Tuesday Refocus

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Tuesday Refocus ImageA weekly post from Aaron to our team of musicians and vocalists working through and reminding of our true identity first and foremost as Christ followers and secondly as a team of servant leaders responsible for the sung corporate worship of our church.

 

31 October 2017

'Flee to Jesus that the torn may be mended, the mob silenced, the weak bolstered and the scared made brave in the presence of Him who is King.' - Beth Moore There is no hierarchy in the family of God. No division, none more valuable than the next. We gather together every Sunday, walking through the doors echoing the Psalmist, 'As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord...

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7 November 2017

'Possibly one of the most devastating things that can happen to us as Christians is that we cease to expect anything to happen.' Martin Lloyd-Jones Read that again.And again.And again. Do these words resonate with who we are as a team of people that lead corporate sung worship?Do we actually expect God to show up?Do we expect Him to move?Do we expect Him to speak? Anot...

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14 November 2017

'You know you have an idol when you have to perform.' Ann Voskamp Earn.Prove.Strive. Perform. Those are the messages, both subtle and overt, at the core of every worldview and religion. Save one. For the Christian, we are invited to rest (Matt 11:30). Rest in an identity already won our identity in Christ. Our performance is as filthy rags so we rest in the 'it is fin...

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21 November 2017

'A servant of God has but one Master. It ill becomes the servant to seek to be rich, and great, and honoured in that world where his Lord was poor and despised.' George Muller "He is the image ofthe invisible God,the firstborn of all creation.For by Him all things were created,in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whetherthrones ordominions or rulers or authorit...

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17 October 2017

'Grace is God's refusal to allow us to define ourselves or to have the last word.' Michael Horton Words have weight carrying the power of life and death (Proverbs 18:21). Flowing from the heart, coming out of the mouth to bless or curse (Luke 6:45, James 3:10). Our Enemy the father of lies is constantly attempting to leverage the words we hear in culture, in passing, ...

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24 October 2017

'Grace is sufficient even though we huff and puff with all our might to try and find something or someone that it cannot cover.' Brennan Manning 'For from His fullness we all received, grace upon grace (Jn 1:16).' Our God lacks nothing. He does not grow weary, He does not slumber, He does not sleep, He does not need to be replenished or refreshed (Is 40:28, Ps 50, Hag 2:...

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10 October 2017

'All truth, no grace we dry up. All grace, no truth we blow up. Truth and grace we grow up.' Scotty Smith This is my prayer for each of us, that grace and truth will be inseparable in our lives. And this marriage will be reflected in our demeanor and attitude, in our posture of serving, and in our words, actions and thoughts towards our families, friends, and the famil...

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3 October 2017

'When the Word becomes flesh in me, my flesh becomes Word.' E. Stanley Jones 'Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come [2 Cor 5:17].' Before Christ we were not merely bad people, who were cleaned up and made a little better through Christ we were dead people made alive in Him [Col 2:13]. In fact, our old ...

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12 September 2017

If our Sunday services only acknowledged the reality of our broken Genesis 3 lives (The Fall), and did not continue on to speak the whole story, we would be without hope. But it is exactly there in Genesis 3 where God promises Redemption. Redemption that has been accomplished by perfect life and perfect sacrifice of God's perfect Son, Jesus Christ. 'It is finished (Jn 1...

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19 September 2017

The fourth movement of the Gospel Story Liturgy is Restoration. The redemptive work of Christ has restored and secured right relationship between God and man. When we are united with Christ, we are clothed in His righteousness and it is His perfect sacrifice that allows us to come boldly before the throne of grace crying, 'Abba!' [1 Tim 2:5, Col 2:11-12, 2 Cor 5:21, Heb 4...

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