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A Loud Rejoicing Presence
10:30am, Sunday, April 9, 2017
Series: Presence
The final countdown begins. One more week to go until Easter! Until then we learn how to rejoice, even in the midst of suffering. [Organ/Choir - Palm Sunday]
Prophesying Presence
8:30am, Sunday, April 2, 2017
Series: Presence
Duration: 16 mins 7 secs
Prophesy is when God speaks directly to his people, for their spiritual well-being. It was not bringing the dry bones to fleshly life again that was the miracle, but the call to Israel to return to life in their relationship with God. [Organ/Choir - Lent 5]
Anointing Presence
10:30am, Sunday, March 26, 2017
Series: Presence
Duration: 18 mins 39 secs
The fourth Sunday in Lent is also called Good Shepherd Sunday. But today we continue our series on God's presence, today looking at his anointing presence. We consider how King David was anointed in the same way that we are anointed. [Organ/Choir - Lent 4]
After God's Own Heart
8:30am, Sunday, March 19, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 16:7
Series: General
What does it mean to be "a man (or woman) after God's own heart"? This is how King David is described, and it is how God wants each one of us to be. Words to ponder...
Finders, Keepers, Losers, Reapers
10:30am, Sunday, March 12, 2017
Passage: Topical
Duration: 12 mins 57 secs
Week two of our Lenten journey. Today we look at how God’s presence can be Lost and Found, Kept and Multiplied. Finders, keepers, losers, reapers. (Address followed a performance of Bach's cantata BWV 68, "God so loved the world".) [Organ/Choir - Lent 2]
Presence of my Enemies
8:30am, Sunday, March 5, 2017
Series: Presence
Duration: 19 mins 47 secs
It's the first Sunday in Lent. Why did the Spirit lead Jesus into the wilderness? To be tempted? Why, again? Some of God’s most valuable lessons for us are found in the wilderness. And there's one reality that Jesus was quite clear about. [Organ/Choir - Lent 1]
Witnesses
8:30am, Sunday, February 26, 2017
Series: General
Duration: 14 mins 58 secs
The disciples witnessed the transfiguration of Jesus, a mountain-top experience if ever there was one! They were told to keep this to themselves until after Jesus' resurrection. What do these stories teach us as modern witnesses to the transfigured, risen Christ? [Organ/Choir - Transfiguration of Our Lord]
Healing Love, Courage
8:30am, Sunday, February 19, 2017
Duration: 26 mins 21 secs
Continuing our series on the Arena of Healing, this week we examine the next two of the beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount. Today we look at peacemakers, and those who are persecuted. [Organ/Choir Epiphany 7]
Forgiveness and Pure Motives
10:30am, Sunday, February 12, 2017
Passage: Matthew 5:7-8
Duration: 26 mins 6 secs
We continue with part 3 of our series on the Beatitudes, Jesus' most famous sermon, on how we can find healing, and extend that healing to others. Today we focus on being Forgiving and on having Pure Motives. [Organ/Choir - Epiphany 6]
Teachable and Proactive
8:30am, Sunday, February 5, 2017
Passage: Matthew 5:5-6
Duration: 22 mins 6 secs
Today we look at the next two Beatitudes from the most famous sermon of Jesus, The Sermon on the Mount. Jesus blessed the meek, and those who hunger for righteousness. The meek are teachable (those willing to admit they do not know it all), and when you hunger for righteousness, you are prepared to act. Come and learn, and be prepared to follow. [Organ - Epiphany 5]