Every year we meet together to celebrate the resurrection, but not this year. When I say don’t come to church, I’m talking about the building. You ARE the church. Here’s some perspective about an Easter that will be different.
Hope. We need it. But not some naive optimism blind to the facts. A REAL hope with eyes wide open that sustains us. That’s what this sermon explores.
Because of COVID-19 there’s a lot of change and uncertainty out there—and with it an invisible enemy: Fear. But how can we be victorious over
A lot of people are stressed or anxious. Here are 20 quick & super-practical ways to help calm and relax your mind.
Do you feel out of control? Things seem to change daily in a pandemic. This sermon on Psalm 103 reminds us about who God is and who we can be as his people in uncertain times.
Here is a place for churches and pastors to get free online resources and help as they seek to leverage online ministries in the wake of coronavirus.
In this interview with Life 100.3FM we discuss changes in ‘doing church,’ the power of God (vs fear), ways to be loving in a pandemic, resources, government, and prayer.
There’s a lot of confusion about ‘identity.’ But when we are confident about who we are, we live differently, powerfully and on purpose. This sermon explores Ephesians 1-2 for the answer.
Jesus’ instruction to “love your neighbour” persists in a pandemic. Here are 6 practical ways to do so.
There’s a lot of fear out there, most recently with coronavirus. How do God’s people respond generally and more specifically. This post has 3 suggestions.
The 5 major discourses in Matthew’s Gospel are sometimes called a “discipleship manual.” This post explains what Lent is about and how these texts can be used for spiritual renewal and training in Lent.
“The task is to become child-like without becoming child-ish” (unknown). What’s the difference, and why does Jesus tell his disciples that unless they become like children they can’t enter the kingdom of heaven? Here’s why, and 2 ways we can be like children today.
In this video from Westminster’s Q & A Forum, I offer 7 points in response to this very honest (and important) question.
T.S. Eliot asked, “Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?” Great question! In this
In Part 3 of 4 in the “Mature” series I highlight 3 specific traits to look for in others who can serve as godly examples in our lives. God puts people in our lives to help us pilot our lives.
Mature people are humble. But why? And how? It seems to be the virtue many people admire but few people actually want. This sermon on Phil. 2:1-18 explains.
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It was a grade-3 Valentine’s Day party. We had highly processed chocolate, some red balloons, and an awkward exchange of…
This sermon is Part 1 of 4 in a series called ‘Mature: 4 things mature people do on the path of joy.’ It’s about the much-misunderstood but important role ‘fellowship’ plays.
In the Christian faith, the terms “Good News” and “Gospel” are often used interchangeably. There’s good reason for that since they both translate the same
Reading the Bible is important — and it can also be hard to understand sometimes! So here are 5 Study Bibles that can help.