Why are we so easily offended? And why is it that certain people seem to offend us more often? The apostle Peter decides to ask Jesus what appears to be a good question, "How many times should I forgive someone who commits an offence or sin against?" Jesus answers with a parable!
In this week’s parable Jesus takes his listeners to one of the most challenging subjects everyone must face—life and death, Heaven and Hell. It’s the story of two men, with two very different identities in this life, two paths, two positions and, as always, two destinations.
Jesus tells a story about two sons and their father to a great crowd that is following him. The crowd is a mixed bag of every day sinners and the very religious. At first the focus seems to be on the younger son who behaves badly, but then, as always with Jesus, the story takes a turn.
This week, as we continue in our Desire Wisdom series, we begin a 6-week look at the remarkable relationship between the Parables of Jesus and the Proverbs of Solomon. This week we hear Jesus as he concludes his Sermon on The Mount and his great challenge to the uber religious and every Christian!
If, as one Old Testament commentator wrote, "Wisdom is becoming competent with regard to the realities of life: how things really happen, how things really are, " is true, then it begs the question what is reality? Join us and listen as God's Word challenges us to have a Reality Check.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Unfortunately the Scripture reading was not recorded prior to this message. Please read all of Proverbs Chapter 2 before listening to get the most out the message.
Early in Solomon's life, before he went on his regretful 40 year experiment to find happiness, joy and fulfillment in life under the sun, apart from God, he demonstrated great wisdom as a young King. In this message we discover many lessons from The Wisdom of The King!
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!