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 Sun, 21 Jan 2018 14:39:10 +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 Does it really matter? Pastor Barry Forder This teaching, entitled “Do the details really matter?”, was given as part of our family service on 17th December 2017 by Pastor Barry Forder.

Do the details really matter?

Consider the following from the business world:

  • What is your tolerance for being off course?  Are you ok with a one degree mistake?  At first glance, it may seem like “no big deal,” but once you start to see the full possible impact of such an error, you’ll probably agree with me that even a one degree mistake is unacceptable.
  • For every degree you fly off course, you will miss your target by 92 feet for every mile that you fly.
  • For every 60 miles you fly, you will miss your target by one mile.
  • Flying around the equator will land you almost 500 miles off target.

What about a surgeon? Do (or should) the details matter to them? Would you want to be operated on by someone who didn’t think the details mattered? Would you be comfortable, just before the anesthetic kicked in, if you heard the surgeon say “I’m not going to follow the procedure to the letter, I think other medical professionals who insist on attention to detail are just too dogmatic!”

Or consider an airplane pilot; would you want to fly on a plane with a pilot that didn’t want to follow the flight plan to the letter? “One way’s as good as another – right?”

Of course, you all recognise the absurdity of the above. In every walk of life we know the importance of sticking to the rules, following the instructions (have you ever tried to build flat-packed furniture and thought you knew better than the instructions??!!).

Details do matter, and it is no different when we turn our thoughts to the Bible. It is not multiple choice! It is not ‘open to interpretation’, you cannot just make it say what you want to say to fit your particular view point.

It is amazing, therefore, when we come to the ‘Christmas story’, that we find the Bible has been largely put to one side and Tradition has now become our teacher! We are told of 3 kings (we are even given their names!), a star over a stable, a donkey, ‘oxen gathered around’, an inn-keeper and more – none of which are found in the Bible!

The Devil tried so very hard to prevent the 1st Christmas. He failed. But he has gone to extraordinary lengths ever since to obfuscate what really happened.

Spurgeon once said: discernment is not telling right from wrong. It’s telling right from almost right!

Hopefully, our Christmas nativity play in 2017 (and this teaching) go some way to addressing the problem that tradition has caused and unveil the real truth of the Lamb that was born that night in Bethlehem.

Why did the angels appear to shepherds? …and why those shepherds in particular? What was so important about them? Why didn’t the shepherds need directions – they were only given two signs, from which they knew exactly where to find Jesus!

And why Bethlehem?

 

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Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2018-01-10_does-it-really-matter-171217.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2018-01-10_does-it-really-matter-171217.mp3 32:54 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Christmas, verse by verse no Sun, 17 Dec 2017 18:34:00 +0000
Chanukah Adrian Hudson This teaching, on the Feast of Chanukah, was given by Adrain Hudson at our family service on 10th December 2017.

The events that led to this Jewish celebration were recorded in advance in the book of Daniel,  hundreds of years before 167 B.C. when the Seleucid king, Antiochus Epiphanies desecrated the Jewish Temple, leading to the Maccabean revolt, and the miracles commemorated by this feast.

It is worth pointing out that there are a staggering 135 fulfilled prophecies from Daniel 11:2-35. Bible critics hate Daniel chapter 11 because it offers irrefutable proof that the Bible is the Word of God; for no man could accurately predict, with such detailed precision, the rise and fall of world empires, the political manipulating and deception of successive kingdoms, and the battles that would be fought. We need to remind ourselves, that all of this was recorded hundreds of years before the prophesied events actually took place.

The Apostle Peter talks about the ‘more sure word of prophecy’ that we can depend upon, far more so than any emotion or feeling. Throughout scripture, prophecy confirms the Word and shows it to be true. Sceptics will continue to doubt these things, yet with each archaeological discovery, they are forced to withdraw their theories and accusations as the evidence continues to mount in support of the Word of God. “Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:” (Isaiah 46:9-10).

Read more at https://www.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/sermons/the-feast-of-chanukah/

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Adrian Hudson http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-12-12_chanukah-adrian-hudson-101217.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-12-12_chanukah-adrian-hudson-101217.mp3 47:59 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Misc, Chanukah no Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:10:00 +0000
The battle belongs to the Lord Ilir Begaj In this study, recorded at our family service on Sunday 19th November 2017, guest speaker, Ilir Begaj looks at examples from the life of David to underline that the battle belongs to the LORD.

There were many times David could have had confidence in the flesh, that is, trusted in his own abilities and strength, but repeatedly we see him trusting in God; to deliver him, to vindicate him, to provide for him…

As David wrote in Psalm 20:7 “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God”.

Ilir’s teaching challenges us to remember that whatever circumstances we find ourselves in, if we are the LORD’s, the battle is His, not ours.

As we read in 2 Chron 16:9 “the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him”.

You can listen to the audio on this web page, or save it for listening to later.

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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Ilir Begaj http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-11-20_the-battle-belongs-to-the-lord-ilir-191117.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-11-20_the-battle-belongs-to-the-lord-ilir-191117.mp3 32:46 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Topical, Study no Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:20:00 +0000
Raising Godly Children Simon Turpin - AIG This teaching was given by Simon Turpin from Answers In Genesis as part of our family service on 1st October 2017.

Simon highlighted that there are two opposing worldviews that are constantly in conflict with each other. One is based on man’s wisdom and follows man’s rules. The other is based on the Bible – God’s wisdom – and His rules.

As parents, grandparents and any who have influence and impact in the lives of children, we need to lay a godly foundation for our children based on the Bible in every area of their lives. They will be bombarded by this ‘humanist worldview’ by the education system, the media, the entertainment industry and their peers. However, if we ‘train our children in the way they should go’, giving them a solid biblical foundation and reasons for the questions they have, they will not depart from it.

Those who were with us on Sunday were blessed by Simon’s talk. If you were unable to be there, it is worth listening to, and then sharing with others.

“The family is under attack today like never before. Wise parents need to recognize this and develop their own strategy for protection and counter-attack. A generation is arising around us that knows not the things of God, allowing (and even encouraging) pre-marital sex, abortion, homosexuality, gay marriages, gay clergy, and easy divorce. By and large, they do not believe there is such a thing as absolute truth or absolute morality. Not only is this degenerate generation arising, it already has arisen. While a remnant of truth seekers remains, the attack on the family has the potential to eliminate Christian absolutes from our society.

The attack is coming from those who build their thinking on the anti-God beliefs that are destroying society. This attack on the Word of God has resulted in the demise of the family unit—the very unit God uses to transmit the knowledge of himself to each generation and the world around”.

This extract is taken from: https://answersingenesis.org/family/welcome-to-the-war/

May you be challenged and encouraged by this teaching.

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Waiting for God's best Ilir Begaj In this study, recorded at our family service on Sunday 17th September, guest speaker, Ilir Begaj taught from 1 Samuel 8:1-7

Ilir grew up in a Muslim family in Kosovo but came to know the love of Jesus for himself. In this study, Ilir shows from scripture the danger of impatiently seeking what we think we want right now, rather than patiently waiting for God’s best.

Ilir also highlighted the lure to be like the world when we should instead recognise we are not of this world. “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world”. (1 John 2:15-16)

May you be blessed, challenged and encouraged by this teaching.

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Uniqueness of Christianity Pastor Bob Stanton In this study, recorded at our family service on Sunday 2nd July 2017, Bob Stanton (formally of London City Mission), using 2 Chronicles 20:1-22 as the starting point, looks at the uniqueness of Christianity. You can listen to the audio on this web page, or save it for listening to later. 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 Bob Stanton http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-07-05_bob-stanton-2-chronicles-20-020717.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-07-05_bob-stanton-2-chronicles-20-020717.mp3 30:53 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Sermon, Studies, Study no Sun, 02 Jul 2017 13:13:00 +0000
Passion Week Part 4 of 4 Pastor Barry Forder PLEASE NOTE: there was a technical problem with the audio recording of this study resulting in a few portions of the audio missing and some fluctuations on the audio level.

This teaching by pastor Barry was given as part of our family service on 7th May 2017.

This is the fourth and final part of a 4-part study looking at Passion Week (the name we give to the last week Jesus spent with His disciples leading up to the Crucifixion and Resurrection).

In this final session we looked at ‘The Power of the Resurrection’.

Commenting on these words of the Apostle Paul’s (from Philippians 3:10), Albert Barns stated:

  • “That is, that I may understand and experience the proper influence which the fact of his resurrection should have on the mind… There is no one truth that will have greater power over us, when properly believed, than the truth that Christ has risen from the dead”.

Once we realise the Resurrection is a real historical event it will forever change us. To know, as the disciples did, that Jesus Christ came back to life, defeating the power of death, and that in His resurrection there is the assurance of our salvation from sin, we cannot live life the same. This is the most incredible historical event ever!

We have been called to be witnesses, not to a creed, but to a person, Jesus Christ, and to declare the good news that man’s greatest enemy is now defeated – death no longer has a hold over us. “As in Adam all die, so in Christ shall all be made alive!” (see Romans 5).

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) used for 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=2017-05-09_passion-week-pt-4-070517.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-05-09_passion-week-pt-4-070517.mp3 40:07 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Calvary, Portsmouth, Passion, Week, Easter no Sun, 07 May 2017 20:51:00 +0000
Israel and the Church in the Last Day Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-04-30_israel_and_the_church_in_the_last_day.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-04-30_israel_and_the_church_in_the_last_day.mp3 1:05:07 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Israel, Church, Last, Day, Calvary, Chapel no Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:51:59 +0000 Charting our Course Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-04-30_04_charting_our_course.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-04-30_04_charting_our_course.mp3 52:23 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Charting, Course, Bible, Study, Calvary, Chapel no Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:44:35 +0000 Growing Up into Christ Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-04-30_barry_forder_-_growing_up_into_christ.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-04-30_barry_forder_-_growing_up_into_christ.mp3 41:34 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Growing, Christ, Calvary, Chapel no Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:42:14 +0000 How we got the Bible Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-04-30_03_how_we_got_the_bible.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-04-30_03_how_we_got_the_bible.mp3 1:17:46 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Bible, History, Study no Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:39:23 +0000 Passion Week Part 3 of 4 Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-04-23_passion-week-pt-3-230417.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-04-23_passion-week-pt-3-230417.mp3 59:33 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Passion, Easter, Bible, Study no Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:55:10 +0000 Passion Week Part 2 of 4 Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-04-20_passion-week-pt-2-160417.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-04-20_passion-week-pt-2-160417.mp3 54:46 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Passion, Easter, Bible, Study no Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:14:32 +0000 Passion Week Part 1 of 4 Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-04-11_passion-week.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-04-11_passion-week.mp3 46:55 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Passion, Easter, Bible, Study no Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:24:29 +0000 Forgiveness Pastor Simeon Forder Pastor Simeon Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-03-07_forgiveness-sim-forder-050317.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-03-07_forgiveness-sim-forder-050317.mp3 32:48 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Forgiveness, topical study, verse by verse no Tue, 07 Mar 2017 20:22:25 +0000 Christmas Present Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_christmas-present-111216.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_christmas-present-111216.mp3 49:55 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Christmas, verse by verse no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 Christmas Past Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_christmas-past-041216.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_christmas-past-041216.mp3 51:42 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Christmas, verse by verse no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 Christmas Future Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_christmas-future-181216.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_christmas-future-181216.mp3 51:33 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Christmas, verse by verse no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 A Solid Foundation Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_a-solid-foundation-100416.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_a-solid-foundation-100416.mp3 44:54 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Topical, Study no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit Pastor Doug Keen Pastor Doug Keen http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_1538_-person_work_of_holy_spiri.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_1538_-person_work_of_holy_spiri.mp3 1:04:40 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Misc, verse by verse, topical study no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 Grace Pastor Simeon Forder Pastor Simeon Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_grace-270316.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_grace-270316.mp3 41:36 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Misc, verse by verse, topical study no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 The Greatest Event in the History of the World - The Resurrection of Jesus Christ Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_1507_the_greatest_event_.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_1507_the_greatest_event_.mp3 1:19:51 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Resurrection, verse by verse no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 T250115 The promises of God: Part 1 Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_t250115.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_t250115.mp3 44:13 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Topical, Study no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 T180115 Part 3: Our Love for One Other Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_t180115.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_t180115.mp3 43:16 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Topical, Study no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 T110115 Part 2: Our Love for the Father Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_t110115.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_t110115.mp3 53:10 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Topical, Study no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 The Rapture of the Church Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_the-rapture-of-the-church-080117.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_the-rapture-of-the-church-080117.mp3 1:03:01 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Rapture, Bible in a year no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 T080215 The promises of God: Part 3 Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_t080215.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_t080215.mp3 49:36 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Topical, Study no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 T040115 Part 1: Our Father's Love Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_t040115.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_t040115.mp3 36:39 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Topical, Study no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 T010215 The promises of God: Part 2 Pastor Barry Forder Pastor Barry Forder http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_t010215.mp3 http://podcast.calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/?name=2017-02-20_t010215.mp3 52:19 pastor@calvaryportsmouth.co.uk (Barry Forder) Barry Forder Topical, Study no Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000