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…

This Sunday: The Parable of the Talents

Our sermon this Sunday focuses on the parable of the talents. In English, a “talent” means a skill or ability, but in Biblical times it was a very valuable coin. The parable describes two “good and faithful” servants who use their master’s coins well and make more for him, and a bad servant who buries…

This Sunday: The Parable of the Prodigal Son

The parable of the Prodigal Son tells the story of a young man leaving his father’s house, wasting all that he had, returning to his father, and finding forgiveness. How are we like that prodigal son, and what does it mean for us to find our way back to our Father’s house again and again?

This Sunday: Now I See

This week we will have a lay service. Justin Mansfield will be reading the sermon by Walter Orthwein about the healing of the man born blind.

This Sunday: A New Heaven and a New Earth

At the end of the book of Revelation, John records seeing “a new heaven and a new earth,” and the Holy City descending out of heaven. As we’ve talked about for the last few weeks, in the New Church we believe this prophecy has been fulfilled and is continuing to be fulfilled. But where is…

This Sunday: The Last Judgment Has Already Happened

Some of the prophecies of the Lord’s coming are beautiful and hopeful but others sound rather cataclysmic and disturbing.This Sunday we’re continuing our series on the coming of the Lord by talking about the Lord coming to perform a Last Judgment. The New Church teaches that the Last Judgment has already taken place. Wondering how…