Is there a connection between the faith of the people and the condition of the church building where they worship? What value should the church place on its buildings? Should we just worry about the people and forget about the bricks? This message looks at the place of buildings in the plan of God and the revival of His people and corrects the misconceptions people have both sides of this topic.
2 Kings 22:3-7 // [outline]
People often wait until they hit rock bottom before they change. But at that point, the loss is great and some of the damage irreversible. This message looks at a group of people who were desperate enough to start over and some of the things that helped them when it seemed that there was no way forward.
2 Kings 21:19-22:2 // [outline]
We’d all love to attend the perfect church, but it’s hard to find one. Is there anything that regular people like you and me can do to make the church all that it can be? This message looks at how average Christians can partner with God in making the church extraordinary
1 Thessalonians 5:12-24 // [outline]
The Centurion was generally hated by the Jewish people. He was a professional soldier who is said to love the God of Israel and the Jewish people. He built a synagogue in Capernaum with his own resources because of that love. The leaders of the Jewish people overcame their prejudice because of his faith in the God of Israel.
Luke 7:1-10 // [outline]
It seems that every few years, another person is making another prediction about the end of the world or the return of Jesus. What does the Bible really teach about Jesus’ return and why is there so much confusion? This message looks at what God wants us to know about the end and how to prepare for it.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 // [outline]
The death of a loved one is one of life’s most painful experiences. And facing the reality of our own mortality can bring out fears and concerns. But the Bible declares a certain hope rooted in Jesus’ own death and resurrection. This message looks at the Christian hope and clears up confusion about Jesus’ return and popular theories about the rapture.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 // [outline]
It’s been said that most cultures and religions either deify sex or demonize it. Sex is either seen as a god or a taboo. But the Bible sees it as neither. Instead, it places it within a framework of sacrificial love, modeled by God Himself. This message looks at love as God designed it and helps bring God into focus in our relationships.
1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 // [outline]
Canadians are fiercely private. Individualism reigns. But Christian fellowship is one of the primary means God has given for our growth. This message looks at what fellowship can accomplish in our lives and how we can overcome the obstacles that keep us from it.
1 Thessalonians 3:6-13 // [outline]
When we begin to walk with God, we assume life will be good and everything will start going our way. But Satan is a real influence in this world, and he opposes God and all who would turn to him. This message looks at how to discern his influence in your life and stand against his attacks.
1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:5 // [outline]
Most of us want to lead useful lives. We want to accomplish things. We want to bring light into darkness. If we have children, we want to nurture them in ways that will bless them. But there are things we can do to undermine our impact. This message looks at the mindsets that are critical to making the most of the influence God has given us.
1 Thessalonians 2:1-16 // [outline]
As people take steps in the Christian life, they can be tempted to think that ‘the secret’ is in some new teaching or experience. But growth in the Christian life comes by returning to the starting point and deepening our understanding and response to the foundation. This message looks at that foundation and the most common ways people misunderstand and stray from it.
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 // [outline]
It’s popular for people to say today that, ‘We all worship the same God.’ But is that a meaningful statement? According to the Bible it’s not whether we worship a being that we call ‘God’ that’s important but rather what we believe about the God that we worship. Today’s message offers three questions to help understand whether the God that you worship is, in fact, the God of the Bible.
John 8:48-59 // [outline]
Today, people like to say, “It doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you’re sincere.” But if that’s true, how important could the content of those beliefs really be? In this message, Jesus addresses some people who appeared to be sincere but were sincerely wrong. He explains why and gives us some ways we can test our own beliefs and discern whether they’re worth being sincere about.
John 8:39-47 // [outline]
Many people want freedom, but few know how to experience it. In fact, many of the things in our world that promise us freedom end in addiction. Today’s message looks at the path that Jesus promises will end in true and lasting freedom.
John 8:31-38 // [outline]
Life can seem awfully dark at times. But Jesus claimed to be the light of the world. This message looks at the hope that He offers and the things that keep us from entering into the light that He seeks to shine into our lives.
John 8:12-30 // [outline]
Many people assume that the Bible was passed down a little bit like the telephone game – copies of copies of copies with the message shifting with each generation. This message digs into the details about how the Bible we have today relates to what was originally written. It shows how incredibly reliable the Scriptures are but gives an honest look at the process by which they’ve been preserved.
John 7:53-8:11 // [outline]
We all long for fullness in life and we seek it in different places. But Jesus claims to be the One who can truly fill us. This message looks at God’s plan to fill the hole in our lives and what we can do experience His filling.
John 7:37-52 // [outline]
Many people approach God for many different reasons, but of all these people, who will God receive? David, in Psalm 15, provides an answer to that ever important question. He calls people to walk the righteous path and experience the blessings of living in God's presence.
God is bringing Muslim immigrants to Canada in record numbers. Most of them have never had an opportunity to hear the good news of Jesus. We, as the church, have the amazing opportunity and calling to share with them the gospel that we so richly enjoy. The question though is “Are you ready…to give an answer for what you believe and why?”
Romans 10:1-21 // [outline]