How To Make The Most Out Of Hardship – 2 Corinthians 11:23-12:9

Preaching from 2 Corinthians 11:23 – 12:9, Pastor Bill speaks on how to think about trials in our lives.

Generally our approach is avoidance. But God has definite purposes to trials and difficulties in our lives. In this piece there are several that come out. First, they keep us humble, given the public and sometimes powerful nature of what God has called us to do. They keep us from falling away into self reliance and arrogance. Second, they enable us to be far more effective conduits of God’s power; His power is made perfect in weakness, not strength. Third, to bring us into greater dependence upon Him.

How then to survive trials and seek to thrive in the midst of them? The list of what Paul endured is formidable; one has to ask how can a person live through all of that and still keep going, without any bitterness whatsoever against God. One, to understand God’s purposes in trials. Two, to receive God’s wisdom in trials. Three, to believe that God is with you in trials and has not removed His love from you.

The Blessing of Oneness Among God’s People – Psalm 133

Pastor Andrew concludes our Summer Sermon Series – Living in the Goodness of God – by expounding upon Psalm 133.
The blessing of God in the harmony of the saints is wonderful – compared to the blessing of the most holy things, and a taste of eternal life itself. The blessing and unity is from God, is abundant for the whole church and is available to the senses.
May God bless His people with unity in Christ; and may He help us to do our part and to fight for unity.

Psalm 57 – Shacks into Cathedrals or How To Be Still Even When Everything Is Going Wrong

Pastor Bill Dyck continues our 2018 summer sermon series, “Living in the Goodness of God” in which we discover what has for us in a selection of David’s psalms.

Here we learn how God leads us to spiritual vitality even in the midst of great danger. Knowing God drastically changes our perspective so that we are able to live lives of worship at all times – even when the king is trying to take your life! May God bless you as you listen.

Do Not Fear, but Trust in God – Psalm 56

Pastor Leslie continues our summer sermon series, walking through some of the psalms of David – Living In The Goodness Of God.
Psalm 56 is a wonderful psalm of trusting God, despite all the reasons to fear. Our antidote to fear is worship and leaning on God’s word.

Life in the Pit: Trusting God’s Unfailing Love – Psalm 40

On July 29, Liam preached the third installment of our summer sermon series, “Living in the Goodness of God,” where we track through some of the psalms of David.

Here is a synopsis: In life, we face tough situations. In fact, Jesus tells us to expect trouble, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” In Psalm 40, we read of David crying out to God for help in prayer. But we get so much more than simply a plea for help. We get a beautiful, biblical pattern of how to trust in God’s unfailing love throughout the trials of life.

Psalm 2 – The Lord Reigns

Jim preaches from Psalm 2. This is the second of our summer sermon series, “Living in the Goodness of God,” in which we focus on David’s life as seen in a number of Psalms.

God reigns over the nations and over the chaos. He did this by appointing David to be king. He does this by appointing Christ as our saviour. He does this by appointing rulers. And He calls us to speak into our own situations in His name and authority with great boldness, as the apostles did in Acts 4, which quotes from Psalm 2.

The Good Side Of Trouble – Psalm 18

Part One of our summer sermon series: “Living in the Goodness of God.”

Synopsis: Trouble isn’t all bad. When we seriously pray to God in it and don’t abandon faith in Him because of it, we experience His presence in unusual ways and are ourselves changed. In addition He rescues us because we call out to Him.

How can we follow the words of James 1:2, that we are to consider it joy to go through trials and troubles? Pastor Bill shares some very helpful insights from Psalm 18 as we begin our summer sermon series through some of the Psalms of David.