Peet Wallace

Peet Wallace

Role: Pastor
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Sun, Dec 11, 2016
Passage: John 1:1-8
Duration: 35 mins 13 secs
The primary emphasis of Christmas is that Jesus is God. The secondary emphasis of Christmas, as shown by John the Baptiser, is that God wants us to testify to Jesus, to show him off to the world. We do this through the Holy Spirit in us, who gives us the truth and the burning zeal to share it. Sometimes it is small things, such as goodness and kindness, that open the door for Christ. Even John had doubts about whether Jesus was the Christ, but he still testified to who he is.
Sun, Nov 06, 2016
Passage: Mark 6:30-44
Duration: 30 mins 28 secs
Jesus acted to meet the eternal needs of the people, who were like sheep without a shepherd, not his own or his disciples’ needs. God has given us the task of the disciples, to 'give them something to eat'. Lift is here so that people can find Jesus; we feed people so that they can meet Jesus. Little is much in Jesus' hands, and more than enough. Whenever Jesus asks us to do something, he will always do far more than he asks of us.
Sun, Oct 02, 2016
Duration: 31 mins 56 secs
Are you serious about growing up spiritually? We mature through overcoming our challenges, with God’s help. Speed is not important; patience is needed to manage challenges well, and overcome them. The Holy Spirit will show us what we need to overcome if we ask, so that we are mastered by nothing but Christ. How we overcome our challenges is key to our maturity in Christ.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016
Duration: 36 mins 20 secs
When we are born again, we become a child in God’s family. Children have fun and trust, but they are vulnerable. We need this first stage of our Christian walk to prepare us for the next stage of growth. Young people want to take risks, but want to do things their own way; facts and adventure are important. In this stage, we talk about what God is doing, not just what he has done. In maturity, we want to know God, not just about God. At this stage, we have confidence, security, humility and strength because we know God. We know how to love, because the Father is love.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016
Series: Philippians
Duration: 26 mins 45 secs
Jesus was the perfect example of a servant: becoming a man and humbling himself to die a criminal’s death, subject to public shame. Afterwards, God reversed that, exalting him so that everyone should bow to Him. Humility is: having a serving attitude; strength under control; being under the Holy Spirit’s control; not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less. As with Jesus, serving costs something – time, effort, misunderstanding; it cost Jesus his life. We are called to serve from a life that is full of the Holy Spirit, to bless those in the places we spend most of our time. Serving in Church is a training ground for that service.
Sun, Sep 04, 2016
Today a great testimony showed how God is at work today. A couple's experience of cancer diagnosis and treatment brought them blessings they would never have expected: a living relationship with God; miracles in their own lives; miracles in other lives through their prayer; friendships; a new mission; and knowledge that God is bigger than any circumstances. We need to give God time; if we think we are too busy, he may find a way to give us the time.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016
Series: Philippians
Duration: 34 mins 11 secs
The world needs our joy: our colleagues at work, our families and our friends. Where does that joy come from? It comes from God and his Holy Spirit. Does that joy depend on circumstances? No! It grows as we learn to trust God through our suffering, as we have courage to face the messiness of real life. "The joy of the Lord is our strength", as He fights for us. We are not alone: Jesus understands our suffering, because he suffered and was tempted, just as we are. Others, too, have gone through, or are in the middle of, the same sort of suffering. Additional Scriptures: 1 Peter 1:6-7, James 1:2-3, Joshua 1:6-9, Romans 8:31-34, Hebrews 4:14-16
Sun, Aug 14, 2016
Series: Philippians
Duration: 33 mins 6 secs
Where do we find joy? Paul, even while in prison and facing possible death, found joy in serving God and His people. While we are here on earth, God has called us to serve, with whatever unique gifts He has given us. We are not meant to look like the person next to us, but rather to take courage to be ourselves as God has made us, for His glory. In the church we need unity in diversity, with grace, as we step out from playing it safe and go ahead with the part God has written for each of us, to build up His church and share His good news. Can you truly say, along with Paul, “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain”? Embracing this eternal perspective gives us joy for today. Additional Scriptures: Galatians 5:22-23, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Ephesians 4:4-7
Sun, Jul 31, 2016
Duration: 38 mins 50 secs
Joy thrives when we walk in our God-given purpose, even in the midst of trials and challenges. Additional scriptures: Galatians 5:22-23, Romans 5:5
Sun, Jul 24, 2016
Series: Philippians
Duration: 40 mins 49 secs
We really need joy, but how do we find it? Paul wrote the letter to the Philippians from prison, yet he mentioned a form of the word “joy" on average every 7 verses. He had great joy right in the face of tough times, trials and challenges. How is this possible? Biblical joy is an supernatural emotion present in us through the person of the Holy Spirit, as a result of our salvation, and not dependent on circumstances. This joy is a part of the fruit of the Spirit, which flourishes and grows as we invite and trust the the Holy Spirit to live in us and act through us more and more. The climate in which joy best thrives is an atmosphere of God’s grace, encouragement, peace and abundant love, along with our thankfulness and discernment to love the right things, namely God before all else. The more we know the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, the deeper our joy will become. Additional scriptures: 2 Corinthians 11:23-28, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Philippians 4:4, John 21:15-17
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