Village Green Community Church Podcast
By Jon Korkidakis
Believe 101 - The Problem
We see it everywhere but struggle to acknowledge it. It's been said that the first step to solving a problem is to first admit that you have one.
September 20, 2021
Why do I Feel Like This? Part 3: I'm Not at My Best
It's been a constant barrage of media reports, conflicting opinions and warring factions. Like a migraine that never goes away, we are sapped to the core.
September 13, 2021
Why Do I Feel Like This? Part 2: I'm Hurting
It's been a season where many have experienced loss in one form or another.
September 7, 2021
Why do I Feel Like This? Part 1: I'm Exhausted
We are physically and emotionally spent, and we really can't understand why?
August 30, 2021
Stories That Move the Heart - Part 10: Having Ears to Hear
Two men, whose earthly life could not have been more different, are bound by one common reality.
August 24, 2021
Stories That Move the Heart - Part 9: The Injustice of It All
In one of the most difficult of all of Jesus' parables, the lessons of a shrewd manager illustrate an important truth for every believer.
August 16, 2021
Stories That Move the Heart - Part 8: An Investment of Ten
Is just getting by enough when it comes to the important issues of life, or are greater consequences ahead?
August 9, 2021
Stories that Move the Heart - Part 7: Less is More
If religion is a matter of the heart, then what shape should our heart take?
August 3, 2021
Stories That Move the Heart - Part 6: No Quitters
When is enough, enough? Are there some things in life that we should never give up on, things that matter not only to us, but to God.
July 26, 2021
Stories That Move the Heart - Part 5: A Rich What?
Status and privilege not only come with cultural expectations; they can also pull us away from matters of eternal importance.
July 19, 2021
Stories that Move the Heart - Part 4: Not Fair
It's great when it works in our favour, but it has a way of making us feel it's "unfair" when it works against us.
July 12, 2021
Stories That Move the Heart - Part 3: A Seat at the Table
Invitations come with an expectation. That those invited would come. Especially when the invitation has eternal significance.
July 5, 2021
Stories that Move the Heart - Part 2 Good - Who?
A tragic crime and a victim left to die as others pass by. All seems lost until one person, someone we would never expect, shows up and does the right thing.
June 29, 2021
Stories that Move the Heart - Part 1: We All Know One
It's likely the most popular parable Jesus told. Few stories grip us like this one about a wayward son, and a loving father.
June 21, 2021
Prayer Matters - Part 3: My Hope, Your Promise
Prayer is connection. Not only to our heavenly Father, but to the promises and hopes that He has for us.
June 14, 2021
Prayer Matters - Part 2: My Healing, Your Glory
One of David’s great gifts, beyond his legacy as shepherd and King of Israel, is the words he has given us in talking to God in the darkest moments of our lives.
June 7, 2021
Prayer Matters - Part 1: My Heart to Yours
One of the biblical metrics of a healthy spiritual relationship with God is found in our expression of gratitude.
May 31, 2021
Heaven - Part 2: No Longer
What will Heaven be like? What can we expect about our eternal home? Can Heaven live up to the hype, or is there a better reality from the pages of the Bible?
May 25, 2021
Heaven - Part 1: Brand New
Beyond modern depictions of baby cherubs and fluffy clouds, Heaven is home to every promise God has ever made.
May 17, 2021
Things God Uses - Part 5: For Others
Something happens when we serve others. It not only benefits those being served, but God does something in us too.
May 10, 2021
Things God Uses - Part 4: Teach Me
Teachers are one of life's most valuable resources. We all have been impacted by a biblical teacher who passionately poured into our lives and helped us to grow.
May 3, 2021
Things God Uses - Part 3: Holy Habits
We never drift in a good direction. To get to a place we need to go takes discipline.
April 26, 2021
Things God Uses - Part 2: Plan B.
God’s plans can never be thwarted. We may resist or even put up roadblocks, but God has a way of bringing about his purpose for our lives.
April 20, 2021
Things God Uses - Part 1: What's in Your Hands?
God often takes the simplest and most common things that we have available and uses them for his purposes.
April 12, 2021
About a Cross- Part:3 Paradise
The cross, a vehicle for executing criminals and a symbol for the finality of death, becomes transformed by Jesus' crucifixion. what appears as an end, becomes the beginning of an eternal journey for all who believe.
April 6, 2021
About a Cross Part 1: Take It Up
Long before His triumphal entrance into Jerusalem, Jesus used the cross as an illustration of what it would mean to follow him.
March 30, 2021
A State of the Church Address
It is now a year into this pandemic that has affected the lives of many. In this message, we give an update on the state of our church as well as our strategic plans for the future.
March 22, 2021
Elijah: Faith for Turbulent Times - Part 5: Pass It On
For all that Elijah accomplished, nothing strengthened his legacy more than the passing on of his gift to a new prophet, one who would hold the torch that Elijah so faithfully carried.
March 15, 2021
Elijah: Faith for Turbulent Times - Part 4: Depression
Great victories are often followed by dark valleys. Elijah, the great prophet, is struck down by a common enemy. What God does in this valley is a lesson for us all.
March 8, 2021
Elijah: Faith for Turbulent Times - Part 3: Small Cloud, Much Rain
Even in the life of a prophet, small things matter, especially when they are entrusted to a big God.
March 2, 2021
Elijah:Faith for Turbulent Times - Part 2: Battle of the Gods
In one of the most epic scenes in all the Bible, Elijah single-handedly challenges the priests and the pagan gods they serve.
February 23, 2021
Elijah: Faith for Turbulent Times - Part 1: A Prophet in the Making
The raising of Elijah as a prophet is intimately connected with his own spiritual journey.
February 16, 2021
The Future Me - Part 5: Never Lost
To become what you want doesn't mean jettisoning everything to get there. the very best there is will always be there because it can never be lost.
February 8, 2021
The Future Me - Part 4: Rhythm of Life
Time can often appear as an enemy. For the writers of the Wisdom books of the Bible, time was merely a tool. One when properly understood, yielded valuable lessons for life.
February 1, 2021
Interview with Ashley Zietsma
As part of our Future Me series, Pastor Jon sat down with Ashley Zietsma, who opened up about how God is working in her life over a tumultuous 14 months.
January 31, 2021
The Future Me - Part 3: Fail Proof
Sometimes the path ahead is daunting and the challenges too great. In this message, we find in the words of a prophet, the way forward when the path ahead has us paralyzed.To get a copy of the study notes: go to villagegreenchurch.com, click messages and search for this message.
January 25, 2021
The Future Me - Part 2: When it Hurts
Change is challenging. It forces us to either face some hard truths or face our fears headlong. Beyond those challenges lies a deeper potential, one when embraced, allows us to live as God intended.
January 18, 2021
The Future Me - Part 1: Where Am I?
Being stuck rarely feels good. In order to move forward, even if its one step at a time, means leaving some things behind, especially when they hurt your relationship with God.
January 11, 2021
A Heart Assured
As Christians, we have a rich heritage and a promising future. The book of Hebrews tells us why. God has spoken and we have his word: Christ alone is our salvation. The question now is, what are we going to do about it?
January 4, 2021
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Part 3: The Wonder of a Birth
The drama of a census and an Inn that was full creates the backdrop for the most significant birth.
December 21, 2020
The Most Wonderful time of the Year - Part 2: The Wonder of a Sign
Wise men from the east following a star, one that was predicted long ago and foretold of a newborn king.
December 14, 2020
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Part 1: The Wonder of a Promise
Promises kept are a beautiful thing, especially when it has been an anticipated promise from God.
December 7, 2020
Faithful God - Faithful People - Part 5: God is Faithful for All time
The past faithfulness of God is a wonderful thing to celebrate, it is also a source of continual trust in Him for the future!
November 30, 2020
Faithful God - Faithful People - Part 4: God is Faithful to His Promises
Hope can sometimes feel like a long wait in a dark alley. with God, though, his promises are an affirmation of His faithfulness that brings true hope to our lives.
November 23, 2020
Faithful God - Faithful People - Part 3: God is Faithful to His People
When we experience the unconditional and sacrificial love that God has for us, there is nothing that can come between us.
November 18, 2020
Faithful God- Faithful People: Part 2: God is faithful to His Word
God's word has been a source of comfort and a reminder of His faithfulness throughout the centuries.
November 10, 2020
Faithful God- Faithful People: Part 1: God is Faithful to His Plan
Faithful God - Faithful People: Village green - 50 Years of Proclaiming Good News and Counting... One of the most reassuring truths about God is that He has a plan, one that is Good News for all.
November 2, 2020
B/Right Living - Part 6: Life Made Clear
Life is precious, and for John, its value is clearly seen in what God has done in sending His Son, Jesus. It's a message, a truth, and a transformation you cannot ignore.
October 26, 2020
B/Right Living - Part 5: Fear Killer
One builds wall while the other tears them down. Few emotions have the power to control us like this duo. When fear reigns, our lives become small, dark, and anxiety-ridden, but when we allow love to reign, fear doesn't stand a chance.
October 19, 2020
B/Right Living - Part 4: Know the Truth
Knowledge is power and nothing is more powerful than truth. It helps you navigate life with wisdom while exposing what's really lurking behind the shadows.
October 13, 2020
B/Right Living - Part: 3 The One to Watch
Just as our weather apps give alerts of oncoming storms, the Bible alerts us to a different kind of storm. One that does more than just threaten our physical well-being but targets our faith and spiritual health.
October 5, 2020
B/Right Living - Part 2: Something New, Yet Old
It is said that love is blind, but what if the opposite is true? What if a lack of love is what makes us truly blind? And because we are blind, our world spirals into a never-ending cycle of darkness and enmity.
September 28, 2020
B/Right Living - Part 1: Let it Shine
We are often a reflection of the experiences that have impacted us the most. In this message, a beloved disciple makes a proclamation from a heart that has been forever changed.
September 21, 2020
Reset - Part 3: Solid
There's no doubt that disruptions make us feel helpless and out of control. What once felt reliable and safe is now questionable. As the ground shifts under out feet, out ability to recover and feel balance returning is to lean into a strength that never waivers.
September 14, 2020
Reset - Part 2: No Fear
It is only normal to feel us bracing for the worse when major disruptions come. It activates our fears, making us lose any sense of equilibrium. It's in moments of uncertainty where we are driven to rely on the only thing that matters.
September 10, 2020
Reset - Part 1: I Can Fly
Disruptions can make us feel like things will never be as good as they once were. We can feel defeated and deflated with very little fight left. Moving forward can seem like it will take more energy than we can muster.
August 31, 2020
The Jesus I See - Part 9: Without a Doubt
Of all the disciples, no one stands out like this one when it comes to expressing doubt and pessimism. But in the end, he makes one of the grandest proclamations on the person of Jesus in all of Scripture.
August 24, 2020
The Jesus I See - Part 8: Mystery Men
Of the 12 disciples, there are 2 who remain silent in the pages of Scripture. though we have nothing recorded, their lives nevertheless are not a total mystery.
August 18, 2020
The Jesus I See - Part 7: One Question
For questions posed by a disciple, it sometimes meant a moment of clarification from Jesus. Here, to the surprise of this disciple, Jesus answers with a promise filled with hope.
August 10, 2020
The Jesus I See: Part 6: Genuine Son
First reactions are not always themost positive. In the case of thisdisciple, his initial response turnedinto a welcomed mistake.(A look at Nathanael/Bartholomew)
August 3, 2020
The Jesus I See - Part 5: Show Me
There were times when the disciples struggled with what they were learning from Jesus. It prompted questions and, in this instance, became an opportunity for Jesus to teach a deeper truth.
July 27, 2020
The Jesus I See - Part 4: Traitor
Judas, a name once associated with greatness, suddenly becomes synonymous with traitor. How one persons personal failure became a tragedy for the ages.
July 20, 2020
The Jesus I See - Part 3: Brother to Brother
A man who shares an important discovery with his brother and because of it, neither are ever the same again.
July 13, 2020
The Jesus I See - Part 2: Sibling Rivalry
What parent doesn't want the best for their children? In this message we are introduced to two brothers whose mom made an appeal to Jesus. the lesson from her request became one of the foundational lessons for all the disciples.
July 6, 2020
The Jesus I See - Part 1: Tax Man
What if we saw others through their potential and not their history or resume? In an amazing encounter, Jesus enlists a most unexpected follower.
June 29, 2020
Spiritual Tool Tips: Part 6: Stronger
Healthy spirituality gives us the ability to withstand the difficulties and trials that are part of life. Many have been left in tatters by believing in a faith with shallow roots and hollow trunks. In this concluding message we find the source for spiritual health that withstands the storms of life.
June 22, 2020
Spiritual Tool Tips: Part 5: Reality
Being spiritually healthy demands the ability to assess reality. It’s not to say that it is always easy, but part of seeing the world as it truly is, is understanding what contributes to derailing us.
June 15, 2020
Spiritual Tool Tips - Part 4: Unshakeable
It is one of the most important functions of a church, even though it can sometimes be difficult to define or even recognize. Still, it is one of the hallmarks of a vibrant community of faith.
June 7, 2020
Spiritual Tool Tips - Part 3: Adaptable
1 Corinthians 9:19-27 In times of uncertainty, there is one principle that can make the difference between hope and despair. It not only applies on an individual level, but also to the church as a whole
June 1, 2020
Spiritual Tool Tips: Part 2: We All Need It
It is suppose to be part of our Christian experience but it can leave us confused and frustrated. We think it should be straightforward and work in a particular way but often find that it works in ways that we can rarely predict. Regardless, it is vital to our spiritual health.
May 25, 2020
Spiritual Tool Tips: Part 1: The Word
There is no denying the importance of reading and understanding the Bible. It’s centrality to the Christian faith cannot be underestimated. But why is it important and why do I need to know what it teaches?
May 18, 2020
How would you end this sentence? We are better_________! In this message we look at one word that seems so out of place, especially in this present season, but serves as a well-timed reminder.
May 10, 2020
AWE-Thentic - Part 3: The Inward 3
Galatians 5:22-23 The strength of our character lies in our inner formation. Without it, what people see is only a mask of our true self.
May 3, 2020
AWE-thentic- Part 2: The Outward 3
To the casual observer, these are most often the characteristics that catch the attention and admiration of others.
April 27, 2020
AWE-thentic - Part 1: The Big 3
In the ongoing struggle for self-improvement, the first three Fruits of the Spirit can prove to be the most difficult to maintain.
April 20, 2020
And He Shall Be Called... Part 3
Victory comes in many forms, but few as dramatic as a resurrection.
April 12, 2020
And He Shall Be Called... Part 2 - Smitten
A suffering Messiah was difficult for most to comprehend. It became the biggest stumbling block even though it was an important aspect of the Messiah's mission.
April 10, 2020
And He Shall Be Called... Part 1- Son of Man
Jesus' favourite title for Himself was carefully taken from prophetic passages in the Old Testament. To His audience, just hearing it would mean that Jesus was claiming something extraordinary.
April 6, 2020
For a Time Such as This - Part 2
A difficult season is upon us and in the midst of closures, social distancing and being told what we cannot do, the days ahead look bleak and without promise. It's in these moments where we need to be reminded of what God says we can do and why it makes all the difference, even in a season such as this.
March 29, 2020
Free-DUMB: Trends That Actually Enslave - Part 5 - Breakdown Dead Ahead
Advice is everywhere. Gurus and self-help icons are the new priests heralding a new world. One where the pursuit of happiness is the only value worth pursuing.
March 25, 2020
For a Time Such as This - Part 1
We live in unprecedented times that few of us could have foreseen even a mere month ago. In the midst of the uncertainty and questions we need to be reminded of where our hope and courage lies and why it's so important to embrace our faith now more than ever.
March 22, 2020
Free-DUMB: Trends That Actually Enslave Us - Part 4 - Speed Trap
It's the new mantra of the age; being busy. It conveys an air of self-importance and a life of purpose and intent. It's no surprise then, to find out that burn-out and stress is also at an all-time high.
March 9, 2020
Free-DUMB: Trends That Actually Enslave Us - Part 3 - We Just Disagree
We are more polarized than ever, It's not acceptable to just disagree any more, now you have to attack anyone who doesn't hold to every condition of your worldview. In turn, it's virtually impossible for any of us to get along.
March 2, 2020
Free-DUMB: Trends That Actually Enslave Us - Part 2 - Me, Mine, and Yours
In a culture of more, the ones who appear to have more also appear to have it all. In a contest rooted in envy, the constant race to accumulate creates a false reality built with false hopes.
February 25, 2020
Free- DUMB: Trends that actually enslave us – Part 1 – Identity Crisis
Identity is a big deal today. Without clarity in this area, most default to identity that is related to profession, preference, or passion, any of which can leave us empty when they are gone.
February 16, 2020
Some Assembly Required - Part 5
There is a danger when we see life as nothing more than disconnected pieces. It can leave us wondering if any kind of purpose can be found and throw doubt on obedience to God or to righteous living.
February 9, 2020
Some Assembly Required: When Life Comes in Pieces - Part 4 - Does It Ever Stop?
We wonder if the roller coaster will ever stop and give us a chance to catch our breath. Life can throw us off balance and make us wonder if any kind of equilibrium is even possible?
February 4, 2020
Some Assembly Required: When Life Comes in Pieces - Part 3 - Swimming in Despair
Loss is a painful experience. Few experiences throw us into darkness like loss, and the emotional toll can make us feel as if normalcy is a distant reality.
January 27, 2020
Some Assembly Required: When Life Comes in Pieces - Part 2 - The Pain of It All
None of us can escape it, even though we would never invite it into our lives. Oddly enough, it is what bonds every human being together while teaching us the value of compassion and mercy.
January 20, 2020
Some Assembly Required: When Life comes in Pieces Part 1: When Questions Loom Larger Than the Answers
For most, faith has an unwelcomed companion. We didn't expect it to become a lifelong partner, but there it is, nudging from the sidelines trying to get our attentions through its constant nagging.
January 14, 2020
And He Shall Be Called... Part 4: Peace
Peace is for many, an elusive state. In the midst of our broken world lies the potential to experience lasting peace.
December 23, 2019
And He Shall Be Called... Part 3 - Everlasting
God is not a temporary benefit, or a maker of promises that last only for a season. As they say, hope springs eternal when it comes to the promises of God.
December 16, 2019
And He Shall Be Called - Part 2
To say the God is mighty, is to evoke the images of not only the Creation story, but of every instance where God reigned victorious.
December 8, 2019
And He Shall Be Called - Part 1
The first depiction of Jesus as Wonderful Counselor, is a characteristic that highlights the power of God-inspired wisdom.
December 1, 2019
God's Grocery Cart of Grace
Update from missionaries Rob and Kathryn Fleming who serve in Japan.
November 26, 2019
We Are The Church - Part 10
We can be many things to many people, and we can sometimes soar and sometimes flounder, but through it all, We Are the CHURCH!
November 17, 2019
We Are The Church - Part 9
There are times when we are met with hopelessness and despair. In God’s economy, though, there is always room for new beginnings that point to boundless hope.
November 10, 2019
We Are The Church - Part 8 - We Are A Target
Truth and tolerance are rarely teamed together, especially when Christians are in view. As intolerance and hatred grow, so does the attacks against believers.
November 3, 2019
We Are The Church - Part 7 - We Are Church
Certain topics have the potential to be divisive, none more so than claiming exclusive rights to truth. How do we manage this volatile subject yet still proclaim the truth?
October 27, 2019
We Are The Church - Part 6
October 21, 2019
We Are the church - Part 5 - We Are Givers
We all know what it's like when on the receiving end of timely gift. few things speak louder about a church's commitment than its capacity to give.
October 13, 2019
We Are The Church - Part 4
Building into the lives of people can be so rewarding, especially when it results in growth that is spiritually healthy.
October 6, 2019
We Are The Church - Part 3
Membership does have its privileges, but also its responsibilities. To serve is to project the hands and feet of Jesus.
September 29, 2019
We Are The Church - Part 2 - We Are One Message
The Church is many things to many people, but at its core, its only about one message.
September 23, 2019
We Are The Church - Part 1 - We Are Love Multiplied
Underlying the entire premise of the Church is this one reality; that God so loved the world.
September 16, 2019
Unlikely Heroes - Part 6 - Part of the Family
Age can sometimes be a detractor, a liability depending on the importance of the responsibility. Timothy, a disciple of the apostle Paul, heroically forges into the mantle of leadership at a time when his age was seen as a problem.
September 9, 2019
Unlikely Heroes Part 5 - Ehud
Sometimes God calls us to drastic situations. In what seemed like a hopeless cycle, God called a man that no one was looking at, to deliver the entire nation from slavery.
September 3, 2019
Unlinkely Heroes Part 4 - Taking Action
There are times when we are so compelled by an injustice we are tempted to act. But some things are so daunting many will simply give up and say it's beyond fixing. Nehemiah, in true heroic fashion, shows how one person can move a mountain.
August 25, 2019
Unlikely Heroes Part 3 - It's Up To You!
Sometimes, being a hero is forced upon you. You are faced with a situation that unless you act, the consequences could be disastrous. In those moments, heroes are made and cowards are exposed. In this message, Esther's heroism leads to a nations deliverance.
August 22, 2019
Love That Endures
Ruth is one of the Bible's most endearing books, primarily because of its portrayal of covenantal love. Her heroic faith set in motion the next generation of God's plan.
August 12, 2019
When Help Comes Unexpectedly
Rahab, a woman whose life choices would not have classified her as a hero. Yet, when it mattered most, she became a catalyst for God.
August 4, 2019
Prophet on the Run
For every mountain there is a valley. In this message we look at the character and nature of God as he cares for one of his prophets at the lowest point in his life.
July 29, 2019
Jonah - Part 4 Mercy Madness
Grace is a funny thing. When we see it showered on others we often respond in judgment or anger. In Jonah's case, he becomes the poster boy for a people who had forgotten their reason for existence and the grace that was once showered on them.
July 24, 2019
Jonah Part 3 - Prophet Statement
When Jonah finally gets his act together, his obedience produces incredible results. As is often the case, obeying God can lead to some of the most significant moments in our life.
July 15, 2019
Jonah - Part 2 A Fishy Response
Sometimes God will use the most extreme circumstances to get our attention. In Jonah’s case, his disobedience required a drastic response from God, one that brought Jonah face to face with his own mortality.
July 9, 2019
This service is a Celebration Sunday. As a church we reserve these Sunday's to celebrate all that God is doing in the life of Village Green Community Church. From baptisms, Parental Dedications, to memberships and honouring volunteers, these are moments we schedule to pause and thank God.
July 2, 2019
Jonah Part 1 - He's Off!
Jonah demonstrates the ultimate flight response when he receives a mission directive from god. As a prophet, he forgot the most basic truth of all, you simply can't run away from God.
June 24, 2019
A Word We Don't Want to Hear
Legacy is a word that has the potential to bring the cringe factor. Why bring up legacy? Why dedicate a Sunday to it? The apostle Paul calls us to be legacy builders, and this is a call that not only are we all able to be a part of, but we should be striving towards it.
June 18, 2019
Stuck Part 6 - When You Can't Control the Green Monster
Mark 15:1-15What motivates us to wish harm on others? Even though we may feel justified, it takes a toll on us personally. When envy is allowed to control our actions, we get stuck in a destructive pattern.
June 12, 2019
Stuck - Part 5
Sometimes the greatest impediment is the way we view the world around us. We can hold so tightly to our views that we miss the cage we’ve constructed for ourselves. Getting unstuck means leaning into God’s grace.
June 3, 2019
Stuck - Part 4
Sometimes we are faced with a situation that leaves us infuriated. In that moment, the prospect of seeing things clearly is greatly diminished. We know that cooler heads often prevail, and with it the opportunity to get unstuck.
May 26, 2019
Stuck - Part 3
May 19, 2019
Stuck - Mother's Day Edition
Today is Mother's Day, and we want to celebrate all the women who play significant roles in our lives. We have a special message to bless, encourage, honour, and lift you up.God created a woman's heart to be a unique and caring reflection of His heart. Roy Lessin, The Loving Heart.
May 13, 2019
Stuck - Part 2
Guilt and shame are a destructive duo. They not only get us stuck but also dig us into a very deep hole. Getting unstuck from this duo is not easy, but you’re never beyond God’s help.
May 5, 2019
Stuck - Part 1
Sometimes it’s not more information that will help us, but clear thinking and a little courage that gets us unstuck.
April 28, 2019
Glimpses Pt 3 - When Darkness Descends (bad audio)
John 19:38-42Two prominent men, with nothing to gain and everything to lose, step out of the crowd and ask for the body of Jesus. Why in history's darkest moment would they take such a risk?
April 25, 2019
Glimpses Part 4 - Easter Sunday
Some years after Jesus was raised from the dead, the apostlePaul expounds on the hope of the resurrection. A hope rooted in aSaviour willing to give us a glimpse into eternal life.
April 21, 2019
Glimpses Part 2 - When Power and Humility Collide
Few pictures convey the contrast between power and humility like Jesus riding on a donkey. More importantly, only Jesus can bring these two together for the benefit of a lost world.
April 14, 2019
Glimpses Part 1 - The Power of Forgiveness
Healing comes in many forms but few as powerful as forgiveness, especially when it's offered by God. His offer of forgiveness is not about erasing mistakes but of cleansing us to our very soul.
April 9, 2019
Finding Our Routes
In the most unexpected of places, Jesus cast a picture for his disciples that at the time would have seemed almost impossible. Yet, over two thousand years later His words continue to fuel a movement that nothing on earth can stop.
March 27, 2019
Parallel Worlds - Part 10
There are many paths to success in this world but only one in the parallel world of God’s kingdom. When it’s found, life blossoms in measures unfathomable.
March 18, 2019
Parallel Worlds - Part 9
Many of us are taught to be persistent, especially with the things we are most passionate about. What if God honoured our persistence in the same way an earthly father did with his own children?
March 13, 2019
Parallel Worlds - Part 8
March 3, 2019
Parallel Worlds - Part 7
Worry, anxiety, stress, this unholy trinity is wreaking havoc in many lives, so much so that’s its considered a modern epidemic. Is there a way to lessen their damage and foster a greater sense of peace?
February 24, 2019
Parallel Worlds - Part 6
February 17, 2019
Parallel Worlds - Part 5
Revenge rarely has an upside. It satisfies in a moment but perpetuates hate indefinitely. How do we break the cycle of payback when all we want to do is get even?
February 10, 2019
Parallel Worlds - Part 4
Marriage has always been in danger of being defined by our own preferences and needs. What if marriage is so important to God that His definition and desire runs counter to ours?
February 3, 2019
Parallel Worlds - Part 3
Being DestructiveMatthew 5:21-26Parallel Worlds - Part 3One of our basic human tendencies is to respond in frustration and anger. Rarely do we receive a sympathetic hearing when we explode and the consequences are often destructive.
January 28, 2019
Parellel Worlds - Part 3
One of our basic human tendencies is to respond in frustration and anger. Rarely do we receive a sympathetic hearing when we explode and the consequences are often destructive.
January 28, 2019
Parallel Worlds - Part 2
Our lives are being shaped continually. Whether it’s by the culture around us, or the people closest to us, our lives are being molded by outside forces. What if God intends for believers to be instruments for shaping the world around us?
January 21, 2019
Parallel Worlds - Part 1
When we think of being blessed we think of receiving a divine gift. What if receiving a blessing from God is more about being something as opposed to getting something.
January 13, 2019
This is My Year to...
A New Year brings new prospects and new perspectives. In this opening message of 2019, we want to bring you something fresh and inspiring, and hopefully avoid the typical first of the year messages.
January 6, 2019
A Christmas to Remember - Part 4
December 23, 2018
A Christmas to Remember - Part 2
The Christmas story is full of divine moments; none more so than the angel Gabriel’s visit to Mary. After years of silence, God was about to do something incredible.
December 9, 2018
A Christmas to Remember - Part 1
The prophets were known for two things, warning those in the present while pointing them to the hope of the future. In this message we look far into the past-before the first Christmas-and experience the Incarnation before it actually happened.
December 5, 2018
Faith Greater Than - Part 4
SummitRomans 3:27-31Faith Greater Than - Part 4Deep inside us all is the desire to be loved, accepted, and to feel that our life has meaning. We fight for significance through our accomplishments and successes, even though the emptiness still returns. For many, the path to fulfillment is found in living a religious life and doing good. But is that really what God is looking for? In this closing message we look at the ultimate power that faith has over our lives.
November 21, 2018
Faith Greater Than - Part 3
We rarely hear the word used no matter how heinous the crime. It has been eradicated from our vocabulary, even though its effects are felt all around us and few of us feel truly safe anymore. In this message, we look at the power of faith against the advance of evil.
November 12, 2018
Faith Greater Than - Part 2
Venom. Its poison can be equally subtle and equally obvious to all, yet for all our attempts to destroy it, it remains one of humanity’s greatest problems. It lingers in the heart as it awaits its next victim. In this message we look at the power of faith against the poison of hate. 2 Thessalonians 1:3-8
November 4, 2018
Faith Greater Than – Part 1
Shadows. It lurks in the shadows and comes in many forms, even though we can be very good at hiding it. At the right moment, though, it rears its ugly head and once again entraps us. In this message we look at the power of faith to defeat our darkest fears. 2 Timothy 1:7
October 28, 2018
Vision 2020 – Part 5
Give. Jesus broke down the conflicting loyaties in life to two competing factions – our possessions and God. Both demand allegiance but only one brings true contentment and joy. When we align our resources with God’s heart and intent, we become free from the trappings of discontent and dissatisfaction. In this message we outline the fourth part of our Vision 2020 imperative. Isaiah 32:8
October 14, 2018
Vision 2020 – Part 4
Grow. Jesus spoke in such a way that left people awestruck.They either embraced his message or felt threatened by it. His death, burial, and resurrection confirmed the truth he proclaimed and ignited a movement that took the world by storm. In this message we outline the third part of our Vision 2020 imperative. 1 John 5:20-21
October 7, 2018
Vision 2020 – Part 3
Become. Jesus left us a community that grew, not because of what they stood for, but because of what they believed. The reality of their faith emboldened them to live beyond complacency but to seek excellence in community and service. In this message we outline the second part of our Vision 2020 imperative. 1 Peter 4:10-11
September 30, 2018
Vision 2020 – Part 2
Reach. Jesus gave some specific instructions to his followers and over the centuries the church has had to take the directive of the Great Commision to an ever-changing culture. In this message, we look at how the Great Commission is going to shape our Vision 2020 imperative. Matthew 28:18-20
September 23, 2018
Vision 2020 – Part 1
Why? Why is a challenging question. It can be exhausting when it’s the common refrain from a 3-year old, and heartbreaking when asked in the midst of tragedy. But to ignore it altogether leads greater problems, especially in the church-world. In this opening message we look at the ‘why’ behind our Mission Statement. Colossians 3:10-17
September 16, 2018
In this message we are reminded that God's truth is applicable to every generation and every life circumstance. Psalm 145:8-13
September 9, 2018
Union - Past, Present and Future
As a new season is beginning, we take time to pause and reflect on the meaning of Communion.
September 2, 2018
Playing Favourites - Part 9
New. The Bible has a lot to say about fear. In this closing message we look at an aspect of fear that is rarely considered, especially as it affects the future. Revelation 21:1-8
August 26, 2018
Playing Favourites – Part 8
Big H. If you had the opportunity to interview one of Jesus' closest disciples, what would you expect they would want us to know? In this timeless message we look at a passage from one of Jesus' inner circle. 1 Peter 3:13-17
August 20, 2018
Playing Favourites - Part 7
#Blessed. As we scroll through our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram we see people share posts with #Blessed in them. These posts use #Blessed as a way to explain how life is going. Are we using this word to its fullest potential or is the meaning of it being changed by our culture. This Sunday we will be exploring how we can live a truly blessed life. Psalm 1
August 13, 2018
Communion - Jason Snelgrove - 2018-Aug-05
Jason Snelgrove led our communion service this morning with thoughtful words.
August 5, 2018
Playing Favourites - Part 6
Convinced. Why was Paul convinced that being "in Jesus" changes everything? What caused him to go from persecuting Christians to writing what many call the greatest chapter ever written in the Bible? Romans 8
August 5, 2018
Playing Favourites – Part 5
Tough Love. Why is it so difficult to believe something the first time we hear it? Why do we tend towards an idealism that says, "I'll believe it when I see it?" How does this mindset affect our spiritul lives, especially when we are commanded to trust God? Exodus 24-34
July 29, 2018
Playing Favourites – Part 4
Playing Favourites. Have you ever picked up a book and been hooked right away by the first sentence? On Sunday, we will look at the opening lines of the Bible and how they take us on an unforgettable journey still relevant for us today. Genesis 1:1-2
July 22, 2018
Playing Favourites – Part 3
What Do You Mean Meaningless? Deep inside our hearts, we yearn for purpose and meaning. Yet not all of us find it, some settle on close enough. This Sunday we will be exploring a passage that explains what is meaningless and the hope of finding true eternal meaning. Ecclesiastes 1:1-3
July 8, 2018
Playing Favourites - Part 2
Who really is Jesus? Being a Christian isn’t easy and it was never intended to be. Yet what is easy is becoming complacent in how we view Jesus. We often do this without even noticing. What if we asked ourselves regularly who really is Jesus? Would this deepen our faith? Would this help us grow? Come Sunday we will explore a passage that shows us who Jesus really is. Matthew 8:23-27
July 1, 2018
Playing Favourites - Part 1
Come Home. What do we do when we feel lost? Where do we turn when our choices have hurt the people who love us? Jesus tells a story which points us to a home where everyone is welcome to return. Luke 15:11-32
June 24, 2018
Nothing brings people together like shared difficulties. Those moments become portals to our deepest connections and most heartfelt prayers. In this message, we learn about one of life’s greatest resources in times of need. 2 Corinthians 1:3-7
June 17, 2018
Prosper – Part 4
Change Makers. God expects us to be generous but how much does God expect us to give? Is it based on percentage or something else? How do we know what amount is acceptable? Acts 20:33-38
June 10, 2018
Prosper - Part 3
The Money Trap. How do we lessen the anxiety we have about money in a culture that measures value by the accumulation of stuff. How do we guard ourselves from the peril of more and the debt trap that results? Proverbs 22:7
June 3, 2018
Prosper – Part 2
A Matter of Trust. Money and happiness are often treated as two sides of the same coin. The level of one is determined by the level of the other. What if this thinking is wrong and, in fact, gets us into deeper feelings of discontent and unhappiness? Luke 16:10-13
May 27, 2018
Prosper – Part 1
Pain Management. With most things in life, perspective is everything. Nowhere is it more true than the way we view our money and our possessions. 1 Timothy 6:6-10
May 20, 2018
I Love You, But…Part 5
Love So Divine. There is no greater example of love than that seen in the life of Jesus Christ. We love as he loved, and any love disconnected from him will never reach its divine potential. 1 John 4:7-19
May 13, 2018
I Love You, But…! Part 4
Hooked on a Feeling. Love is the emotion intended to govern our best intentions. Do we really understand the potential of love and why do we try so hard to harness it?
May 6, 2018
I Love You, But…! Part 3
Alter or Altar? Is love a path to prison or to freedom? Love is often a reflection of our personal experience and nothing scares us more than the demands that love can place on us. Ephesians 5:21-33
April 29, 2018
I Love You, But...! Part 2
Love In-Tension. Is love purely a human response to biological impulses or is there something more? 2 John 1:3-6; John 1:17
April 22, 2018
I Love You, But...! Part 1
The Pillars of Love. Biblical love is built upon some foundational pillars. Understanding them is vital for understanding not only ourselves, but God as well. Matt 22:36-40, 1 Cor 13:1-3
April 8, 2018
The UnCertainty of Easter – Part 2
Always Remember. We often live in relation to the certainty of our beliefs. What if God was unwilling to gamble in order to give us certainty through the resurrection of Jesus? 2 Timothy 2:8-10
April 1, 2018
Good Friday 2018
March 30, 2018
The UnCertainty of Easter
Palm Sunday. Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey, because God has a greater purpose and plan than our own expectations. John 12:12-19
March 25, 2018
Broken Faith – Part 4
Escape Route. As believers, we treat the promise of freedom in Christ as freedom from sin, but what if it includes freedom from the bondage of others?
March 18, 2018
Broken Faith – Part 3
Naming It. Are there signs we are in a system of spiritual abuse? Can we know when we’re entering into a potential danger zone? Ephesians 5:11-17
March 11, 2018
Broken Faith – Part 2
Distortion. There exists an ongoing battle inside each of us. Somewhere between the darkness pulling us back and the light calling us forward, we wrestle with a distorted view of God. Ephesians 5:8-10
March 4, 2018
Broken Faith – Part 1
Seeing Clearly. Jesus had harsh words for the religious leaders of his day. What made him so angry and what can we learn about the nature of destructive spiritual abuse? Matthew 23:1-12; 28-30
February 25, 2018
he Unseen World – Part 6
Connected Eyes. How does the unseen world affect the physical world? Are there times when the two interact and bring consequences to our reality? 2 Corinthians 4:1-7; 16-18
February 18, 2018
The Unseen World - Part 5
Popular culture depicts angels as little cherubs with tiny wings. The biblical picture is dramatically different. What are the key characteristics of the angels as it relates to the unseen realm?
February 11, 2018
The Unseen World – Part 4
Strange Visitation. Have aliens visited us from another planet? How do we navigate biblical passages that some interpret as proof of aliens amongst us, or is it another dimension from the unseen world? Ezekiel 1:1-28
February 4, 2018
The Unseen World - Part 3
Phantom. Ghost stories have been around since the dawn of humanity. Few topics make us wonder about the nature of the unseen world than the subject of ghosts. Job 4:12-21
January 28, 2018
The Unseen World - Part 2
Reaching Beyond. From fortune-tellers, palm-readers, to horoscopes, we long to see beyond the physical and into the future. What motivates those who search for answers in the unseen world? 1 Samuel 28:5-17
January 21, 2018
The Unseen World - Part 1
Thunderstruck. Isaiah the prophet received a vision of God that forever changed his life. As Isaiah was given a glimpse into the unseen world, he gives us a picture of its reality and importance. Isaiah 6:1-8
January 14, 2018
Priorities - What are Yours?
Whether we are aware of them or not we all have priorities in life. As we face another year full of new opportunities and challenges, let’s focus our priorities in a way that sets life right. Psalm 73:25-28
January 7, 2018
As a year comes to a close and a new one is dawning, we often find ourselves framing tomorrow through the lens of the past. What if God isn’t finished with us quite yet? In this closing message of 2017 we are reminded that our story is never complete until every chapter is written. Matthew 10:1-4
December 31, 2017
What Child is This? Part 3
A Father’s Heart. Joseph’s life is a telling study of a father’s heart, especially in the cultural dilemma he finds himself in. Whenever we are confronted by the truth of Jesus, we face a crisis with culture. Matthew 1:18-25
December 18, 2017
What Child is This? Part 2
Wondering? For Mary, the reality of her place in history was never far from her mind. What Mary wondered about her child, is repeated for everyone who comes face to face with Jesus. Luke 2:, 19, 51
December 11, 2017
What Child is This? Part 1
The Name Game. Few things can spark joy and hope like the birth of a baby, especially if its destined for greatness. Centuries ago, a prophet predicted a birth, one destined for a life so wonderful, a single name could not contain his legacy. Isaiah 9:6-7
December 3, 2017
What Grace is This?
The Christmas season brings for many a renewed sense of hope. In this message, we look at the Incarnation, a reminder of where our hope lies and the greatest expression of grace the world has ever known. Galatians 4:4-7
November 26, 2017
heavyWAITS – Part 4
Light Ahead. In this closing message we look a passage written to speak into one of the darkest periods for the nation of Israel. The message for them still holds true today and transforms any season of waiting into hopeful anticipation. Isaiah 40:25-31
November 19, 2017
heavyWAITS - Part 3
Waiting Through the Pain. Suffering – it comes in all shapes and sizes. It doesn’t discriminate and it doesn’t play favourites. How do we manage when we feel the weight of pain without relief? 2 Corinthians 4:6-12
November 12, 2017
heavyWAITS – Part 2
When God is Silent. What do we do when God appears to go silent? What do we do when the silence tempts us to give up? What if one simple truth made the difference when the silence seems overwhelming? Genesis 39:1-23
November 5, 2017
heavyWAITS – Part 1
When Help is Nowhere in Sight. There are moments when we feel we are barely keeping our heads above water. How do we continue to tread water without losing hope? Psalm 69
October 29, 2017
Life@3MPH – Part 6
I See You. There’s no denying that a rushed life can cause us to miss what’s important, even when its right under our noses. If this is true for what is seen, then how does it affect what is unseen? What do we miss about God when life diverts our attention due to its frenetic pace? What does life at 3mph teach us about our heavenly Father? Matthew 6:25-34
October 22, 2017
Life@3MPH - Part 5
Buried Treasure. The more we allow the pace of life to dictate the rules of the race, the further we drift into patterns that are unhealthy. What did Jesus say about how our lives should be constructed? What does life at 3mph teach us about total well-being? Luke 6:43-49
October 15, 2017
Life@3MPH - Part 4
In Deep. From multitasking to overtime, we can quickly get buried in work. Being busy by itself is not always a bad thing, but without taking time to step away and reset, we can soon find ourselves overwhelmed. What does life at 3mph teach us about being productive? Mark 6:30-34
October 8, 2017
Life@3MPH – Part 3
Touch Me. Life with others is messy, especially when their needs become overwhelming. What does life at 3mph teach us about trusting God, having faith, and caring for others? Mark 5:21-43
October 1, 2017
Life@3MPH – Part 2
Defiled. We often act as if temptation is an outside force. Though true to a point, its source is much deeper. What does life at 3mph teach us about temptation? Matthew 15:12-20
September 24, 2017
Life@3MPH – Part 1
Divine Pause. We’ve all heard the adage less is more? How do we sift through daily demands to the heart of what’s most important. What does life at 3mph teach us about priorities? Mark 1:34-39
September 17, 2017
Unforgettable Encounters – Part 6
Remembrance. Sometimes we yearn for the past, believing it was better than our present circumstances. Sometimes, though, a moment in the past is what creates the only hope for today. 1 John 1:1-4
September 3, 2017
Unforgettable Encounters – Part 5
Staking a Claim. There are times we look back upon and wish we had recognized the gravity of moment. History is often shaped in a moment, but seldom are the implications understood until years later. The same is true about the life and ministry of Jesus. Many who heard him struggled in the moment, yet over the years, his life has transformed our world. Luke 4:16-22
August 27, 2017
Unforgettable Encounters – Part 4
More Than a Name. He wasn’t even born yet when his name appeared on the prophetic timetable. Years later, he became the catalyst for something only a few thought possible. Ezra 1:1-3
August 20, 2017
Unforgettable Encounters – Part 3
And the Winner is… We are all subject to being judged and measured by others. It’s a reflection of our common tendency to judge a book by its cover as the saying goes. Is there a better measurement, one that truly gets to the heart of who we are? 1 Samuel 16:1-13
August 13, 2017
Unforgettable Encounters - Part 2
Out of the Fire. A single moment can change us in an instant. It can propel us into a whole new life, complete with feelings of fear and anxiety. How do we manage moments that force us into places we were never expecting to visit? Exodus 3:1-15
August 6, 2017
Unforgettable Encounters - Part 1
No Way Out. Certain moments become touch points that shape the rest of our lives. They instantly change everything. In this message we look at one of those moments, told in the life of Abraham. Genesis 22:1-19
July 30, 2017
Don't Forget the Roots - Part 2 of 2
John writes a personal letter to a dear friend that gives a glimpse into life in a first century church. He acknowledges that the church is filled with imperfect and needy people, but what is more important is the hope that Jesus provides. He gives the ability for people to live authentically and rise above hurt and frustration because they are walking in truth and love, and they live in the reality of the joy of face to face fellowship with one another. Indeed, these are the roots of our authenticity.
July 23, 2017
Roots - Part 1 of 2
John, in the shortest letter of the New Testament, has much to say to us about truth and love and staying Mission Critical. This week we begin with and are reminded not to forget our roots.
July 16, 2017
Street Talk - Part 3
What causes the most tension when sharing your faith? How they will respond or the insecurity you feel within yourself? Sharing our faith is not only commanded, but also the one vehicle for ensuring the future of the church. In this message we look at ways to share that take the intimidation and stress out of the equation.
July 9, 2017
Street TALK – Part 2
Just Say It. Sharing our faith is tough for most of us, especially when the word on the street about Christians is not always flattering. In this message we look at ways to best manage the tension and allow the heart of the Gospel to be heard. Romans 10:14-17
July 2, 2017
Street TALK - Part 1
Gone Fishing. Some opportunities we leap at with excitement and anticipation, while others we are slow to move on and take advantage of. Why is that? Today's bible passage is about two men who did not hesitate to embrace the opportunity of a lifetime. Their decision has a lot to teach us about what to do when Jesus opens the door to opportunity. Mark 1:16-20
June 25, 2017
In a world of constant change, God's love remains the same. It is dependable in and out of every season. It is steady in the good times and the bad. If you are looking for stability, or searching for something to hold onto that won't let you down or let you go...look no further than God's relentless love. Psalm 136
June 18, 2017
What do we do when our plans turns to dust? For one, we tend to jettison the thoughts of a hopeful future and even begin to ridicule our own dreams. Somewhere in the mix we may even begin to doubt if God cares. In this message we learn that in the midst of darkness and shattered plans, something else is likely being birthed. Jeremiah 29:4-14
June 11, 2017
Walk This Way - Part 7
One Another. We are told as believers that we need to grow? As Followers of Jesus, our lives should not be static, but an ever growing progression into the likeness of Christ. What should that growth look like and what does it primarily consist of? In this concluding message we look at a passage that sounds contradictory at first, but is in fact, the one dynamic that fuels our growth into fully formed disciples of Jesus. 1 John 2:7-8
June 4, 2017
Walk This Way - Part 6
Power Up. Is there a difference between being religious and being spiritual? One evokes a negative stereotype while the other portrays images of placid existence amid peaceful waters. Whatever label gets applied frames the way we come to understand the spiritual dimension. In this message we look at a passage that guides us in understanding the true nature of what is labeled as spiritual, and what we need in order to navigate this unseen realm. Ephesians 6:10-20
May 28, 2017
Walk This Way - Part 5
Secret Sauce. Acting like a Christian is much easier than reacting like one. Our responses often convey where we struggle most in our faith and beliefs. Nowhere is it truer than when we are suffering. Its in these moments that the essence of what we believe becomes the compass for how we live. In this message we look at a passage that guides us in our responses to life’s struggles, and how it will convey the one characteristic that makes others stand up and take notice. 1 Peter 3:13-17
May 21, 2017
Walk This Way - Part 4
Stumbling. We know that no human being is perfect. Yet, once we have been tagged as being religious we are suddenly expected to be perfect. We all stumble from time to time but does it mean that God cannot use us to touch others? In this message we look at a confrontation between two of the leaders in the early church, and what it can teach us about living by faith. Galatians 2:11-14
May 14, 2017
Walk This Way - Part 3
Mountaineers. Some consider it a leap in the dark, while others treat it as the remedy for sickness and poverty. Regardless, a life of faith can still be a life of difficulty. How then, do we manage the expectations that faith is a magic potion for curing all of life’s ills?In this message we look at a story where faith becomes the determining factor for one of Jesus’ miracles. Matthew 17:14-21
May 7, 2017
Walk This Way - Part 2
Everyone In. We don’t mean to do it, and in many ways we could claim we are being biblical. But if we are not careful, we have the potential to make one big mistake with the Gospel. In this message we look at an interaction Jesus had that illustrates how easily we can make this mistake. Matthew 9:9-13
April 30, 2017
Walk This Way - Part 1
Label. Branding, label, identity, it comes by many names, but to be a Cristian evokes many images. Is there one central label that should identify us all? Galatians 2:20-21
April 23, 2017
Scandal - Part 4
No Limit. In this Easter Sunday message, we discuss how the trial of Jesus continues to this day. He is on trial in the hearts and minds of every person who does not acknowledge his claims, all made real by the power of His resurrection. Matthew 28:11-15
April 16, 2017
Scandal - Part 3
Take No Chances. Good Friday casts a long shadow in the short life of Jesus. Unjustly tried and then crucified, the hope that he brought to a waiting world had been dashed upon a Roman cross. In this message we continue to look at the circumstances that prompted religious leaders to condemn a perfect man. Matthew 27:62-66
April 14, 2017
Scandal – Part 2
Push. In this message, we discuss the injustice of the trial that proclaimed Jesus to be guilty. In the process we discover some of the sacrifices we often make when we push ahead with our own plans without stopping to consider the plan of God. Mark 14:53-65
April 9, 2017
Scandal - Part 1
I Am Not. In this opening message we see how one false idea can lead to dogma and ultimately lead to trouble. What blinds us to truth starts sooner than we think. John 1:19-21
April 2, 2017
Why. If the church is the hope of the world, why does it struggle in so many areas? In this message we learn the one key the church needs to reclaim. Luke 19:10/John 3:17
March 26, 2017
Celebration Sunday 2017
In today’s Celebration we heard a talk about the importance of our choices, we saw young families dedicate their children to God, and we pledged to help them as a community of faith and love. Pastor Jon spoke about #mychoicematters, and how wise choices will watch over you.
March 19, 2017
Ever Present - Part 2
Transformational. The strength to face every challenge in life, especially with Christ-like power, requires more than we can manage on our own, but as we learned last week, the Holy Spirit is the power and presence of God. In this message we learn how to discern the ultimate work of the Spirit in our lives. John 16:5-15
March 12, 2017
Ever Present - Part 1
Living a life fully-alive and filled with faith in Jesus isn't easy in a world so battered and bruised by sin. The strength to face every challenge with Christ-like power requires more than we can manage on our own. But we are not alone, and we are not left powerless in our pursuit of faithfulness. The Holy Spirit is ever with us, providing all we need to take the next step toward abundant life. John 14:15-21
March 5, 2017
Psalm 46. Being surrounded can make us feel trapped; it can leave us filled with fear, worry and a deep sense of hopelessness, especially when there seems to be no way out. What do we do when life backs us into a corner and fear surrounds us? Where can we run and find rescue? Where is there a refuge?
February 26, 2017
He Said She Said - Part 3
Better Than... The church, as the expression of the Kingdom of God on earth, must strive to dismantle the cultural barriers, that in turn, become barriers for the Gospel. In this concluding message we look at a key principle for dismantling walls and having unity through diversity. 1 Corinthians 12:1-13
February 19, 2017
He Said She Said - Part 2
My Way. We tend to view others through labels and categories. From gender differences to cultural biases, there are many distinctions that tend to divide us rather than unite us. John 4:1-34
February 12, 2017
He Said She Said - Part 1
Level. Equality has long been a cultural buzzword. How do we understand it from the position of the church? Galatians 3:26-29
February 5, 2017
Damaged Goods - Part 4
If you were to ask God what He thinks of you what do you think His answer would be? What would be the basis of His answer? If there was a way of knowing how God measures His love towards you would it make a difference in the way you live? In this concluding message we bring to the forefront a Scriptural truth that bears repeating again and again. It’s easily forgotten, not because we don’t know it, but because we struggle to truly believe it.
January 29, 2017
Damaged Goods - Part 3
Why Me Lord? According to Murphy's Law: anything that can go wrong will go wrong. At times life can feel like absolutely everything is stacked up against us. Is it luck? Is it fate? Or is it something else? More importantly, how can we find a way forward when it feels like even God is against us? Psalm 77
January 22, 2017
Damaged Goods – Part 2
Unexpected Outcome. We can’t always control the people or the circumstances that surround us, but we can control not only our response, but the way it frames our story. Genesis 50:14-21
January 15, 2017
Damaged Goods – Part 1
I Want It Now. We’ve all made bad decisions that hurt those we love and later fill us with regret. Is there a way back or are we forever to be marked as damaged goods because of mistakes in our past? Luke 15:11-32
January 8, 2017
Own It For 2017
A New Year's Day message that looks at the biblical picture of peace and the means of attaining it. Philippians 4:6-9
January 1, 2017
The Piece of God – Part 3
Just Arrived. We are told that patience is a virtue and that good things come to those who wait. For one man in particular, a lifetime of waiting is rewarded with the greatest gift ever -- to finally see with his eyes what his heart longingly hopes for. Luke 2:25-35
December 18, 2016
The Piece of God – Part 2
My Dad Said So. Christmas is a season of expectations. Whether it’s pragmatic desires or spiritual ones, we all bring our own wish list. In this message we look at the expectations and lessons learned by one observer of the first Christmas. Luke 1:67-79
December 11, 2016
The Piece of God – Part 1
Profit Statement. We all wonder about the future? Will it be better or will it be worse? What if the best answers concerning the future lie not in the present but in the past? What if there is one piece of history that makes the future our greatest source of hope? Micah 5:1-5b
December 4, 2016
Mind the Gap – Part 3
Deserving. Is there a general posture to prayer? Is there a script, a time of day, or even a liturgy that gains the ear of God more than others? We naturally want our prayers to be answered, but could there be a priority to what God hears? Luke 18:9-14
November 27, 2016
Mind the Gap - Part 2
Never Give Up. We naturally admire those who persevere under incredible odds. They succeed despite the challenges they face and make a difference where others fail. What is true as a general life principle is also true in our spiritual lives as well. The ability to trust God and to persevere in praying, despite what we see around us, is one of the hardest disciplines to maintain. Luke 18:1-8
November 20, 2016
Mind the Gap - Part 1
Global. It is almost surprising the amount of hatred generated over simple belief. Yet, for many around the world, their lives are in constant peril because of their faith in Jesus. John 15:18-27
November 13, 2016