Calvary Chapel Portsmouth http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/ This is our Podcast. We're a Bible believing Church meeting at Barncroft Primary School, Havant, Hampshire, UK Podcast Generator 2.6 - http://podcastgen.sourceforge.net Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:11:21 +0000 en Copyright © 2017 Calvary Chapel Portsmouth http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/images/itunes_image.jpg Calvary Chapel Portsmouth http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/ This is our Podcast. We're a Bible believing Church meeting at Barncroft Primary School, Havant, Hampshire, UK Simply teaching the Bible, simply Barry Forder Barry Forder pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk clean Mark 6:1-31 Pastor Barry Forder This study, taught by pastor Barry Forder, was recorded at our Sunday morning family service on 17th June 2018.

As we move into Mark chapter 6 we see Jesus return to his boyhood home – Nazareth.

From what we glean from Psalm 69 Jesus’ childhood was far from easy! The townsfolk of Nazareth had made Jesus the object of their scorn; he had become the ‘song of the drunkards’. Maybe it was because Jesus was different? Maybe because he wouldn’t go along with the typical childhood schemes and plotting that may seem harmless enough to you and I, but would not and could not be found in the Son of God. Maybe it was because of the rumors that no-doubt still abounded about Jesus being born out of wed-lock? Whatever the reasons, Nazareth had been a cruel place to grow up.

But it had not got better as Jesus reached adulthood. Luke records for us that as the start of Jesus’ ministry, as He returned from the temptation in the wilderness, He entered into the synagogue in Nazareth one Sabbath day and stood up to read. In all probability, He would have been passed the scroll with the reading for that Sabbath day; but it ‘just so happened’ that on that particular day the reading was from the scroll of Isaiah, so Jesus read: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears”. Luke 4:18-21.

This was too much for them to take! This boy who had grown up in their town, working in his ‘dad’s’ carpenters shop, was daring to claim that He had been sent by God to deliver and heal – in a word, He was claiming to be their Messiah!

They did not stand for it and Luke records who they took Jesus up to the top of the steep hill overlooking the Jezreel Valley and tried to push Him off! Jesus simply walked through the midst of the crowd, as if untouchable – and headed up to Capernaum.

Well, now He was back, and once again taught in the Synagogue on the Sabbath, and once again the townsfolk of Nazareth were nonplussed! Sadly too many souls throughout the ages have missed their opportunity to embrace Jesus because of their preconceived ideas of how their ‘saviour’ will look or when he will appear. But Jesus comes to us on His terms, we have the choice to accept Him and fall at His feet, or to harden our hearts and what Him go.

“Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts” Heb 4:7The stir that Jesus caused prompted some to think the prophecy in Malachi about Elijah returning had been fulfilled, others, that Moses had returned. Herod – probably from a deep sense of guilt after putting John the Baptist to death – feared that John had come back to life to haunt him!

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Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2018-06-18_the-gospel-of-mark-6-1-31.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2018-06-18_the-gospel-of-mark-6-1-31.mp3 40:34 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Mark, Verse by Verse no Sun, 17 Jun 2018 17:40:00 +0000
Mark 4:35-5:43 Pastor Barry Forder This study, taught by pastor Barry Forder, was recorded at our Sunday morning family service on 10th June 2018.

We have already seen a number of miraculous healings that Mark recounts for us; the paralytic lowered into Peter’s house by his friends; the leaper that began the Pharisee’s inquisition of Jesus, the healing of the man with the withered hand in the synagogue. In this study we see Jesus cross the lake of Galilee to heal a man possessed by a legion of demonic spirits (en route He delivers the disciples from a supernatural storm they were terrified would overwhelm them). We then see Jesus return to Capernaum to the cry of help from a father whose daughter was on her deathbed; and then, while on the way to see Jairus’ daughter, a woman who had been suffering from internal bleeding for 12 years reaches out and touches the hem of His robe.

What’s the connection? What is the formula for these miraculous healings?

Whose faith was required? The Paralytic’s? His friends? The demon possessed man (who surely wasn’t in his right mind!)? The woman who stretched out her hand to touch Jesus? Was it Jairus’ faith? Or was it the faith of his by-now dead daughter?

It wasn’t any of these things; there wasn’t a ‘magic’ formula for healing. Some were healed on account fo their faith; others were healed despite their lack of faith.

The secret? In a word…. JESUS!

It is only looking to Jesus that brings healing. Only looking to Jesus can bring healing. Only looking to Jesus can bring salvation. Only looking to Jesus can bring restoration and undo all the years of hurt. But if we look unto Jesus we will be saved. If we look unto Jesus we will be delivered from all the power of the enemy. If we look unto Jesus we will be delivered from sin and sickness.

If your focus is on the healing, you will be disappointed. If your focus is on the deliverance you will be despondent. If your focus is on the restoration your will be disheartened.

But if your look unto Jesus, there will be peace and joy everlasting! (Isaiah 45:22 /Hebrews 12:2)

May you be blessed and encouraged by this study

The Powerpoint slides used in this study are also available for free download from our web site, and the audio can be streamed or downloaded for future use.

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Mark 4 1-34 Pastor Barry Forder This study, taught by pastor Barry Forder, was recorded at our Sunday morning family service on 3rd June 2018.

In this study we see Jesus draw his biggest crowd yet, so He gets in a larger boat than last time and again teaches the people as they line the shore of Capernaum.

Possibly looking into the distance and seeing a farmer sowing some seed, Jesus uses the picture of a sower sowing as an object lesson to teach about the Kingdom of God, and more specifically, about the kingdom from Heaven. The kingdom of God is a broad title that encompasses all that is in God’s control – the universe, time, space and matter, the angelic realm, and of course all that happens on  earth. We are indebted to Matthew for helping us to distinguish between this general term ‘kingdom of God’ and the specific part of the kingdom of God concerning Christ’s rule and eventual reign on the earth ‘The kingdom ofHeaven’.

The kingdom of God cannot be seen, it transcends the natural. “The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you”. Luke 17:20-21

The kingdom from heaven can now be seen in and through Christ’s body on earth – the church. It will eventually be manifest through Christ’s millennial reign on the earth when He will rule and reign from Jerusalem for 1000 years.

As Jesus reveals His doctrine, He chooses to uses parables, so that the truths He is conveying can be understood by His own, but hidden from the spiritually blinded (See1 Cor 1:27).

Jesus highlights that the parable of the sower is a key to understanding all parables. The dividing line is always the Word!

The four soils speak of 4 different ‘heart conditions’ common to man. We each have a choice as to how we live and whether or not our hearts will be receptive to God’s Word. Hearing is not enough, we must receive it into our lives.

May you be blessed and encouraged by this study.

The Powerpoint slides used in this study are also available for free download from our web site, and the audio can be streamed or downloaded for future use.

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Mark 3 20-35 Pastor Barry Forder This study, taught by pastor Barry Forder, was recorded at our Sunday morning family service on 27th May 2018.

Have you ever been told you are overdoing it in your ministry serving the LORD? In this Chapter, Jesus faces exactly that kind of response from his earthly family. What people don’t account for as they assess how busy we are is the incredible grace of God that enables and sustains us. God will never call us to serve Him in a way that He will not provide sufficient grace to accomplish.

However, as Oswald Chambers points out: “If you get out of touch with God the sense of responsibility will be overwhelmingly crushing!”

In this study, we then asked the question:  What is the unforgivable sin? Are you or I in danger of committing it? How assured can we be of our Salvation?

The Jewish leaders, despite the miracles that were being done by Jesus, rejected that it was a work of God and attributed the power to Satan. Jesus exposes the logical fallacy of their argument and brings a solemn warning to all who reject the witness of the Holy Spirit.

May you be blessed and encouraged by this study

The Powerpoint slides used in this study are also available for free download from our web site, and the audio can be streamed or downloaded for future use.

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Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2018-06-04_the-gospel-of-mark-3-20-35.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2018-06-04_the-gospel-of-mark-3-20-35.mp3 52:58 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Mark, Verse by Verse no Sun, 27 May 2018 15:52:00 +0000
Mark 3:1-19 Pastor Barry Forder This study, taught by pastor Barry Forder, was recorded at our Sunday morning family service on 20th May 2018.

On Sunday we looked at the first 19 verses of Mark ch3. Here we see Jesus go head-to-head with the Pharisees for the 2nd time (the 1st time had been over the issue of His disciples picking and eating grain on the Sabbath in Ch 2). But this time Jesus gets angry! This is not the Sunday school picture of Jesus that so many think of!

Anger is not in itself sinful; we should be angry at wickedness, injustice, sin and its effects.

As the chapter begins, Jesus is still in Capernaum and heads to the Synagogue on the Sabbath to teach again (Luke 6:6). It was not uncommon to have a visiting teaching, but Jesus has been here for a number of weeks now, and we have already been told how the congregation were amazed at His teaching.

At the Synagogue there was a man with a withered hand. Jerome tells us the man had been a stonemason, so presumably, he had been involved in an accident at some time in the past, causing him to lose use the use of his right hand (Luke 6:6).

For the last three weeks (at least) this man had quietly sat at the back, maybe not sure if He could ask Jesus for healing, or if he should! He had no doubt seen Jesus heal many by this time, but must have felt that his ‘ self-inflicted’ problem was not worthy to trouble the Master about.

Jesus then calls him out and puts him on the spot.

This miracle teaches us a number of things:

Firstly, none of us are too insignificant for Jesus’ all-seeing gaze, and His compassion isn’t reserved for just the ‘really needy’. Jesus already knows your condition and situation; He wants you to know His blessing in your life. Many of us have withered hopes or dreams, often brought about by things we have done in the past. Jesus can heal the hurt, He can undo the damage life has done.

Secondly, religious authorities are more interested in position than people; more concerned that you are following their man-made creeds than that you are serving God.

Jesus then went on to choose His disciples and ordained them that they should bring forth fruit for God’s glory. None had amazing credentials, but they were willing to leave their nets, to stop collecting taxes, and follow after Jesus.

God does not choose you because you have some great ability He needs in His kingdom! He calls and ordains out of His great love. He then equips and gives us power over all the power of the enemy if we simply trust and believe in His name.

If you are a follower of Christ, you have been ordained by God! Let’s get to it; there’s a world that needs to hear the Gospel, and the time is running out!

May you be blessed and encouraged by this study.

The Powerpoint slides used in this study are also available for free download from our web site, and the audio can be streamed or downloaded for future use.

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Mark 2 Pastor Barry Forder This teaching, on Mark 2 was given on Sunday 14th May 2018 by pastor Barry Forder at our Sunday morning family service.

As we continue our study of Mark we see the crowds becoming more curious about this Rabbi from Nazareth. News of His ‘doing the impossible’ and healing a leper had spread far and wide. Furthermore, the leper (who we saw healed in the last chapter) would have had to go to Jerusalem to present the offering required by the Law (see Leviticus 14) which then resulted in ‘certain of the scribes’ making the trip up to Capernaum to see the ‘Miracle man’ – who some were daring to call the Messiah!

Such was Jesus fame in the local area that four friends decided to take their crippled friend to Jesus to see if He would heal him. When they arrive they cannot even get near the door, so they climb up on Peter’s roof and start taking the tiles off – no doubt making a mess and considerable noise.

Mark’s excitement at sharing these incredible events comes across as he just want’s to tell the world about Jesus!

We see yet more miracles and healings in this chapter; Chuck Missler comments:

“Israel had been promised immunity from disease if they would be obedient to the law of God (Ex 23:25). Every blind, deaf, crippled or diseased person among them was a witness to their failure in this respect (Deut 28:15-23). In healing the sick, Jesus was undoing the work of the devil (Acts 10:38). In doing so, He was YHWH’s servant (see Isa 35:4-6).

Every form of disease healed by our Lord seems to picture some aspect of sin:…a fever burning in the soul;…a leprosy polluting the whole being;…a palsy making one utterly unable to take a step toward God;…a withered hand incapable of true service.Whatever form sin may take, Jesus can give complete deliverance from it.”

May you be blessed and challenged by this study.

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Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2018-05-15_mark-2-130518.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2018-05-15_mark-2-130518.mp3 47:43 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Mark, Verse by Verse no Sun, 13 May 2018 16:52:00 +0000
Mark 1:16-45 Pastor Barry Forder This teaching, on Mark 1 16-45, was given on Sunday 6th May 2018 by pastor Barry Forder at our Sunday morning family service.

In this session we look at:

  • The calling of the disciples

–Peter, Andrew, James & John

  • Teaching at Capernaum
  • Deliverance of the demoniac

–He came to break the power of the devil 1 John 3:8

  • Healing of Peter’s mother-in-law

–He came to strengthen the week Romans 5:6

  • Healing of the multitude

–He came to the whosoever

  • Healing of the Leper

–He came to conquer sin in the flesh Romans 8:3

 

May this study bless and encourage you as you undertake your own study of God’s Word.

The PDF study notes and audio are available for free download.

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Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2018-05-06_the-gospel-of-mark-1-16-45.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2018-05-06_the-gospel-of-mark-1-16-45.mp3 51:47 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Mark, Verse by Verse no Sun, 06 May 2018 21:24:00 +0000
Mark 1:1-20 Pastor Barry Forder This teaching was given by Pastor Barry Forder at our family service on 29th April 2018.

This week we started a new verse-by-verse study of the Gospel of Mark.

Mark’s gospel is a fast-paced apologetic (defense of the faith), written in the main for a gentile audience.

Mark was converted as you man, probably still in his teenage years, and built a strong friendship with the Apostle Peter, whom it seems was the one who brought him to faith in Jesus Christ. Mark was captivated by the man, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, and quizzed Peter extensively about what it had been like to walk with Jesus for 3 1/2 years. In his gospel, Mark records Peter’s first-hand eyewitness account, barely stopping to take a breath in his excitement and fascination of who Jesus was and what it had been like to have been called to follow Him!

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Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2018-04-30_the-gospel-of-mark-1-1-20.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2018-04-30_the-gospel-of-mark-1-1-20.mp3 53:31 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Mark, Verse by Verse no Sun, 29 Apr 2018 17:05:00 +0000