Sermons

Mission and Spiritual Growth

Mission and Spiritual Growth

It might seem intuitive to say that immature Christians need to come into the church, find maturity and only then go out into the world. But that's not how Jesus sees it. In John 10, Jesus ties together the ideas of Mission and Spiritual Growth.  His people, he says,...

Jesus lights Our Way

Jesus lights Our Way

When Jesus claims to be the light of the world he is telling us that when we allow him, he helps us see a reality that our natural eyes can't see. While we have eyes that see fine, without Jesus we are missing something. I want to explore three ways in which Jesus...

Rejecting Consumption

Rejecting Consumption

In today's passage, we look at Jesus' challenge to live for bread that doesn't spoil. Jesus calls his followers a life of rejecting consumption for its own sake. Instead, he proposes eternal life as an alternative. Eternal life is participation in the life of God. As...

God’s Presence with Us

God’s Presence with Us

In the account of Jesus walking on the Water in John's gospel (John 4:16-22) the author means for us to see it as a story about God's Presence with Us. On the surface, this isn't all that obvious. But if we are mindful of the Old Testament parallels, John's intent...

God’s Love Pursues Us

God’s Love Pursues Us

In this sermon series, we'll be looking at the "I Am" statements of Jesus in John's gospel. These are places where Jesus says something about himself and is also speaking about God in general. Today, we're looking at the woman at the well, and how Jesus' revelation of...

Missing God’s Heart – Life of Joseph V

Missing God’s Heart – Life of Joseph V

In our deep-dive into Joseph's life, we've seen that he's a good man. But we see red flags in the way he administers his food program during the Egyptian famine (Genesis 47:13-26). While Joseph saves many people, the way he does so is an example of missing God's...

Forgiving Those Who Wrong You – Life of Joseph Part IV

Forgiving Those Who Wrong You – Life of Joseph Part IV

Joseph has gone on quite a journey. He started the story as his father's favourite son. Then he became a slave, a prisoner, and finally the governor of Egypt. But now Joseph faces a great test: Responding to his brothers when he has power over them. In this, Joseph...

Hope in Hard Times – Life of Joseph part III

Hope in Hard Times – Life of Joseph part III

Joseph is a model for how to maintain hope in hard times. Sold by his brothers into slavery and falsely accused of attempted rape, Joseph's life is a mess. Yet, things can get lower still. Joseph interprets the dreams of a royal official, hoping he'll bring up his...

Dealing with Temptation – Life of Joseph Part II

Dealing with Temptation – Life of Joseph Part II

Joseph's story continues. He's enslaved by God blesses him at the same time. Joseph earns both the favour of his master and the desire of his master's wife. And while she repeatedly tries to seduce him, Joseph shows his integrity in dealing with temptation by refusing...