Real People, Real Lives, Learning to Follow Jesus If you missed a Sunday feel free to click and listen in If you want to watch Brandan run around the stage you can watch Sunday hereboxcast.tv/channel/gofbhetotlobm4hysqxq
Brandan kicks off our Christmas series by revisiting a story most of us glance over and shrug our shoulders at, saying "yeah that happened no big deal". Well let us take a moment to listen in and think about the conversations Mary was going to have with her family and husband to be.
George took time this morning to remind us what the Church originally focused on. There are multiple practices laid out for us as churches to follow in the New Testament and they don't include having coffee and donuts every Sunday. He also took the time to remind us that Jesus loves us and thinks we are amazing even after all we have done.
This week we had a special guest Jordan Butler from Connections Community Church in Inwood, West Virginia. He spoke on the importance of John 5. How we as christians have a tendency to forget we have been healed from our sin, yet continue to go back to it. Even still Jesus shows compassion.
This is the second instalement of our Fundamentals Series. This week Brandan looks at how our God speaks to us through general and special revelation. He also asked the question is scripture really all that important. So listen in and find out.
Unfortunatly Brandan was not willing to sing the Fruits of the Spirit song to us this morning. He was on the other hand able to remind us it is not our job to yell at apple tress to produce apples, just as yelling at ourselves or others does not produce change. Instead it is about the roots of the plant and we as Chrisitans need to be firmly planted and fertilized in order to fully blossom as our Creator intended.
This week we had the privilage of hearing from Mark DeYmaz, the founder of Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas. Through using theology as the why behind the need for today's churches to be more multiethinic Mark explains the need for churches to look more like heaven (John 17).
Its the finall week of our annual #MeToo series. Brandan continues in Mathew 4 examining how the devil did not tempt Jesus once and then leave Him alone. This time the devil tries to misuse scripture, just as you have probably had someone misquote scriture to you.
Continuing our #MeToo series, in part 3 Brandan looks at one of the struggles of doing what God has told us to do. it is easy in the beggininng but as we continue to work and nothing seems to change, continuing to push towards what the God has asked of us feels imposible. But there is hope, listen in as we see how Jesus handled the teptation to give in.
This week we continued our #MeToo series, in part 2 Brandan looks at how through out our lives we have been making decisions based on who others have told us we are. But shouldn't we be looking to the One who created us to inform who we are?
As a church with real people with real lives learning to follow Jesus, we take this time of year to call on those who call Canvas Church home to share intimate stories from their life. This is for the purpose of showing others you are not alone, others have shared this similar struggle, event, loss, abuse. We thank those who have had the courage in the past and the upcoming weeks for sharing these stories.
Brandan walks us through a couple passages in 1 Corinthians to remind us as believers we have all been given gifts and not for our own personal gain but these gifts are for helping others.
Brandan walks us through how we are the vine and there are times in our life where God chooses to prune us. Not because its easy or it feels good, but because it is good for us. Brandan talks through some of the prunings of his past to show there are blessings when we are pruned.
To pray or not to pray, if God has already planned out the fate of the world what good is it for me to pray? Brandan explores the prayer paradox by looking at both old and new testament scripture, so listen in and see what he has learned this week.
As parents, we have a responsibility to teach our children a number of lessons but the most important of all is pointing them to Christ. This is not as simple as "do as I say not as I do" our kids are smarter than that, we have to live a life pointing to Christ or they will likely go their own when they are older.
Listen in as Brandan talks about a topic people love to give advice on but never happily accept, PARENTING... Dun dun dun... Brandan reminds us our identity must be found in Christ and not in the success/failure of our children, spouse, job etc. Also we due to technical difficulties we do not have the last 5 min of Brandan's message, but don't worry all the good stuff as at the beginning.
Why is this man wearing a sweater on his head? Where is Brandan to stop this nonsense? Is it a new trend? (I hope not) Listen in as George Aubrey takes a look at Matthew 7 and the importance of the reading the bible and especially the red letters. Here is the link to video George references and we watched during church.
Brandan continues using his "Here 2 There" chair analogy, and reminds us as we start to take make changes in our lives everything will likely fall apart, but the end result is worth the struggle and pain.