Biblical Messages

The Needy Church

In this worship broadcast, we hear a message from Romans 15.23-33 that helps us understand the local church does not exist within its own bubble. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper near the end of the service, so feel free to have your bread and juice handy to join in. You can watch the whole broadcast below, or just the message below that.

Biblical Messages

The Mission

How does God’s mission get accomplished? The apostle Paul, in writing to the church at Rome in the first century, gave a clear picture of what that looked like for him, and there are things we can learn from his experience as we seek to undertake the work of God in our time. Based on Romans 15.14-22, you can watch the entire worship broadcast below, or just the message below that.

Biblical Messages

One Voice

In this video, we hear a message about the importance of setting aside selfishness in favour of serving others – something that will become very important as the church emerges from the pandemic, with many worshippers choosing to remain online and not gather in person, either because they are at a distance or because they don’t have experience as in-person worshippers in community. It’s based on Romans 15.1-13. The whole worship broadcast is available below, and just the message below that.

Encouragement From The Word, Uncategorized

Just a few words

Sometimes, just a few words is all it takes.

Have you ever thought, “I don’t know how to encourage people.”  Most of us have.  But in all likelihood, we have encouraged someone, and not even known it.  But there is value in being intentional about encouraging others.

On Wednesday night this week, our youth group had a different kind of scavenger hunt.  FullSizeRenderAmong the things on the list that they could choose to achieve in this hunt was to write a note of encouragement to the pastor.  And someone decided to take that seriously (see the photo).

I’ve been in a place lately where I might best describe myself as feeling like a dull blade in need of sharpening.  So you can imagine what this simple little note, written by a member of our congregation’s youth group, did for me when I came in on Thursday morning.  Sometimes, just a few words is all it takes.

What simple way, what few words, can you use to encourage someone else today?

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 15.5-6, NIV).