Ps Ash introduces Ps Danny and then he introduces ..... ANZAC Day! He gives credit to all our military forces over the many decades and compares the sacrifices of Jesus with the sacrifice of the deceased of those who served their country on our behalf. Of course, even those who made it through could have also been deceased and are honoured as well.
Ps Danny moves into the main part of our message by confessing how much he lived in the flesh (selfish human nature) before becoming born again with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. He also pointed out the reality that the flesh keeps trying to fight and regained status. It points out that there is a blindness when we are not born again. We think we are observing the reality of our life as it is but, when we receive the Holy Spirit, our eyes are open and we can see everything differently. But the flesh rises up to try and make us back step on that journey.
Ps Danny then uses numerous aspects of the apostle Peter's life as illustrations. He was so acting in the power of the Holy Spirit that he identified Jesus as the Messiah. Jesus pointedly told him that he could not have done it in his own flesh nature but it was the Holy Spirit who revealed it to him. Nevertheless, Peter was overcome by the flesh nature even a number of times after that. This is an exciting message for us all! Who does not strive, even though being a born again Christian, against our flesh nature? We all do.
Using numerous Scriptures and many examples from the Bible, Ps Danny gives us all hope of growing in the Lord, with the Bible leading the way as the Word fills us.