Scriptures Series

About the Scriptures #1

Continuing his theme of good stewardship, John Alley today turns to the question, “What so we do with the Scriptures?” The Bible, says John, makes hundreds of references to “the word of God” – but not one of those references is to a book! John explains about 2 different types of energy, potential energy and kinetic energy. The book sitting on the shelf has “potential energy”, but does not have real power until the believing Christian reads and ponders the Word. Ink on paper, says John, is not holy and has no power, but the same words alive in the…

The Scriptures #2 – The Word Within the Word

John Alley continues his series about the importance of the word of God in our lives. Raising questions regarding what is the word of God, what is it meant to do in us and how can we best draw out what we are meant to from the word, John then goes on to explain in detail the answers to these questions. In searching the scriptures, says John, our knowledge of God will increase; not only will out knowledge of Him increase, but we will also know the power of God in our lives when we spend time in the word…

The Scriptures #3 – The Line between Good and Evil

Beginning his message with comment relative to the recent massacre in Colorado, John Alley lays out a background of quotes from well known people such as George Washington, Bill Meulenberg and Dr Jerry Newcombe to name a few. Today’s entertainment, says John, is absolutely saturated with violence. We live in and breathe an atmosphere that is toxic. But Jesus came to perform heart surgery on those who are willing and will allow Him to do so. Every one of us acts in accordance with what we believe, says John. We can believe what the world and the human heart and…

The Scriptures #4 Evidences of Truth

In bringing today’s message, Philip Alley gives insight into the many evidences around the authenticity of the Bible as the word of God. Philip speaks of the consistency of the scriptures, even though they were written by more than 40 different authors, as different times and in different places and circumstances. Moving on, Philip then raises the matters of circulation and translation, the survival of the scriptures, the evidence of fulfilled prophecy and of our own experience. These, say Philip, are all evidence of the grace that is on the Bible. This message will prove very interesting to the listener,…

The Scriptures #5 The Authority of the Scriptures

John Alley shares his conviction that there is a great need for knowledge and understanding of the scriptures and their place in our lives amongst the people of God. When we part company with the scriptures in our thinking, says John, we are not on safe ground. When we give ourselves to searching and understanding the world of God, we find answers to our questions. God is progressively educating the human race, says John, by bringing revelation upon revelation of His word. Drawing exhaustively from the scriptures, John concludes his message with a list of compelling reasons that we need…

The Scriptures #6 Imitator or Individual?

Beginning His message with a brief overview of the previous Sunday’s message by John Alley, Philip Alley goes on to discuss the matter of obedience. Philip contrasts the child’s view of obedience - being told in a stern tone to do something one really doesn’t want to do – with the mature understanding of the relational, covenantal, inevitable, supernatural obedience that comes from a glad heart. We are all imitators, says Philip, and it is obvious from interacting with people just who or what they are imitating. Philip intersperses his message with scripture verses to illustrate his point – we…

The Scriptures #7 – Our Hearts and the Word of God

This week John Alley brings his series of teaching on the subject of the Holy Scriptures to a conclusion with strong exhortation to ensure that our hearts are in accord with the word of God. John begins his message with reference to Hebrews 4:12-13, which describes the word of God as living and active, able to penetrate and divide even soul and spirit. John speaks at length of the importance of taking in the word of God, and then of allowing that word to be the standard by which our lives are lived. John concludes his message with several excerpt…