Our final live service will be held Sunday 18th December and re-commence, January 22nd 10am.
We will be joining the Impact team online from Australia for our Sunday Services.
Living In The Favour Of God
The goal isn't to live forever, but to leave something that does!.
The prodigal son took from his father and squandered his inheritance, which led him to appreciate what riches he once had at his disposal. We too, can live within the confides of the favour of God and yet never fully appreciate it.
When God builds, He builds specifically and with an inheritance in mind. Living in the favour of God, begins with the revelation of how God perceives us and how we perceive ourselves. Son or Servant? The difference is motive!
Living In The Favour Of God #2
All we have is found in the finished work of Calvary. One cannot "take authority" for authority is given. We either have it or we don't. As we saw last week Peters revelation of who Jesus is, was the foundation stone one which we (the church) stands.
Hebrews 4:1 assures us the promise to our forefathers still stands for us today. It hasn't been "updated or modified like some software package." The promise still stands for those living in obedience to it.
Entering the rest which many fail (and have failed) to enter, requires not only obedience but a revelation of who we are in Christ - Sons and heirs of promise!
Monthly Prayer And Fasting
What a POWERFUL month we have had with amazing breakthroughs, salvation's healing's, vision ownership with a week of prayer and fasting which concluded with some powerful testimonies of personal revelation of Gods love. His miraculous provision and an emphatic presence of unity and one-ness and such heartfelt worship, which brought a tangible presence of God. Many people just wanted the fast to continue. Our desire to be a church OF prayer rather than a church which HAS prayer, makes it a priority for our church.
UPCOMING events IN 2023:
Club 180 - Foundations Group
Focus Groups held Tuesdays
Creation Academy Thursdays
Teaching Programme Thursday
Worship Team Wednesday
Prayer Team Sundays
Foundations groups are based on good coffee, sensational company and practical discussion around some key topics. You don't have to be a "New Christian", but 180 is the starting point in our personal development programme.
Initially, joining a new church can be quite daunting, so 180 is a great place to connect and make friends. By providing a warm and friendly environment, your'e on your way to making great friends and building a solid foundation to your faith. For more information watch the video
180 has a great team of people who can meet with you personally and answer any questions you may have. Held each Wednesday evening from 7:30-9:00 pm, in various homes around Auckland. Download the brochure and join.
PRE-SERVICE PRAYER 9:20 Am
Each Sunday morning, (prior to our morning service which commences at 10 am), a team of people meet in the green room to pray. (9:20-9:45 am) If you have a passion to pray for our vision to reach others with the gospel; uphold our team and see God's favour in our meetings, feel free to join us.
As many of us are studying on Thursdays, it's a great opportunity to take advantage of the evening and combine our monthly prayer with the teaching and training group.
Prayer must accompany our actions. There are many benefits in prayer, however; it is a spiritual discipline essential for personal growth.
Join our growth track which follows our vision process:
Know God Find Freedom Discover Purpose Make a Difference.
Fill in a card to find out more.
courses for 2023
Psalm 92:13-14 Planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God. 14 In old age they will still bear fruit; healthy and green they will remain.
This year we have been focusing on the aspect of SPIRITUAL maturity. All too often, we neglect our personal growth as we are at times engulfed with the issues of life. One only needs to miss out on exercise for a week, or a month, to be back at square one, and have to start with the basics.
It is more sever than that in our spiritual growth, as for some; getting back into the game is no longer an option. The Apostles went to great lengths to establish teaching (doctrine which if lived by) will ensure we not only grow, but flourish.
Within this group, we will highlight some important keys to ensure we are continually growing throughout our life-time. Each week we will present scripture and then have a round table of discussion, to appropriate the truths within it.
The importance of being planted in God
The key marks of spiritual maturity
Surviving or Flourishing
The importance of working on our foundations
What can we learn from The book of Revelation today?
Held in a small group setting, our goal is to build relationship, whilst providing an environment to share and grow together, therefore the number will be limited to those with a keen desire to grow and commit to one another.
Join us for a journey of discovery as we go through the book of Romans and ask what relevance does this book have for us in 2023. Are there any warnings and key truths which we must grasp in order to be the overcomers which Paul encourages us to be. Thursday evenings with Ps Tony and Denise.
events in 2023
For daily updates, visit our facebook page or subscribe to our google calendar which is updated as things happen or change.
We COMMENCE semester 1 of our teaching programme on Thursdays in February with a new video series "Creation Academy".
Much of the education system presents the "theory" of evolution as fact. This makes little room for creation or the bible, and we need to understand how to confidently present truth to a skeptical world view. Join us to understand and present biblical truth.
Later on in semester TWO, we will recommence our growth track with CLUB 180 - LIVING ESSENTIALS - and ROCK SOLID recommence. Download our "growth path" brochure and identify where you are in your personal development.
A week tomorrow, (Thursday 14th July), we will commence the "FLOURISH" series for those wanting to take a honest biblical survey into personal growth in Christ.
Every genuine disciple desires to grow, for it is a kingdom requirement. Sadly, recent months has begun a world wide "sifting" in many lives, and we are assured this will only heighten.
The good news is that Gods word informs us and prepares us for the banquet ahead.
Here's some resources you will need on this journey:
1. Prayerful consideration and registration for the programme
2. A willingness to be vulnerable and with an openness to change.
3. A bible, pen and notepad to search the scriptures together.
4. A prioritised diary that sets each Thursday evening 7:30-9:00pm as priority
5. Viewed the pre-course video by Voddie Baucham
6. Confirmed your attendance and praying for the course participants daily.
Why not Begin now?
We WILL enter 2023, hopeful yet considered. Last year was an unusually difficult time in many ways for many people, but not for God. Challenges come in life at many times, and for many reasons, and not all of those challenges are negative. God has not been blind-sided by world events and His is not looking for a plan "B".
"2023 is a time to BUILD BETTER." and we encourage you to consider how you can invest into the vision of Eden and the community needs around us. On February 26th, you can do this in several ways:
Online INVESTMENT ASB 12-3016-0640532:02
On the day Offering bowl - Pledge card & EFTPOS
Via Mail P.O. Box 163105 Lynfield 1443
Electronically On site via EFTPOS
By PLEDGE CARD
Vision 2023 and Beyond
Many people equate "VISION" with being something huge or dramatic. It conjures up some heavy spiritual dimension only given to the few. In fact vision is something within us all to some degree or other. It takes vision to raise a family Gods way. It takes vision to prioritise our year. It takes vision to not get bogged down with the mundane demands of life.
Vision is simply "a preferable future". "A point to head towards". "An inner motivation which empowers our day to day activities". Vision may get lost in the humdrum of life. Vision my be diverted or misdirected over time, which is why we all need to revisit again our effectiveness in living with vision.
The dangers ahead
William Booth, the founder of the "SALVATION ARMY" Christian Missionary corps, was a great influence in taking the gospel into the community; and in doing so impacted many British officials and parliamentarians of his day. At the cusp of 1900's, he was asked what dangers the country and church would face in the coming decade? This was his response:
“The chief danger that confronts the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, heaven without hell.”
William Booth 1829 -1912
FOUR FOCUS GROUPS - Join one this week.
- South - West - Central and East. Choose one today
We are now into our fourth month in Epsom at Auckland Bible Chapel. Its a common statement, but the Church as we know it is not a building but people called unto His purpose.
The basket ball court is a hit with our sporty kids as they enjoy the recess. If you haven't been along yet, then make a point of dropping in and having a cuppa with us.
Our current series is providing some key principles of Gods leading, His character and His and nature. Knowing how God leads is critical to understanding His plan for us today.
In "GET READY". we have looked at three key actions we must prepare ourselves, and this Sunday the fourth:
1. Live like you believe it
2. Be alert and discerning
3. Be at peace with the unknown
4. Be in tune and in step with The Spirit
If we consider the current world events, geo-political tensions and how the Bible has clear teaching on "what and how," to prepare for the future.
In this series we will look at SEVEN key areas to prepare ourselves, our families and our churches for the inevitable outcome which ushers the return of Jesus Christ as Lord of all.
Christians may disagree on the details of “end times”,
but one thing we all agree upon:
"Jesus is coming again".
other events coming up in 2022:
This twelve week course forms part of our ongoing training for the Eden family, which will conclude with a prophetic presbytery with invited prophets who will speak into candidates and church life.
Our Eden Kids programme follows a balanced programme of worship, word and wholesome activities that build godly character and purposeful living.
We encourage our people to Pray and fast during the first THURSDAY of each month.
Also join us at 9:20 am - 9:50 am @ 82 The Mall Onehunga , for our pre-service prayer meeting. Please join us in seeking Gods favour and direction.
Prayer & Fasting
G610 - Community connection
Salvation - Keep them coming
Favour - With God and Man
Presence - God's enabling
Resources - To enable vision
Revelation - Clear direction
Team - Knit together in unity
Release - Workers in our vision