There’s a new term going around called “internet influencer.” It’s used liberally to describe popular internet bloggers and commentators who are said to have an impact on pubic thought and discourse. The more popular a blogger, the more influential he/she becomes. But Christians have the ultimate influencer, who is not very popular among the masses, … Read more2021 05 23 Sunday Worship – Pentecost “The Helper”
Before Jesus ascended into heaven he left the disciples with a very specific charge: be his witnesses, and spread the good news of the Gospel in Jerusalem and all the world. The problem: they were labourers, and unknowns. They were not trained in public speaking or debate. Would they ever have the initiative and resourcefulness … Read more2021-05-16 Sunday Worship “Ascension”
Jesus calls his disciples into a special and rewarding relationship with him and with the Father. He calls on believers to “abide.” What does it mean to abide in Jesus? What does it mean to abide in love? What does it look like? And are there any blessings to this rich relationship? Join Rev. Jim … Read more20-05-09 SUNDAY WORSHIP “ABIDE IN LOVE”
We all want to do good. We want to love one another freely, willingly and graciously. After all, the church is the body of Jesus, built on, in and around love. But what happens on the days we’re just not very good at it? What about those nights when your head hits the pillow after a … Read more2021-05-02 Sunday Worship “No Guilt in Life”
We’ve all needed some guidance in our lives every now and then… directions to a particular place, instructions for an unfamiliar task. When we think of Jesus as a Shepherd in our lives, we often think of him the same way. It’s true that Jesus’s life and commandments set us on a path of living good, holy … Read more2021-04-25 Sunday Worship “The Good Shepherd”
When the disciples were in doubt after seeing the empty tomb, Jesus didn’t leave them hanging. He came to them in their doubt and shared breakfast with them, assuring them vividly that he is indeed alive, in the flesh. Rev. Mathew walks us through one of these encounters: Luke 24.36-49, relating to us these same assurances that … Read more2021-04-11 Sunday Worship – Jesus Resurrected
In the Apostle John’s first letter, he asks an interesting hypothetic question: “Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” Really? Is that so? The fact of the matter is, you may read this passage and feel like you haven’t overcome the world at … Read more2021-04-11 Sunday Worship “Victory”
Celebrate Easter with us, as we rejoice in the Lord. We welcome Bishop Charlie on this special day as he shares the Good News of Easter!
Jesus enters Jerusalem amidst royal fanfare, with an enthusiastic crowd cherishing their new king. But Jesus’ kingship is of a style that was unheard of in those days and completely unexpected. Rev Mathew opens up our Epistle reading this week, Philippians 2.5-11, to discover three astounding characteristics that makes Jesus the greatest king of all!
In John’s Gospel, some non-Jews are in Jerusalem and ask a disciple if they can see Jesus. Jesus’s response seems like a non-answer. He says the “hour” has come, and then offers up a farming metaphor about grains of wheat. What is “the hour”? What is the metaphor about? What are its implications for you … Read more2021-03-21 Sunday Worship “The Hour”