In this week’s worship broadcast, we hear a message that challenges our understanding of love – a debt we cannot repay. It’s based on Romans 13.8-14, with support from Ephesians 6.10-17 and 1 Thessalonians 5.1-10. You can watch the entire broadcast below, or just the message below that.
There has been no time such as this in our lifetime to share the relevance of Romans 13.1-7. In this service, we hear a message about what it means to submit to civil authorities, and how that relates to the uprising in the US last week and the current pandemic. You can watch the whole service below, or just the message below that. Apologies for some of the poor video; we had some technical issues this morning.
These services were pre-recorded in order to allow more people to participate, since under the current lockdown we are only permitted 10 people in the building at any one time. Please enjoy each of these times of worship, rich with tradition and hope.
“Teleoanticipation”: use that in a crossword puzzle this week. It was a new word to me, introduced to me by my spiritual director. In this worship gathering for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, we learn what it means, how it applies to our current situation, and how Mary exemplified it. While we “teleoanticipate”, we climb the ladder of faith. How? Watch to find out. The message is based on Luke 1.26-56, and can be viewed as part of the whole worship broadcast below, or by itself just below that.
Our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day broadcasts have been pre-recorded and will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel on December 24 in the afternoon and December 25 in the morning respectively, or anytime after those times as may be convenient for you. Merry Christmas! I’ll post them here as well.
On this second Sunday of Advent, we talk about peace, which is something we often find hard to come by at this time of year, and even more so during the pandemic. Anxiety is common. What can we do? The apostle Paul has some advice for us in Philippians 4.4-9 which helps us put it all in perspective. You can watch the whole service below, or the message just below that.
In this worship gathering, we celebrate the first Sunday of Advent with a candle, and the celebration of the Lord’s Supper – and hear a message entitled, “The Certainty of Uncertainty”, inspired by Andy Stanley. It’s based on Mark 14.12-26. You can find just the message alone below the whole service.
In this worship gathering, we hear a message entitled “Sweet Revenge”, based on Romans 12.9-21. If you’ve ever been the sort who says, “I don’t get mad, I get even”, this message is for you. And if you’re wondering how to grow as a follower of Jesus, give this message a listen. The whole worship gathering is below, and the message alone may be found just below that.
As we prepare for worship in this broadcast, we mark Remembrance Day. In the service, we hear a message entitled “Living Sacrifice” from Romans 12.1-8 and learn what this means for us today. Feel free to leave a comment or fill in the online connection card at stpaulsnobleton.ca/connect! The whole worship gathering is below, and the message as a stand-alone video can be found below that.
In this worship gathering, we hear a message based on Romans 11.25-36 entitled, “Getting Israel to Believe”, which should better be titled, “Stop Being Nice Christians”! If you ever wonder about Jesus’ second coming, or whether the whole world will be saved, this service will be of interest to you. You can view the whole service below, or just the message below that.
We had some audio issues with our live-stream this morning, so when I learned this, I went back to the church to re-record today’s message, which I think needs to be heard (and I address this at the beginning). It’s based on Romans 10.16-21, and it looks at why some people say ‘no’ to Jesus when we seek to share our faith with them. (Apologies that the whole service broadcast is not available today.)
At St. Paul’s Church, Nobleton, we have a pastoral intern this year from Knox College, Toronto, who is learning the craft of ministry alongside me. Christine preached for the first time this morning, and the service, and just her message, based on Luke 17.11-19, can be found below. This was our Thanksgiving celebration.
What do escape rooms and “Let’s Make A Deal” have in common with Romans 10.5-15? In this worship celebration, which includes the Lord’s Supper, we learn about it! There is a lovely prelude that goes until 7:14. The message begins at 12:54, but is also available as a stand-alone video below the first one. Thanks for tuning in!
In Romans 9.30-10.4, we see how the apostle Paul explained to the mostly Gentile church in Rome in the first century how the people of Israel had missed the point of their pursuit of God. It’s as if they were running a race (following the Law of the Old Testament) but had missed the finish line by going around it (missing out on the fulfillment of the Law in Jesus). And sometimes, church people who call themselves Christians do the same thing. What does that look like? We’ll learn in this message how that can happen, and how we can avoid it. The entire worship gathering is below, and just the message below that.
In this service (the first part of which is, unfortunately, cut off due to an audio issue), we hear a message from Romans 9.17-29 that is a difficult word about the corollary of being chosen by God. If God chooses whom he will save, can he also choose whom he will not save? That’s what we explore in the message in this gathering. The message by itself can be viewed in the video below this one.
This aspect of the sovereignty of God can be hard for us to understand. If you have questions, please post a comment, and I’ll do my best to reply.
In this worship gathering, we hear a message from Romans 9.1-16 entitled “Chosen”, where we explore what it means that we are chosen by God, and how that affects our efforts at sharing our faith with others, including people of other faiths. We see the passion with which the Apostle Paul writes to the church in Rome, and us, about the people of his own ethnic heritage. You can watch the whole gathering below, or just the message below that.
In this worship gathering (for which we have new live-streaming equipment!), we look at Romans 8.18-30 and understand the value of suffering as followers of Jesus. We also look at the phrase, “Everything happens for a reason”, and consider what it really means. You can watch the whole worship gathering below, or just the message below that.