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?
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.
Speaker: Conroy Loewen Direct download (right click and select “save target as…”)
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.
Speaker: Elv Graber Key text: Matthew 5:3-12 Direct download (right click and select “save target as…”)
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:
Speaker: Conroy Loewen Key text: Colossians 3:15 Direct download (right click and select “save target as…”)
In this message, Conroy shares four areas in which the Christian life is marked by peace. Having peace with God through Jesus provides a foundation on which we can maintain peace, regardless of circumstances. Not only do we have peace, but we are also called to be peacemakers, sharing what we have received with those around us.
This Sunday, we had a special service, following Christ’s command to wash each other’s feet. Along with that, we had an extended time of testimonies and sharing in communion. Here are the reflections from Dru and Elv, on the bread and wine respectively.