November 11, 2019
"The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from the all." Psalm 34: 17-19 NIV
We are living in the midst of unprecedented economic challenges and shattered dreams. Lost homes, broken marriages, hunger, unemployment, and so much more is raging all over the world. But even in the midst of these shattered dreams, there is hope!
October 20, 2019
In his letter to the Ephesians (6:10-18), Paul tells us to put on the whole armour of God. This armour that Christians are called to put on comprises of the Belt of Truth, the Breastplate of Righteousness, the Gospel of Peace, the Shield of Faith, the Helmet of Salvation, and the Sword of the Spirit.
This powerful metaphor not only is a reminder for Christians about the reality of spiritual warfare, but it also describes the protection God has made available to us through Jesus.
We are called to put on the armour of God and fight against the powers of darkness in the spirit realm. Angels and demons are real, and the devil is full of deceptions and lies (John 10:10). God has given us everything we need to be victorious. Join us this Sunday as we learn about spiritual warfare.
September 29, 2019
Continuing the theme “From Maintenance to Mission” the message this week is based on Luke 4:14-28.
Each one of us has a call to mission just as Jesus here in this Scripture had a call to mission.
It is not always easy. There will always be opposition, just as it was here for Jesus in his home town. But we too, despite that opposition & rejection, must learn to “walk through the crowd & be on our way” preaching the good news, seeing prisoners set free, giving sight to the blind, releasing the oppressed & proclaiming this year & every year the year of God’s favour.
September 22, 2019
Are you spending more and more time just preparing, planning and working? Are you always worried and anxious about tomorrow? Do you seem to be in a rush all the time? Do you ever take time to just slow down?
It can sometimes be the same in your walk with God. You can get so caught up in serving God that our works become more important than our relationship and love for Jesus. We can learn a lot from Luke chapter 10 when Jesus visits the home of Mary and Martha. Jesus reminded Martha – who was so caught up in her worries about serving Jesus – what to be “concerned” with, where to focus, and what should take a front row seat in our brains: a relationship with Him.