Posts with the category “memorisation-monday”

Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on February 18th, 2024
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.Romans 12:1-2We started this pass...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on February 11th, 2024
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.Romans 12:1-2We’ll do this one ov...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on February 4th, 2024
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect1 Peter 3:15We feel very uncomfortable with the idea of evangelism. Culturally and individually. And yet, if we do revere Christ as Lord, how can we not be prepared to love those around us with the good news of...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on January 28th, 2024
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.Romans 3:23-24Few verses proclaim the gospel so succinctly. All have sinned. All who are justified are so by grace alone and Christ alone. It’s worth breaking down a little.Sinned → none live up to the standard of goodness that God created us for and de...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on January 21st, 2024
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.John 14:6Jesus could not have spoken more controversial words in His time or ours. He is the only way to God, the only way to truth and the only way to life. There are not a thousand paths up the mountain. There is only one way.What more important reminder could there be in life?Tips:Write down t...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on January 14th, 2024
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.Jeremiah 17:7In the Hebrew, the word blessed literally means happy (or if you prefer, deeply joyful). It’s funny, sometimes we should be happy and yet we don’t feel happy. That can be for a number of reasons. But, sometimes, we need to remind ourselves that we have every reason to be happy. Memorise this passage and be remi...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on January 7th, 2024
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of ChristEphesians 3:17-18The start of a new year is always a good time to begin new habits (or is it!?). Either way. Why not commit to memorising a passage of Scripture each week? And no need to come up with which passage on ...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on November 26th, 2023
29 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.”Mark 8:29Tomorrow we start our Advent Blog Series - in anticipation of Christmas, the celebration of the arrival of the Messiah.But today, let’s remember who it is we are anticipating. The Messiah. God’s promised King who comes to save His people from their sins.Questions/Thoughts/Tips:Say the passage ou...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on November 19th, 2023
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him.Mark 1:17-18The process of memorisation is a critical part of a process of change. Changing us to be our new self in Christ. We have been called to a new identity and a new purpose. Like the disciples, we are all charged with the growing of the kingdom of God. For some, that w...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on November 12th, 2023
Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.Mark 3:35Blood is thicker than water. Across cultures and time, the family bond has remained a feature of human life. But Jesus reminds us that there is something thicker than our blood, it’s His blood. Those who trust in Jesus Christ are adopted into the family of Christ and bonded by the indwelling Spirit. We are brothers and sisters un...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on November 5th, 2023
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.Ephesians 5:15-16To be a wise Christian is to see the reality of the time we live in. That is, the days are short. Death could come at any moment for the people around us. Jesus could return this year. So let’s make the most of every opportunity to engage others with the m...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on October 29th, 2023
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect1 Peter 3:15Why should we talk to people about Jesus? Peter reminds us, even as our faith is internal, our faith is not practised in isolation or privately. To revere Christ as Lord is to be prepared to give a ...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on October 22nd, 2023
1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on October 15th, 2023
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.Ephesians 2:4I find it pretty easy to love those closest to me. To love those who love me back. The profound kindness of God is that He loved and showed mercy to the unlovable. We were like prisoners in a jail who spit and scream. We...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on September 17th, 2023
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.Ephesians 2:4I find it pretty easy to love those closest to me. To love those who love me back. The profound kindness of God is that He loved and showed mercy to the unlovable. We were like prisoners in a jail who spit and scream. We...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on September 10th, 2023
As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wr...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on September 3rd, 2023
As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.Ephesians 2:1-2One of the most counter-cultural truth claims of the Bible is that we are not fundamentally good or capable of it. Paul says we were dead in our trespasses ...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on August 20th, 2023
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Ephesians 1:3At Village Church, we want to be people who know the Bible. Not just things about it, but what it actually says. Why? Well, there are lots of useful things to know in life, whether we are introvert/extrovert, geography and science. All these thin...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on August 6th, 2023
5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:6 Who, being in very nature God,    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;7 rather, he made himself nothing    by taking the very nature of a servant,    being made in human likeness.8 And being found in appearance as a man,    he humbled himself    by becoming obedient to death— ...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on July 30th, 2023
5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:6 Who, being in very nature God,    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;7 rather, he made himself nothing    by taking the very nature of a servant,    being made in human likeness.8 And being found in appearance as a man,    he humbled himself    by becoming obedient to death— ...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on July 23rd, 2023
5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:6 Who, being in very nature God,    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;7 rather, he made himself nothing    by taking the very nature of a servant,    being made in human likeness.8 And being found in appearance as a man,    he humbled himself    by becoming obedient to death— ...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on July 16th, 2023
5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:6 Who, being in very nature God,    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;7 rather, he made himself nothing    by taking the very nature of a servant,    being made in human likeness.8 And being found in appearance as a man,    he humbled himself    by becoming obedient to death— ...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on July 9th, 2023
5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:6 Who, being in very nature God,    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;7 rather, he made himself nothing    by taking the very nature of a servant,    being made in human likeness.8 And being found in appearance as a man,    he humbled himself    by becoming obedient to death— ...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on July 2nd, 2023
5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:6 Who, being in very nature God,    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;7 rather, he made himself nothing    by taking the very nature of a servant,    being made in human likeness.Philippians 2:5-7We are memorising Philippians 2:5-11. It’s an incredibly important passage of Scr...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on June 25th, 2023
5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:6 Who, being in very nature God,    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;Philippians 2:5-6We are memorising Philippians 2:5-11. It’s an incredibly important passage of Scripture. Thought to be one of the earliest pieces of oral history, this articulation of the gospel is rich in ...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on June 4th, 2023
5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:Philippians 2:5Ok everyone. It’s time to start a long memorisation process. We are going to do Philippians 2:5-11. It’s an incredibly important passage of Scripture. Thought to be one of the earliest pieces of oral history, this articulation of the gospel is rich in theological gold.But at the heart of it all is an enc...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on May 28th, 2023
16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.James 5:16I want to keep encouraging us to pray (and confess our sins).One way we can grow in our confidence of prayer is by being reminded of what the Scriptures say about prayer.James, the brother of Jesus, wants to encourage God’s people that...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on May 21st, 2023
Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.Philippians 1:27There are some responses that are just natural and right. To hear news of a loved ones death - it’s natural to be grieved. To be surprised by a gift - it’s natural to be joyful.The gospel has a natural response. It’s a different way of living. Recognising the love of God that sent Jesus Christ to die fo...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on May 14th, 2023
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.Philippians 1:21What an incredible statement. A confronting pronouncement. A beautiful declaration.Nevermore so than in the age of YOLO. Paul says, yes, you only live once. But this life I live is not my own, it is for Christ. And the reason he can say this and live it out is because to lose one’s life is not a tragedy if you trust in Christ. It is g...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on May 7th, 2023
Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.Philippians 2:12-13Our salvation is not simply a matter of believing in God until we die. We have been saved in order to love God and love pe...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on April 30th, 2023
Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and tremblingPhilippians 2:12Is salvation simply a matter of believing or even ‘making a decision for Christ’? Paul reminds us that salvation is a matter of ongoing faith.We must continue to work out our salvation with fear and trembling. The ...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on April 2nd, 2023
For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for himPhilippians 1:29We saw this last Sunday in Acts 5 that the Apostles rejoiced because they had been considered worthy of suffering disgrace for the sake of His Name.Jesus is the greatest cause on earth. It is the cause of the true King, of the good Kingdom and the one with the greatest reward.No...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on March 26th, 2023
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.1 Timothy 2:1-2Prayer is at the heart of the Christian life. It recognises we (individually) need God to help us live lives of godliness and holiness. But also that we (The Church) ne...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on March 19th, 2023
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.1 Corinthians 13:4The word love is a warzone. Is love physical chemistry? Has it no boundaries? Is it simply a feeling that comes and goes? Only the God who is love can define love.He tells us what love looks like. Patience, kindness, humble and secure.He has shown us what love looks like. Jesus.Let’s continue to ...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on March 12th, 2023
Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.1 Corinthians 10:14Short. Simple. But utterly confronting.To flee is to run with all our strength as we would from a dangerous animal. But what exactly is idolatry?Biblically speaking. Idolatry is to make anything other than God, god. It’s to put something or someone at the centre of your life where they were never meant to be. This is both sinful - b...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on March 5th, 2023
For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.1 Timothy 4:8I really hate exercise. I’d rather not do it. I like being fit and feeling fit. But not the process. But I do some form of exercise four or five times a week. I get through it by reminding myself of the benefits.Fleeing, turning from sin and pu...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on February 26th, 2023
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.2 Corinthians 9:7Tonight is our Annual General Meeting and forgive me if my mind turns to finances. You know, there is a big part of me (and I’m sure a big part of you) that just wishes God would sort it out you know. That we would win the lottery somehow and tha...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on February 19th, 2023
   The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them;          he delivers them from all their troubles. Psalm 34:17There will be troubles in life. Some will be big and some will be small. Some we bring on ourselves. Some are brought on by others. Many will feel out of our control. When these times come we are reminded of our frailty, our weakness, our lack of power.The great privilege of the Christi...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on February 12th, 2023
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God1 Corinthians 1:18A crucified God? A King who gives up power for the sake of love? Salvation from sin and a sinful nature? The message of the cross is foolishness to a world drunk on power, pleasure and false hopes.But to us who are being saved, the message of the cross is th...  Read More
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Memorisation Monday
by Tim Canosa on February 5th, 2023
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them. John 3:36John the Baptist’s words are some of the simplest when it comes to articulating the gospel. There are only two possibilities when it comes to human standing before God. We are either under wrath and condemnation for sin. Or we are in eternal life.In which of these ...  Read More
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