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High River Christian Reformed Church
Pastor David Swinney
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Keeping in Step
Acts 16: 6 - 10
39:10
September 25, 2022
From the Beginning of Creation
Mark 10 : 1 - 9 (ESV)
24:48
September 18, 2022
From One Blood
Acts 17: 22 - 31 (ESV)
28:28
September 11, 2022
Image and Dominion
Colossians 1: 15 - 23
27:37
September 04, 2022
From Death to Life
Genesis 2: 4 - 9, 15 - 17 (ESV)
30:17
August 28, 2022
This Changes Everything
Genesis 3: 1 - 7 (ESV)
39:15
August 21, 2022
The Seventh Day
Genesis 1: 31 - 2: 3
32:33
August 14, 2022
Male and Female He Created Them
Genesis 2: 15 - 25
38:11
August 07, 2022
Miracles
1st Corinthians 15: 12 - 19
45:32
July 31, 2022
In the Image of God
Genesis 1: 24 - 31 (Colossians 1: 15 - 20)
35:46
July 24, 2022
And God Saw that it Was Good
Genesis 1 : 3 - 23
31:37
July 17, 2022
Without Excuse?
July 10, 2022
44:04
July 10, 2022
In the Beginning, God Created
Genesis 1: 1 - 2
34:37
July 03, 2022
In the Beginning, God
Genesis 1: 1-10
29:04
June 26, 2022
These Are Written
Scripture John 20 : 24 - 31
28:05
June 19, 2022
Sanctified in the Truth
John 17: 6 - 19
29:37
June 12, 2022
The Lord Reigns
Psalm 93
35:47
June 05, 2022
The Spirit of Truth
John 16: 4b - 15
35:55
May 29, 2022
Ascension day
Combined Ascension day service
19:14
May 27, 2022
If the World Hates You...
John 15: 18 - 25
30:14
May 22, 2022
Abide
John 15: 1 - 17
29:14
May 15, 2022
Greater Works (Part Two)
John 14: 12 - 31
44:23
May 08, 2022
As We Forgive
Matthew 18: 21 - 35
34:04
May 01, 2022
Greater Works
John 14: 8 - 24
34:36
April 24, 2022
That by Believing, You May Have Life
John 20: 1 - 31
35:14
April 17, 2022
The Dead Will Hear
John 11: 20 - 27
37:37
April 03, 2022
Hearts and Minds on Christ
Colossians 3: 1 - 4
26:13
March 27, 2022
Of Sheep and the Good Shepherd
John 10: 22 - 30
31:01
March 20, 2022
On Display
John 9: 1 - 7 
36:46
March 13, 2022
If You Abide in My Word
John 8: 25 - 32
37:47
March 06, 2022
Rivers of Living Water
John 7: 37 - 52
39:48
February 27, 2022
The Words of Eternal Life
John 6: 35 - 40
42:37
February 20, 2022
Son of God and Son of Man
John 5: 19 - 29
42:05
February 13, 2022
The Hour Is Coming (and Is Now Here)
 John 4: 7 - 26 (ESV)
39:23
February 06, 2022
Born Again
John 3: 1 - 21 (ESV)
33:24
January 30, 2022
Signs and Wonders?
John 2: 1 - 11 (ESV)
36:59
January 23, 2022
No Condemnation
John 8: 2 - 11 (ESV)
43:58
January 16, 2022
Behold, the Lamb
John 1: 29 - 34 (ESV)
24:27
January 09, 2022
How Does God Want Us to Pray?
Romans 8: 18 - 27 (ESV)
27:21
January 02, 2022
Why Do Christians Need to Pray?
Luke 18: 1 - 8(ESV)
32:49
December 26, 2021
Christmas Eve 2021
Merry Christmas!
14:13
December 25, 2021
True God and Yet True Man
John 1: 1 - 14 (ESV)
25:51
December 19, 2021
What's In a Name?
Matthew 1: 18 - 21 (ESV)
23:47
December 12, 2021
Highs and Lows
Luke 2: 22 - 35
36:40
December 05, 2021
Waiting for Revival
Acts 3 : 11 - 21 (ESV)
31:08
November 28, 2021
No Fear In Death
Hebrews 2: 10 - 18 (ESV)
29:51
November 21, 2021
The Slaughter of the Innocents
1 Corinthians 10: 13 - 22 (ESV)
46:59
November 14, 2021
As an Angel of Light
2nd Corinthians 11: 1 - 15(ESV)
28:42
November 07, 2021
"This World with Devil's Filled"
Ephesians 6: 10 - 2- (ESV)
29:60
October 31, 2021
Temptation
Luke 4: 1 - 13
37:26
October 24, 2021
The Prince of the Power of the Air
Ephesians 2: 1 - 10 (Revelation 12)
29:09
October 17, 2021
In the Garden
Genesis 3: 1 - 15 (ESV)
28:30
October 10, 2021
Our Ancient Foe
1st Peter 5: 1 - 11 (ESV)
23:32
October 03, 2021
Living Steadfastly (Part 2)
James 5: 13 - 20 (ESV)
40:37
September 26, 2021
Living Steadfastly
James 5: 7 - 20 (ESV)
32:18
September 19, 2021
Come Now... (Part 2)
James 5: 1 - 12 (ESV)
28:33
September 12, 2021
Come Now...
James 4: 13 - 17 (ESV)
28:50
September 05, 2021
Two Kinds of Wisdom
James 3: 13 - 4: 12 (ESV)
30:58
August 29, 2021
Of Forests and Fires
James 3: 1 - 12 (ESV)
35:41
August 22, 2021
Grant Us Boldness
Acts 4 : 1 - 12 (ESV)
29:25
August 15, 2021
The Royal Law
Mark 12:28 - 34 & James 1:26 - 2:13
34:21
August 01, 2021
All Things
Genesis 50: 15 - 21 & Colossians 1: 9 - 23
30:50
July 25, 2021
A Place To Stand
Matthew 7:21-29 & James 1:16-26
24:27
July 18, 2021
Count It All Joy
James 1: 1-4
35:49
July 04, 2021
This Same Jesus
Philippians 2:5-11(ESV)
33:15
June 27, 2021
Dear Theophilus
Luke, Acts, Revelation
33:39
June 20, 2021
The Final Word
Revelation 22: 6-21 (ESV)
33:19
June 13, 2021
The River of the Water of Life
Revelation 21: 9 - 22: 5 (ESV)
31:52
June 06, 2021
All Things New
Revelation 21 (ESV)
48:31
May 30, 2021
Christ's Victorious Kingdom
Revelation
51:01
May 23, 2021
That Was Then... This Is Now
Revelation
33:07
May 16, 2021
Alas, Babylonn...
Revelation 18:1 - 19: 8 (ESV)
40:25
May 09, 2021
The Faithless Bride
Revelation 17 (ESV)
43:14
May 02, 2021
The Lord of the Harvest
Revelation 14: 14 - 15: 8 (ESV)
36:06
April 25, 2021
The Everlasting Gospel
Revelation 14 : 1 - 13(ESV)
29:12
April 18, 2021
Of Beasts and Men
Revelation 13: 1 - 14:5 (ESV)
39:16
April 11, 2021
The Truth About the Resurrection
1st Corinthians 15: 12 - 28 (ESV)
30:48
April 04, 2021
Christ Died for Our Sins
John 12: 12 - 16
40:42
March 28, 2021
A Place to Stand
1st Corinthians 15: 1 - 11 (ESV)
35:17
March 21, 2021
In the Valley of the Shadow
Psalm 23 (ESV)
30:58
March 14, 2021
Ruler of the Nations
Revelation 12 (ESV)
44:23
March 07, 2021
Be Thankful: It's the Healthy option
1st Thessalonians 5:16 - 18
34:02
February 28, 2021
The Return of the "Lost" Ark
Revelationn 11 : 15 - 19(ESV)
38:20
February 21, 2021
The Faithful Witness
Revelation 10: 1 - 11 (ESV)
41:51
February 14, 2021
The Prayers Of The Saints
Revelation 8: 1 - 5 (ESV)
41:10
February 07, 2021
The Shepherd Lamb
Revelation 6: 9 - 11; 7: 9 - 17 (ESV)
43:35
January 31, 2021
Why Be Thankful For A Limp?
Genesis 32: 22-32
42:55
January 24, 2021
The Promise Keeper.
Revelation 6: 1-11 (ESV)
47:02
January 17, 2021
The Lion and the Lamb.
Revelation 5 (ESV)
42:60
January 10, 2021
Before the Throne of God Above
Revelation 4: 1 – 11 We start with what we know...
40:48
January 03, 2021
A Door Standing Open in Heaven.
Revelation 4: 1 - 6a (ESV)
43:36
December 27, 2020
Christmas Eve.
Merry Christmas!
43:50
December 25, 2020
Christmas In Narnia.
Revelation 12
40:47
December 20, 2020
Making Me Sick!
Revelation 3 : 14 - 22 (ESv)
40:08
December 13, 2020
Pillars in the Church
Revelation 3: 7 - 13 (ESV)
35:26
December 06, 2020
Wake Up!
Revelation 3 : 1 - 6 (ESV)
34:31
November 30, 2020
Where Satan has His La-Z-Boy
Revelation 2: 12 - 29 (ESV)
38:28
November 22, 2020
The Gosple According to Ruth (Part 5)
Love Story Scripture Reading – Ruth 4 (ESV)    “And”, in the words of Bilbo Baggins, the hero of JRR Tolkien’s, The Hobbit, “they lived happily ever after to the end of their days...”Or so it seems, but how do you end a love story?     That is, after all, what we’ve been studying as we’ve worked our way through Book of Ruth.  It’s a story about the love of a young Moabite woman for her Israelite family; a family that had been driven by famine to leave Israel and to go down into enemy territory.  It’s a story about the way that she loved a her mother-in-law so much that even when everything went wrong and all the men in the family had died, still, she refused to let go and to return to the home of her own family.  And it’s a story about the love that this same young Moabite woman came to share with an ageing farmer who first noticed her as she was following his servants, trying to glean a little grain from that which the harvesters left behind.  It’s a story about love that refused to be thwarted by prejudice and fear; love that flirted with the boundaries of tradition and then crossed them.
29:56
November 15, 2020
Sinners and Saints
Ephesians 1:  1 – 3; 2: 1 – 3   Sunday, November 8th, 2020      A king sits on a throne thinking about all of his accomplishments—the foes he has slain, the armies he has conquered, the cities he has built, all the things that he has achieved in the course of his life.  A prophet of God appears before him thinking of some of his less famous acts; and the prophet tells him a story.      1 ... “There were two men in a certain city, the one rich and the other poor. 2 The rich man had very many flocks and herds, 3 but the poor man had nothing but one little ewe lamb, which he had bought. And he brought it up, and it grew up with him and with his children. It used to eat of his morsel and drink from his cup and lie in his arms, and it was like a daughter to him. 4 Now there came a traveler to the rich man, and he was unwilling to take one of his own flock or herd to prepare for the guest who had come to him, but he took the poor man’s lamb and prepared it for the man who had come to him.” 2 Samuel 12:1–4 (ESV)      Then, the Scriptures tell us,5 ...[the King’s] anger was greatly kindled against the man, and he said... “As the LORDlives, the man who has done this deserves to die, 6 and he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.” 2 Samuel 12:5–6 (ESV)      And then, I imagine there was a moment when the prophet and the king locked eyes, and even before a word was spoken, the king knew—he knew in his heart—what that next word would be.
40:33
November 08, 2020
Be Faithful unto Death
Revelation 2: 8 – 11 Sunday, November 1, 2020           About 100 years after the Scripture that we just read, a Bishop, Polycarp, served as pastor to the church in Smyrna.  It’s interesting, because he was an early Father of the Church, as we know them, and other Church Fathers, Irenaeus and Tertullian, both wrote that Polycarp had been an actual disciple of John the Apostle, the human author, as we have seen, of the book of Revelation.  Another ancient source goes so far as to say that it was John who appointed Polycarp to be the bishop of Smyrna.
33:57
November 01, 2020
To Ephesus
Revelation 2: 1 – 7 (ESV)      1 “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lamp-stands.  2 “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. 3 I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary. 4 But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lamp-stand from its place, unless you repent. 6 Yet this you have: you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 7 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.’”
33:41
October 25, 2020
Jesus, Messiah
Revelation 1: 1 – 8   (H.C. Lord’s Day 12)    The Book of the Revelation, as we noted last Lord’s Day, begins with the words,      1 The revelation of Jesus Christ... Revelation 1:1 (ESV)(hence, the title), and it ends with the benediction,     21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen. Revelation 22:21 (ESV)      So, the book begins with a reference to “Jesus Christ”, and—not surprisingly, since he is the Alpha and the Omega—ends with a reference to “the Lord Jesus”, and frankly, everything that falls between is really about this same Jesus.
35:19
October 18, 2020
Who is Jesus?
Revelation 1: 9 – 20 (ESV)      We are in a series, as noted last Lord’s Day; Part 3 of This Same Jesus, focussing on the fact that this book before us is, first and foremost,1 The revelation of Jesus Christ... Revelation 1:1 (ESV)     That, in itself, is complex enough that John will write 22 chapters (as we know them) between that opening statement, and his closing benediction,21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen. Revelation 22:21 (ESV)       Having said that, the book begins with Jesus, it ends with Jesus, and in a very real sense, everything that comes in between is simply, 1 The revelation of Jesus Christ... Revelation 1:1 (ESV)      That’s the point of the book, and to go looking for anything that is not a part of that is, in some sense, to miss the point.
32:05
October 11, 2020
The Revelation of Jesus Christ
Scripture Reading –   Revelation 1: 1 –   8 (ESV)     Way back in November of 2018 we started a series on the Gospel according to Luke, with the overall title of “This Same Jesus”, and we were looking at Jesus in the state of humiliation (as old Reformed theologians were prone to say).  But that title, “This Same Jesus”, was a quote taken from the book of Acts, which was part 2 of the extended series. So, we saw Jesus, during the incarnation.  We walked with him from Bethlehem in the early chapters, to his ascension in Luke 24, but the story didn’t end there, because as he ascended,
30:60
October 04, 2020
The Gospel According to Ruth ( Part 4 )
Part Four ~ Absolute Surrender (Ruth 3)      This morning, I want to talk about Ruth by first thinking about someone altogether different, from a different book and a different era.  I’m thinking of Philip, the deacon and evangelist; that Philip who, when the church began to be persecuted after the stoning of Stephen, “...went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed to them the Christ.”  And, according to the Book of Acts,And the crowds with one accord paid attention to what was being said by Philip, when they heard him and saw the signs that he did. For unclean spirits, crying out with a loud voice, came out of many who had them, and many who were paralysed or lame were healed. So there was much joy in that city.  Acts 8:6–8 (ESV)
36:35
September 27, 2020
The Gosple According to Ruth (Part 3)
Love, Faith, Obedience Ruth 2; 1st John 5: 1 –  5      We began to study the Book of Ruth with the understanding that Ruth is first and foremost a love story.  It’s the story of the unlikely love between an Israelite woman and her Moabite daughter-in-law.  It’s the story of a still more unlikely love of an aging farmer for the young woman who came to glean in his fields at harvest time.  But most of all, it’s the story of the love that God has for his people in Christ Jesus—the love that found expression as he reached out to us, sending his son into the world, not to condemn and judge the world, but so that the world through him might be saved.  It’s a story of love, and grace, and faith; the primary virtues that find expression in the lives of Naomi, Ruth and Boaz.
35:57
September 20, 2020
The Gospel According to Ruth. (Part 2)
Repentance and Providence, Sunday September 13, 2020
42:27
September 13, 2020
The Gospel According To Ruth. (Part 1)
Providence And Redemption. Recorded September 6, 2020
37:32
September 06, 2020