Monthly Archives: August 2018

Reconnect

It amazes me how busy life gets. Time goes fast. Priorities crowd in on us. We lose touch of the big picture and where we are headed. Is there more to life than this?  Is something missing?

The Bible tells us that God’s answer is Jesus. He sent his Son Jesus to earth to give us life.

Jesus said: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28–30)

Jesus offers to carry us through this life. He offers to teach us his way. His way provides rest and satisfaction. His way reconnects us to the God of the Universe whom we were made for.

Thanks for joining us today as we listen to Jesus and what it means to reconnect with God.

In Christ, Tory Cayzer.

You are the people of God

It’s only human nature to ‘throw the baby out with the bathwater.’ We stress a personal relationship with Jesus so much – to avoid people thinking the physical church institute is what saves us – that church becomes optional for believers.

Yet, the Bible paints a wonderful image of the church as God’s spiritual house that spans the whole world and all history (and beyond!). This is no optional extra for the Christian.

Peter says that when we become a Christian we become a living stone in God’s house (1 Peter 2:5). God’s house is built on the Living Stone, Jesus, chosen as the cornerstone.

What’s more, God chooses us to be living stones to declare the praises of him who called us out of darkness into his wonderful light (1 Peter 2:9).

The most important thing in this life (and the next) is being living stones with Jesus, God’s Chosen One. What a joy to be the church!

In Christ, Tory Cayzer.

Fully sober

Life is busy. Time goes fast. We live in an age of distraction; and so concentration is more difficult than ever. It’s easy to lose sight of what matters. It’s easy to forget what time it really is.

For the Christian, time is set by two major world events. The first appearance of Jesus Christ when he came and died on the Cross for the sins of the world; and the second appearance when Jesus will return to judge the world. We live in the last days.

Like a drunk person who can’t make right judgments, staggering from one place to the next, with blurry sight and thoughts, and is out of touch with reality, so is a Christian who forgets that we live in the last days.

Peter says: Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. (1 Peter 1:13)

Let’s encourage one another to be fully sober ready for the return of our Saviour Jesus Christ!

In Christ, Tory Cayzer.