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All the links for our show for Monday, 1st April 2019!


Wakeups and Motivation for Monday (or anyday!)

 
Americon Idol Auditionee Shay really inspired us today.

Shayy, 17-years-old, was declared legally blind a year ago, but she didn’t let her condition stop her from pursuing her dreams.

The Virginian teen went to an eye doctor after having a problem with her eyesight thinking that she needed eyeglasses. It turned out that she had a more serious problem. The doctor sent her to the Emergency Room where she found out that she has a hydrocephalus that caused swelling of her optic nerve. Her doctors discovered that she had a tumor on her brain. The American idol contestant underwent surgery to remove half of the tumor that was discovered. The other half of the tumor was too dangerous to be removed so they decided not to risk Shayy’s life. She is what they call a question mark but we know that there is nothing uncertain about her future and with a voice like that she is going to go far. Her attitude, her gifting and her story is simply inspiring!

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 Your Rhema Verse of the Day:

rev 7 v 9

 

From Revelation 7:9 in the ESV

 

"After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands,"

There is such power in unity and diversity- many people coming together to form different parts of the body. We love that New Zealand is a multicutural country founded on integration and Christian values of loving one another with our Lord Jesus at the forefront.

 

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Unfailing Love

All the links for our show for Friday, 29th March 2019!


Love that's unfailing

 

His love for you is holy — totally separate from any human love — because it is: Pure, Sacrificial (Jesus laid down his very life for you), Unchanging – in the past (because he loved you before you were born), in the present (even when you make mistakes), and into eternity (when his love will be experienced in a heavenly way), and Unfailing. Never will he stop loving you. See romans 8:38- 39"... neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord..  nothing in this world that can stop me from loving you. No matter what you do, nothing can separate you from my love."

Surely as the land meets the sea his love is seen all through the wonder of creation. And everything our Lord says and does comes from a heart of holy, perfect love.

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We'll miss you Dan - youre an absolute legend!
 
 

 Your Rhema Verse of the Day:

jer 31 v3

Long ago the Lord said to Israel:

“I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love.

With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself. | Jeremiah 31.3 (NLT)

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The Internal Flame

Dr Roderick Mulgan has been witnessing the effects of the aging process and disease over many years.  His new book 'The Internal Flame', shares new insights into silent inflammation, longevity and the science of functional food'.  Dr Roderick joined Diane by phone to talk about this new book.

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Unity

All the links for our show for Thursday, 28th March 2019!


What does Unity Look like?

 4 Keys to Church Unity Based on Philippians 2:1-2

1) Function from your position “in Christ.”

According to Ephesians 2:6, God has “seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” When we look at life from that position, we see things differently than when we are right in the centre of it all. We see the big picture, not merely what's directly in front of us.

And, we no longer see a Church with all of its flaws but rather how God sees her “in Christ” — dearly loved, His precious Bride. Then we can be encouraged despite its blemishes. We can come alongside each other because we see them, and ourselves, as we are in Christ.

2) Know and rely on God’s love.

“if there is any consolation of love” We need unconditional love if we are going to remain united through the failings of one another and strong differences of opinions. We need a love that perseveres, that will not fail … the love described in 1 Corinthians 13, agape — God’s love. Human love, that which we can muster up within ourselves, will be insufficient. Only God’s love will enable us to break through the walls and address the feelings of one another without attacking the person.

3) Walk together in the Spirit. “if there is any fellowship of the Spirit”

“What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you?” (James 4:1) The solution? — “walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” (Gal. 5:16) When we are more concerned about not grieving or quenching the Spirit among us than getting our way, we come together for the good of the whole. It’s not just about me!

4) Guard your heart. “if any affection and compassion”

The original Greek words for affection (splagchnon) and compassion (oiktirmos) both relate to our inwards parts (bowels, heart, etc.). These two words seem to be interchanged in their various uses, both signifying the seat of our strong emotions — what we metaphorically call our heart. We are to respond to one another from the core of our being. Remember what Jesus said in Luke 6:45 — “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” Is it little wonder we are commanded to “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it” (Prov. 4:23)? Make sure that you store good things inside you, exchanging bitterness for the forgiveness and peace that our Lord so kindly gives to us.

These four keys enable us to demonstrate the Christ-like selflessness and humility needed to experience unity.

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 Your Rhema Verse of the Day:

phil 2 v 1 to 2

From Philippians 2:1-2 "Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion,  then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind."

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What is worship?

All the links for our show for Wednesday, 27th March 2019!


What is worship?

Worship is not the slow song that the choir sings. Worship is not the amount you place in the offering basket. Worship is not volunteering in children's church. Yes, these may be acts or expressions of worship, but they do not define what true worship really is. There are numerous definitions of the word worship. Yet, one in particular encapsulates the priority we should give to worship as a spiritual discipline: Worship is to honor with extravagant love and extreme submission (Webster's Dictionary,1828).

True worship, in other words, is defined by the priority we place on who God is in our lives and where God is on our list of priorities. True worship is a matter of the heart expressed through a lifestyle of holiness. Thus, if your lifestyle does not express the beauty of holiness through an extravagant or exaggerated love for God, and you do not live in extreme or excessive submission to God, then I invite you to make worship a non-negotiable priority in your life.

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 Your Rhema Verse of the Day:

john 4 v 23 1

From John 4:23

"Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks."

This verse is important for two reasons.  One is that this is part of Jesus' correction on the meaning of worship. The Samaritan woman tried to change the subject from her sin, by asking Jesus to resolve an old spiritual debate of where worship should occur: at Mount Gerizim or at the temple of Jerusalem? Rather than deferring the subject, Jesus shows that "true" worship of God is not tied to a location, but to the intent of one's heart.

Secondly, This verse is critical for what it says about the Samaritan woman who has lived an immoral lifestyle (John 4:16–18), so much that she has been rejected, even among the outcast Samaritans. But Jesus broke down culturual and social barriers to speak to her and model forgiveness because This woman needed to know that she was wanted, loved, and valued.

The Samaritan woman was looking to fill her spiritual void with a series of relationships so naturally, at first she did not understand what Jesus meant by a spring of living water, leaving no more thirst (John 4:13–14). However after what she says in the next verse, it seems to be dawning on her what Jesus is really speaking of.

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