Minister's Message

Because He Lives-Trust and Obey (April 17,2016)

OT: Psalm 23

Gospel: John 10:22-30

 

Prayer

 

Because He Lives-Be Transformed by His Presence (April 10, 2016)

NT: Acts 9:1-6

Gospel: John 21:1-19

Prayer

 

Introduction

Today we gather on the third Sunday after the Resurrection hearing in these two stories of people, pursuing their own person agendas and passions, having their own priorities.

 

Then we see Jesus, entering their lives and in dramatic and subtle ways, changing their priorities and strengthening their commitment. So I lift up two ideas for our reflection and action:

Because He Lives-Be Bold (April 3, 2016)

NT: Acts 5:27-32                    Gospel: John 20:19-31

 

Prayer

What is going on, with these disciples,  is something they ate that has caused this change of attitude in the disciples?

 

What has gotten into them? After being threatened by powerful leaders, arrested, jailed, and miraculously released, the apostles went back to preaching. This was nothing less than God’s power working through them!

 

Preparing for Pentecost 1- Open your heart

Preparing for Pentecost- Open your heart

John 5:1-9

Acts 16:9-15

 

Prayer

In the story in Acts, Paul going to Macedonia to proclaim the message of Christ.

There he would share the gospel of Jesus Christ with some women who gathered by the river outside the gate of the city. A woman named Lydia, who was a worshiper of God, among the crowd, listened to Paul. The text described her as a dealer in purple cloth, which tells us that she was among the wealthy.

Accept Your Mission (Part 4 of Month's series - Road of Acceptance)

Nehemiah 8: 1-3, 5-6, 8-10

1 Corinthians 12:12-31a

Luke 4:14-21

Pray

We continue this journey on the road of acceptance. This morning we are invited to consider what we are to do on this journey, for we are not just walking aimlessly or for ourselves. We are on a mission.

That mission is:

Inspired by the Word of God

Enabled in the Body of Christ

Powered by the Holy Spirit towards the impacting of lives

 

1. Inspired by the Word of God

Accept the Gifts of God (Part 3 of Month's series - Road of Acceptance)

Isaiah 62:1-5

1 Cor 12:1-11

John 2:1-11

 PRAYER

We have spent the past couple of weeks on the road of acceptance. So far we have been invited to accept God's love and God's presence. This morning we are invited to accept the gifts of God on the journey. And what are the gifts?

There is:

- the gift of empowerment

- the gift of a change of status

-the gift of replenishment

 

Accept the Love of God (Part 1 of Month's series - Road of Acceptance)

January 3, 2016

Texts: Jeremiah 31:7-14

Ephesians 1:3-14

John 1:10-18

Prayer of Illumination

Be Prepared – Advent 1 - Hope

OT: Jeremiah 33:14-16

Epistle: 1 Thess. 3:9-13

Gospel: Luke 21:25-36

Prayer

Grace, mercy and peace, from God our Father above, Jesus Christ our savior and the Holy Spirit who strengthens us and keeps us in the faith. Amen.

Called to be the Church in Our Neighbourhood (Remembrance Sunday)

Jeremiah 29:4-7,11-14

Matthew 5:13-16

This morning against the background of remembering those who have served and given their lives for the sake of others, in the interest of freedom, so that those who come behind them can benefit from a life that is full and free, we will reflect on what it means to be the church in our neighbourhood. What does God expect of the church, how does God expect us to live as the church in our neighbourhood.

Prayer

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