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    Sunday 31 May 2020 AM - Ps Danny Ollis - Thriving In A Restricted World - Part 3: Loneliness

    Sunday 31 May 2020 AM - Ps Danny Ollis - Thriving In A Restricted World - Part 3: Loneliness

    Today we have Ps Hugh welcoming us. Ps Danny Ollis then continues our current series. He reads from Genesis 2:18 to remind us that God created us to fellowship together. There are all kinds of people and some suffer from being locked in while others can manage it better. There are those that suffer from loneliness far more than others. Too often we don't know who or where they are in order to minister to them. God created us to be His arms and legs and to do the work of ministering to those lonely people. Ps Danny reads from several Scriptures to encourage us to do this.

    He then directs today's message at those lonely people who are too often stuck at home even when there is no coronavirus lock-in. There are several Scriptures to encourage those lonely people that God knows about them and is doing much to help them. Two are better than one. Yes, it's true that we have modern technology to connect together during this season. However, when the season is over we might still be absorbed on our phones, tablets, laptops, desktops, computer game consoles ....
    But people need people. We do better together.

    Today's message is saturated with Scriptures. There is no doubt that the Word of God brings life. Open your hearts and minds today to receive these scriptural messages and Ps Danny's weaving together of them for all of us.

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    What did you receive from today's message?

    Is there a 'takeway', 'nugget of gold' or revelation you can share with us?

    How can you apply today's message to your life this week?
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    • 26 min
    Sunday 24 May 2020 AM - Ps Mark Riddell - Thriving In A Restricted World - Part 2: Our Attitude Determines Our Action

    Sunday 24 May 2020 AM - Ps Mark Riddell - Thriving In A Restricted World - Part 2: Our Attitude Determines Our Action

    Today's host is Phil, who with his wife, is a leader of Citicoast kids. He welcomes us and introduces Ps Mark Riddell with Part 2 of our new series "Thriving In A Restricted World". He reminds us that, last week, we learned that Resistance Builds Resilience. Today, Ps Mark looks at James1:2-4. It really nails the topic for this week. He talks about our ability to bounce back during times of difficulties. He wants us all to become 'bounce-back' people. He elaborates on the following points:

    1. Resilient people take charge of their lives.
    2. Resilient people ask God questions (make sure you don't miss this bit).
    3. Resilient people hang around the right people.
    4. Resilient people allow their difficulties to spur growth.
    5. Resilient people invest themselves in other ways.
    6. Resilient people focus on changing what they can and do not worry about the rest.

    Ps Mark ends with Psalm 28:7 and a prayer. No doubt, in every season of our life we need to develop resilience. This message today will encourage and assist us greatly in that.

    • 27 min
    Sunday 17 May 2020 AM - Ps Mark Riddell - Thriving in a Restricted World - Part 1: Resistance Builds Resilience

    Sunday 17 May 2020 AM - Ps Mark Riddell - Thriving in a Restricted World - Part 1: Resistance Builds Resilience

    Our hosts today are Josh and Ash. After welcoming us and encouraging us with Scriptures, they introduce Ps Mark with our new series. Again, this is directly related to our current era of Covid-19 living. Ps Mark encourages not to be concerned so much with what we can't do but, instead, what we can do. He gives us a personal testimony (actually nothing to do with our current lock-ins) in which he actually has something important to him which he can no longer do but he focuses on what he still can do instead.

    To our left on the video, there is a table with a number of handheld gym weights, commencing with small weights and up to larger weights. Using these for our body is known as 'resistance training' - the weights offer a resistance to our muscles and, by practising to overcome that resistance, we build our physical body. Ps Mark uses this imagery to show us how we can build spiritual strength by resisting many of the negative things of life that confront us from time to time.

    He points out that we grow with what we go through. He goes into depth on the following points:

    1. Our outlook determines our outcome.
    2. Resistance brings change.
    3. Resistance builds our endurance.
    4. Resistance brings us to a place of rest and recovery.

    Ps Mark cleverly uses dictionary definitions for all of those words and several others. This can really clarify and focus our minds on how to overcome resistance. Of course, he also reads a number of Scriptures that will always encourage us. This series will not only help us during our coronavirus lock-ins but will encourage us and build us for all of our normal lives.

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    What did you receive from today's message?

    Is there a 'takeway', 'nugget of gold' or revelation you can share with us?

    How can you apply today's message to your life this week?
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    • 29 min
    Sunday 10 May 2020 AM - Ps Christine Riddell - Seasons

    Sunday 10 May 2020 AM - Ps Christine Riddell - Seasons

    One of our worship leaders, Jasmine Ollis, opens with welcoming all viewers to the Citicoast Sunday message this week. She then turned and looked 1.5 m away and introduces her mother, Ps Katrina Ollis. Ps Katrina then gives a hearty Happy Mothers Day to all the women viewing. Following that, Ps Mark thanks everyone for continuing with their tithes and offerings throughout the lock-in season. Ps Katrina and Jasmine then return to introduce our speaker for the day, Ps Christine Riddell.

    We meet Ps Christine and her husband, Ps Mark, in their kitchen at home! Ps Christine very cleverly uses the six ingredients of a recipe to cover six seasons that we will all encounter in our life. Individually, some of those ingredients can taste terrible, just as some of our seasons are. Others taste nice but you can have too much of them and not feel so good. There are seasons for this too. The seasons that Ps Christine elaborates on are these:

    1. The Daily Grind.
    2. The Proud as Punch.
    3. The Demanding.
    4. The Heartbreaking.
    5. The Rewarding.
    6. The Spice of Life.

    Ps Christine uses Scriptures to describe these and gives us plenty of biblical encouragement of how to survive them with victory. We all go through these seasons so this is a must-listen for all of us.

    All through this message, Ps Mark was actually taking each ingredient and mixing them together and finally cooking a delicious reward at the end. Good timing!

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    What did you receive from today's message?

    Is there a 'takeway', 'nugget of gold' or revelation you can share with us?

    How can you apply today's message to your life this week?
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    • 33 min
    Sunday 26 April 2020 AM - Michael Bowen - Keep Dreaming

    Sunday 26 April 2020 AM - Michael Bowen - Keep Dreaming

    Ps Mark opens up for us today. Michael Bowen points out an aspect of our being locked in for so many weeks ..... What happened to all those plans, hopes, and dreams that we all had directly before that moment when the lock-ins commenced? We can easily be discouraged and think that our dreams can never be fulfilled. Michael then reads through Exodus 6:1-8 - here God talks to Moses about leading the Israelites out of captivity in Egypt. They had already been under 'lock-in' for about 400 years! And they hadn't given up their dreams. Listen and be highly encouraged to see how the Lord was with the Israelites through all that time and He will be with us at this time of ours. He is in control. He will keep his promises to us just as He did to them..

    Next up, Michael discusses the difference between rest and peace by using Psalm 46:10 and John 14:27. It is God's Word. There's a sentence here that Michael has constructed that I will jot down as something to remind myself in any difficult situation. He ends up with pointing out to us that our incubation can be a time of growth and have many positive aspects.

    And what was it about Crowded House that they should deserve a mention?


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    What did you receive from today's message?

    Is there a 'takeway', 'nugget of gold' or revelation you can share with us?

    How can you apply today's message to your life this week?
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    • 25 min
    Sunday 26 April 2020 AM - Ps Danny Ollis - His Love For You - Part 4: Enduring Love

    Sunday 26 April 2020 AM - Ps Danny Ollis - His Love For You - Part 4: Enduring Love

    Ps Hugh Perry is today's host. Ps Danny gives us a Hello and then lets us know that this is his tribute to Anzac Day. And much more. He went back to 1915 and reminds us how all the soldiers over in Gallipoli were separated from all their loved ones back here in Australia. On occasions they were having contact by mail, snail mail! It took months for a letter to get over there. How precious were those letters. Small gifts were also sent over and they were so appreciated. And then there were Anzac biscuits ..... Ps Danny lists the ingredients of those biscuits and points out that they were such that they endured the trip over there and were still fresh for the soldiers to enjoy.

    We can never compare to the lives lost over there but Ps Danny then discusses the way we are currently all separated from our loved ones, right now. A different kind of war and many different circumstances! We now have unbelievable methods of communication and each small gift sent out is greatly appreciated. Ps Danny draws the two situations together to show us just how Enduring God's love is in both circumstances. Using several scriptures, he assures us that God is with us no matter what the situation is, how difficult it is, and how strange it is - God's promises of comfort and peace are available. His love has never failed and endures.

    This is a most inspiring message and is very encouraging for us all.

    Ps Hugh then returns to tie everything up. He also introduces a special video production put together by Ps Col Stringer. Col is a Queensland pastor who has a national and international reputation as a detailed historian on the Anzacs and Gallipoli. He has written a number of books on the topic and has great respect. In this case, he has chosen a song which illustrates mateship, loyalty, endurance, and love that all of our military services have demonstrated in all the wars that Australia has been involved in. The video consisted of photographs from everyone of these wars: WW1, WW 2, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, was in Iraq, Iran, and other Middle Eastern areas. As you have no video to watch I encourage you to listen to the song with your eyes closed and use your imagination to recall all the photographs of our loyal military people that you would have seen over the years as these people - some of them as young as 16 years old - have given their lives or sustained injuries so that our nation would have peace and safety. It brought a tear to my eye and I suspect it will to yours as you listen to this song.

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    What did you receive from today's message?

    Is there a 'takeway', 'nugget of gold' or revelation you can share with us?

    How can you apply today's message to your life this week?
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    • 26 min

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