Light in the Darkness: Love

Join Pastor Tim as we continue our advent series. This week we light the Love Candle. Jon Tim as he looks at possibly the most boring passage in the new testament (wink, wink). Tim looks at the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew 1. Matthew presents a very counter cultural resume of Jesus’ family heritage. Join us as we look at the depths and heights to which God’s love comes.

Light in the Darkness: Hope

Join Pastor Tim as he kicks off the advent season. Christ is the hope of the world coming into the darkness. This world can often seem so dark and hopeless. From the many conflicts going on around the world, to the terrible headlines in the news, to the grief felt during the holidays from the loss of loved ones. To find hope in this darkness, some look to mystics, some to scholars, some to the government, some to the market, and almost everyone looks to technology. However, the message of Christmas is that we are unable to save ourselves and in need of a saviour from outside of this world to provide hope. The message of Christmas is things really are this dark, NEVERTHELESS there is hope. Christmas is the most unsentimental, realistic way of looking at life. It means that we are lost, and nothing short of God himself is able to save us.

Everybody Hates Change

As a church, our missions statement is, “Being changed by Jesus, to help others be changed by Jesus.” The problem is, everybody hates change. We may like progress, the idea of a better future, but we don’t actually want to do anything different. Join Pastor Tim as he looks at our church’s mission through the eyes of Paul in Philippians 1:3-6. As a church we are committed to going deeper, and going wider.

Women and the Church

Join special speaker Bob and Helga Edwards as they look at the topic of women in the church. Bob and Helga Edwards have just finished writing a book, The Equality Workbook: Freedom in Christ From the Oppression of Patriarchy. Their hops is to use the gifts and training that God has given them to help people experience freedom, forgiveness, love, and wholeness in their lives and relationships. Find out more information about their ministry at www.awakedeborah.com

House of Prayer: When God Seems Distant

Every Christian experiences times of silence and feels that God is distant. If you have ever experienced the silence of God, do not believe the lie that you are a second-tier, second-rate Christian.  Abraham, David, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Ezekiel, and Jesus all experienced God’s silence. Join us as we look at Psalm 22, the passage Jesus quoted from the cross.

In all three synoptic gospels, Jesus says, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves!” What is it about the actions of the money changers in the temple that caused Jesus to react with such anger? Why was the temple so important to Jesus? After all, his death would put an end to the entire sacrificial system and any need for Christ followers to be involved with the temple? Could it be that Jesus had such a high regard for prayer and our ability to connect with God that he was willing to react so harshly?

House of Prayer: God Still Speaks Today

All relationships are based on communication. And a lack of communication is the root of many conflicts in relationships. Your relationship with God is no different. God invites us into an experiential relationship of communication.

In all three synoptic gospels, Jesus says, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves!” What is it about the actions of the money changers in the temple that caused Jesus to react with such anger? Why was the temple so important to Jesus? After all, his death would put an end to the entire sacrificial system and any need for Christ followers to be involved with the temple? Could it be that Jesus had such a high regard for prayer and our ability to connect with God that he was willing to react so harshly?

House of Prayer: Thanksgiving

In all three synoptic gospels, Jesus says, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves!” What is it about the actions of the money changers in the temple that caused Jesus to react with such anger? Why was the temple so important to Jesus? After all, his death would put an end to the entire sacrificial system and any need for Christ followers to be involved with the temple? Could it be that Jesus had such a high regard for prayer and our ability to connect with God that he was willing to react so harshly? Join us as we give thanks to God on this special Thanksgiving Sunday.