So far in our new series, Desire Wisdom - Because nothing else matters more, we have learned that we desperately lack wisdom. In fact, we've lost touch with in our enlightened world today. Today, we answer 3 questions. What is Wisdom? What's the difference between worldly wisdom and "wisdom from above?" And, most importantly, How do we find wisdom?
If you had one wish, one thing you could have more than anything else, what would it be? One man was given that opportunity and guess what he asked for? Not money nor fame but—Wisdom. Listen as we begin this new series to discover where to find and how to get wisdom and... why nothing else matters more!
Church. One word that immediately raises a number of images in all of our minds. Have you ever asked, “Why is there something called church in the first place? Who’s idea was it and what’s the point especially today in our more enlightened world?” Listen to this week's sermon podcast as we discover The WHO & The WHERE.
Church. One word that immediately raises a number of images in all of our minds. Have you ever asked, “Why is there something called church in the first place? Who’s idea was it and what’s the point especially today in our more enlightened world?” Listen to this week's sermon podcast as we discover The Why & The What.
This Sunday, pastor Paul Siemens from Northview Community Church in Abbotsford, BC kicks off our Summer Guest Series with a message from Judges 14-15 and the story of Samson!
The conclusion to our series in the apostle Paul's letter to the Galatians is—The Pursuit of Holiness. It's the point of the gospel that Christians are called by grace alone and faith alone in Jesus Christ to a live of holiness. Why do we want to be Holy and how?
In this message we continue our 3-Part summary of the letter to the Galatians to highlight the 3 major themes from the letter—Authority, Salvation and Holiness. Join us as we consider the one true Gospel that Paul preached to the Galatians and how it led to their salvation!
In this message we begin a 3-Part summary of the letter to the Galatians to highlight the 3 major themes from the letter—Authority, Salvation and Holiness. Join us as we consider Paul's case for his apostolic authority and what it means for the church today!
We've reached the end of the letter that the apostle Paul wrote to the churches in Galatia. What a letter it has been. In his final comments and doxology Paul recaps the main theme of the letter—the Gospel! Listen as we hear his final warning and exhortation to keep the cross of Christ central.
The apostle Paul begins his conclusion to his letter by continuing to talk about our relationships with each other in the church. One of those being our support of those who preach and teach. He shows us how the habit of sharing leads to sowing well and reaping much.
Why are human relationships so hard? This is the question that the apostle Paul targets as he begins his conclusion to this letter. The goal? The Fruit of the Spirit which begins with Love, Joy & Peace leading to redeemed and restored human relationships. Paul now shows us how to do that!
This week, in Part 2 of The Spirit Led Life, we dive into to the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians and move over to John 15 to learn how to live a fruitful Christian life. Jesus speaks a parable about a vineyard to his disciples that includes the work of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit.
We have arrived at the pivotal point in Paul's letter to the churches in Galatia. He has defended the Gospel and assured them that their freedom, their salvation was and is the result of faith alone in Christ alone. Now, Paul points them to the one who led them to begin this new life, to help them grow in their faith—The Holy Spirit!
The apostle Paul has some encouraging words for his fellow Christians in Galatia. He reminds them that at one time they were running so well but something has happened. He encourages them to: Stay in the Race, Avoid Trip Ups and Serve to Win!
Where did we ever get the idea that there's this concept we call freedom? Modern definitions point to either a freedom 'from' slavery, bondage or oppression or the freedom 'to do' what ever we want in life as long as it does no harm. Could there be something more to this?
In this week's passage the apostle Paul leads us into some amazing biblical history, an allegorical interpretation and some personal and practical applications based on the lives of two mothers, two sons and the two covenants that they represent, pointing to two cities and two destinies.
The apostle Paul continues his appeal to the disciples in Galatia to come back to the truth of the Gospel. In this unique passage we see the heart of this pastor, church planter as he makes his appeal personal and reveals for us the relationship between a pastor and the church.
The apostle Paul arrives at a point in his letter to the Gentile believers in Galatia where he needs to remind them of what they have been saved from. They were pagans. They worshipped gods that were not gods at all. Then they met Jesus. Paul's question? Why would you ever become slaves again to gods who are not gods at all?
On the first day of the week, 3 days after Jesus was crucified, the apostle John records the events of that Sunday morning. His testimony was that a woman, Mary Magdalene was the first person to see the resurrected Jesus. This fact is evidence that the story most be true. Listen for more!
The beginning of Chapter 4 marks the mid-way point of Paul's letter to the Galatians. In these 7 verses Paul reaches his theological climax proclaiming that as "one person in Christ" (3:28) we have been adopted into Sonship. But what does this all mean? Listen as we discover God's good and perfect plan for all of us, male and female in Christ Jesus, today and for eternity.