The Immanuel Crisis


Key texts: Isaiah 7-14; Matthew 1; Romans 8
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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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? 

The Immanuel Crisis

We Need People


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:

  1. Encouragement – to speak life to one another
  2. Godly examples – to show life to each other.
  3. Love – both giving and receiving this hallmark of Christ’s disciples. 
  4. Spiritual encouragement. 
  5. Purity – accountability toward holiness that comes from regular interaction
We Need People – Conroy Loewen

A Biblical Theology of Celebration

Speaker: Dru Lattin
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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. 

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Thanksgiving

Speaker: Elv Graber
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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.

Living Life with a Clear Conscience

Speaker: Conroy Loewen
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Our conscience – that basic understanding of right from wrong – is designed to draw us after what is good, but sometimes we can get confused. Conroy shares from Scripture and personal experience about what it takes to have a clear conscience, and the dangers of ignoring it.

Speaking by the Spirit of God

Key texts: 1 Corinthians 12:1-3; John 4:1-28
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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When the topic of church services come up, people often get either bored or bothered. For some, corporate worship is riddled with controversy; for others, it’s bound by tradition, something we do on autopilot.

In this message, Dru looks at the importance of an open heart when it comes to worship. Are we ready to learn from His Word? Do we recognize its importance?

Presentation from message: 2018.11.04 Speaking by the Spirit of God (1 Cor series)

 

What Jesus taught (about modesty)

Speaker: Elv Graber
Key text: Matthew 5:3-12
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For many, “modesty” is a loaded topic, associated with legalism, nit-picking, and double standards. In this message, Elv explains that while it is an important Biblical principle, we often approach it from the wrong direction. Starting with Jesus’ teaching in Matthew, he looks at Moses and other examples of modesty. Listen to this interesting and encouraging message below: