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The Heart of Romans

By | Central, Romans

If we confess that Jesus is Lord and believe in our hearts that God raised Him from the dead, we will be saved. Our hearts matter most to God, because what is in our hearts matters most to us! In Paul’s letter to the church in Rome, we read that God looks at the heart, and only He can truly change our hearts.

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The Revolution of the Unashamed!

By | Central, Romans

In the opening verses of Romans chapter 1 Paul introduces himself to the church at the heart of the Empire as a “slave of Christ” who’s been “set apart for the Gospel of God”.  In this message, we discover that we too are “set apart” by God, saved by a powerful and gigantic gospel, and called to join the ‘revolution’ – declaring that JESUS IS LORD and abandoning our allegiance to anything else!…

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Romans Intro – ‘Identity, Purpose and Destiny’

By | Central, Romans

As we launch our teaching series, based in the letter to the Romans, we start by considering the background and circumstances of this great work of the Apostle Paul. We also consider what it has to say about 3 great existential questions of our time, (1) Who am I? (2) What am I here for? and (3) What does the future hold for me? The unfolding divine revelation in these pages speaks of our IDENTITY in Christ, our PURPOSE in His Kingdom, and our DESTINY as faithful children laying hold of God’s promises for a glorious future!

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I Must

By | Central

The apostle Paul describes himself as being compelled to preach the gospel (1Co 9:16) and in this message Slava talks about the joy of serving God’s purpose and making his mission the overwhelming priority in our lives. He shows us that having the attitude of “I must!…” brings the ultimate joy and fulfilment.

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The Outlook From Antioch

By | Central

Acts 11:19ff & 13:1-3 – The church in Antioch, was expansive and outward looking from its beginnings. Aptly described as a ‘church bursting its banks’, Luke’s account gives us a clear picture of the prevailing culture and values that made this the epicentre of a gospel explosion across the Roman world. In this message we explore these features of such a vibrant, multi-gifted church to see what made them instinctively outward looking, Christ-centred and fruitfully nurtured – a place where ‘living stones’ had room to grow!

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Restoration

By | Central

We look at the revelation that we are rooted in; considering again God’s plan and purpose of restoration and how we as His church, are the glorious City of God and beautiful Bride of Christ.

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We Are Family

By | Central

In this podcast, we explore Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus encouraging the body of believers to see themselves as a family.

We are united with Christ, chosen, adopted and we belong to Him.

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Bursting Our Banks

By | Central

Jesus assures us the spiritual ‘harvest’ is here and now (John 4:345) and Joshua 3:15 gives us a picture of the river Jordan (representing healing power and resurrection life) “overflowing all its bank” throughout the harvest season! In this keynote message, we see the urgent need for the church to be carrying life and bursting its banks and consider what this means in practice. For all of us at LRC the new season we will soon embrace is our greatest ever opportunity to experience such powerful and far-reaching overflow!…

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The Power of Overflow At Harvest Time

By | Central

We are living in days where people are ready to respond to the Good News! We look at how we, as Spirit-filled believers, will transform the world around us. The Holy Spirit in us is a flood that can overcome obstacles. He is a well spring that blesses and refreshes others. That the church is river to restore and bring life to our local schools, work places, communities and neighbourhoods!

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The Days of the Harvest

By | Central

The lyrics of the song ‘These are the Days of Elijah’ are full of biblical truth to help us declare who we are as God’s people and how we are to be in the times we live in. As we look at the examples of Elijah, Moses, Ezekiel and David; we see the kind of people God is calling us to be in the world today.

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Miracles and the Church

By | Central

As we read the book of Acts we see a church that lives in the expectation, experience and appreciation of the miraculous. Tim encourages us to open our eyes to the miracles we see in our every day lives, and position ourselves to hear the Holy Spirit; as we do this faith and power will be unlocked for us to see even greater miracles in the church.

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It’s Harvest Time

By | Central

Fear is the enemy of faith, but the Gospel is the power of God that leads to salvation! It really is harvest time and Simon takes us through the parable of the Good Samaritan and then provides 3 biblical keys to help us to be fruitful in this exciting season.

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Harvest On The Way

By | Central

Jesus tells us that the harvest is great and the harvest is ripe! People all around us are ready to respond to the Good News of the Kingdom that we carry. Like Jesus we have the Holy Spirit and power, God is with us! As we go around each day, and go on our way; God wants us to look up, look around and see the opportunities we have to change the world around us!

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Hope, Healing & Wholeness

By | Central

2 Samuel 11-12 tell the awful story of King David’s adultery with Bathsheba and his attempts to cover things up afterwards, before being confronted by Nathan the prophet.  “I have sinned against the Lord”, David finally admits, and Psalm 51 is his heartfelt prayer of repentance; the public outpouring of a contrite heart in all its humiliation.  David was forgiven and restored, and enjoyed many more years of fellowship with His beloved God.  This tragic episode serves as both a warning and an encouragement to all God‘s people.  On the one hand, sin is no respecter of persons, and we must be aware of our weak-spots.  Nevertheless, however we may have fallen and whatever the past, when we come clean with the Lord there is bright hope for great future!

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Harvest Time

By | Central

Jesus repeatedly assures His disciples the ‘harvest’ is abundant and ready! In Joshua 3:15 we read that “the Jordan overflows its banks throughout the harvest season”, and in this message we draw these images together and consider what it means for our own lives to ‘overflow’ with life, promise and hope to others during this this present harvestime. This is an essential message for all of us who want to play our part in the greatest ingathering of our generation!…

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What Are You Wearing?

By | Central

When we accept Jesus into our lives, we are given access to the most amazing rack of spiritual clothing to help us walk as God intended. In this message, Ben takes us on a whistle-stop tour of Joseph and his different outfits… and how he doesn’t get distracted en route to fulfilling God’s purpose for his life.

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The Supernatural Church Has a Supernatural Voice (Part Two)

By | Central, Market Harborough, Supernatural Church

The supernatural church speaks with an authoritative, faith filled, supernatural voice. A voice with the power to proclaim that what is already bound in heaven will be bound on earth and what is already loosed in heaven will be loosed on earth. As we draw near to God to hear His heart, we can boldly speak the word of God with the assurance that the Spirit of God is ready to bring dynamic life and power to the words that leave our mouths.

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People Of The Presence

By | Central

In Hebrews 10:19-25 we see that, because of Jesus, there is a perfect provision for us as God’s people to boldly enter the Most Holy Place. We look at what this means for us and how we can experience wonderful God’s Presence together.

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The Light Of The World

By | Central

In the beginning of beginnings God let shine into the darkness and began the creation of all things on earth (Ge 1:2-3). When He later entered the world He had made, Jesus declared Himself to be “the light of the world”, and His dynamic, life-changing ministry demonstrated just that – bringing hope to the sinful (Jn 8:12), sight to the blind (Jn 9:5) and much more! But He also declared that we too are “the light of the world” (Mt 5:14), and He equips and expects us to continue His ministry – bringing great light into the darkness of our worlds!…

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God’s Promised Rest

By | Central

Over recent months the Lord has been drawing us further into His presence, around the throne, where there is everything we need. One of those essential things is God’s Promised Rest. In fact, we find in the letter to the Hebrews (3:7-4:11), that there is an ever-present invitation to join Him in ‘His’ rest. From here we take a journey through the Scriptures to see want this means, and how finding this rest will impact our past, present and future.

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Supernatural Shepherds

By | Central

God is a shepherd to His people, and He has appointed ‘under-shepherds’ with delegated spiritual authority to care for His flock. We look at how they are a means of supernatural provision for the church.

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Encounter

By | Central, Market Harborough, Supernatural Church

The Bible’s big story of God’s purpose for His people is centred at various times around a significant encounter with a particular person! Both Old and New Testaments contain numerous stories of individuals having an encounter with God that changes everything! In this message we look at Jacob’s powerful encounter with the Lord (Genesis 28) and find characteristics we should expect when we meet Him ourselves. Get ready to meet Him in this way!…

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Inflow & Outflow

By | Central

The small letter of Paul to Titus contains a big message for our day! The church is to be built on SOUND TEACHING and to be devoted to GOOD WORKS. This is the vital ‘inflow’ and ‘outflow’ that ensures we stay healthy and fruitful. We must remain biblically balanced in our joint-focus on the Message and the Mission – and be ready at all times to meet the urgent needs that are all around us.

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Approaching The Throne

By | Central

Hebrews 4:14-16 – Approaching the Throne of God is an awesome thing! Thankfully we can do so because we have One who has gone before us, securing our inheritance and our acceptance forever. As we approach we need to hold fast to a confession based on the Word of Truth about who He is, and who we now are (in Him). By embracing Jesus’ humanity, as well as knowing we are accepted we can also know we are fully ‘understood’. By a revelation of such things we can learn how to lay hold of the Grace of God, in its various forms, not only for ourselves, but also for the world He loves and came to save!

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Alive – Living Life To The Full

By | Central

God sent Jesus so that we can have an abundant life, lived to the full. He has plans for us to live a life full of joy, love, victory, power in close relationship with Him. In this podcast we consider how we can live this full and vibrant life God has for us.

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Supernatural Church: Harmony of Heaven & Earth

By | Central, Supernatural Church

God’s creation of “heaven and earth” (Ge 1:1) was a two-fold manifestation of Himself, and His eternal purpose is the harmony of things on earth with things in heaven! This purpose finds it fulfilment in His supernatural church: people born from above; the dwelling-place of the Spirit (Eph 2:22); the Body of Christ extending His Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. In this message we consider how the Holy Spirit is at work in the church and how He wants to lift us into a new dimension of purpose and power.

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Don’t Be Ruthless

By | Central

The bible tells us to ‘Honour your father and mother’ on a number of occasions. As we celebrate Mothers Day, we look at the wonderful story of Ruth, learning for her example and seeing how much God really values honour.

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Build According To The Pattern Shown To You

By | Central

In these days the Lord is impressing upon us the importance of spending time around His throne together. The writer to the Hebrews (8:1-7) shows us the reality of what this means, whether we gather in twos or two-hundreds. It is a place of REVELATION – where the Lord wants to show us who He is and who we are in Him, of TRANSFORMATION – where our line of sight and our thinking comes into line with Spiritual realities, and COMMISSION – where the Lord wants to equip and instruct us, so that we can build according to the pattern He has shown us around His throne. From this place Mission becomes for us, simply an overflow of the Holy Spirit’s life within us.

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All Of Him For All Of You

By | Central

When John the Baptist heard that crowds were flocking to Jesus, he declared “He must increase, but I must decrease”. As Christians, we have followed a Person, not a cause or a creed. And Jesus must totally eclipse all things in our lives if we’re to find our proper place and play our proper part. His offer and provision for each of us is: “all of Me, for all of you” – He is all we need! But that is also his demand: if we want all of Him we have to surrender all of ourselves to Him. It cannot work any other way, but it is the most blessed exchange imaginable!…

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Means Of Grace

By | Central

There are many physical and natural activities that the Bible instructs us to do, e.g. fasting, sharing the Lord’s Supper, anointing with oil, caring for the sick. They key is that when we do these things, we apply our faith and obedience to the Spirit of Christ. They become a means of grace; physical acts that carry real spiritual power and significance and set us apart as God’s people!

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The Destiny Of Israel

By | Boundary Stones, Central

The story of the Israelites is the story of ‘our forefathers’ says the Apostle Paul (1 Co 10), laden with warnings and promise. From God’s first promise to Abraham, the Apostle traces the history of his own people, including the ups and the downs, to show us God’s intended fulfilment through Abraham’s Seed, Christ Jesus. It is the story of a loving and faithful God whose GRACE to Jew and Gentile alike is displayed, and of RESTORATION, as Paul shows us God’s great plan to bring a future remnant from Israel back to Him, through Jesus.

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Wineskins

By | Central

In these critical days God wants us to keep pace with what He is doing. Our job is to ensure that we practically facilitate everything the Holy Spirit wants to do. That the wineskin is suitable for the new wine!

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Starting Well, Lacking Nothing

By | Central

We start this new year encouraged by the apostle Peter’s assurance that “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3) so that we now “share in the divine nature” (1:4) – these are incredible statements and in this message we explore how we can live in the good of these truths! We discover that what God did for us at our conversion – through our repentance, baptism, being filled with the Spirit and being added to His Church (Ac 2:38-41) – are the reasons we now lack nothing. Here and now, we already have all we need to succeed in our mission, as we cultivate all the fruit of the Spirit and activate all the gifts of the Spirit!…

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What Kind Of People Ought We To Be?

By | Central, The Cross & The Crown

What kind of people ought we to be in the light of His return? In this podcast, we explore the essential framework needed to be in place in order for us to be productive in playing our part in God’s purposes for our lives. Viewing the world through the lens of mission means very little unless we have the frame in place to support the lenses. We explore several themes which will help us focus our time and priorities better and be more productive in our time here on earth between His ascent up to heaven and our wait for His return!

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The Restored Church

By | Central, The Cross & The Crown

Jesus will return at the time of “the restoration of all things” (Acs 3:21), which, crucially, will include the restoration of the Church. In this message we consider what this means and explore some of the big pictures and magnificent images the apostles use to describe the mature, restored church. Jesus is not returning to rescue a weak and powerless remnant of people, but rather to be joined with His glorious Bride! The restored church is the City of God, the Temple of the Spirit and an expression of all the Fulness of Christ…

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The Return Of Jesus

By | Central, The Cross & The Crown

Christ’s return is the ultimate unfulfilled prophecy, and when it happens it will mark the end of the Present Age and the start of the Age to Come. The ‘Second Coming’ will transcend and eclipse everything else in human history! However, the NT writers want us to be filled with faith not with fear and to focus on WHY Jesus will return rather than WHEN – and on what the Church should be doing in the meantime…

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Unveiled

By | Central, The Cross & The Crown

Jesus Christ did a magnificent thing on the cross. Although He could have been overwhelmed by the influences of the fleshly human nature He had taken on, Christ, in loving submission and obedience to His father, overcame the flesh and defeated it completely. It was as He did this that the veil was torn in two and access into God’s most holy place was granted. In His presence we are made more like Christ and can expect to receive gladness, refreshing and forgiveness!

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What Are You Looking At? (part two)

By | Central, The Cross & The Crown

The Cross has changed everything, including how we are to perceive every aspect of life! We consider how this can rightly impact our view of God, ourselves, our future and purpose, the mission, the situations we face, other people, and the world around us. We must learn to look at all things through the lens of the Cross of Jesus Christ.

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The Mission Of The Cross

By | Central, The Cross & The Crown

Recently the Lord has been speaking to us about seeing all things through the Cross, but also moving out of ‘maintenance mode’ into ‘mission mode’. At the heart of the Mission, is the Cross. And the purpose of the Cross is the Mission. We have been co-Missioned by Jesus, to continue His great work of restoring all things to God. In this message we look at Paul’s words, to the Philippians (2:6-11), describing how Jesus embraced His own co-Mission from the Father, by embracing the Cross – inviting us to do the same. We consider how we should therefore view the Mission through the ‘lens’ of the Cross, and approach the Cross in light of the Mission.

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The Emmaus Road

By | Central, The Cross & The Crown

Luke 24 tells of two ordinary disciples who met the risen Lord Jesus on their way to an obscure village near Jerusalem.  Along the way He addresses their sadness and disappointment, before revealing His identity to them in the breaking of bread.

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Feed The World

By | Central

The feeding of the 5000 was a miracle of unprecedented scale and impact, and tells us vital things about the mission of the Church in these critical days. We’re here to FEED THE WORLD and In this message we’re challenged to do so with as much compassion, bravery and generosity as Jesus Himself.

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Unleash Your Superpowers!

By | Central

The story of Joseph (Genesis 37-50) is an amazing account of God working in a man’s life to fulfil his dreams and his destiny! In this message we explore some of the key moments in Joseph’s journey from the pit to the palace and discover three powerful principles that worked for Joseph and can work for you too!…

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The Cross And The Meaning Of Worship

By | Central, The Cross & The Crown

The Bible’s first mention of “worship” occurs in the story of Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac (Genesis 22), and provides us with a rich understanding of what worship involves and what it produces. Just as God put Abraham to the test, so He asks whether we will put Him first, offer everything to Him, and learn what AW Tozer called “the blessedness of possessing nothing.”

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What He Has Done!

By | Central, The Cross & The Crown

The Covenant Meal is about Remembrance of what He has done, our Royal identity in Him and Rejoicing in all he accomplished. In Jesus, we are made alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ, raised up together with Him and are seated together in the heavenly realms by virtue of our being in Christ Jesus.

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The Power of the Cross of Christ

By | Central, The Cross & The Crown

The Cross of Christ must be understood within the wider perspective of God’s eternal plan, and in this message Roger shows us how God stripped His enemies bare, displayed His power in the supernatural realm, and dealt with human sin – in order to use us in His purpose. The Father sowed His Son, in order to reap a family of sons.

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Because Of The Cross…

By | Central, The Cross & The Crown

Our revelation and appreciation of all that Jesus achieved for us through the work of the Cross must have a very practical outworking. What does it mean for us here and now and how does it affect the kind of church we are building in our locality? In this message, we consider some of these things including the way we love and care for the lost, our experience of healing and the way we relate together as God’s family.

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Abba Father

By | Central

This Father’s Day we look at the pattern Jesus sets in how we too can know God as our father. In His prayer “Abba Father” we discover the relationship we…

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Starting Well

By | Central

God’s intention for His Church in this new year is that we would not only start well, but continue well and finish well – being secure, fulfilled and fruitful in…

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Restoration

By | Central

Jesus began his public ministry and set forth his mission (Luke 4) by quoting from Isaiah 61. In this great message, Tony Ling shows how the prophet sums up God’s…

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The Bottom Line?

By | Central, Psalms

In Psalms 22-33 King David describes a wide range of circumstances, and the widest range of emotions and heart-cries. But whatever situations he faced, each Psalm concludes with a ‘last…

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Step-Up, Step-Out!

By | Central

In the closing message from our Momentum conference, David outlines a fantastic vision of the church we see, and encourages us to ‘step-up’ and ‘step-out’ – so that we can…

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Arise. Shine!

By | Central

In this opening message from our Momentum conference, Ezekiel shows us how God’s people are to “rise and shine”: as we fulfil the various, unique God-given callings on our lives,…

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