Resurrection Power – Easter Sunday Message ¦ Video

Do not discount the resurrection power that is available to you today.

1 Corinthians 15:14 – And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.

Why is our faith useless if the resurrection of Christ did not happen?

Here are 5 reasons:

1. The resurrection is the PROOF that Jesus’ death was not just an ordinary death
2. The resurrection was PROOF that Jesus really was God and not just a man
3. The resurrection was PROOF that Jesus really did live a sinless life
4. The resurrection is PROOF that Jesus really did defeat sin and death
5. The resurrection is PROOF that you and I can have a new life

You don’t have to wait until you die to experience RESSURECTION POWER.

Why? Because the SAME Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives in every true believer from the moment they are born again.

Romans 8:11 – And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.

You ARE NOT POWERLESS in your Christian life.

The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives in YOU.

What does this power do? What does the Holy Spirit do? What’s His job?

He brings LIFE where there would otherwise be DEATH
He brings LIGHT where there is DARKNESS
He brings HOPE where there is HOPELESSNESS
He brings HEALING where there is PAIN
He brings TRUTH where there are LIES
He brings FREEDOM where there is BONDAGE
He brings COMFORT where there is SORROW
He brings JOY where there is MOURNING
He brings PRAISE where there is DESPAIR
He brings PEACE where there is FEAR and ANXIETY
He brings CLARITY where there is CONFUSION

Do not discount the resurrection power that is available to you and that lives within you.

There is nothing this world can bring into your life that He cannot overcome.

John 16:33 – “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

DO NOT WAIT for somebody to drop dead in front of you before you call on God’s resurrection power.

We need to be waking up in the morning and asking Him for resurrection POWER every day! If we do that, the POWER of God will impact the lives of people around us.

We will see God bringing LIFE where there would otherwise be death.

Ephesians 3:20-21 – Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

How to Fulfill Your Calling while Raising Small Children ¦ Video

Is it possible to raise small children and fulfil your calling at the same time?

Raising small children can be challenging, and we can sometimes feel like we are being distracted from God’s calling on our lives. In this bonus video, David and Hannah Steele share some encouraging words and tips for those who want to serve God and at the same time honour Him by being great, godly parents to their children who reflect the heart of the Father to them.

This video is intended to complement the “Fulfill Your Calling” video series which contains powerful keys to fulfilling God’s calling on your life. Watch it here: truthplanters.org/fulfill-your-calling

Jesus Comforts Those Who Mourn ¦ Video

When David’s home church suffered the loss of 17-year-old Molly towards the end of 2020, his pastors called upon him to speak words of comfort and encouragement just a few days after the event. Many people in the church were deeply shocked, sad and had unanswered questions. May the resulting video be a blessing to you if you are experiencing the deep pain of loss.

When Job suffered the incredible loss of all of his children (7 sons and 3 daughters) in a moment, he did three things:

1. He openly expressed His emotions

Jesus did the same. When Lazarus (whom Jesus loved) died, we find one of the shortest verses in the Bible

John 11:35 – Jesus wept.

And He did it openly, in front of others. The next verse makes that clear.

John 11:36 – Then the Jews said, “See how he loved him!”

2. He recognised that everything he ever had came from God (including His children), and he was able to CONTINUE to praise God, even in the midst of incredibly difficult circumstances

Do you realise that this man held everything in his life so lightly that he could praise God in ANY and EVERY circumstance?

I wonder, how many of us would find ourselves saying “may the name of the Lord be praised” at a moment like that?

Vicky (Molly’s mum) did.

Does it make the pain any less real? Absolutely not! But even in the midst of the pain, Vicky refuses to put anything between herself and Him. Why? She knows Him far too well to do that.

She knows that His love is what she needs right now. His comfort is the only thing that can see her through. She knows that the only pain that would be too much to bear is to be apart from Him.

You see the danger (when tragedy strikes) or when things don’t go the way we expect or hope they will go, is that we blame God. And that’s exactly what the Bible says Job didn’t do:

Job 1:22 – In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.

3. He did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing

As soon as we put the blame on God, we immediately stop trusting Him 100% – our faith and confidence in Him is diminished.

But actually it’s in THAT MOMENT that we need Him more than ever.

Whenever something like this happens we always have unanswered questions, and it’s ok to say “we don’t understand”. Certain things we may never understand in this life.

But at the same time, as the people of God there are a lot more things that we DO UNDERSTAND:

We understand that GOD IS LOVE.

We understand that we live in a fallen world where sin and sickness and death are all around us and affect us every day.

We understand that God has given us free will. Sometimes we think “God, it would be so much better if you just MADE us do the things that are best for us and those around us all the time”. And that sounds like a good idea, until you realise that that would be CONTROL and love never controls. If God controlled us, it would mean He doesn’t love us. True love gives freedom. Of course, God WANTS us to love him, to love each other and to make the best choices but love would not be love if it was forced. So he gave us the choice. He gave us freedom.

We understand that the freedom God has given to the human race has consequences. Many people choose to use that freedom to hurt each other or themselves. As a result, we are all hurting in one way or another. Sometimes we can feel very low and can believe all kinds of lies that affect our thinking and our behaviour.

We understand that when Jesus came to the earth it was so painful for him to see and experience all these things that the Bible describes him as a man of sorrows, familiar with grief. It also says that he is not unable to sympathise with our weaknesses – for everything we go through He has also been through. He also knows what it feels like to lose a child. Therefore the Bible says he is close to the brokenhearted.

We understand that we have an enemy who prowls around seeking whom He can devour, but we also understand that he will NEVER have the victory.

We understand that because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, sin and death have been defeated, and for those who call on the name of Jesus and put their trust in Him, death has lost its sting.

We understand that when Jesus comes again, the last enemy will be destroyed which is death but that until then we will all face physical death.

And finally, we understand that although awful things happen in this life, God is not the one who causes them, but He IS the one who comforts us in the midst of them and can carry us through them.

Truth & Power Night – Sep 2020 ¦ Video

Our hosts for this event (David & Hannah Steele) help us to encounter God’s truth, presence and power as we gather together online. With worship from Viki Pánczél and a powerful teaching from David Steele about what it really means to love God, we hope you will be thoroughly blessed!

In this online event I speak about what it really means to love God.

We know that God loves us, that He demonstrated His love for us by sending His Son to die on the cross for us… but what does it mean to love Him back?

Jesus said: “Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” – John 14:21

God’s Wisdom in Trials ¦ Video

It doesn’t matter what the trial is, it’s how you handle the trial that makes all the difference. The thing that determines whether we come out VICTORIOUS in trials or not, is whether or not we’ve understood and applied GOD’S WISDOM when it comes to trials. In this teaching David Steele shares some of the fundamental tools that every believer in Jesus Christ needs to come out victorious through trials!

Perseverance: How to be victorious in trials ¦ Video

In this zoom call, David Steele shares some of the fundamental keys we need to be victorious when we face trials and difficulties on our lives.

Perseverance is one of the biggest keys to Spiritual Maturity. James 1:4 says, “Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be MATURE and COMPLETE, not lacking ANYTHING”.

In this Bible study on James 1:2-18, we are challenged to consider it PURE JOY when we go through trials! Since this doesn’t come very naturally to us, David unpacks some of God’s wisdom in trials, explaining how we can persevere and treat them as joy. He also encourages us that Jesus has ALREADY made provision for you for the trials you are facing right now.

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Truth, Presence & Power ¦ Video

In this powerful short video, I tell the story of how I encountered God’s truth, presence and power and have never been the same since.

Before God filled me with His Holy Spirit at age 17, He called me to give up EVERYTHING and follow Him. When I think back to that day, I consider it “the day David Steele died”, because that was the day that I truly experienced the life that Jesus died on the cross for me to have.

This is an intro to the teaching ‘Hot, Cold or Lukewarm‘.

The Healing Power of Forgiveness ¦ Video

If you’ve ever been mistreated, betrayed or badly hurt in this life, you will know the reality of what it means to carry pain in your heart.

In this honest and real teaching, David Steele shares some of his own struggles and unpacks the greatest key God has ever given us that brings healing to the deepest wounds life can inflict upon us.

Prepare to be filled with hope as you receive practical and spiritual tools for your own healing journey.

David says: “The things I share in this teaching have totally transformed my life, and I do not say that lightly.

Of all the teachings I give as I travel around, this is the one I’ve seen bring the greatest freedom and healing in the lives of believers everywhere.

My prayer is that you will take the time to watch it in full and that as you learn about the true transaction of forgiveness, God would use do a deep work in your heart, and you would enter into a level of freedom that you perhaps never thought was possible.”