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Sunday, 30 July 2017 00:00

Love is a Gift

1 Corinthians 13:1-8

This week we will consider Paul's famous chapter on love, 1 Corinthians 13. In this chapter, Paul shows us that love is greater than all the other spiritual gifts, because without love our gifts are empty.

We are going to focus on verses 4-7 where Paul describes how love acts. Paul outlines some characteristics of love to show what it looks like in our everyday life.

Please join us this week as we remind ourselves on these characteristics again.

Luke 10:25-37; Mathew 25:31-46

Do you know of any good Samaritans? Or are you a good Samaritan? When did you help someone in need? Every act of kindness, they say, is an act of sacrifice. We call people "Good Samaritans" because they are those who find people in need and help them in unusual ways. They sacrifice something to help the person in need. It may be their time, their talent, or their treasure.

As we continue our Great Commission Series, we are going to look at one of the most famous stories of the Bible, called the parable of the Good Samaritan, and I know most of you are familiar with it. However, I want to share a few things that amaze me about it in a fresh way.

This is a story of compassion and generosity and I believe we have to relearn these virtues over and over again. By the way, a Princeton researcher has concluded a new research about why some people are generous and compassionate and why others are not.

Join us this week as we look again at the lessons this story has to offer us.

Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

The Great Commission Series: Pt.2 - Tell

John 1:43-51

What do you do when you have great news? What do you when you are so excited about something? Furthermore, what do you do when you experience something wonderful and exhilarating and awesome? Well, we go and tell people about it, especially the people we love the most.

In this week's story, Philip was converted to Christ and realized that Jesus is truly the Messiah that the prophet had talked about. So he seeks out his best friend Nathaniel, who is also called Bartholomew, to tell him about it. However, Nathaniel was a skeptic and reacted condescendingly to where the Messiah came from. His response was, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?"

Philip showed us an example of how to share our faith, not by arguments or by coercion. He was just calm and filled with hope, and told Nathaniel to come and see for himself. Nathaniel follows him and in doing so, meets Jesus the Messiah and becomes one of the disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Join us this week as we continue our Great Commission Series, learning from Philip to "Tell" others about what God has done for us, especially those closest to us.

Starting this week, we will embark on a new series titled "The Great Commission". All Christians are commanded by God to share our faith about Christ. This is what we call "an imperative". Since it is a command it is incumbent upon us to carry it out.

There are so many opportunities for us to share our faith in church, volunteering in church, and in the community, being involved with what God is doing, sharing our personal stories of faith, and doing acts of kindness.

Join us as we learn more about this final instruction Jesus gave to His disciples.

Sunday, 11 June 2017 00:00

A New Perspective

Ephesians 1:15-23

This week we will explore a very important topic about some of the insights Paul offers to the Christians in Ephesus and, by extension, to all of us. He prays specifically about things we ought to know as Christians. He prays that God will give us the spirit of wisdom and revelation. He prays that we will know the hope of our calling in Christ. He prays we will know the glorious inheritance that is set aside for the saints and the incredible power at work in us. Sometimes we who profess to be Christians do not have all the information we need to live a victorious life. So Paul prays that we have this knowledge or information to help us do just that.

Please join us as we look to gain a new perspective in our Christian faith.

Saturday, 13 May 2017 00:00

The Comforter

John 14:21

Where do you find comfort? Do you have someplace to run to when you feel weak or alone?

One of the roles of the Holy Spirit is to comfort those who believe in Jesus Christ. The Comforter is One who comes to our side and picks us up when we are down. According to the Scriptures

Sunday, 16 April 2017 00:00

Transformed by the Resurrection

1 Corinthians 15

Easter and the Resurrection are a big deal. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed. We make this proclamation each year at Easter because the Resurrection of Christ makes all the difference in our Christian faith. Paul, in the Book of Corinthians, explains to us the significance of the Resurrection. He said the whole gospel is centered on Jesus Christ and he makes four important points that I would like to share with you today.

Join us as we re-discover how our lives can be transformed because of the power of the resurrection.

Worship together with us in this recording of the Contemporary Worship Service on Easter Sunday 2017

Please note the recording is split into 2 parts so be sure to catch the ending in the second video!
Special Feature: Praise Dance to "Above All" song by Lenny LeBlanc (minute marker 24:47 - 29:29 of first video) - featuring Paige Tallmadge, Darian Drugatz & Sarah Ashley.
Sermon begins at 30:25 of first video.

Sunday, 09 April 2017 00:00

Hosanna! King Jesus!

Matthew 21:1-11

There are moments in life when something special happens. These can be moments of revelation or inspiration. They can be snapshots on a timeline, they are not destinations or goals or places where we can end a journey, but rather they are significant points of transition, which can be pivotal in our lives.

Many of us have encountered our own defining moments when we made a decision that changed our lives forever. Palm Sunday is such a moment that changed history. Jesus decided to go to Jerusalem riding on a donkey. This day, Palm Sunday, is called the Triumphant Entry to Jerusalem, which begins what Christians call "Holy Week". It is a day of celebration and joy, with shouts of "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"

Join us as we re-live this wonderful event that changed the course of history forever.

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