July 25, 2021
Sermon by Rob Edwards
July 18, 2021
God's Word and Man's Word. What is your world view? How do you filter things in your day?
Do you stand on the infallible inerrant Word of God or on the fallibile cleverness of man's word?
The Creation account is where man's ideas have attacked the foundations of our faith. A literal understanding of Creation, as occuring in six 24 hour days, is important in our faith in God's Word and our preaching of the Gospel.
July 11, 2021
Psalm 133, 1 Cor. 1, Gal. 5:22
Blessing of Unity, Curse of Broken Community
Magnify the Lord, Focus on Him to be unified
Remember to LOOK UP, Look Inward and Look Around
July 4, 2021
1 Sam. 12:1-25; 15:35; 25:1
Long before he actually dies, Samuel says good-bye to the people of Israel. Like Moses and Joshua before him he wants the people to remain faithful to the Lord. He even uses a visual effect to make his point
June 27, 2021
1 Sam. 28:1-25; Lk. 24:37-39
This is one of the strangest stories in the Old Testament. Samuel, who has died, is brought back to talk with Saul through a medium. Was this a 'ghost' (disembodied spirit)? Are they walking around today?
June 20, 2021
1 Samuel 16:1-23
In this passage we meet the most well known and loved man in all of Scripture. He was a man of courage and strength, but also a lover of music, writing over 73 Psalms (songs). Re-visit the calling of King David.
June 13, 2021
1 Sam. 13:1-14; 15:1-35
What do you do with a proud, defiant man who repeatedly sins and then fakes remorse and repentance? Saul has moved from a shy, reserved young man to an arrogant, boastful hypocrite. What will Samuel do?
June 6, 2021
1 Sam. 9:1 - 11:15
Do you know that God has chosen you to be His child? Do you even wonder if God has a special plan of purpose for your life? Come meet a man who believed in God, but had no inkling that God had any plan for his life
May 30, 2021
1 Sam. 8:1-12
Does God Change? Does He listen to His people, consider their requests and then change His mind? Come study on of the most surprising events found in the Old Testament - when God lets the people have a King?
May 23, 2021
1 Sam. 6:1 - 7:17
What happens when God's people repent of their sins and return to Him? In this passage we find Samuel leading the people of Israel in a spiritual revival. Immediately their new faith was tested.
May 16, 2021
1 Sam. 2:12-17, 22-36, 4:1 - 5:12
Numbers 32:23 says "Beware your sins will find you out."
There is a myth many Believers assume - that God will not do anything about their sins. They live as if there will be no consequences to their actions. Come meet Eli's sons.
May 9, 2021
1 Sam. 3:1-21
Samuel would be called a "Seer" or a Prophet. Samuel had to learn to listen to God. Are you like Samuel? Have you never heard from the Lord?
May 2, 2021
1 Sam. 1:1 - 2:11
God just didn't seem to be listening to Hannah! Or at least that is what she thought. The reality was that, long before she even asked for a son, God had plans for both her and Samuel. These plans would spiritually impact the entire nation of Israel, and later through the line of David, the whole world.
April 25, 2021
Deuteronomy 6: 4-9
How are we living each day of the week? Is our faith just on Sunday, or are we living, breathing, talking, walking GOD all the time? Are we listening to His commands for us?
April 18, 2021
Shannon Froese shares what God has been speaking to her about regarding Small Group Ministries. The October 2020 Congregational Survey identified 'small group ministry' as a need in our church. How will we continue the work Jesus commanded us to do if our circumstances change? How do we Disciple one another?
Please speak to Shannon or the elders Bernice, Greg, Dick, Jim if you are called to be equipped to lead a small group.
April 11, 2021
Luke 24: 35-53; Acts 1; Mark 16: 19; Eph. 1:19-23
Neither Matthew or John even mention it. Mark makes only a brief comment. Luke answers everyone's question: Where is Jesus now?
April 4, 2021
Luke 24: 1-34
They had been warned - repeatedly! And yet when Sunday came, it is like they never saw it coming. How is this account different from Matthew, Mark, John? What is Luke trying to tell us?
April 2, 2021
Luke 23: 1-49
The disciples had such great expectations. And then it all seemed to fall apart. They didn't understand that - 'God had a plan!'. This sermon discusses the events leading to Jesus' trial and crucifixion, Substitutional Atonement.
March 28, 2021
PALM SUNDAY 2021
Luke 21: 5-36, Matthew 24, Mark 13
From the moment the Passover Meal began, everything seemed to change. Then everything began to go downhill - fast.
Jesus foretells a prophecy of the near future and distant future. How does this account compare and contrast to the other Gospels? How do we apply Jesus' warnings, today?
March 21, 2021
What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we HOPE for is going to happen; It is the EVIDENCE of things we cannot yet see! (Heb.11:1)
Why is faith important? Because without it we cannot please God! (Heb.11:6)
Faith must be PRESENT, TRANSFORMING, Persistent and FOCUSED on JESUS
March 14, 2021
Luke 13:1 - 17:10
Repentance is critical for all who would follow Jesus. Jesus will invite for a season, and then He will come like a Judge. The parable of the Shrewd Steward
March 7, 2021
Followers of Jesus must live 'expectantly' - not focusing on the things of this world; but on the coming of the Kingdom of God
February 28, 2021
Jesus now begins to state that He and His gospel are distinct from those who were just religious. The opposition against Him intensifies
February 21, 2021
Luke 9: 51 - 10:42 (Luke 9: 1-6; 57-62)
Jesus' ministry was exploding. He sent out more disciples to tell people He is coming. As they went, they went in His power. Jesus clearly stated that this ministry must be motivated by love.
February 14, 2021
Luke 9: 7-50
As His ministry increased, people began to figure out who Jesus is. In this passage an amazing revelation takes place.
February 7, 2021
Luke 8: 1-56
To confirm His words, Jesus moves in miraculous power (over nature; over demons; over sickness; and even death)
January 31, 2021
Jesus not only calls a 'different type of disciple' using a unique style; he also ministers to a very different people.
January 24, 2021
Luke 6: 1-49
In this passage Luke shows how Jesus' teaching is radically different type of Rabbi and so were His disciples
January 17, 2021
Luke 5: 1-39 (16:12-16)
In this passage Jesus called out disciples to follow Him. But Jesus was a very different type of Rabbi and so were His disciples
January 10, 2021
Luke 4: 1-44
How do you start a ministry? How do you get things going? Well Jesus had a clear, very specific 'to do list' that got everything rolling
January 3, 2021
Luke 3: 1-22
Everybody was talking about this radical preacher who was shaking up the establishment. Was he the one they had been waiting for?
December 27, 2020
Luke 2: 41-52
Each year they travelled as a family to the Temple to present their sacrifice to God. This year things would turn out quite differently.
Sing shouts of praise to Him, let us remember that we have received The Most Amazing Gift of Jesus Christ.
Everything is created by Him, He who transcends time and space. We questioned His word and rebelled, sin and death entered as a consequence, and we continue question His promise and His existence. We have no way of coming back to Him... yet He came down to rescue us.
December 20, 2020
Luke 3:23-28; Matt. 1:1-17
Family lines don't really seem important to us today. To the Jews it was critical. They would never accept a Messiah without knowing his roots.
December 13, 2020
Luke 2: 25-40
Jesus needed to be presented to God in the Temple. His parents didn't expect the welcomers who had been waiting for them for years.
December 6, 2020
Luke 1: 26-56; 2:1-20
For centuries the Jews had been waiting for the coming of the Messiah. This is how He arrived. Not exactly like they expected!
November 29, 2020
Luke 1:5-25; 57-80 (Lk. 7:18-35)
Luke starts with the prophetic fulfilment of a man who will 'prepare the way' for Jesus. Come meet this New Testament 'Elijah'.
November 22, 2020
Luke 1:1-4; Acts 1:1-2
Luke, the author of Luke and Acts, is the only Gentile writer in the Bible. It is important that you meet him before you read his letter
November 15, 2020
Acts 1:1-11; 1 Thess. 1:10, 4:13-18; Jn. 14:3
Second Coming: A People With Hope
At the Ascension (Acts1:11) the angel promised that Jesus would return in the same way He left. Since that time, Christians have been awaiting His return or Second Coming. Living with this 'anticipation' gives up hope.
November 8, 2020
2 Chron. 30:12; Ps. 133:1; Jn. 17:23; Rom. 15:5; Eph. 4:3,13; Col. 3:14
Unity: Standing Together
Julius Ceasar is quoted as saying "Divide et impera"; this Latin phrase means "divide and conquer". The idea was that internal divison will make people vulnerable to conquest. Satan has been using this strategy for years.
November 1, 2020
Gen. 3: 1; Matt. 4: 1-11; Eph. 6: 10-12
Spiritual Conflict: The Real Battle
Behind all the conflict is a devious, cruel, manipulative enemy and his demonic host. To miss this reality (which he wants you to do) will result in discouragement, defeat and even destruction. It's time to dress for battle!!
October 25, 2020
2 Tim. 4: 1-22
Identity: Intentionally Designed
Who are you? Who are you in God's divine plan? What does He call you to do? How has He equipped you to do it? All of these questions are critical for those who want a purpose filled life. All of these questions help you focus so that you can have a life that is 'eternally' significant.
October 18, 2020
Matt. 28: 16-20; Mk. 16: 8b-20
Mission: A Life of Purpose
What are you doing that is significant... I mean eternally significant. Something that has meaning and purpose beyond yourself. Mission is not something that just happens 'overseas', it starts in your heart.
October 11, 2020
Heb. 10: 24-25; Acts 2: 42-47; 4: 32-37
Community: The Fellowship
We are living in a world that wants us to avoid crowds and 'distance' ourselves relationally for our own protection. But we must be warned: 'Isolation for the Christian can be spiritually destructive'. We are called to live in a 'Godly-community' for our own personal protection and growth. It is critical that we revisit the need for the practice of Christian community.
October 4, 2020
2 Sam. 6: 1-23; Eph. 5: 19; Col. 3: 16
Worship: Engaging with God
Are you a worshipper? Do you think about and feel the power of true, God pleasing, worship? In this study there is a contrast between an "exuberant worshipper" and one who only wants to be politically correct.
September 27, 2020
Psalm 19: 7-14; John 8: 32, 14: 6, 17: 17, 18: 38
The Word: A Foundation of Truth
"What is truth?" This old question, once asked by Pontius Pilate, is one of the most difficult terms to define today. The world wants us to believe there is no ultimate truth any more. Or they describe it as "what I personally feel!". In contrast, Jesus described himself as the "Truth..."
September 20, 2020
Gal. 1: 6-9, Rom. 1: 16-17; 1 Cor. 15: 1-8
The Gospel - The Center of God's Story
What is at the center of our faith? What is so fundamental that all Christians must agree with it - or not be Christians. For most Christians the answer to this question is easy - 'It's the gospel!'
So, what is the Gospel? You may be surprised!
September 13, 2020
1 Chron. 12: 32, Luke 17: 20-37, Josh. 24: 14-28
Unfocused: Focusing on the Insignificant
With all the confusion in this world, many of us have become distracted. Our priorities have become blurred and our faith fuzzy. What does a Christian focus on? It's time we step away and revisit what is essential. It's time we return to our calling and purpose in a world of madness and mess.
September 6, 2020
Psalm 102, 1 Kings 19: 8-21
Loneliness - what is it? Where does this feeling come from? What are Biblical examples of loneliness? God said that it is not good for man to be alone.
August 30, 2020
Matthew 4: 1-11; Eph. 6: 12; Luke 4: 13
Three attacks against Jesus - how does He respond? How could we be tempted and how should we respond?
August 23, 2020
James 3: 1-12; Proverbs 18: 21
What is a blessing? What is a curse? Are blessings and curses biblical? How do I apply the concept of blessings and curses with the words I speak? How do I deal with blessings and curses that are given to me?
August 16, 2020
John 11: 1-44
Jesus knows our grief and sorrow; He cares for us.
He speaks of a personal resurrection "I am"
We know who Jesus is and what He can do; there is struggle when He is silent.
August 9, 2020
John 17: 6-17
Find comfort that God prays for our unity, security, sanctity, company
August 2, 2020
Is doubt always bad? Am I the only one who struggles with doubt? Jesus challenges us to face our doubts.
Jul 26, 2020
2 Chronicles 22-24
How do we process "falling away from the faith"?
July 19, 2020
Application of the book of Esther and what we are facing today.
Who are the key players in this book?
Pray seriously, take a risk, practice hospitality, B.L.E.S.S.
July 12, 2020
Forgiveness - what is it? How do I process it? How do I receive it?
July 5, 2020
2 Sam. 11-12; Psalm 51
What is repentance? Where does it fit in our confession of sin and forgiveness? How do we walk out repentance?
June 28, 2020
Matt.6: 25-34; 2 Tim.1: 7
Fear, worry, anxiety. What Spirit does God give us, compared to the spirit of fear? With God's help, there are four key ingredients to manage fear/worry/anxiety.
June 21, 2020
James 4: 1-10
June 14, 2020
James 1: 21-22; Luke 13: 20-21; Luke 12: 1-3; 1 Corinthians 5: 6-8; James 1: 12-15; Romans 3: 23, 6: 23
June 7, 2020
Judges 19-21; Gen.19 How bad does it have to get before God will step in and do something? This is the question the writer of Judges leaves us with. In these final chapters the author paints us a final picture of a society in moral decay, civil war, social violence and perverse values. Is our world that different?
May 31, 2020 - Judges: Just Messed Up, Sermon 10 of 11
Judges 17-18; Josh.19:47 Israel is clearly a mess! The people loved idols made of money. The Priesthood was spiritually compromised. And the Tribes were wandering around doing atrocious acts rather than obeying God. Do we see the same practices today in our world?
May 24, 2020 - Judges: Just Messed Up, Sermon 9 of 11
Judges 15-16; Isa.59:2; Lev.26:14-33 "Be sure your sins will find you out!” (Num.32:23 KJV). Too many Christians live as if this verse is not true. They act as if God will ignore repeated, defiant sin. Do we really believe that God is somehow blind to our sin? Do we think there will be no consequences for an unholy lifestyle?
May 17, 2020
A Medical Strategy, Biblical Imperative and Wrestling with Balance
Hebrews 2: 2, 10: 24-25
May 5, 2020
God has given us an opportunity to take one day a week where we do not have to do any work.
Exodus 20: 8-11
May 3, 2020
Romans 13: 1-7
April 26, 2020
What matters...moves you
Hebrews 12-13: 8
April 19, 2020
James 5: 7-11; Gal. 5: 22; Romans 8: 28
April 12, 2020
April 10, 2020
Jesus, Barabbas and Pilate... "He took my place!!"
April 5, 2020
March 29, 2020
March 22, 2020