Sunday, February 23, 2014

Architect of Life

Scripture:

  • Hebrews 11:8-16 Architect and builder
  • Psalm 84 How lovely Lord is your abiding place

Sermon:

Architect of Life
To trust in what God is building we reach far into the past, to the ancestors upon whose faith our faith is founded, and to the future with the hope that sees far beyond what we can see. Ultimately, it a trust in God who is with us from everlasting to everlasting. Trust in the architect of life - our Creator.
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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Created

Scripture:




  • Isaiah 43:1-7 Precious in my sight
  • Nehemiah 9:6-8 Heaven of heavens

Sermon:

Created
Our identity, our story, all that defines us is ultimately rooted in our Creator - the bond that we have with the source of our being. This is true also of the Church as it is reformed and reinvented: it is not cut loose and on its own, but shaped by the ongoing process of Creation - in the image and likeness of our Creator.
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Sunday, February 9, 2014

The last straw!

Exodus 5:1-6:1 Bricks without Straw
Romans 5:1-5  Suffering produces character


 In Exodus we hear the story of how Pharaoh punished the Hebrew slaves for answering the call to worship God. Pharaoh felt that they were trying to shirk their responsibilities, and not do their work. Pharaoh wanted to teach them a lesson, so he took away the straw that was needed to make the bricks. The Hebrew people were left to do twice as much work in the same amount of time. Taking time to worship together, to praise God, to study and to strengthen our faith is not a sign of laziness as Pharaoh believed, rather it is a discipline that builds us up and strengthens us to live a healthy and full life full of love and happiness. God was with the people in their time of suffering and provided for the Hebrew people when they needed it. WE, like the Hebrew people face a similar struggle, how will we find a way to carry out our work as we continue to praise God in today's world?

This was a whole family worship that was very interactive and thus there was no recorded sermon.


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Facing Change with the Faith of Daniel

Daniel 4: 1-37 Nebuchadnezzar's dream and Daniel's interpretation

The book of Daniel is prophetic in nature and shares many dreams and visions. This book speaks to the nature of the world that we live in today. Daniel's actions and faith give us both insight and encouragement to hold on to what we believe, and to trust that God will provide us with the courage and strength to not conform to the pressures of our secularized world. The story of Nebuchadnezzar and Daniel will help us to discern where our place is in the modernized world as we vision the church in the next century. What do we need to uphold, and what do we need to recreate as we move forward as a faith community?

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