The New Harvest Christian Fellowship

March

The Desert

In the desert place we are at our most vulnerable, we feel desolate and alone, in turmoil as to why the Lord doesn't seem to be doing anything. There is only one place of help: the shadow of His agony. In that place you come to know that your God is Your God still. Adversity never means abandonment. Jesus knew all about the desert experience and perhaps thinking of His own he said we would have trial and tribulations but He knew he would carry us through.

 

Sermon by Carol Ravenscroft

 

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Burn the Ships!

The word consecrate means to set yourself apart. By definition, consecration demands full devotion. It’s dethroning yourself and enthroning Jesus Christ. It’s the complete divestiture of all self-interest and surrendering all of you to all of Him. It’s a recognition that every second of time, every ounce of energy, and every cent of money is a gift from God and for God. Consecration is an ever deepening love for Jesus, a childlike trust in the heavenly Father, and a blind obedience to the Holy Spirit. Anytime God is about to do something amazing, He calls us to consecrate ourselves to Him. The pattern was established right before the Israelites crossed the Jordan River and conquered the Promised Land. We as a congregation are on the brink of something new but this issue of consecration is the catalyst as to whether or not we’ll ever enter into it and experience it. Our job is consecration, and if we do our job, God will most certainly do His.

 

Sermon by Calven Celliers

 

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The Servant Heart

“Give careful thought to your ways.” How often do we focus on our own needs and desires, whilst putting off our relationship with God and His plan for our lives? How often do we find that although we’ve spent so much focused on building our own personal kingdom, we’re not content and never seem to have enough? Will we heed God’s warning, as the Israelites did, and serve Him faithfully instead of just serving ourselves? But, how do we move from serving our own kingdom to serving God’s kingdom? How do we move from asking “What’s in it for me?” to “What can I do for you?” How do we have a servant heart?

 

Sermon by Graham Mol

 

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