Where Do Your Loyalties Lie?

Text: Matthew 6:19-34 – In this passage, Jesus moves from challenging our motives in our private lives – our giving, prayer, fasting – to our public lives – what we value; money, clothing, our ambitions. Jesus wants us to examine the motivation of our heart in setting priorities in life. We can only have One […]

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Testing Your Faith

Text: 1 John 1:5-10 –  Many Christians experience doubts in their journey of faith. Doubts do not mean we have lost our salvation. Yet, the Bible does teach us to test our faith to have assurance of our salvation. In this message, Pastor Dwayne shares ways we can test the genuineness of our faith.

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Turning Hunger for Food into Hunger for God

Text: Matthew 6:16-18 – In this next section of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus continues with his warning about guarding our motives when it comes to spiritual disciplines. We have looked at giving and prayer. Jesus now turns to teach about fasting. In Bible times, fasting was a common practice. Ultimately, fasting is more […]

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P.S. – Forgive Like God Forgives

Text: Matthew 6:14-15 – In this postscript to the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus highlights the importance of believers being people who forgive. In fact, his warning is sobering: If we aren’t willing to forgive others, God will not forgive us. Pastor Win unpacks what Jesus meant by that.

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A Model For Prayer – Pt.3

Text: Matthew 6:9-13 – In this final message on the Lord’s Prayer, Pastor Win looks at the second half of the prayer where Jesus’ focus shifts to people and our needs. We seek God for daily provision, forgiveness, and protection from evil.

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A Model For Prayer – Pt.2

Text: Matthew 6:9-13 – Pastor Win continues to look at the model prayer Jesus teaches his followers. In this second message on the Lord’s Prayer, he looks at the first half of the prayer that focusses on God and giving him the glory.

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A Model For Prayer

Text: Matthew 6:9-13 – After teaching the disciples how NOT to pray, Jesus presents them with a model for prayer. We are familiar with The Lord’s Prayer but too often it is recited with little thought or purpose. Jesus teaches this prayer as an “outline” for HOW we should pray, not WHAT we should pray. […]

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Living Transformed Lives

Text: Romans 12:1-2 – In this familiar passage, Paul teaches us about living transformed lives. Pastor Dwayne unpacks these two verses, reminding us about offering ourselves as living sacrifices as an act of worship BECAUSE of the mercies God has blessed us with. In response, we don’t embrace our sinful culture but renew our minds […]

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Our Motivation for Prayer

Text: Matthew 6:5-8 – In this passage, Jesus continues to focus on our motivation for practicing spiritual disciplines like giving, prayer, and fasting. In today’s text, Pastor Win looks at what Jesus teaches about why we pray. Is our motivation to be seen by others as ‘super spiritual’ Christians? Jesus teaches us to pray sincerely, […]

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What Motivates Your Service?

Text: Matthew 6:1-4 – As we move into the next section of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus warns us that in our pursuit of righteousness – a righteousness that must exceed that of the religious leaders – we must be careful about our motives. In the first part of this chapter, he focusses on the […]

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