Walking with God — Bob Whitaker (14 May 2017)

“He walked with God and then he was no more because God took him.” This summary of the life of Enoch is the ultimate description of walking with God by faith. Enoch had such a deep relationship with God that the Lord decided to walk him right on to his eternal reward without ever experiencing death. Wow! Let’s think about that.

The Activity of Faith — Bob Whitaker (7 May 2017)

This begins a new series on Hebrews 11, a passage that describes those who have walked by faith. Some of the characters are not the people we might have picked as the best examples of Christian faith. However, the author of Hebrews picked them for a reason. Why these folks, and what can we learn from them?

Creation Restored — Bob Whitaker (30 Apr 2017)

When we trust Christ for salvation, we are given a new life today and the promise of an eternal life with God. That is the personal good news, but according to the Apostle Paul in Romans 8:18-25 the good news also includes a promise for all of creation. Let’s consider the enormous breadth of the gospel and the ways we might participate in the coming of God’s kingdom.

King of Kings — Bob Whitaker (16 Apr 2017)

Luke 24:1-12. Like the people who shouted “Hosannah!” at Jesus arrival to Jerusalem and later chanted “crucify him,” we, along with generations before us, have also misunderstood our King. At Easter, we stop to remember our need for the grace of God. We remember, too, that he stands ever ready to give us that grace.

Confessing Sinner, Confessing Saint — Bob Whitaker (2 Apr 2017)

The Bible is honest enough to describe the weakness and failings of the New Testament disciples. However, few of the disciples seem more human than Peter. At one moment he claims that Jesus is the Son of God. At another, he denies that he ever knew Jesus. Between those two stories Jesus rebukes him for being a stumbling block on the way to the cross. Peter is both sinner and saint, a person who is remarkably similar to us.

Connexion: Ready to Rumble – Josiah Leuenberger (2 April 2017)

“Ready to Rumble.” This week’s message in our Words to Live By series (1&2 Timothy) explores the Apostle Paul’s comparison of the life of faith to a battle. We’ll think about the importance of recognizing that faith is something believer’s must contend for, consider strategies for fighting the battle well, and reflect on the goal we’re chasing after in all of this as we follow after Christ .

Confronting the Darkness — Bob Whitaker (26 Mar 2017)

From Mark 5:1-20. When Jesus came to announce the Kingdom of God, he declared his lordship through miracles. Some of those miracles included specific encounters with the forces of darkness – a war with Satan and his demons. Some modern people are skeptical of the very idea of supernatural power. However, the life and teachings of Jesus include numerous direct encounters with spiritual darkness. What does this mean for us today?