Peet Wallace

Peet Wallace

Role: Pastor
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Sun, Jun 05, 2016
Duration: 36 mins 31 secs
In Romans and Galatians, Paul gives us some very practical instructions for how to respond to challenges in our lives. Are we facing persecution? Respond with blessing. Are we facing evil? Overcome it with good. Has someone done us wrong? Leave room for God to take care of the situation. When we respond to negative influences in the opposite spirit, we are wielding an important weapon God gives us to fight our daily spiritual battles. And as we submit to His Spirit and walk in step with Him, learning patience and self-control, He will step in and fight on our behalf. Additional Scriptures: Ephesians 4:15, 1 Peter 2:21-24, James 1:19-20, 2 Cor 13:14, James 4:6, Ephesians 5:21-33, John 2:15-17
Sun, May 15, 2016
Duration: 20 mins 35 secs
The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field, or like a precious and costly pearl. Have you found and seen the treasure? Have you bought the pearl, which requires sacrifice? Some stumble across the treasure, while others purposely seek it out. If you’ve found it, do you still feel the incredible value of it, or has your enthusiasm waned? Jesus is our ultimate treasure, worth more than all we have, and He gives joy in our hearts. Will you make way in your life to take hold of the treasure and make Jesus number one, for the first time, or once again? Additional scriptures: Acts 2:1-21, Joel 2:28-32
Sun, May 01, 2016
Duration: 32 mins 55 secs
We are all in a spiritual battle every day. The devil is real. Under spiritual attack, step one is to submit to God, and step two is to resist the devil with the spiritual weapons given to us by the Holy Spirit. We need to know the Word of God and invite His Spirit to have control of our lives. It is key that we understand our position in God, that we are His chosen and beloved children. What are we doing to draw nearer to God and receive His strength for the battle? As we submit to God, we receive His covering of protection, and as we increasingly give control of our hearts and lives to the Holy Spirit and His fruit, we are better able to resist the devil’s attacks and stand our ground in Christ’s power. Additional scriptures: Galatians 5:22-25, Ephesians 5:21-22, Hebrews 13:17, Ephesians 6:1, 1 Peter 5:8-9, 2 Corinthians 10:3-6, 1 John 5:4, Ephesians 1:5, Romans 8:17, Ephesians 4:26-27
Sun, Apr 24, 2016
Duration: 38 mins 55 secs
Whether we are under spiritual attack from within (our own prideful human nature), or from without (from the devil, our enemy), or whether we are simply receiving fatherly discipline from God, the first step to take is to submit to God. This is unpopular because it is offensive to our pride. Yet the way we show real love for the Father is by obedience and submission. Submitting to God doesn’t enslave us, rather it sets us free. The devil loves it when we don’t submit to God, and we try to do things on our own terms. Submission is a form of trust. When we are under attack, full surrender to God is the first step towards victory. Additional scriptures: Ephesians 5:21-22, Colossians 2:15, 1 Peter 5:8, Ephesians 4:27, 1 Kings 19:1-5, 1 John 2:16, 2 Corinthians 12:7, Hebrews 12:5-6, Matthew 16:21-23, Hebrews 10:10, 1 John 4:4, Psalm 31:20, John 14:15
Sun, Mar 27, 2016
Duration: 41 mins 8 secs
If anything proves the Kingship of Jesus Christ, it is His resurrection from the dead. The resurrection is a radical happening, with implications for everything Jesus claimed about Who He is. It demands a radical response from people of integrity. Both His death and His resurrection are central and crucial. Christianity is deeply miraculous and supernatural -- not a theory or a religion, but a radical lifestyle of following Christ. If you believe Jesus rose from the dead, it changes everything. Love triumphs over hatred. Suffering does not have the final word. If Jesus rose from the dead, we need to listen to Him. His radical message, that He is the only way, the only truth, the only source of true life, requires a radical response. Let us “go and tell” what Jesus has done for us, and then love and pray for the curious, that they may change from curious to convinced, and then to committed, loving the truth that transforms. Additional scriptures: Colossians 3:1, Isaiah 41:10, Mark 8:31-33, Luke 22:42-43, John 11:25-26, John 14:6, John 2:19-22, 1 Corinthians 15:17-20
Fri, Mar 25, 2016
Duration: 34 mins 57 secs
How do you explain Good Friday? Why is it still so significant today? Jesus’ life for ours, Jesus’ life in ours, and our life for others. Jesus is the spotless Lamb who was offered for the sins of mankind. He died not as a martyr, but as a Savior, as a substitute, as a sacrifice on our behalf. He took the shame, received judgment in our place, and freed us from the curse of breaking the law, and from the sting of death. This divine exchange took away our sins and gave us His holiness instead. We sinned, but His righteousness is credited to us through faith in Him. As a result of the cross, we are free and no longer under judgment, but under God’s grace and favour. God now smiles on us because of Jesus, and adopts us as His sons and daughters, when we acknowledge Him as Lord. Additional Scriptures: Isaiah 53:5-7, Matthew 27:46, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 8:3, John 3:16, Romans 6:22, Colossians 1:22-23, 28-29
Sun, Mar 20, 2016
Duration: 36 mins 51 secs
The account of Mary and Martha teaches us the priority in worship: whilst we take the gospel out to others and minister to the less fortunate, we must prioritise our personal worship of Jesus, and learn from Him. All other "good acts of worship” must flow out of our worshipful relationship with Jesus. Preparations and service are good and necessary, but we must take care not to let them become distractions from our relationship with the One we are serving. Let us deal with our worries and distractions, turn them around and submit them to the Lord in faith, instead of comparing, complaining and taking offence. Only then can we, like Mary with her costly perfume, give our extravagantly loving and sacrificial Lord the extravagant worship He deserves. Additional scriptures: Joshua 4:10-11, Matthew 14:32-33, Luke 10:1-2, Luke 10:36-37, Acts 17:6, Revelation 3:15-16
Sun, Mar 13, 2016
Duration: 31 mins 18 secs
Worship starts when God breathes His life into our spirits and opens the eyes of our understanding about the true identity of Jesus. Worship is an outward sign testifying to an inner work of God, and thus is not about a place, but about a heart relationship. We all worship something, and we start to become more like what we worship. Where is God on our priority list? Enemies to worshipping the Lord can include comfort, convenience, apathy, fear, doubt, insecurity, arrogance, and overfamiliarity. If we recognise these factors in ourselves and turn them around to present them to God, we can get deeper into true worship. The disciples in the boat were at first terrified and doubtful, but when their eyes were opened to Jesus' identity as the Son of God, their response was heart-felt worship. The more important Jesus is to us every day, the more genuine our worship will be. Additional Scriptures: Hebrews 13:15, Matthew 10:32, John 4:21-26, Joshua 3:8-17, Matthew 14:6-21, Hebrews 8:6
Sun, Mar 06, 2016
Duration: 40 mins 3 secs
What is prayer and why do we do it, individually and together? God has chosen the church to be His witness on earth; we can help release resources from heaven through prayer in faith. Is your faith weak? Come to God and pray obediently anyway. The believers praying fervently for Peter’s release from prison were astonished to see him arrive at the door, even though they had been earnestly asking God to help him. Never underestimate the power of a praying church! God has chosen to let us partner with Him in fetching resources from heaven to advance His Kingdom here on earth. Prayer grows us as people in Christ and as a church family together in Him. Additional Scriptures: Acts 4:29-31, Matthew 6:6, James 5:13-16, Psalm 142:1-2, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Luke 22:40, Luke 18:1, Hebrews 4:16, Ephesians 4:16, Ephesians 3:10, Matthew 6:10, Ephesians 6:12-13, James 4:2, John 16:24, 1 Peter 3:12
Sun, Feb 28, 2016
Duration: 35 mins 47 secs
Moses was a deliverer, leading God’s people out of Egypt (symbolising our slavery to sin), and Joshua then led them into the Promised Land (symbolising our spiritual inheritance). Jesus’ work on the cross does both for us. Our inheritance in Christ moves us from brokenness towards wholeness, more and more as we continue following Him. To step into our inheritance by following Jesus, we must set ourselves apart for Him, move forward and obey. We must keep our eyes on His covenant relationship with us, on His Word, and on His presence with us. Following Jesus opens the way for us into grace, peace and hope. Additional scriptures: Romans 5:1-2, Galatians 5:22-23, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Galatians 3:1, Ephesians 1:3, Exodus 19:10-15
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