Sermons on Stand Alone Messages

Going Back to the Cross

Going Back to the Cross “Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” John 14:21 “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.” Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him. Mark 8:29-30 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be…

Planting Gardens

Planting Gardens We Live in a Post-Christian Culture Post Christianity is a product of post-modernism which recognizes that our culture is moving away from organized Christianity. Younger generations grow up believing that there is no absolute truth Cultural Christianity is declining rapidly as many people are leaving the church This leaves the church in a place of social exile as Christians increasingly become a minority in our culture when only a few decades ago Christians were the majority. “In the…

Faith

Faith II Faith “Lack of faith” was the only thing that Jesus ever reproved his disciples for Faith was key for Jesus’ ministry of healing, miracles, forgiveness of sin 2 Cor. 5:7 For we live by faith and not by sight Heb. 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God If we don’t understand what faith is, we don’t understand our Faith  Heb. 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. How…

Surviving Earthquakes

Surviving Earthquakes: Security Change “All real change involves loss, anxiety and struggle.”  Michael Fullan We all have an emotional platform that is held up by various pillars of dependance. I feel seasick on my emotional platform Ps. 33:22 Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in you alone. Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. Zech. 4:7 Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.…

Christmas Sunday: The Mystery

The Mystery “Wow, now everything makes sense.” Hidden things win battles in a war. Col. 4:3 Pray for us, too, that God will give us many opportunities to speak about his mysterious plan concerning Christ. Gen. 3:15 And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.” Genesis 12:3 And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I…

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.

Be the Bush

Guest Speaker Tim Teakle shares an encouraging message on first impressions, suffering, and God’s calling for our lives. Some are called to be Moses, and some are called to be the bush.

You Were Here

A message from Dave to those who are on the way to God. When you move away from the church, what are you moving towards?

Habits

“New” brings new energy   Habits   Done often, hence done easily, eventually done automatically   Habits to free up our limited conscious resources   Habits stem from Cue/ Response/ Reward   With time, the brain begins to expect and crave the reward as soon as the cue arises  Our willpower is limited in capacity and endurance (like a physical muscle).  Change/ Transformation/ New is what God is all about   2 Cor. 3:16-18 But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the…

Prodigal

Shame vs. Guilt  Guilt (Law punishment for behavior, right/wrong, individual focused)   Shame (ostracized, how will others look, community focused)   Luke 15:1-2 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”  Luke 15:11-13 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. “Not long after…
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