the communion principle... serve the family of God... be in fellowship with each other. Paul told us how to do this..."

Faith That Works

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

Talk notes - "The power of the Holy Spirit is present in all Spirit filled people... however, faith is the only medium by which any of the power can be accessed. The bible gives us some perfect examples of the underlying attitudes that produce faith that works. It is interesting that the process of applying faith applies equally to all people, spirit filled or not."

The Role of God in the Church

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

The fourth part of the 'Role of' series. Talk notes "God offers leadership through the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit and his Word."

The Role of Children in the Church

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

The third part of the 'Role of' series. Talk notes - "The role of children can only be completely understood when the role of men and women is also clear and being exercised. A child is a future adult who has yet to learn the basic principles of life (physical, emotional, social and spiritual) and the differences that gender demand and provide."

The Role of Women in the Church

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

The second part of the 'Role of' series. Talk notes - " God made men and women in his image. God made man as a leader and woman as a helper (both reflect the glory of God... both are equal in the sight of God). Human life and human development built upon everlasting values, are God?s greatest priorities. Women have a definite and life giving role to play, to achieve these God given preferences."

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