Making and maturing disciples of Christ

Sermons from February 2016

The Goal of Evangelism

2 Corinthians 5:20 – The goal of evangelism is to be an ambassador for Jesus Christ. We are to bear witness to his message: “Be reconciled to God.” Genesis 17:6-7 – We are ambassadors of Jesus Christ as a part of God’s covenant community of believers. We don’t bear this message alone.

Bible Study on church history

Reformation (1500-1600AD)

Rediscovered!  For centuries, the church had been distracted and confused.  During this remarkable period, the Word of God and the Gospel itself are brought back to the centre.  Through Luther, Calvin and many others reformation is in the air.  May we learn from this era, that we might continue to reform the church by the […]

Beginnings sermon series

According to Plan

Genesis 41-44 – One day Joseph is in prison and the next he’s practically the most powerful man in the world!  In Joseph’s story, we see just how wonderful and surprising God’s workings are.  We’re urged to praise him and to… repent.

Bible Study on church history

Entrenchment (1200-1500AD)

The church faces a crisis.  Reform is vital, but the church “digs in its heels” and entrenches itself against it. Learning and preaching are on the rise, but how will Christ’s church fare in this next pivotal phase?  Will the church heed worldly philosophy or Scripture? This is a key question for the church in […]

Beginnings sermon series

Forgotten?

Genesis 39-40 – Joseph’s life is the stuff of nightmares.  Betrayed, enslaved, falsely accused, imprisoned and seemingly forgotten – this is Joseph’s lot.  From this grim account, Christians can learn 2 facts about hard times: firstly, God is with us, and secondly so is temptation.

Bible Study on church history

Devotion (900-1200AD)

As the church continues to be distracted in the so called “Dark Ages,” rays of light burst forth.  Jesus continues to build His church, even though she’s all too often impure.  There’s a lot we can yet learn from Bernard, Anselm and Hildegarde von Bingen.  Most importantly, God’s people must be devoted to Christ! This […]