Giving

Today's message is shared between Tony Ponicke and Philip Alley. Tony begins by speaking abut the meaning of good stewardship to all that God graciously gives us to use on His behalf. Salvation, says Tony, involves the complete giving of ones self to God, along with everything that we own. In other words, we no longer consider ourselves o=to own anything, but we are managers who must make certain that we seek God's wisdom in the management of His resources. Philip takes up the them by speaking of the link between generosity and righteousness, as well as the part…

What Can I Give?

What Can I Give?
In the lead-up to Christmas Philip Alley’s message focuses on Christmas, and especially looking at the well known story of the wise men, or Magi, who visited the Christ child. Philip poses several interesting questions before answering them from Scripture. How is the Magi know the child who was born would be King of the Jews? Why did they travel to Jerusalem to find out where He was? Philip gives an overview of who the Magi were and their status in the society of the day, before adding a possible thought on the reasn why they knew of the Christ…

Financial Miracles #2

Financial Miracles #2
Continuing on with his series of messages about financial miracles and how to position one’s self to be eligible to receive them, John Alley gives several anecdotes to illustrate the outworking of being in the position to receive such grace. Any word, God speaks, say John, has power if we can come into the place of believing and taking hold of it. John speaks of various instances of God’s provision before recounting the way in which he, personally, began to tithe before he was even born again, and has continued to this day not only to tithe but also to…

Financial Miracles #3

As a starting point for his third message in this current series, John Alley recaps briefly last week’s teaching regarding planned giving programmes as told in the Bible. John goes on to state that those in leadership need to set a good example for others in the matter of giving. In this case, John is referring not only to Church leaders but to those who could be considered financial leaders, those who have influence. It is important that these people give a good example for those of lesser means. John poses a question: “God is a God of…

Financial Miracles #4

Financial Miracles #4
In previous weeks John Alley has given an overview of Old Testament accounts of planned giving among believers. Today he provides a guided tour of 2 Corinthians, Chapters 8 and 9. These chapters were written as teaching for a planned giving programme that Paul was running at the time. John follows this with a photo report of the time that he and Hazel spent in PNG, teaching the principles of Christina giving to people of tribal descent, for the main non-English speaking people who were only half a generation removed from a very primitive lifestyle. John tells of outstanding results…

Financial Miracles #5

Financial Miracles #5
John Alley explores some of the history of Peace Christian Church. The miraculous provision of God through His people, enabled us to put into Rockhampton a world class facility still being used by the the Body of Christ today. John then turns to scripture and continues the theme of exploring purposeful and planned giving as seen in the Bible.

The First Fruits Offering

Philip Alley continues the message begun by John Alley about financial rest and victory. Firstly recapping John's message from the previous week, Philip then goes on to describe the way in which the Jewish people of old would bring a first fruits offering from all that they owned -- crops, livestock -- even their own sons. Now, while many would argue that this is law and not grace, Phi9lip contends that it is all grace -- both the law and later, the grace of God in Christ Jesus were designed and intended to point to way to live nearer to…