SUNDAY 4 AUGUST - PS JESSIE AND AMBER RICHARDSON
It is our pleasure to host Ps Jessie and Amber at Heart Church Roma before they take up their role as Senior Pastors of Inc Christian Outreach Centre St George. Ps Jess and Amber have until recently held the position of Youth Pastors at Inc Harvest Point Beaudesert and Campus Pastors of Inc Harvest Point Boonah.
Ps Jessie is also Ps Niomie’s little brother so it will be a special family gathering as well.
Please make sure we give them a warm welcome to #heartchurch and to South West Qld.
BBQ lunch will follow after the service... #heartchurch#roma#lovegod#lovepeople#loveourcommunity#bornformore#historymaker#worldchangers#ruinedfornormal#justjesus#inc#incorgau
•aym youth camp 2019 was a week of my life that i’ll never forget. i will be forever changed and am so happy i got to share this experience with many friends. here are some pics of the best week of my life <3 #ruinedfornormal •
Aaaaarrrrggghh!! How good was the footy last night...
I know, very unholy to talk about the footy on our church Insta page.
Hi, I'm Ps Damian from #heartchurch#roma and I love Jesus, love our local church and my passion is to see you be the very best version of yourself, living life with Jesus by your side.
I also love the footy, a blues supporter living in Qld (I know... dangerous) and I stayed up late to see aussie Daniel Ricciardo penalised on the last lap of the French F1.
We are all an amazing bunch of folks that make up #heartchurch - my wife loves having her hair done and high heels, we have folks who love playing guitars, to shoot things, ride things, gaming... we absolutely love life...
If you are looking for a local church but scared you won't fit in with religious traditions, come along to #heartchurch we would love to meet you... #heartchurch#roma#lovegod#lovepeople#loveourcommunity#bornformore#historymaker#worldchangers#ruinedfornormal#justjesus#inc#incorgau#uptheblues
Of all the challenges I've ever faced in life... not one of them has ever beat me!
Every single one of them has taught me something and has grown me as a person...and now I can see so clearly why! because even before I fully knew his love, Jesus stood by me and quietly guided me.
Last year I hit rock bottom in myself, in my heart and my head.. BUT i had everything I needed in life so it didn't make sense!! One of lifes painful truths, that i now realise, is that you can have EVERYTHING this world can offer and still feel completely empty and that's because our souls seek PURE LOVE... And I found the answer, I found my peace, my confidence, my purpose.. And the answer is that PURE LOVE comes only from finding God and opening your heart to him... #heistheanswer#purelove#thankyoujesus#ruinedfornormal#anotherinthefire
The Opportunity of Easter
Love is a choice. It is a choice to give our lives away for the benefit of another. Upon the cross, Jesus willingly surrendered his life for us. He lived the sinless life we could never live and then he died a sacrificial death in our place. Just because of his great love for us.
It is not easy to surrender. It runs counter to our culture’s ideals of pride and self-sufficiency.
God has laid an eternal opportunity before us all. He has laid down his life for us.
Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world, but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? – Matthew 16:24-26
God could not love you any more than he already does. And he has proven his love upon the cross.
The Good News of Easter
It Is finished!
On the cross, Jesus uttered 3 words which struck terror into the hearts of Satan and his minions. Three words that define the Good News of Easter!
Jesus knew that his mission was now finished and to fulfill Scripture, he said, “I am thirsty.” A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to his lips. When Jesus had tasted it, he said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. – John 19:28-30
1 Corinthians 13:7 “Love never gives up.” Let that sink in. With the full weight of our sin crashing down upon Him, Jesus held fast until the work of our redemption was accomplished. Love won! This is the Good News of Easter.
The Victory of Easter.
The death of death.
Death has killed 100% of everyone who has ever been born...except for one. The Easter story recounts the death and resurrection of Jesus for us. It presents the end of his life in painful detail from his suffering at the hands of Pilate, to the brutality of the cross. It concludes with the sun going dark and then our Saviour's body laid to rest in a tomb. “‘O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?’ For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
1 Corinthians 15:55-57 triumphantly declare the victory of Easter! They cause us to reflect on a love that astounds us. A love so great that it put death to death. Oh, that we could grasp the overwhelming victory that is ours in Christ. He has triumphed over death, drawing its poison out upon the cross!
The Power of Easter
There is a force which all of us are powerless against; sin. No matter what we do or how hard we try, sin always leads to death. Sin is the great catastrophe of human history. It is an unstoppable cancer spreading from one generation to the next.
Until Jesus. At the cross, for the first time in all of history, death was reversed, and a resurrection power was put on display for all the world to see! And God has made this very power available to us all.
Paul described this in Philippians 3:10-11 “I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death, so that one way or another I will experience the resurrection from the dead!” God’s love is a eucatastrophe. It stops the unstoppable, breaks the unbreakable and saves the unsavable! Praise God that his love has come!