22 Sermon Transcripts
Who Is Jesus (4 sermons)
1. Revelations: The focus of Revelations is a revelation of Jesus Christ - His person, His Characteristics, His purpose & plan for us. Jesus as Bridegroom; King of Kings; and Judge
2. Bridegroom: Gospel story revealed in the context of a Jewish wedding.
3. Sovereign King: Revelations 19:11-16 Symbolism brought to life. How should we respond to a mighty conquering king?
4. Righteous Judge: If you loved someone passionately, had great power, and saw injustice - would you not step in and make it right? Get to understand what Justice and Judgment really mean.
Wilderness Wisdom (4 sermons)
The Bible tells us, that of the people of Israel, the majority of them, God was not really pleased with. He loved them. He saved them. He got the Holy Ghost on them. He did miracles for them. But He was not well pleased with them, it says in 1 Corinthians 10.
It takes faith to please God. Why was God not so pleased with them? Because they were overthrown in the wilderness. When a period, which God designed for their benefit, came into their life, instead of responding in a godly way and understanding what God wanted to do, they fought, wrestled, and eventually fell and failed in that wilderness experience.
Jesus had a wilderness experience, it must be important. It can't be just an Old Testament thing. 1 Corinthians 10 says: it's a warning, a learning exercise, it's something for us to learn from, and it says: make sure you don't make the same mess ups that they made.
The Slumber of Jezebel (3 sermons)
Jezebel set out to destroy all messengers of the Lord, she destroyed prophets wherever she could find them, and raised up instead her own prophetic messengers.
They brought a message which they called prophecy, but it was actually speaking words that were demonically empowered and seduced the nation. The nation came under it, literally fell asleep spiritually.
In the Old and New Testament, the same spirit power, the same kind of operation, to lead people astray, so they don't walk in the destiny that God had for them.
Extravagant Love (6 sermons)
Teacher, what's the great commandment in the law? What's the most important thing in the Bible? And Jesus said to him: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your mind and all your soul. He said: this is the first and great commandment. The second is like it: love your neighbor as yourself. So love God passionately, and love people fervently, including yourself.
Fig Leaves and Other Coverings (4 sermons)
The church of Jesus' day had the Bible, had the promises, had all kinds of things; but they did not have the heart of God for broken, damaged people.
Jesus told the story of the Good Samaritan to actually confront what the church of His day was like. It was not connecting to those who were wounded, and desperately in need of healing.
You need to get trained to flow in the gifts of the spirit, and the anointing of the Holy Ghost - so you have something to pour into people God is sending you to.
God is sending every believer, every believer, God sends us somewhere into this community to influence people; and to do it, you have to enter their world.
So what about these religious people? They had too many hang ups, and things in their life, and so they did not catch the heart of God. They actually hid away from being involved with the broken. They disconnected from the broken.
Unashamed (5 sermons)
Sin disconnects us from God, and puts shame around our life; but God wants us to be connected, so I can be myself, I don't have to wear a mask. I can actually just be true, authentic, genuine, but I have to learn the skills of building good relationships.
Shame is an Identity Thief. It steals who we are.
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About the Author
His strong love and sensitivity for God and His people have enabled him to minister and bring great healing to the hurt and broken. A man full of the Spirit and faith, Pastor Mike will open and take you to another level of spiritual encounters with God.
He is sought after all over the world to bring teaching and great moves of God. He has standing yearly appointments teaching in international Bible Schools and impacting many of the worlds leaders in conventions and business conferences.
Mike has a heart for people and is able to bring a wonderful balance of humour, compassion and truth to his teaching messages. Mike's annointed messages are ones that have affected the hearts of people worldwide.
Mike and Joy Connell are the Senior Pastors at Bay City Outreach Centre, Hastings, New Zealand. They moved to Hastings from Dannevirke in 1985 to pioneer their first church and have been in ministry now for over 34 years and pioneered 5 other churches. Mike & Joy have seven children and are also very proud grandparents. They both believe in strong family values and this is obvious when you meet them.
Mike & Joy have a unique commitment to pursuing what God would have for their lives and continue to travel the globe ministering to broken hearted people and showing them God's love. Their love of laughter and positive attitudes to life make them dynamic people.