Obedience

Embracing The Ordinary

Embracing The Ordinary
Jonathan Maxwell begins his inspiring message with the story of Arthur Stace, an uneducated man who was unable to write his own name, and yet after experiencing the call of God went on to write the word “Eternity” in perfect copperplate writing on the footpaths of Sydney, over and over for many years. The ordinary actions of an ordinary person impacted on the hearts and minds of many people, to the point that an enormous copy of Mr Stace’s “Eternity” graced the Sydney Harbour Bridge on the eve of the new millennium. Jonathan goes on to recount the story…

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…