Biblical Messages

Rekindle Your First Love

In this worship gathering, we hear a message on Revelation 2.1-7 entitled, “Rekindle Your First Love”, encouraging the church to balance its passion for God’s truth as well as love for the Lord and each other. It was an issue for the early church, and it’s an issue for the church today! You can watch the message below, or the whole worship gathering below that.

Biblical Messages

A letter to seven churches

In this worship gathering, we hear a message introducing the Book of Revelation as our new series. What is the real message of the book? Is it all about predicting the end of the world, or is there more substance than that? Based on Revelation 1.1-20, you can watch the message alone below, or the entire worship gathering below that. The introductory video is available as a stand-alone video here.

Biblical Messages

What a Concept(ion)!

In this worship gathering, we hear a message from Isaiah 7.1-17 on “Immanuel”, born of a virgin. What meaning did it have for Isaiah’s time – particularly for King Ahaz – and what meaning does it have for us readers of the New Testament (since Matthew quotes this in his story of Jesus’ birth)? Watch here and find out more about the importance of trusting God. You can watch the whole worship gathering below, or just the message below that.

Biblical Messages

Precious Cornerstone

In this worship gathering, we hear a message from Isaiah 28.1-22 that offers a prophecy fulfilled in Jesus, who is our precious cornerstone. What can we learn from God’s people of old who chose to rely on political alliances instead of trusting the Lord? Watch the whole worship gathering at the bottom of this post (including the Lord’s Supper) or just the message (directly below) to find out.

Biblical Messages

The Big ‘But’ of the Reformation

The Protestant Reformation began on this day, October 31, 1517, when Martin Luther proposed some ideas to reform the church from within. In today’s message, we look at Ephesians 2.1-10, a pivotal passage that helps us understand why the Reformation was needed to help redirect the church back to God’s Word. You can watch the message alone below, or the whole worship gathering just below that.

Biblical Messages

Antagonists in the church

Again this week, we had challenges with our equipment (but different ones!). We apologize for the quality of the video and audio, but hope that you are encouraged by this service, which includes a message from 3 John on how to deal with people who want to take charge and be antagonists in the church. You can watch the whole worship gathering below, or just the message below that.

Biblical Messages

Love. Stand. Remain.

We are often entranced by novelty. Mostly, we think of technology (September, after all, is the month the new iPhone is released!). But it happens in the church, too – and has for as long as the church has existed. John’s second letter illustrates this, and tells us how to stay focused theologically amid the challenges that come…sometimes from within. You can watch the whole worship gathering below, or just the message below that. NOTE: We had technical challenges today, so much of this service uses just B roll video and the poor quality audio that goes with it. We apologize for the hiccup that was beyond our control.

Biblical Messages

Satan’s role in the end times, and the fate of those who’ve never heard of Jesus

In this penultimate instalment in the series on heaven, we tackle two questions offered by congregants: first, the role of Satan in the end times; and second, the fate of people who have never heard of Jesus. Early in the service, we welcome three young ladies into church membership on their profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord. The message is based on Revelation 20 and Romans 1 (and others). You can watch the whole worship gathering below, or just the message below that.

Biblical Messages

Is the rapture a real thing?

There’s plenty of talk in society – especially for the last 100 years – about how the end times is going to unfold. Some believers, those in the ‘premillennial dispensationalist’ camp, think that Jesus’ return will involve a secret removal of followers of Christ from the earth, to meet the Lord. If one reads the Scriptures, this makes little sense. In fact, the whole notion of being ‘left behind’ is actually backwards, according to Matthew 24. That’s the focus of the message in this worship gathering. You can watch the whole gathering below, or just the message below that.