Sermons

It’s Party Time (Exodus 23)

It’s Party Time (Exodus 23)

  Would it seem odd to you to hear God say that it's Party Time? Partying isn't just something God is OK with, it's something he commands (Read it for yourself in Exodus 23:10-17). The problem with partying isn't our desire to celebrate. Rather, it's why and how...

God Provides for his People

God Provides for his People

When the Israelites get over the high of having escaping Egypt and settle into life in the wilderness, they begin to wonder where their food will come from.  After all, food doesn't grow in the wilderness. Their fear leads them to accuse Moses and Aaron of leading...

Forgetting to Love Others

Forgetting to Love Others

In Revelation 2:1-7 Jesus commends the church in Ephesus for its defence of sound doctrine. But he also criticizes them for their lack of loving service to others. The church, it seems, has spent all its energies guarding its doctrinal boundaries. And It seems that...

Adapting to Change

Adapting to Change

When things change there will always be people who are uncomfortable. That's true in the market, where disruptive companies make old business models obsolete. It's also true in the church. In fact, sometimes God is the chief disrupter. We see an example of this in...

A People of Grace

A People of Grace

While Grace is one of the most celebrated ideas in Christianity, does it shape how we treat one another? We might imagine that God is a God of grace, but is the church, his people, a people of grace? Often we think of the church as a collection of people saved by...

How Can I find Joy In Suffering?

How Can I find Joy In Suffering?

In Acts 4 and 5 we read about how the religious authorities persecuted and abused the apostles for their obedience to Jesus. This begs the question: How do they find joy in suffering? After all, joy isn't a normal response when things are difficult. So what is it that...

Giving God the Credit

Giving God the Credit

After the Holy Spirit gives power to Jesus' disciples, they begin to act like Jesus. In fact, you could even say Jesus begins to act through them. In Acts 3, we read a story about how Peter and John heal a man who has been crippled his whole life. But notice how the...

What the Spirit Does

What the Spirit Does

In Acts 1 Jesus told his followers to bear witness to what he had done all over the world. But he also told them to wait for the arrival of the Holy Spirit and the power he gives. In Acts chapter 2 we read the story of Pentecost, where God fulfills Jesus' promise. But...

Following God In Mission

Following God In Mission

The first story in the Book of Acts sees Jesus commission his disciples to go into the world and be his witnesses. (Read the story here) While this is a command he gives specifically to the remaining eleven apostles, it's still something we can do today. The disciples...