Key texts: 1 Samuel 17; 2 Samuel 21 Speaker: LaMar Troyer Direct Download (Right-click link and save file)
We all know the story of David and Goliath, but there were many other giants that needed to be conquered in Bible times. LaMar shares about five giants David and his men overcame and makes parallels to the challenges we face in our spiritual battle.
In this reflection, Tim shares two essential arguments for our faith: One demonstrating God’s existence and one showing that Jesus is truly the Son of God. While our faith doesn’t rest on logic and reasoning alone, Tim explains how these tools can encourage our belief and draw us to worship God.
Key texts: Hebrews 3:1; 8:5; 9:6-10; Exodus 36-40 Speaker: Conroy Loewen Direct Download (Right-click link and save file)
Conroy shares what he’s been learning about Jesus’ role as our high priest. As both the sacrifice and high priest, Jesus ensures that we are clean and holy. With this in mind, Conroy echoes the invitation of Hebrews: “Come boldly unto the throne of grace.”
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Key texts: Isaiah 7-14; Matthew 1; Romans 8 Speaker: Dru Lattin Direct Download (Right-click link and save file)
The name “Immanuel” is good news for Christians, making us think of the story of Christ’s birth. But the historical setting of the original prophecies of God-With-Us was anything but cheery. Dru shares the story of Ahaz and how he failed to turn to God in his crisis. Where do you turn when in a crisis? How will we respond to the promise of Immanuel?
God’s will for us is experienced most fully when we are with each other. Conroy shares about the importance of each other as we grow in Christ. Using Paul and Timothy as primary examples, he shares five things we must give and receive from each other:
Encouragement – to speak life to one another
Godly examples – to show life to each other.
Love – both giving and receiving this hallmark of Christ’s disciples.
Purity – accountability toward holiness that comes from regular interaction
Speaker: Dru Lattin Direct download(right click and select “save target as…”)
Whether you look forward to or dread the American “holiday season”, most of November and December revolve around celebration. How should Christians respond? Does it matter? In this short message, Dru looks at celebrations in the Bible and offers some suggestions for how Christians should celebrate.
Speaker: Elv Graber Direct download (right click and select “save target as…”)
Elv shares about the history behind Thanksgiving in the USA and challenges us to live lives of thankfulness – for our own benefit, as an example for those around us, and ultimately, to bring glory to God for his great goodness to us.