Unbreakable - week 2 Do you remember the last strange dream you had? We’ve probably all had the dream where you show up to school or work in your underwear. When I was a kid I had so many dreams about being able to fly and being able to run faster by running on all fours like a dog that I believed they…
Acts (of the Holy Spirit)
Welcome Prayer Opening Two weeks ago we looked at the first part of Chapter 13 and discussed the concept of Church as family. This week we are going to pick up on this thought and talk about why this concept of family was important in the first century and why it is important today. As is usual with…
Overcoming Conflict We are studying the first few chapters of the book of Daniel and barely scratching the surface of the amazing wisdom set forth by Daniel and his friends. The book of Daniel is one of the most appropriate books in scripture that addresses the challenges we face in our culture today.…
Tough as Nails Today we are starting a new series we are calling “Unbreakable”. In this series we are going to look at the first few chapters of the book of Daniel. For several weeks now, God has been putting Daniel on my mind. Specifically this early part of his life. As I was preparing for this series…
The Church: Origin and Purpose
Culture Is culture good or bad? What are some good things in our culture? What are some bad things? How does God want us to interact with culture? Today’s message will focus on how we engage the world around us. How do we connect to the good in our culture? How do we draw out the light that has been…
1 Peter: Living As Exiles
Andy Fuqua • Sermon • • 4 views • 31:21
Introduction One of my ancestors, Galba Fuqua, died at the age of 16, fighting in the Alamo. We all love a good underdog story… The Christian story is an underdog story. Series Subject: How do we live as Christians in a non-Christian society? How do we follow Jesus in a culture that rejects the way of…
Graham Grove, Stephen Dunn, Malcolm Lithgow • Renew Discipleship Gold Coast • Sermon • • 467 views • 38:50
How do Christians engage the culture around them? Are we called to stand against it? To fit completely into it? Or to transform it? These three models of interaction have been advocated by various groups over the centuries, but which one is best, or is there some other approach which governs how we interact with the world? Join Graham, Stephen, and Malcolm, along with the people of Renew, to explore this important, but complex topic.
Introduction Illustration: Batman Begins — to know someone you must know where they come from We all have a back story as it were Illustration: losing it on Paul Pepin—there was more to the story In fact, there was more to my story Last Week : Story is powerful, there is a battle raging over which story…
Let your light shine
James Rogers • Sermon • • 163 views • 28:54
Post Christian Culture Biblical Christianity is loosing its primacy in many cultures! The church is changing with the world instead of changing the world. The bible is not the centerpiece of the home and even in some church assemblies. How can we be a shining light in the midst of a crooked and perverse…
GOSPEL OF JOHN
John (5:16–29) A. The tirade against Jesus (5:16–18): The godless Pharisees condemn Jesus on two counts. 1. He heals on the Sabbath (5:16) 2. He makes himself equal with God (5:17–18) Healing on the Sabbath Free from the Bondage of Cultural/Religious expectations Culture & Religion Defined 1cul•ture…
In Acts 10 the Apostle Peter was called by God to put aside the Jewish purity laws which had distinguished Jews from everyone else for fifteen hundred years! Why did God so abruptly discard such an important part of Jewish identity? What was to be gained? Nothing but the entire world. Join us as we unpack God's amazing strategy to redeem mankind as the church goes global.
7 Powerful Conversations
There was a time in Canada when businesses were closed on Sundays, clubs and sports were sensitive when scheduling Sunday activities and church was the only place to be on a Sunday morning. Those days are gone. We have entered into a time of post-Christian culture. Church attendance throughout every denominations has given evidence to this trend. How do we respond? Is it an obstacle or an opportunity?