Sermon this Sunday – Marriage: It’s Not About You

It’s easy in any relationship – and marriage in particular – for a person to focus on asking, “What am I getting out of this?” In our upcoming three-part series, called “Marriage: It’s Not About You,” we’re looking at the ways we’re called to flip that around, and focus instead on what we can give. Our first sermon, on 30 August, will…

Sermon this Sunday: After the Battle

The Gideon story unfortunately doesn’t end with the glorious victory over the Midianites. There’s some confusing, brutal conflict with other Israelites; there’s an execution of two Midianite kings; and then there’s an idol that Gideon makes that people start worshipping. It’s not the kind of story that we like to read and yet, if we…

Presentation: Keeping Kids Safe Online: Spiritually, Emotionally, and Legally

Our children are growing up in a new world: a world of constant connectivity, with access to near-limitless information and instant communication. It’s an exciting world, but also a world that brings new dangers – physical dangers, legal dangers, and emotional and spiritual dangers. There is hope, though! There are specific, concrete steps that parents…

Sermon this Sunday: Gideon: Weakness and Strength,

Part 2: The Sword of the Lord and of Gideon In part 2 of our series on Gideon we get to explore the story of his victory over the Midianites – a battle in which his men were outnumbered 450 to 1. What can we learn from how the Lord orchestrated this miraculous victory about…

Gideon: Weakness and Strength

Part 1: You Mighty Man of Valour This week we begin a three-week series on the story of Gideon, one of the Judges of Israel. This week, we hear about his startling call: an angel appeared to him, called him a mighty man of valour, and told him he would rescue Israel from their enemies….

This Sunday: Those Who Are With Us

The prophet Elisha and his servant were surrounded by a huge enemy army. It seemed hopeless – until Elisha prayed to the Lord and the servant’s eyes were opened to see the angelic army that vastly outnumbered the enemy. When we feel alone, how can our eyes be opened to the reality that “those who…

This Sunday: The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus

In the parable of tThe Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarushe rich man and Lazarus, Jesus describes the eternal consequences for a rich man who refused to have compassion for the poor man on his doorstep. What is this parable saying to us? What are our responsibilities to the poor – both the physically…