Auckland Church Leaders Morning Tea 2018

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Audio Encourager Magazine No. 138 March 2013

  1. 1.Introduction Elevate Christian Disability Trust 0:15
  2. 2.Front Cover Elevate Christian Disability Trust 0:32
  3. 3.Apple Quote Elevate Christian Disability Trust 0:06
  4. 4.Hidden Treasure by Margaret Thomson Elevate Christian Disability Trust 2:50
  5. 5.But There Is Hope by Joni Eareckson Tada Elevate Christian Disability Trust 1:53
  6. 6.Praising God by Fiona Thomas Elevate Christian Disability Trust 3:11
  7. 7.The Big Event Elevate Christian Disability Trust 0:40
  8. 8.About Kirsty Anderson Elevate Christian Disability Trust 0:26
  9. 9.Faith Quote Elevate Christian Disability Trust 0:09
  10. 10.Every Day A Mount Everest by Phil Thorn Elevate Christian Disability Trust 6:58
  11. 11.Only Paralysed From The Neck Down Elevate Christian Disability Trust 2:41
  12. 12.Gratitude Quote Elevate Christian Disability Trust 0:05
  13. 13.Wellington CFFD 30 Years Highlights Elevate Christian Disability Trust 2:08
  14. 14.Publications Elevate Christian Disability Trust 0:56
  15. 15.Van Driver's Perspective by Bob and Spenceley Elevate Christian Disability Trust 0:44
  16. 16.Trust Board Changes Elevate Christian Disability Trust 0:19
  17. 17.Live Quote Elevate Christian Disability Trust 0:08
  18. 18.I Longed To Be Happy Like They Were Elevate Christian Disability Trust 4:29
  19. 19.Will The Churches Respond by Hugh and Di Willis Elevate Christian Disability Trust 3:11
  20. 20.Can You Help Elevate Christian Disability Trust 0:12
  21. 21.Conference Elevate Christian Disability Trust 0:24
  22. 22.Prayer Warriors Elevate Christian Disability Trust 0:30
  23. 23.Mistake Quote Elevate Christian Disability Trust 0:09
  24. 24.Let Them Hear - Let Them See from The Warcry Elevate Christian Disability Trust 10:28
  25. 25.Care Quote Elevate Christian Disability Trust 0:10
  26. 26.The Pastor's Cat Elevate Christian Disability Trust 2:40
  27. 27.Philippines News Elevate Christian Disability Trust 1:14
  28. 28.Blessings In Disguise by Joe Mazzella Elevate Christian Disability Trust 4:20
  29. 29.Wise Quote Elevate Christian Disability Trust 0:08
  30. 30.I Realised I Had More Going For Me Than I Thought Elevate Christian Disability Trust 4:36
  31. 31.Help With Costs Elevate Christian Disability Trust 0:21
  32. 32.The Clock Of Life The Encourager 0:55
  33. 33.Jesus Loves You Elevate Christian Disability Trust 0:53
  34. 34.God Answers All Our Prayers Elevate Christian Disability Trust 0:51
  35. 35.Back Cover Elevate Christian Disability Trust 1:33
  36. 36.Contact Addresses Elevate Christian Disability Trust 4:08
  37. 37.The End Elevate Christian Disability Trust 0:07

What is in the Offering?

We have all heard offering calls. This week I had to deal with my own. I had $20 credited to my personal account. That meant I had to tithe $2. But the account it went into charges $2 if you make more than one withdrawal in the month. I just gave $5 from another account.
Then I read this week in First Samuel about Eli’s two sons and how they stole from the offering that which was theirs but they took it in a wrong manner. God killed both of them in the same day and the family was cursed with no atonement for that sin.

God was not really interested in my $2 it was my heart. He was happy to wait until next month. It is not just our finances. We bring an offering of praise and worship to God. That also has to come from a right heart. I got a new insight into how the Lord looks on our offering and the value that He places on it. If it is not right He will let it go for a time. Then He sends a warning as He did with Eli and then if it doesn’t change, suddenly we are destroyed.

When you next give an offering make it a true one. Realise it is important to God. He places a high value on it and it is not to be taken lightly. God bless you as you give.

Geoff

Democracy

by Geoff Wiklund
We live in a democratic country and for that I am glad. However when it comes to the things of God, democracy does not always work. In Acts 27:9 we read:

Now when much time had been spent, and sailing was now dangerous because the Fast was already over, Paul advised them, 10 saying, “Men, I perceive that this voyage will end with disaster and much loss, not only of the cargo and ship, but also our lives.” 11 Nevertheless the centurion was more persuaded by the helmsman and the owner of the ship than by the things spoken by Paul. 12 And because the harbour was not suitable to winter in, the majority advised to set sail from there also, if by any means they could reach Phoenix, a harbour of Crete opening toward the southwest and northwest, and winter there. NKJV

The majority had their way and it lead to disaster. The problem was the others conferred together and they did not confer with God. There is a great lesson here for all of us. We need to confer with God and not just go along with the majority.

I recall an elders meeting where the senior pastor and myself laid out the plans for the Church and the vision he had given us in fasting and prayer. The elders turned us down and told us to forget it. I was not so easily dissuaded. I asked the first elder how many hours he had prayed concerning the document we had given him. He spoke eloquently of his discernment and why he felt we could not achieve this very ambitious scheme. At the end I asked again. How many hours of prayer? The answer was none. The same for others. I asked them how they could say no to us when we had heard from God and they were too lazy. They hastily agreed to the program we laid out and God achieved all he said He would.

Democracy is a wonderful tool, but God is the majority and we need to make sure that our decisions line up with the will of God. John writes:

1 John 5:14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. NKJV

These guys with Paul went their own way and they were shipwrecked. I can guarantee that going your own way will make a shipwreck of your life. So go with the majority that is God. Hear and listen to the prophets voice, and if you feel uneasy then check again. God is only too pleased to confirm His will to you. Blessing is always the result of obedience and loss is the result of disobedience.

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