We read in many places in the Bible about “rest”, or “Sabbath rest”. But what do these terms really mean, and how do we attain rest? John Alley begins this message with Isaiah 58:13-14, which speaks of the importance of not breaking the Sabbath. John goes on to explain that in Old Testament times keeping the Sabbath was a sign of the Covenant. Under the New Covenant, however, even though we are not saved by keeping the Law, nevertheless the principles set out in the Old Covenant are valuable to us. The sign of the New Covenant, says John, is…
27 Oct 2013 | Message By John Alley
In this message John Alley continues on the theme of Sabbath Rest, exploring its depths for Christians under the new covenant. John takes a passage from Hebrews and explores faith rest for God's people. It says "there remains a rest for God's people," but what is that rest? Listen and be drawn closer to Christ as you do.
20 Oct 2013 | Message By John Alley
In this message John Alley continues the topic he took up exploring Sabbath Rest for God's people. Is the Sabbath a literal day in the week, a Saturday. Or is it a spiritual sabbath rest, a concept of faith and trust. John Alley takes this topic deeper and reveals the thinking of the early church regarding the Lord's day.
13 Oct 2013 | Message By John Alley
Philip Alley continues his series on the Ten Commandments. Before commencing the second part of this series, Philip recaps some highlights of the previous message before moving on to look at Commandments 3 and 4. Once again referring constantly to the Scriptures, Philip expands on what it really means to use the Lord’s name in vain – to use His name in ways that are empty, light or flippant. God has copyrighted His name, says Philip. We may use it, but only according to His requirements. Philip lists several ways in which we my commonly use the Lord’s name in…
16 Nov 2014 | Message By Philip Alley