The Significance of the Resurrection

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:12-19 – The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most important event in history. Paul says that if the dead are not raised, then our faith is useless and we will die in our sin.  What a blessing to know that Jesus did rise from the dead – sin was conquered!  Pastor […]

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Is Brotherly Love Evident In Us?

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 – Paul commends the Thessalonian believers for their “brotherly love” that was so evident, he didn’t need to give them any additional instruction on it. Pastor Russ challenges us to demonstrate that kind of love in our own relationships – the kind of love Paul describes in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7; the […]

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Avoid Sexual Immorality

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8 – One of the first things the Apostle Paul lists as part of the process of our sanctification (v.3a) is to avoid sexual immorality.  The culture at the time Paul wrote this letter was not very different from our modern culture – sexual immorality was commonplace.  Paul calls followers of Christ […]

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A Lesson In Humility and Faith

Text 2 Kings 5:1-15 – Naaman was a pagan commander in the Aramean army, one of Isreal’s enemies to the north. He was at the peak of his military career. But he had a problem – he had leprosy.  Leprosy was a serious disease – a death sentence that left Naaman hopeless and helpless, until […]

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God’s Will For Your Life

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-3 – Am I in the “centre” of God’s will?  This is a question Christians often struggle with. Energy is spent challenging every decision to determine if God wants them to take this job or the other; to buy the red car or the blue one. While God is interested in our […]

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In this first series, we return to the basics. Following world-renowned preacher, John Stott’s book, Basic Christianity as a guide, we will embark on a compelling study that first defends the basic claims of Christianity and then defines the proper outworkings of those main beliefs in the daily lives of believers. This study is called […]

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