Sunday, July 5, 2015
Surveys today show that people still have a strong interest in people, but a low and decreasing interest in the church. Perhaps it's because many people at church proclaim a message of "Change, and you can join us"...a very different message than Jesus' message of "Join us, and you will change".
Jesus chose to hang out with people who believed and behaved VERY different than him, and people who believed and behaved differently than Jesus were drawn to him.
In this message, we will look at the calling of the first disciples, and discover, that regardless of our beliefs and behaviour, Jesus is still calling us to follow him today.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Ever been faced with a pressing need that needed urgent attention? A relational crisis, a financial problem, a health issue? At one time or another, all of us will face a big problem that needs immediate attention and resolution. The question is: where is God in moments like this, and why does he seem to remain silent in our moment of need? In this message, we will look at a story in Mark 2 where Jesus seemingly misses an opportunity to meet an immediate need, and uses the moment to reveal that our most pressing need is not always our deepest need.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Perhaps the Rolling Stones said it best in their song "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction". Then again...U2 said it pretty well in their song "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For".
The journey to finding satisfaction seems to be an unending process. We seem to find it in small doses in many different things, but most times, feeling satisfied in life is like feeling full after we eat. The hunger returns quickly.
Jesus had something to say about this in one of his greatest teachings. In this message, we will be looking at what Jesus has to say about this important topic.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Ever noticed how awkward the conversation gets when you, or someone else, brings up the topic of Jesus Christ? It just gets weird doesn't it? In this message, we look at a story Jesus shared that explains why there are such a diverse number of responses when the topic of a relationship with God is brought up.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Serving and helping others can be messy sometimes. Sometimes, it's just easier to turn a blind eye to someone's need for help.
We rationalize our apathy with a variety of excuses:
I'm too busy,
I don't have the resources to help
They're probably faking it just to get ahead
In this message, we look at one of the most famous stories Jesus used to teach us that we often ask the wrong question when it comes to serving those in need.