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 Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:51:00 +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 Psalm 37:1-8 Pastor Barry Forder This teaching was given by pastor Barry Forder on 7th January 2018 as a topical study to start the year.

As we head off into another year, I feel our theme this year is “he shall be holy unto thee: for I the LORD, which sanctify you, am holy”. (Leviticus 21:8)

These words were spoken regarding the Levites who had been called out from the nation of Israel to serve the Lord. They were to be holy and set apart for God’s pleasure.

Over the Christmas break I read a sermon by Spurgeon teaching on 1 Peter 2:7 “Unto you therefore which believe he is precious”. Spurgeon laid the challenge, is He precious to us? So precious that we gladly forsake everything else? On Sunday we looked as Psalm 37 and saw that it is God’s desire that we be righteous – set apart. Three times in the study we saw the admonition ‘Fret not!’. Worry is poison to the spiritual life. When unmasked, fretting is simply a declaration that we don’t trust God with our circumstances. Even if things really were as bad as our worrying would like us to believe, God is still on the throne! He still loves us more than we can know; He has promised to never leave us or forsake us. God is a good, good Father, and has promised in His word that all things do work together for good for those who love Him. One of the greatest commands in Psalm 37 is in verse 7: “Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him”. In the natural this is hard. We must be walking in the Spirit daily; we need to be in the Word (or we simply default to being in the world!).

I believe that, this year, God wants us to simply be set apart for Him. To be holy just because He is holy. To spend time just enjoying our God, to delight ourselves in Him.

God has made you a promise: If you 1) trust in Him, 2) delight yourself in Him, & 3) commit your way to Him, He will do the rest! He will give you the peace, rest & righteousness we inwardly crave (but naturally cannot obtain).

May God bless you through 2018. This might be the year He comes for us! Let’s make sure we are dressed for our wedding day!

You can listen to the audio on this web page, or save it for listening to later.  We have also made available the Powerpoint slides (in PDF format) that outline the key points of this study.

We hope and pray this teaching will bless you and encourage you to undertake your own personal study and adventure in God’s Word!

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Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2018-01-11_psalm-37-1-8-070118-1.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2018-01-11_psalm-37-1-8-070118-1.mp3 44:50 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder psalm, verse by verse no Sun, 07 Jan 2018 18:14:00 +0000
Proverbs 30 for Dedication of Baby Elijah Pastor Barry Forder This teaching, entitled ‘The Choice’ was given by Pastor Barry at our Dedication service on Sunday 9th July 2017.

The principle of dedicating ‘things’ to God runs throughout the whole Bible. It is not specific to children, although there are indeed examples of this. Right from the first few pages of the book of Genesis we read of people offering things to God. Able offered his ‘sacrifice’ and God ‘respected Able and his offering’ (Gen 4:4). King David of Israel summed it up with the following words:

“Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours;…….. ………For all things come from You and of Your own we have given You” (1 Chron 29:11-14).

When it comes to children there are various examples of them being dedicated. The most well known is the example of Hannah and Samuel found in the book of 1 Samuel. Hannah was barren (unable to have children) but once a year she visited the temple of the Lord in Shiloh with her family. On one such occasion, she prayed and wept before the Lord that she may be granted a child. God heard her prayer and she conceived and in due course she gave birth to a boy and named him Samuel. She was so grateful to God that, in accordance with the prayer she had prayed, took Samuel back to the temple after he had been ‘weaned’ and offered him to God ‘all the days of his life’ (1 Sam 1:11).

The account of Samson found in the book of Judges (Chapter 13-16) is another example very similar to the above. A lady called Zorah was also barren. This time an Angel appeared and told her that she was to have a baby boy but that he should be ‘dedicated’ to the Lord.

We read in the book of Leviticus (chapter 3:12-13) that God required all of the tribe of Levi to be dedicated to Him – ‘to do the work of the tabernacle’ (vs 8).

Countless items were also dedicated to the Lord for the tabernacle – See Numbers 7, and for the Temple (see 1 Chronicles 26).

So basically, anything of value, or that which was to be ‘separated’ for God, was dedicated to Him.

It is from this principle then that Christian parents for centuries have wanted to dedicate their children to God. Firstly as a ‘thank you’ (‘all things come from God’), and secondly with the prayer that God will watch over the child and bring the child to a point where he or she is able, and willing, to make their own personal commitment to Jesus.

It is the desire of Christian parents to see their children grow up to love and know God as they themselves do, and also to see their children serve God as was the case for Hannah with Samuel and Zorah with Samson.

A ‘service of dedication’ is simply a public statement of the above in regard to a child’s life. The Christian parents of a child publicly commit their child into God’s safe keeping, knowing that He will answer their prayer and also give them peace.

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Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-07-10_proverbs-30-dedication-of-elijah-9th-july-17.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-07-10_proverbs-30-dedication-of-elijah-9th-july-17.mp3 47:47 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Psalm, 30, Dedication no Sun, 09 Jul 2017 09:51:00 +0000
Psalm 119 73 - 88 Pastor Barry Forder Sermons > Psalm 119 57-64 PSALM 119 57-64 October 2, 2016 Barry Forder Psalms 45:34 This teaching by Pastor Barry was recorded at our family service on Sunday 2nd October 2016. This is the 8th session in our verse-by-verse study of Psalm 119. The first four verses of this Psalm outline God’s perfect standard for any who would truly follow Him, with a whole heart. The next four verses recall the hope we have that one day we will be conformed, transformed and renewed outwardly as well as inwardly. We will awake in the likeness of Christ (Psalm 17:15), and all the troubles, trials and temptations of this life will be past (1 Cor 15:53). But until that time we are to “walk by faith, not by sight”(2 Cor 5:7). We are to “walk in the Spirit, and not gratify the desires of the sinful nature”(Gal 5:16). We are to “walk worthy of the calling wherein we are called” (Eph 4:1). But how? How are we to do this when we are continually wrestling against the world, the flesh and the devil? The remainder of this Psalm is your guidebook to walking a life of victory! That may sound quite a claim, but this Psalm is the voice of experience. It has walked this path before and has been given to us by the Holy Spirit to be a companion on our journey, an instructor with Godly counsel.]]> Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-73-88-161016.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-73-88-161016.mp3 58:33 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder psalm, verse by verse no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 Psalm 119 65-72 Pastor Barry Forder Sermons > Psalm 119 57-64 PSALM 119 57-64 October 2, 2016 Barry Forder Psalms 45:34 This teaching by Pastor Barry was recorded at our family service on Sunday 2nd October 2016. This is the 8th session in our verse-by-verse study of Psalm 119. The first four verses of this Psalm outline God’s perfect standard for any who would truly follow Him, with a whole heart. The next four verses recall the hope we have that one day we will be conformed, transformed and renewed outwardly as well as inwardly. We will awake in the likeness of Christ (Psalm 17:15), and all the troubles, trials and temptations of this life will be past (1 Cor 15:53). But until that time we are to “walk by faith, not by sight”(2 Cor 5:7). We are to “walk in the Spirit, and not gratify the desires of the sinful nature”(Gal 5:16). We are to “walk worthy of the calling wherein we are called” (Eph 4:1). But how? How are we to do this when we are continually wrestling against the world, the flesh and the devil? The remainder of this Psalm is your guidebook to walking a life of victory! That may sound quite a claim, but this Psalm is the voice of experience. It has walked this path before and has been given to us by the Holy Spirit to be a companion on our journey, an instructor with Godly counsel.]]> Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-65-72-091016.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-65-72-091016.mp3 52:49 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder psalm, verse by verse no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 Psalm 119 89-104 Pastor Barry Forder Sermons > Psalm 119 57-64 PSALM 119 57-64 October 2, 2016 Barry Forder Psalms 45:34 This teaching by Pastor Barry was recorded at our family service on Sunday 2nd October 2016. This is the 8th session in our verse-by-verse study of Psalm 119. The first four verses of this Psalm outline God’s perfect standard for any who would truly follow Him, with a whole heart. The next four verses recall the hope we have that one day we will be conformed, transformed and renewed outwardly as well as inwardly. We will awake in the likeness of Christ (Psalm 17:15), and all the troubles, trials and temptations of this life will be past (1 Cor 15:53). But until that time we are to “walk by faith, not by sight”(2 Cor 5:7). We are to “walk in the Spirit, and not gratify the desires of the sinful nature”(Gal 5:16). We are to “walk worthy of the calling wherein we are called” (Eph 4:1). But how? How are we to do this when we are continually wrestling against the world, the flesh and the devil? The remainder of this Psalm is your guidebook to walking a life of victory! That may sound quite a claim, but this Psalm is the voice of experience. It has walked this path before and has been given to us by the Holy Spirit to be a companion on our journey, an instructor with Godly counsel.]]> Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-89-104-231016.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-89-104-231016.mp3 57:15 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder psalm, verse by verse no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 Psalm 119 9-16 Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-9-16-280816.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-9-16-280816.mp3 50:16 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder psalm, verse by verse no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 Psalm 119 57-64 Pastor Barry Forder Sermons > Psalm 119 57-64 PSALM 119 57-64 October 2, 2016 Barry Forder Psalms 45:34 This teaching by Pastor Barry was recorded at our family service on Sunday 2nd October 2016. This is the 8th session in our verse-by-verse study of Psalm 119. The first four verses of this Psalm outline God’s perfect standard for any who would truly follow Him, with a whole heart. The next four verses recall the hope we have that one day we will be conformed, transformed and renewed outwardly as well as inwardly. We will awake in the likeness of Christ (Psalm 17:15), and all the troubles, trials and temptations of this life will be past (1 Cor 15:53). But until that time we are to “walk by faith, not by sight”(2 Cor 5:7). We are to “walk in the Spirit, and not gratify the desires of the sinful nature”(Gal 5:16). We are to “walk worthy of the calling wherein we are called” (Eph 4:1). But how? How are we to do this when we are continually wrestling against the world, the flesh and the devil? The remainder of this Psalm is your guidebook to walking a life of victory! That may sound quite a claim, but this Psalm is the voice of experience. It has walked this path before and has been given to us by the Holy Spirit to be a companion on our journey, an instructor with Godly counsel.]]> Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-57-64-021016.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-57-64-021016.mp3 45:35 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder psalm, verse by verse no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 Psalm 119 17-24 Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-17-24-040916.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-17-24-040916.mp3 47:32 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder psalm, verse by verse no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 Psalm 119 25-32 Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-25-32-110916.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-25-32-110916.mp3 55:02 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder psalm, verse by verse no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 Psalm 119 41-56 Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-41-56-250916.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-41-56-250916.mp3 50:14 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder psalm, verse by verse no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 Psalm 119 33-40 Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-33-40-180916.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-33-40-180916.mp3 49:20 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder psalm, verse by verse no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 Psalm 119 169-176 Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-169-176-271116.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-169-176-271116.mp3 56:43 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder psalm, verse by verse no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 Psalm 119 1-8 Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-1-8-210816.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-1-8-210816.mp3 46:04 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder psalm, verse by verse no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 Psalm 119 105-120 Pastor Barry Forder Sermons > Psalm 119 57-64 PSALM 119 57-64 October 2, 2016 Barry Forder Psalms 45:34 This teaching by Pastor Barry was recorded at our family service on Sunday 2nd October 2016. This is the 8th session in our verse-by-verse study of Psalm 119. The first four verses of this Psalm outline God’s perfect standard for any who would truly follow Him, with a whole heart. The next four verses recall the hope we have that one day we will be conformed, transformed and renewed outwardly as well as inwardly. We will awake in the likeness of Christ (Psalm 17:15), and all the troubles, trials and temptations of this life will be past (1 Cor 15:53). But until that time we are to “walk by faith, not by sight”(2 Cor 5:7). We are to “walk in the Spirit, and not gratify the desires of the sinful nature”(Gal 5:16). We are to “walk worthy of the calling wherein we are called” (Eph 4:1). But how? How are we to do this when we are continually wrestling against the world, the flesh and the devil? The remainder of this Psalm is your guidebook to walking a life of victory! That may sound quite a claim, but this Psalm is the voice of experience. It has walked this path before and has been given to us by the Holy Spirit to be a companion on our journey, an instructor with Godly counsel.]]> Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-105-120-301016.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-105-120-301016.mp3 48:51 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder psalm, verse by verse no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 Psalm 119 153-168 Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-153-168-201116.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-153-168-201116.mp3 55:09 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder psalm, verse by verse no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 Psalm 119 121-136 Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-121-136-061116.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_psalm-119-121-136-061116.mp3 51:16 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder psalm, verse by verse no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000