Open Heaven Church

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Open Heaven Church: Podcast

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  • Together We Grow by Rich Cave (Hebrews 10:19-25)

    18/07/2021 Duración: 10min

    What is the importance of community? How should we journey well with others?If we are going to be fruitful when we are scattered on our frontlines for the long haul then we need to be faithful in gathering together. To continue to have an impact we need to stay strong and encouraged: we need one another. We, as red dots, need to stay red in a sea of grey dots. Our scattered and gathered lives are irrevocably connected.

  • Whoever We Are by Louise Jarvis (Matthew 6:5-14)

    11/07/2021 Duración: 16min

    What is the impact of our identity? How does who we are relate to what we do?Whoever we are – however insignificant we feel – we make all the difference in the world because we are on our frontlines, first as a son or daughter of the King; a child of God. Our value, our worth, our significance, and our life on the frontline flows from this identity. This is liberating.

  • Wherever We Are by Andrew Marshall (Genesis 28:10-19)

    04/07/2021 Duración: 08min

    How do we stay alert to the opportunities around us? How can we learn to bless others in our day-to-day lives? Everyone has a frontline – a place where we do life or work and where we encounter people who don’t know Jesus. We don’t need to go looking for these, we are already there. We just need to see these places with fresh eyes. God is present in our everyday places and these can be places where God is at work with us. Even the unexpected places can become places of encounter and transformation.

  • All The Difference In The World by Benj Street (1 Peter 1:1-2)

    27/06/2021 Duración: 20min

    What difference does my life make? How do I live out my faith everyday of the week? We are the church in mission – gathered and scattered – and we make all the difference in the world. The church is a body of people living a rhythm of gathering and scattering; usually gathering on Sunday and scattering for the rest of the week. Despite being a minority, Christians make all the difference in the world for Christ – wherever they are, whatever they do, whoever they are – Monday through Saturday. And to grow as disciples for these frontlines, we need one another; we need to be together as a worshipping community.

  • Rebuilders: Inhabiting The Land by John Houghton (Nehemiah 11)

    13/06/2021 Duración: 19min

    What does it look like for me to celebrate the end of lockdown? How can I dedicate my next life season to God? How can I saturate where I live with worship? The struggle is over, the new season has come. In Nehemiah chapter 11 the Israelites begin to resettle in their land. A new normal begins. What can we learn from the Israelites about dedicating a new chapter to God as we leave a season of struggle and enter our new normal?

  • Rebuilders: All In by Luc Sadler (Nehemiah 10)

    06/06/2021 Duración: 28min

    What happens when I go all in for Jesus? Does God want a say in all my decisions? How can I put God first? A whole nation commits to follow and obey God. Every aspect of life in ancient Israel is affected. Nehemiah 10 tells of a people who decide to go all in. Luc Sadler unpacks what it can mean if we go all in with Jesus. 

  • Rebuilders: Confession And Commitment by Rachel Radbourne (Nehemiah 9)

    30/05/2021 Duración: 21min

    How do our lives fit into the big picture? What can happen when we worship? How do we stay reminded of what God is like? When we remember all God has done, we are reminded of the big picture. We are reminded that our lives are part of a bigger story. Rachel Radbourne, looking at Nehemiah chapter 9, explains how honest relationships need both confession and commitment. The same goes for our relationship with God. 

  • Rebuilding With Joy by Anita Williams (Nehemiah 8)

    23/05/2021 Duración: 19min

    How do we start a new chapter well? How does God respond when we say sorry? What does it mean ‘the joy of the Lord is your strength’? A new chapter has begun for the people of Israel, and they begin by reading scripture. This results in revelation, repentance, and then celebration. Anita Williams unpacks Nehemiah 8 exploring the joy and strength that reading God's word brings as we get revelation and downloads from heaven that both lighten and enlighten us.

  • Rebuilders: Rebuilding With Resistance by Pete Hughes (Nehemiah 6)

    16/05/2021 Duración: 29min

    How do I face spiritual opposition? What does it mean to be an activist in prayer? Why is God’s kingdom contested? We are in a battle, a spiritual war, and we need the right tools to fight. Nothing of the Kingdom of God goes uncontested, and when God moves we can expect opposition. Pete Hughes shares on Nehemiah 6, looking at how we can face enemy strategies of intimidation and accusation.

  • Rebuilders: Build Back Better by Joe McSharry (Nehemiah 5)

    09/05/2021 Duración: 16min

    What aspects of ourselves and society do we want to build back better? Will I approach my post-covid life differently to my pre-covid life? In a post-Covid-19 era we get to address the things that weren’t right before. We get to rebuild our lives, our society, and our church with greater racial justice, greater environmental care, greater relational health. During Covid-19, relationships have been under strain and division has been rife. Joe McSharry unpacks Nehemiah 5 to help us understand how we can repair, restore & reconnect.

  • Rebuilders: The Trowel And The Sword by Mark Greene (Nehemiah 4)

    02/05/2021 Duración: 24min

    What are we building? What are we opposing? How does our God fight for us?When we bring Kingdom values into our frontlines, we might face opposition, accusation or intimidation. Mark Greene unpacks Nehemiah’s declaration that; “our God will fight for us”. What does it look like to use our tools of work and our weapons of spiritual warfare?

  • Rebuilders: Working Together by Rich Cave (Nehemiah 3)

    25/04/2021 Duración: 18min

    What is your part to play in rebuilding society? How can you ensure you are a contributor to a cause and never a consumer of a product? In the Book of Nehemiah, goldsmiths and perfumers are among those working side by side to rebuild the broken city of Jerusalem. Looking at Nehemiah 3, Rich Cave shares on how everybody has a part to play in the great rebuilding project. Although the scale of the need around us can be overwhelming, it is far less overwhelming when everyone plays their part.

  • Rebuilders: Favour And Planning by Rich Wilson (Nehemiah 2)

    19/04/2021 Duración: 23min

    How can I pray when I’m filled with sorrow? How can I go from prayer to action? What does it mean to assess the rubble of my life? This is a time to pray, plan and lead. Rich Wilson speaks on Nehemiah 2, where Nehemiah, feeling broken with sorrow and terribly afraid, turns to God in prayer, makes a plan and then takes a lead. We are called to talk to God about what burdens our hearts, and to move forward with His help.

  • Rebuilders: Ruins Can Be Rebuilt by Ness Wilson (Nehemiah 1)

    18/04/2021 Duración: 20min

    How do we keep praying into the same thing every day? How do we worship through times of pain, loss and exhaustion? What is broken in our lives and needs rebuilding? Ness Wilson dwells on the significance of broken walls. Nehemiah felt deep sorrow over what was broken, and so committed to bringing his sadness before God in prayer. There is a need for us to grieve the things we have lost, naming them one by one. Ness Wilson highlights some tools and ideas to help us keep praying when things seem broken.

  • Easter Day by Rich Cave (John 12:24)

    05/04/2021 Duración: 10min

    Is Jesus a Saviour? Can he lift off our burdens? Do you want to grow? In this Easter Day talk, Rich Cave calls us to reflect on three seeds. He calls the first seed 'Jesus', and asks if we believe Jesus died, was placed in the ground and rose to life again to make us right with God. Do we believe Jesus is our Saviour? The second seed he calls 'Our lives', and he reflect on its hard shell. Things that we are not proud of and things that weigh us down can stop us receiving from God and from others. Do we need Jesus to lift off our burdens? The third and final seed he calls 'Heaven on earth'. Rich asks if we want to experience God's goodness working through us, influencing and blessing others for good, like a growing tree spreading it's seeds. Do we want to grow?

  • Heaven Is Here by Joe McSharry (Luke 17:20-21)

    05/04/2021 Duración: 11min

    Is Heaven already here? How did Jesus bring Heaven to earth? Why is Easter so important? In this talk, Joe McSharry unpacks how Jesus broke the divide and brought Heaven to earth. Joe explains the partnership with God that we are invited to join, and the unity with God that we can experience today.

  • 'Heaven Is Here' Easter Devotional by Matt Hickman (Revelation 21:3-4)

    04/04/2021 Duración: 12min

    An Easter audio guide taking you on a reflective walk through your town, thinking, praying and acting on the theme ‘Heaven Is Here’. Join me, Matt Hickman, as I help you connect with your local area in a way you perhaps haven’t done before. Written by Josie Russel & Matt Hickman. Narrated by Matt Hickman.

  • Jesus Is Head Of The Church by Steve Clifford (Ephesians 4:15)

    21/03/2021 Duración: 22min

    What does it mean to be the church? How does Jesus being ‘Head of the Church’ impact us? How does it affect our church community?  The bible calls the Church ‘the body of Christ’, with Jesus as the head of this body. Steve Clifford unpacks how this relationship between the Church (the body) and Jesus Christ (the head) affects how we operate as a community.

  • Jesus Is: Friend by Sarah Ford (John 15:12)

    14/03/2021 Duración: 21min

    Where are you at in your friendship with Jesus? Is there anything Jesus wants to say to you about this friendship? Jesus is the God who calls you His friend. Sarah Ford takes a look at some of the different aspects of our friendship with Jesus; that of partnership, obedience and His proven love for us, and she ultimately labels it ‘as our highest calling in life’.

  • Jesus Is: Advocate by Jimmy Zachariah (Psalm 89:14)

    28/02/2021 Duración: 13min

    What is an advocate? How does Jesus advocate for me? What does it mean for us to be advocates for others? If we feel the weight of guilt, wondering if we’re good enough to be loved by God, Jesus stands in our place and makes a way for us to be right with God. Jesus is our advocate. Jimmy Zachariah talks on ‘Jesus Is: Advocate’ as well as sharing from his own experience how we too are called to advocate for those in need.

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