The Bible was written over thousands of years, by different people, from different cultures, in different genres, so it’s not always easy to read, but when we put in the work you see the miracle of Scripture - it’s as though there is one author orchestrating the whole thing! It’s not just one prophet who had a vision and we’re all supposed to take their word for it, it’s multiple prophets and apostles over many generations that all share the same truth backed up by historical events, none more miraculous than the death and resurrection of Jesus! But, wait! There’s more! When we put in the work of reading to understand and seeking a relationship with God, the Word becomes alive and active by God's Spirit! The Word & Spirit illuminates your heart to see the beauty, wisdom [...]
Date: December 17, 2017 Text: Nehemiah 8:1-12 Speaker: Clint Nelson When God's light shines we are fearful because our failures are illuminated. However, also illuminated is God Himself and He is good and forgiving, just and merciful. The darkness of our sorrow is overpowered by the forgiving light of joy in Christ Jesus. The joy of the Lord becomes our strength for our past, present and future.
Text: Ephesians 2:12-22 Date: December 10, 2017 Speaker: Clint Nelson We all experience separation anxiety - an uncomfortable and insurmountable distance between where we are and where we were made to be and what we were made to do. Thanks be to Christ, He bridged the gap and restored peace between God and man.
GIVE ONLINE We live to give! A Christian worldview sees the material things of this world as merely tools to build both ours and our neighbour's love for God. The Bible instructs us to be wise and generous managers of the material for we will all give an account for how we "spent" our life. Jesus knew that it is in our nature to protect and insure our own self-interest, but modelled what it means to deny ourselves. He gave His very life that His kindness might warm our cold hearts. Today, as His followers, we continue His ministry of warming cold hearts. Through our acts of kindness and generosity, the goodness of God is experienced in us and others. Because when we give, we (and others) actually get a small taste of what He went through for [...]
Date: December 3, 2017 Text: Luke 2:1-20 Speaker: Catherine Dagneau Catherine looks to the real first Christmas, its added traditions, and its implications for us today. You'll leave saying, "I love, Christmas. Christmas changed my life!"