Last Thursday, two entertainment icons died – Farrah Fawcett was an icon of female beauty, and Michael Jackson an icon of pop music: for both of them, personal change was one of their biggest challenges. For all of us, change can be scary; and may seem impossible given our stubborness and sinful nature. But there is hope of real change in a grace-filled community, with a new vision of who God says we are, in the practices of Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Click the link below to download.
On this Father’s Day, a day supposedly of rest, it is our Heavenly Father who teaches us the true purpose of rest and how to experience its greatest blessings. In this message we explore the origin, necessity, and practice of sabbath rest. Click the link below to download.
If all we’ve done to put our house in order is to vacuum the carpet, or make sure that our property is properly disposed of when we die, we have some unfinished business (and praying) to do. Putting your house in order means trusting God to bring order, harmony, and healing, to your house….in whatever way he chooses…and then to bring you to his Father’s house to live with him forever. Click the link below to download.
If Solomon is right and pride goes before the fall then let’s face it: we’ve all fallen flat on our faces. The good news is that by the grace of God we can recognize the signs of false humility and spiritual pride, and begin to grow in genuine humility by the example and power of our Lord Jesus Christ. Click the link below to download.
The "Searcher" of Ecclesiastes explores four approaches to finding true satisfaction in life: the pursuit of knowledge, the devotion to work and career, the desire to be forever young, and the thrill of pleasure or anything new. His conclusion is that all is "emptiness" and that "there is nothing new under the sun" (Ecclesiastes 1:9). It's a grim outlook, until we understand, as he did, that the ground of truth that gives meaning to our work, offers the hope of life beyond death, and is endlessly new and exciting cannot be found "under the sun" but beyond it (Ecclesiastes 2:26)! Click the link below to download.