Today's message marks the beginning of a new journey for Sunday morning services at ICB! We engage a study of Acts 1-12 under the theme, "Lord, may Your Kingdom Come... on Earth as in Heaven". It is indeed remarkable to observe that the content of Jesus last words to his disciples was all about 'the kingdom of God' (Acts 1:3) and that it was the same theme which consumed the Apostle Paul at the end of the Acts story (Acts 28:23,30-31). Through this study may be grow in our understanding of what the Kingdom of God really is and how we can live more in its fullness day by day!
Acts Overview: "Lord, may Your Kingdom Come..." Download mp3 (Right click and choose "Save link as...")
On this 2nd Sunday of 2013 we reflect on yet another powerful song from the prophet Isaiah. Here we find a Call to Authentic Faith. Isaiah 58 speaks forcefully to the fact that God abhors empty religious practices. The practice of true religion, true faith, necessarily results in the implementation of restorative justice in the community. May we have ears to hear the priorities of the heart of God for our ministry.
Isaiah 58 - "A Call to Authentic Faith" - Download mp3 (Right click and choose "Save link as...")
At the start of 2013 we step back and reflect on this 'Invitation to Embrace Life in its Fullness' found in Isaiah 55. May you experience His Joy and Peace (Shalom) in your day to day lives as you step into the realities of this new year!
Isaiah 55 - "Invitation to Embrace Life in its Fullness" - the Study Notes
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Our last service of 2012 was one which included the opportunity for interaction on this amazing passage - Isaiah 61. It was also a chance to look back over the past 7 weeks and recall the language of Isaiah which has pointed us to so many 'anticipated present realities of Jesus'. If you have been a part of this series, either in person or virtually, we would love to hear your feedback. How has the language of Isaiah motivated you to consider the realities of Jesus? How has it impacted your thinking and your actions?