Today, greatness is defined and measured by size, skill, achievement, wealth, power. Greatness is gain, always looking ahead to bigger, better, faster, stronger. Frankly, for the average person like you and me, the pursuit of greatness is daunting and impossible. But what is “true greatness”? Should we even pursue it? Can we really achieve it? … Read more2021-09-19 Sunday Worship: True Greatness
Faith can be a fragile thing. At times we are absolutely sure about our faith; it is unwavering and exemplary. But at other times, our faith can be jarred loose by circumstances and events in our lives, or things we’ve read or heard. This week, Pastor Jim looks at Mark 9.14-29 and one man’s struggle with … Read more2021-09-12 Sunday Worship – Struggling Faith
In these times of uncertainty, even as we ease out of the pandemic in the face of a possible fourth wave, many of us feel unsteady as we move out toward some sense of normalcy. This week, Rev. Mathew reminds us that each and every day we have access to the power and assurances of … Read more2021-09-05 Sunday Worship – Jesus helps us
The pandemic restrictions appear to be winding down, and renewed relationships and in-person visits return to the forefront of our minds. As we plan on returning to Church on a regular basis, Rev. Jim brings back a talk on the Benefits of Christian Fellowship; one he gave near the very beginning of the lockdowns.
We are experiencing tensions in our society the likes of which we haven’t see before in our lifetime. When you look out at the world do you notice the conflict, the differences of opinion, the growing divisions in our culture, and wonder why everyone seems so divisive and confused? Well, it’s no accident. This week, … Read more2021-08-08 Sunday Worship – New Life in an Old World
There’s a lot of talk about church unity these days; usually on a larger scale. But did you know that you can contribute to unity in the Church? What is church unity? On what is it grounded? And what can you do to help maintain it? This week, Pastor Jim unpacks the Apostle Paul’s call of … Read more2021-08-01 Sunday Worship – Unity in the Church
There are many times in our lives when we might feel greatly challenged and spiritually drained. Times when we feel that God is detached or distant. Times when our faith seems to be weak. How can we be rejuvenated to faithfully live out the values and teachings of Jesus? Where can we turn when we … Read more2021-07-25-Sunday Worship – Spiritual Strength
This week, Rev. Mathew looks at Mark 6.30-44 and Jesus’ great compassion on a spiritually desperate crowd.
You’ve probably used the phrase “thorn in my side” to describe someone or something that constantly annoys you or causes problems. The expression originates in the Bible and comes from the Apostle Paul. We aren’t completely sure what this thorn of Paul’s might be, but we know that it had caused difficulty for Paul. Rev. … Read more2021-07-04 Sunday Worship “Sufficient Grace”
Can you recall a time when you were in a state of profound helplessness? Perhaps triggered by a fear, or illness, loneliness? The self-help gurus of today would invite you to just tap into your inner self to find peace. Or just rid yourself of toxic people and hang around with people that are nicer to … Read more2021 06 27 Sunday Worship – Faith, Hope, Redemption