The Bible is the Word of God. It is in these pages that God best reveals His mercy, His redemptive grace and the release from the bonds of sin in our lives. It is in these pages that God best reveals Himself as a loving God who, through His Son – Jesus Christ – has taken upon Himself the whole burden of human sin, sorrow and suffering. This message cannot be cut off from God’s clear call to humanity to respond to His grace - so freely offered – and accept His invitation to establish such a personal relationship with each of us through faith, repentance and obedience.
The Psalms are the heart of God’s message of love.
Worship is perhaps the most appropriate, the most likely way of our receiving and understanding God’s offer of grace and mercy. Worship provides the power and the driving-force to fulfill His demand. It is in the Psalms that we find a most direct contact with God. It is in the Psalms that are drawn, along with the Psalmist, to attribute ‘worth-ship’ to God.
The Psalms are the heart of the worship.
May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in His works.
Who looks on the earth, and it quakes and trembles, Who touches the mountains, and they smoke!
I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have any being.
May my meditation be sweet to Him; as for me, I will rejoice in the Lord.
Let sinners be consumed from the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless the Lord, O my soul! Praise the Lord! Hallelujah!
Psalm 104:31-35 The Amplified Bible
Join us for a wonderful Summer Sermon Series as we worship through the Psalms together.
Introduction to the Psalms adapted from Gunn, George S. Singers of Israel: The Book of Psalms (Bible Guides, Volume 10; Barclay, William & F. F. Bruce, general Editors) Abingdon Press: New York 1963
WORSHIP SERVICE: Sundays @ 10:30 A.M.
Summer Sermon Series, Part "B"
Where do you go to find Jesus?
“It is getting harder to distinguish the Christians from the non-Christians.” (Posterski, 1989, p. 20)
Donald Posterski, in quoting Anglican Bishop Michael Marshall, states:
“The problem with contemporary Christianity . . . is that many people have settled for a facsimile of Christian freedom: running their own lives while at the same time saying they believe in Christ . . . [they have] accepted a decaffeinated Christianity [that] promises not to keep you awake at night.” (Posterski, 1989, p. 24)
Picture taken from blog: OVER-THE-TOP AMAZING
Posted Sunday, May 20, 2012night
Are we, who acclaim Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, having so little effect as ‘agents of change’ in the world in which we live?
Is our faith – lived out in what we do and what we say every day – contagious?
Are we really and truly ‘living object lessons of God’s love’ to our family,
What do people see when they see you and me?
“If we are honest with ourselves, part of the reason why many people remain [ambivalent about Jesus] is that they have looked us over and do not especially like what they see. Some of us talk the faith but do not live it. Others do not even talk it very well.” (Barna, 2002, p. 18)
As we prepare for a significant ministry outreach in the Fall of 2013 (My Hope with Billy Graham), we need to take an introspective look at our own lives as professing Christians. This series of messages focuses on ideas like “walking the talk”, “actions speak louder than words”, and “what you see is what you get” – especially if we want to be significant ‘destiny-changers’ in the lives of people around us. Our lives will speak for themselves. It is our prayer that the people of God will be visible reflections of the ever-present Jesus Christ in their own hearts and lives.
Barna, G. (2002). Grow Your Church from the Outside In: Understanding the Unchurched and How to Reach Them. Ventura, California: Regal Books/Gospel Light.
Posterski, D. C. (1989). Reinventing Evangelism. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press.
August 4, 2013 “Reflecting Jesus!”
Part 1: “Reflecting Jesus” (Summer Sermon Series 2013 – Part ‘B’)
Pastor Leigh Straiton
Scripture Reading: Luke 19:1-10 CEV
August 11, 2013 “Show and Tell!”
Part 2: “Reflecting Jesus” (Summer Sermon Series 2013 – Part ‘B’)
Pastor Joyce Straiton
Scripture Reading: John 9:1-25 GNT
August 18, 2013 “Unspoken Witness!”
Part 3: “Reflecting Jesus” (Summer Sermon Series 2013 – Part ‘B’)
Pastor Leigh Straiton
Scripture Reading: James 2:14-26 CEV
Scripture Text: James 2:24 CEV
You can now see that we please God by what we do and not only by what we believe [say].
August 25, 2013
We are sharing in the “Campmeeting –Style” Canadian Foodgrains Bank Celebration Weekend with the Georgian Bay Zone churches at Markdale.
September 1, 2013 “That’s Jesus!”
Part 4: “Reflecting Jesus” (Summer Sermon Series 2013 – Part ‘B’)
Pastor Leigh Straiton