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If listening is more your thing, you’ll find recent messages on our podcast ‘The Lakes Church Cairns’.
Do whatever Jesus tells you to do
Purpose is found by listening to and following the Master’s voice. Tune in. Throughout this series our small groups will be discussing the passages and topics each week. Please get in touch with us if you’d like to join a group for this series. You can find the discussion guide here: https://thelakes.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Enthusiasm-series-group-discussion-guide.pdf You can join us next week in-person at 9.30am or 5.30pm, or connect with us any time at https://www.thelakes.church
Mike Pilavachi in Cairns
Mike is the co-pastor of a church called Soul Survivor Watford in the UK. He is also the founder of Soul Survivor, an international movement that equips young people to make a difference. He is a well known speaker and author. Mike was with us for a weekend in 2018 and he had us in stitches laughing, he brought some very insightful teaching from the Bible, and led some powerful times of ministry where God impacted a number of people’s…
How to rely on God in impossible situations
When the one true God is the source of your enthusiasm he promises you peace, power and purpose. What did Jesus mean when he said that mountains could be moved by faith? You can join us next week in-person at 9.30am or 5.30pm, or connect with us any time at https://www.thelakes.church Throughout this series our small groups will be discussing the passages and topics each week. Please get in touch with us if you’d like to join a group for…
Rediscover who Jesus is
Lose your religion and look hard at the person of Jesus. He is your example. You can join us next week in-person at 9.30am or 5.30pm, or connect with us any time at https://www.thelakes.church Throughout this series our small groups will be discussing the passages and topics each week. Please get in touch with us if you’d like to join a group for this series. You can find the discussion guide here: https://thelakes.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Enthusiasm-series-group-discussion-guide.pdf
Reset your faith (Pat Hegarty)
Take a fresh look at who you have become, who God really is, and what to do about it. For the last two years people have been locked-down and disrupted. But even before that, so many were over-loaded. Some of us had become disillusioned. Others were questioning their faith. And yet the cry within all of us is to re-connect with God – to know the power of his Spirit and the encouragement of his voice. Our word ‘enthusiasm’ comes…
Faith, healing and prayer (When life gets tough)
James 5 connects your journey of faith to the trials, troubles, sicknesses, and difficulties of life. One of the most significant ways faith is connected to life is through prayer. Some of the greatest lessons on faith come through these verses because these are the practical, everyday challenges of life. Is anyone among you suffering? Is anyone among you sick? Is anyone struggling with a sin? These are part of the journey of life, but when you bring faith into…
Why we fight (When life gets tough)
We all face conflict and most of us hate it. The book of James is blunt about the source of our conflict. This bluntness is both painful and helpful. We can overcome the pressure of conflict by identifying its source and by pursuing a humility that makes pleasing God our primary aim. James 4.
The words we speak (When life gets tough)
Our words are very powerful. Left to our own devices, we will often do harm with our words. Our words also reveal the state of our hearts. We need wisdom from God and the inner work of the Holy Spirit to use our words wisely. James 3.
Performance vs Mercy (When life gets tough)
We are naturally drawn to people who are similar to us or that we think might do something for us. Even in the church we seem to be more excited about a celebrity becoming a Christian than anyone else becoming a Christian. And then in difficult times we are quick to cast blame and write people off. Jesus seems to have a different attitude towards people and the book of James challenges our selfishness and favouritism. You can join us…
The Lure of Sin (When life gets tough)
We all like to shift blame. Usually we blame each other, but in the middle of trouble and temptation we especially like to blame God for what we’re going through. James shows us that our struggles often come from our own selfish nature. God doesn’t tempt us but he has made a plan to rescue us. Jesus’ work on the cross enables us to stand against temptation. James 1:13-18.