A Call to the Weary / Matthew 11:28-30

Several years ago the World Health Organization labeled sleep deprivation as “an epidemic” in the developed world. They estimate that 2/3 of the developed world is chronically sleep deprived. The effects: routinely sleeping less than 7 hours a night demolishes your immune system, more than doubling your risk of cancer, exponentially increasing your risk of…

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Reality Check // Isaiah 55

On the path leading from the colleges of Cambridge to the town of Cambridge, England is an old lamp post that says: “Reality Checkpoint.” We all know what that means. It is a message to the students: don’t think you have been living in reality. Your world of lattes and leather furniture, your walls that…

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What do you want me to do for you? // Mark 10:46-52

Today we are beginning a new series: Out of the Darkness. Our primary desire for you is to experience the transforming power of the gospel for the glory of God and your good. And few things display that power more than Jesus’ power over the darkness.  Today we are looking at the story of Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46-52).…

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Sermon // Characters of the Bible – Daniel

Today we are starting a new series called “Characters of the Bible.” We will begin by looking at the life of Daniel. His life was shaken when he was a teenager. Yet, through all the ups and downs, he did not compromise his faith. His story ends 70 years later as an amazing leader and…

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Sermon // Sabbath

This week we will be hearing from Steve Huerd. We will be focusing on the Sabbath. From Genesis 16 and Isaiah 58 we learn that if we are going to keep the Sabbath, we’ve got to learn how to do three things. We’ve got to learn how to finish  We’ve got to learn how to rest …

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SERMON // Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace is the most sung, most recorded, and probably the most loved song of all time. Jonathan Aitken estimates that no other song even comes close to the number of recordings or frequency of performances, which is estimated to be around 10 million per year. It is estimated that if John Newton received royalties…

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SERMON // The House that Jesus Builds – The Promise of His Presence // Matthew 18:19-20

Matthew 18:20: “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” Jesus’ promise of His presence echos one of the great, master promises of the Bible.  All throughout the Bible, (over three hundred times!) God promises His presence to His people as they walk through the challenges of life. …

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SERMON // The House that Jesus Builds – Confessions of a “Ministry-holic” // Luke 10:1-22

Today, we will be hearing from one of our elders, Rob Corbin. Some of you may remember the catchy little chorus by Oswald Smith from way back — “There is Joy! Joy! Joy in serving Jesus! Joy that throbs within my heart; Ev’ry moment, ev’ry hour, As I draw upon His power, There is Joy!…

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SERMON // The House that Jesus Builds – Learning to Fight Right // Matthew 18:1-14

In Matthew 18:1-14 Jesus warns us about offending others. We are not to offend others, but what do we do when we are offended? We live in a world where conflict is unavoidable. As much as we may wish to avoid it, conflict comes to us all.  Interpersonal and relational conflict is one of the central…

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SERMON // The House that Jesus Builds – His House Rules pt. 2 // Matthew 18:4–14

Matthew 18 is Jesus’ sermon for the congregation. These are his house rules.  He is building his house and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. And in this section, he is telling us how he expects his family to live in the world and live together. This is a manual for loving others,…

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