Sermons on Stand Alone Messages

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…

Vision Sunday 2019

Luke 9:1-3 When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. He told them: “Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt.”  The Kingdom is about the King!   We enter the Kingdom we don’t bring it here!  Dependence   Luke 9:12 Late in the afternoon the Twelve came to him and said, “Send the…

Go Fish

Tim Teakle shares with us this morning some thoughts on evangelism. Christians are called to get out of the boat and fish – so what keeps us from stepping out into what God has for us?

A Faith that Radiates

Rev. Darren DeGraaf offers a powerful perspective on Christianity in the world and how we can stand with Christians across the globe to radiate God’s life-giving message.

Purpose in Pain

Karra Busse shares on two different reactions to pain – holding on and avoidance, how we can respond to pain and how God might be using the difficult things to shape our lives.

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.
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