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Blessed Are – Part 4

You sow and reap your way into happiness  “God does not want something from us, he simply wants us.” C.S. Lewis   “He who does not long to know more of Christ, knows nothing of him yet.” Spurgeon  Peacemakers   Matt. 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.  Peacemaking… But to whom and to what degree?  (not as simple as it seems)   Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at…

Blessed Are – Part 3

Blessed Are…   John 1:12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.  Poor in Spirit (I can’t/ you can) Mourn over my spiritual poverty (forgive me)   Meek (serving others) Wanting more God (growing)  Mercy   Matt. 5:7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.  God leads with MercyGod desires MercyGod is slow to anger and always responds to the humble  1 Kings 21:25 There was never anyone like Ahab, who…

Blessed Are – Part 2

Blessed are those who know they can’t but He can  They trust in God and have the help of their King   Blessed are those who are broken over their brokenness  God will pick them up and put them back together   Blessed are the Meek   Matt. 5:5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.  In general, the Greeks considered meekness a vice, because it failed to distinguish a meek person from being a servant/slave. Blessed are those who keep their…

Blessed Are – Part 1

Makarious – translated: blessed   Blessed: A deep sense of contentment and well-being, irrespective of circumstances . Happiness is often pursued as a “what”  Every “what” has a shelf life that leads you to need more “what”. God made us all with a capacity for happiness, joy, well-being and contentment. “You have made us for yourself and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you.” – Augustine  Prov. 14:2: There is a way which seems right to a person, but its end…

Easter Changed Everything

What is one thing that has changed everything? Easter conquers what human ingenuity could never touch “When we have overcome absence with phone calls, winglessness with airplanes, summer heat with air-conditioning—when we have overcome all these and much more besides, then there will abide two things with which we must cope: the evil in our hearts and death.” – Nicholas Wolterstorff, Yale Professor of Philosophy No sacrifice so massive, No reward so great Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross purchased…Salvation from…

On the Way to the Cross – Part 3

The final stop of the road, Pastor Dave takes us through Jesus’ experience in the Garden of Gethsemane and discusses how we can prepare for the pressing of life. Following the message, Dave and Pastor Andrew host a Q&A from live viewers. Recap:Clarity led to love and worshipJesus simplifies to remember the core, his death & resurrection Matt. 26:36-38: Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go…

On the Way to the Cross – Part 2

Streamed from the building, Pastor Dave continues our series leading up to Easter. Dave walks us through the Last Supper and how Jesus reframed this meal for his followers. Following the Message, Dave and Pastor Andrew answer questions from live viewers. Clarity leading to Love Matt. 26:17-19: On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread,the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” He replied, “Go…

On the Way to the Cross – Part 1

Recorded the first week of live streaming from the church building, Pastor Dave shares the beginning of our series leading up to Easter – On the Way to the Cross. Two people had clarity about what Jesus was going to do Matt. 26:1-2: When Jesus had finished all these words, He said to His disciples, “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man is to be handed over for crucifixion.” Two people’s reactions…

The Gift of Peace

Delivered just before COVID-19 lockdown in Ontario, Pastor Dave reminds us that peace is a gift of the Holy Spirit to comfort his people and remind them of his active hand in their lives.

The Pop Pulpit – Part 3

Popular Culture Has Reality Wrong   What drives the values behind secular culture is spiritual   Secularism is a cultural framework that works against belief and undermines anything supernatural   “Secularism is built on doubting. Secularism is set up to make you doubt. Many even Christians are racked by doubt because of the world we live in. Hundreds of years ago it would be strange to find someone who doubted, now it is difficult to find someone who doesn’t doubt.” – Mark Sayers…