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Tough as Nails – Part 1

What is the national religion of Canada?   SecularismBelief in God – polytheistic agnosticism  Values – tolerant agreementTruth – my feelings make it true   The World consists of values that are antithetical to God   1 John 2:15-17 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world…

The Invitation

Ryan Karayiannis shares with us on Jesus’ invitation to Zacchaeus to come down. The gospel is a transformative message – it doesn’t stop with the invitation. We are transformed by our response to it.

The Miracle of Easter

He is Risen, He is Risen Indeed   Our faith is built on a person and one historical event.   If there is no historical resurrection of Jesus there should be no Christians   1 Cor. 15:13 For if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, then all our preaching is useless, and your faith is useless… And if there is no resurrection, “Let’s feast and drink, for tomorrow we die!”  1 Cor. 15:1- Let…

Hold onto Hope

We usually want to skip forward from Good Friday to Sunday Our western culture doesn’t know how to deal with pain   Is. 52:3-6 He was despised and rejected—a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care. Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was…

Foretold – Part 4

It is difficult to make predictions of any kind, let alone one person’s life hundreds of years in the future. Luke 24:26-28 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.  1 Peter 1:10-12 The prophets knew they were writing about something in the future. This salvation was something even the prophets wanted to know more about when they prophesied about this gracious…

Foretold – Part 3

Impossibility = All religions are true   The coming of Jesus was accurately prophesied hundreds of years before he was born.  “Before man reaches the moon, your mail will be delivered within hours from New York to Australia by guided missiles. We stand on the threshold of rocket mail.” —Arthur Summerfield, U.S. Postmaster General under Eisenhower, 1959  It is difficult to make predictions of any kind let alone, one person’s life hundreds of years in the future   The Old Testament clearly prophecies about Jesus hundreds of years before he…

Foretold – Part 2

Dr. Paul Evans shares with us his perspective as an Old Testament scholar, speaking on prophecies in Isaiah that reveal Jesus in the New Testament.

Foretold – Part 1

It is difficult to predict one year in advance, let alone, hundreds of years  Acts 17:2-4 And according to Paul’s custom, he went to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and giving evidence that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, “This Jesus whom I am proclaiming to you is the Christ.”  Acts 18:28 For he vigorously refuted his Jewish opponents in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Messiah.  Fact:…

Faithful God

Ex. 34:14 Do not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.  Jealousy is the fear of losing the number one position   Hosea 1:2a “Go and marry a prostitute, so that some of her children will be conceived in prostitution.   Hosea 1:2b This will illustrate how Israel has acted like a prostitute by turning against the Lord and worshiping other gods.”  Hosea 3:1-2 Then the Lord said to me, “Go and love your wife again, even though she commits adultery with another lover. This will…

Abide – Part 5

Abide: To remain and stay attentive, to be present with God   “To abide in Christ means to keep up a habit of constant close communion with Him–to be always leaning on Him, resting on Him, pouring out our hearts to Him, and using Him as our Fountain of life and strength, as our chief Companion and best Friend. To have His words abiding in us, is to keep His sayings and precepts continually before our memories and minds, and to make them…