16 episodes

Sermon broadcasts from Lighthouse Church, Durban, South Africa

Lighthouse Church Durban Alan Keith Wagner

    • Christianity

Sermon broadcasts from Lighthouse Church, Durban, South Africa

    Growing Up

    Growing Up

    When we put our faith in Jesus, we are "spiritually re-born" into the family of God. In a very real sense, we start this new life as "spiritual babies" - but just as physical babies must grow into adults, spiritual babies must also grow into maturity.

    This challenging season is not a time for us to live as "spiritual babies", but a time to mature as "spiritual adults". Let's "dig our own wells", reading the Scriptures and engaging the Holy Spirit in prayer ourselves. Let's take responsibility for ourselves. Let's not seek to be helped as much as we seek to help others. Let's make this a rich season of growth!

    1 Corinthians 13:11, Hebrews 5:12-14, Matthew 5:13-16

    • 10 min
    Spiritual Lock-Down

    Spiritual Lock-Down

    Our coronavirus/lock-down experience is not a season to merely survive; it is an opportunity to experience a deeper work of God. If we would seek his presence, his purposes and his Spirit in this time, we will come out of the season stronger and ready for our next! Let’s seek to see Jesus better, to know Jesus better and to serve Jesus more effectively!

    Acts 9:1-22, Job 42:5, Ephesians 1:17-21, Acts 20:24

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    • 23 min
    Who is the minister here?

    Who is the minister here?

    In many churches today, we find two groups of people: "ministers" and "members". But the New Testament teaches us that we are ALL "ministers"! We are PRIESTS, representing God to people and people to God. We are AMBASSADORS, representing Jesus and his Kingdom wherever we go. When each one of us does our part, the church will become strong - and the world will know the love of God through Jesus!

    1 Peter 2:4-5, 9, Ephesians 4:11-16, 2 Corinthians 5:17-20

    • 18 min
    Are you still alive?

    Are you still alive?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has put us in a crisis situation. In this situation, there are many challenges and dangers that we are very aware of. There are also dangers that we are possibly unaware of, in particular, the condition of our souls. Jesus spoke to a church whose members were surviving physically, but they were dying spiritually. He called them to urgent action, before what remained of their life expired. We need to hear the same warning: let's not become so preoccupied with our physical situation that we forget our spiritual condition! We don't want to survive this crisis physically alive, yet spiritually dead!

    Revelation 3:1-3, 1 Peter 5:8, Ecclesiastes 3:1, Judges 7:1-5

    • 19 min
    Anchored in Christ

    Anchored in Christ

    When we put our faith in Jesus, God gives us an eternal hope that acts as an anchor for our souls. The storms of life may rage, but this anchor holds firm! When we hold on to what Jesus has done - such as forgiveness, reconciliation, justification, sanctification, restoration, eternal life, the rule of God and his victory over evil - we can enjoy security in every storm of life. We hold onto our anchor by growing in our relationship with Jesus, growing in our obedience to Jesus, growing in wholeness and security as God's children and by maturing into disciple makers.

    Hebrews 6:19, Colossians 1:23, Romans 10:17, Hebrews 2:1, Revelation 14:6, Galatians 1:6-9, Luke 16:16, 1 Peter 1:10-12, Hebrews 1:1-2, 1 Corinthians 15:3-5, John 17:3, Hebrews 2:10, 5:11-12

    • 23 min
    Why is the Holy Spirit so important?

    Why is the Holy Spirit so important?

    Jesus has given his Church a global mission - to represent him and to make disciples world-wide. This is humanly impossible... but the Holy Spirit makes it possible as he empowers and transforms ordinary people like us!

    The Holy Spirit does amazing things like:

    - enabling us to enjoy a personal, day-to-day relationship with God,

    - teaching us and reminding us of Jesus ways, and

    - empowering us to be effective witnesses for Jesus.

    And the great news is that God delights to give this gift to all of his children!

    Matthew 28:19-20, Matthew 28:17, Acts 1:4-9, Acts 4:13-16, Acts 17:6, 1 Corinthians 1:26-29, John 14:15-17, John 14:26, John 15:26, Luke 11:11-13

    • 17 min

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