Place yourself in the shoes of the Ephesus congregation. They did good works for others, were faithful in prayer and persevered through hardship and false prophets. But was their service what God really wanted? How do you maintain your heart for worship and foster your first love for God?
Listen to the story of Henri Nouwen and the banker who enabled Henri to best use his gift to spiritually nourish others through his support. Where do you place your value? What gifts do you have that could be of value to others? Are you a living sacrifice?
Listen to Chris Grantham, the author of "The Kiwi Bible", as he kicks off our month of Prayer and Self Denial focusing on the gospel of Jesus being Nga taonga tuku iho (treasures handed down) and how this treasure was meant for all.
More on Tranzend and Self Denial visit https://www.tranzsend.org.nz/resources/news-stories/30-prayer-and-self-denial-2017
Listen to Rod as he summarises his series on the Old Testament and how it gives us hope in our relationship with a God who reaches out to us. Series based on the book "The Bible Jesus Read" by Philip Yancey. Three minute intro of making paper planes (darts).