Wayne Rothman

Wayne Rothman

Role: Pastor
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Sun, Jun 04, 2017
Duration: 39 mins 59 secs
Sometimes the biggest obstacle in being effective Christians is ourselves whether is in our own personal strength (pride, self-starters, independence) or the opposite end of the spectrum (low self-esteem, self-doubt). Both of these distract us and prevent us from experiencing the fullness of God’s Word. God encourages us to move on from this and rely on His strength more. This sermon addresses the need to rely on the Power of God and to truly Trust him.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016
Passage: Joshua 2:1-24
Duration: 29 mins 18 secs
Rahab’s story represents the promises of God when we come to Christ: our past no longer matters. As a Canaanite prostitute and idol worshipper, Rahab was not an ideal candidate to be a hero of faith. Yet, through faith and grace, she was grafted into God’s family. She demonstrated her faith by obeying the instructions she was given. God chose to include her, not only in his people, but also in the lineage of Jesus. God has grafted us into his family, too. Through faith in Him, we can approach God with freedom and confidence. And we demonstrate our faith through what we do. Additional scriptures: Hebrews 11:30-31; James 2:24-26; Ephesians 3:4-6; Romans 11:17-18; Ephesians 3:12; Hebrews 4:15-16.
Sun, Jul 03, 2016
Duration: 30 mins 50 secs
Facing trials and temptations? Jesus did it first, and He overcame on our behalf. He showed us how to wield God’s Word to fight through and come out victorious — and He has already won the battle for us. Our own abilities are not enough — we must rely on God, calling out to Him for help, as our first reaction. When we recognise our neediness, God is eager to minister to us, whether through His Word, through angels, or through His Holy Spirit. Persevering through trials with God’s strength is part of maturing as Christians. Only He can truly satisfy us and help us in the ways we really need. Additional Scriptures: 1 Cor 10:13, Mt 11:28, 1 John 5:3-4, Revelation 2:7, 11, 26, Revelation 3:5, 12, 21, 1 John 4:4, Lk 22:43, Heb 1:14, Acts 27:23-24, James 1:2-4, Isaiah 55:6, James 1:12
Sun, Apr 17, 2016
Duration: 29 mins 52 secs
It used to be that people had to go to God through a human representative, like Moses or Ezekiel. But now through Christ, we are invited to have a direct relationship with God, and each of us is responsible to know Him and serve Him personally. We’re compelled by His enormous sacrificial love no longer to live for ourselves but for Him. Having been reconciled to the Father through Jesus, and made blameless in Him, we are now ambassadors bearing the message of reconciliation between sinful humanity and our holy God. We are free from condemnation and have been sent to represent the official view of His Kingdom, with the help of the Holy Spirit. As Christ was sent by His Father, He has now sent us into the world with His message. Additional Scriptures: John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8, John 18:36, 1 Corinthians 1:17, Acts 4:13, Acts 1:8, 2 Timothy 1:14, 1 Thessalonians 2:4, John 17:14-19
Sun, Sep 13, 2015
Duration: 36 mins 41 secs
The Bible is the Word of God — inspired by God, not originating with man. It’s important to respond to it, to put it into practice, and to know the One who breathed it into being. It throughly equips those who believe, for every good work. Our response to God’s word determines the depth of our relationship with Him. We can’t separate knowing Jesus personally from knowing the scriptures - we need both. Jesus used the scriptures to fight Satan — God’s Word helps us to avoid being deceived, and to discern right from wrong. But we can’t just read the Bible - we need to come to Jesus as we read and seek him with our whole heart. Jesus is the Word of God. Additional Scriptures: John 1:1-2, 1 John 1:1, John 1:14, Ephesians 2:10, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Timothy 2:15, Ephesians 6:14-17, Hebrews 4:12-13, James 1:22-25, Hebrews 5:12-6:3, Colossians 1:25-27, Jn 14:23-26, Matthew 4:1-11, Acts 19:13-16, Matthew 7:24, 1 Timothy 4:1-3, 2 Timothy 4:3-4
Sun, Mar 22, 2015
Series: Topical
Duration: 28 mins 10 secs
God has been incredibly generous to us in giving us His only Son. We are to be imitators of Him in being generous to Him and others with the Time, Treasure, and Talent He has given us. We don’t really own anything anyway - God does. He is the One who has given us the ability to produce wealth in the first place. Our every breath is from Him. What are we doing with the gifts God has given us? And are we giving with the right attitude? Additional Scriptures: John 3:16, Matt 5:14-16, 1 John 3:16-18, Eph 5:1-2, Prov 11:24-25, Prov 3:9-10, Luke 6:38, Haggai 2:8, Dan 4:30-32, Deut 8:17-18, Malachi 3:10, Philippians 2:3-8, 1 Peter 4:8-10, 1 Tim 6:17-19, Matt 6:1, Mark 12:41-44, 2 Cor 8:12
Sun, Nov 23, 2014
Solomon, the wisest and richest man on earth, left a legacy saying all was in vain. The Queen of Sheba, who had no spirit left in her after meeting Solomon and seeing his greatness, is mentioned in the New Testament as as a witness on behalf of Jesus. She saw beyond Solomon to what God wanted for her, and responded positively. This even laid the groundwork for Jesus to be hidden and protected in Egypt, a nation where the Jews were once slaves. How much more do you think you can do in your life than Solomon? We live by faith, not by sight. Our goal is to please the Lord. Additional Scriptures: 1 Kings 3:8-14, Luke 11: 31-32, Eccles 1:14, Luke 17:11-20
Sun, Sep 21, 2014
King David didn’t only have a literal giant to slay, he also had invisible ones later on, in the form of various temptations. He neglected his duty as king, committed adultery and murder, and used deception to try to cover it up. He was blinded to the lurking giant of his own sinful nature. Are we blind to any giants that are growing in our lives? The longer we wait to get rid of them, the bigger they grow. When Nathan intervened bravely and gently to bring David to restoration, David did not react with anger towards God for the consequences of his own sin, but with sincere repentance and moving on, with faith in the loving, forgiving, faithful nature of God. Additional scriptures: Ephesians 4:11-13, Jeremiah 17:9, Ephesians 6:12, John 3:16-18, Numbers 13:27-33, Numbers 14:36-38
Sun, Aug 03, 2014
Anger can be a gift, a weapon, and a resource to respond to evil in a fallen world. But if we do not use anger in context with God's instructions in Ephesians 4:26-27, it can also be a destructive curse for those around us. The Bible gives us steps to take to avoid sin, and to identify and resolve hurts before we hurt others. Additional scriptures: Matthew 23:33-39, Mark 11:15-16.
Sun, Jun 08, 2014
[Click on "notes" below to look at the slides as you listen - there are important visuals for the first 5 minutes.] Context and perspective are crucial. Two important parts of our big-picture perspective as Christians are that God has a purpose for us here on earth, good works which He has prepared in advance for us to do (Eph 2:10); and ultimately our citizenship is in heaven, where we will have new glorious bodies to go with the new heavens and new earth (Phil 3:20-21). Look at life through the lens of eternity. There is a perfect, exciting, amazing kingdom coming. Not only then, but also in the meantime, there is a purpose and place for each one of us. Do your current priorities reflect the future that God has planned for you?
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