Date: February 18, 2018 Text: Genesis 3 Speaker: Clint Nelson In Genesis 3 we're told how and where things went wrong for humanity. We lost paradise and with it, equality between men and women. Just as we must pluck weeds, we must also pluck patriarchy.
Date: February 11, 2018 Text: Genesis 1-2 Speaker: Clint Nelson Before sin, men and women related, ruled and rested together as equals. When men and women work together, a complete picture of the image of God is painted for our world to see. Let us be that picture to our world. Manuscript: This morning we continue our Biblical study of women. Last week was an introduction. Today, we will walk through Genesis 1-2. Genesis plays a critical part in understanding not only where we came from, how we were made, what we were made for and why we're in the mess we're in, but why God created male and female. Two genders, not one and not three. It is our origin story. And like any good origin story it provides context - the light of our origin/past [...]
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Date: February 4, 2018 Text: Genesis 1,2; Galatians 3:28; 2 Tim. 3:16-17 Speaker: Clint Nelson An introduction to a new series: What does it mean to be a Christian woman in 2018? We begin to look at a biblical view of women. Good Reads: Brown, Daniel A. THE PROBLEM WITH THE PROBLEM WITH WOMEN IN MINISTRY LEADERSHIP. http://ctw.coastlands.org/articles/The%20Problem%20With%20The%20Problem%20With%20Women%20In%20Ministry%20Leadership.pdf Bruce, FF. Women in the Church: a Biblical Survey. Essay in Christian Brethren Review 33 (1982): 7-14. https://theologicalstudies.org.uk/pdf/cbr/women_bruce.pdf Johnson, Alan F. (Ed.). How I Changed My Mind about Women in Leadership: Compelling Stories from Prominent Evangelicals. Zondervan (Nov. 6 2010). McKnight, Scott. The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible. Zondervan; Revised edition (June 7 2016). Pierce, R.W. (Ed.), Groothuis, R.M. (Ed.). Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity without Hierarchy. Inter-Varsity Press (Aug. 30 2005) Stackhouse, John G. Jr., Finally Feminist: A [...]
Text: Matthew 5:8 Date: January 14, 2018 Speaker: Clint Nelson Holy living is what we get to do and what whets our appetite for what is to come. Holy living is the evidence of our faith and the way in which Jesus is seen more clearly in our world.
Text: Psalm 119:105; John 8:31-21; Psalm 1; Matthew 7:24-28 Date: January 7, 2018 Speaker: Clint Nelson Your life can go one of two ways. The difference between a bad life and good life comes down to our approach and response to the Bible.
A number of Parksiders helped out last Sunday with trail clearing at Heritage Park, organized by the Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association, and then our church building was able to house the group's lunch. See article at http://fvmba.com/heritage-park-heros/
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.