Sermons

Walk by the Spirit

We might not agree with him or like it, but the apostle Paul reminds us that life is binary. Either we are being ruled by sin or by God. If our real desire is freedom then we have to reject the old ruler and bow to the new one.

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The Gift and Gifts of the Spirit

When we give each other gifts it is usually to express love to another person. That is certainly an element of receiving gifts from the Spirit, but these gifts are not aimed at the individual. Instead, the intent of giving gifts to each individual of the church is to use those gifts to build each other up.

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Let’s Pray for Holy Eyes – Not Church Eyes

Prayer is every believer’s responsibility and awesome privilege. More than ever in Canada’s short history, does our nation need a praying Church. Not necessarily just more of what we are already doing, but there’s more to prayer than we have pursued. Church needs to step into the “more”… There is a promise that continues to be relevant today though it was given at the dedication of Solomon’s temple: “if My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).

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What Just Happened?

On the day of Pentecost there was a lot of noise and it was clear that something was going on, but no one knew exactly what it was. Some thought it was important and some thought it was a joke. What it was, was God fulfilling his promise to empower his church for mission — exactly what we need today!

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Marriage Crashers

The modern day fairy tale has taught us that, “They lived happily ever after.” In many ways this has left us unprepared for when difficult times enter a marriage. Pastor Steve will show us how to deal with the things that crash our marriage in the context of Jesus’s reconciliation.

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Till Death We Do Part

In a culture of easy marriages, our enduring marriages become a unique witness to God’s enduring love for the world.

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Marriage Workout

Marriage is a small, more intimate community rooted in the Spirit. This makes it good, but like all communities, it cannot be taken for granted. We must be intentional to cultivate our marriages to be obedient to the Spirit and bear the image of Christ — which is love itself.

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What’s the Plan?

Having cleared the ground, noting that marriage is not the end all and be all for everyone and that divorce can be handled gracefully, we now want to put forward a positive theology of the marriage relationship. Christian marriage is a whole lot more than romantic sentiment.

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Dealing with Divorce Gracefully

Divorce is not God’s ideal and it’s not usually ours either — but, divorce happens. We want to up hold the kind of kingdom community Jesus envisions, while at the same time practicing the same grace he had for real people. We don’t want to add to the pain people already experience around divorce, we want to bring the healing of grace!

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All

As we begin a new series designed to examine what God says about Christian marriage, it is important we begin by recognizing not everyone is called to be married. Some people are called to be single and they are a gift to the church too.

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