The JOYful return of one, long promised

Today Pastor Ken begins the celebration of Advent.  His message is about Joy; something we all have inside of us.  Some of us exhibit it most of the time.  Most of us exhibit it some of the time.  Using Luke 2:25-30, Matthew 2:1-6 and Galatians 4:1-7, Ken explores the joy within us.

Joy

Everything Now / Nothing Later

Our podcasts return this week with a message inspired by a popular song from a Montreal band called Arcade Fire.  The song is entitled ‘Everything Now’. Pastor Ken quotes from Senior Editor Jeremy Larson of Pitchfork Magazine to introduce this look at hedonism vs. aestheticism – everything now and nothing later vs. nothing now and everything later.  But what has this to do with Christianity, our faith, you might ask?  Listen to this week’s podcast and find out!

10 Steps to Everything Now

Everything Now!

The Cross I Bear – Part 2

Pastor Ken continues his series on The Cross.  By is own admission, this is a difficult topic to teach.  To help us understand the depth of this topic, he calls on another member of our church to tell us their story of bearing the Cross of Jesus.

Today, our own Lila Scott takes us along on the journey of parts of her life and shares what bearing the cross has meant to her.  Pastor Ken then concludes today with a summary of our journey so far.

The Cross I Bear

The Cross, I Bear…

This is Thanksgiving weekend in Canada.  Tomorrow, Monday is the official Canadian Thanksgiving holiday. To honour this day, Pastor Ken begins today’s message looking at the things for which he is tankful.  Today is also the start of a 4 week series looking at the Cross; the crosses we have to bear.  The cross is a  strong religious symbol for us.  We wear it around our necks, we adorn the our houses and churches with it, but what does it really mean? Jesus taught us that cross bearing is essential to Christian life. Ken explores Scripture from Matthew, Mark and Luke to look at Jesus’ meaning and teachings about the crosses we have to bear.

As a special treat today, our own Denise Handy takes the stage to share her thoughts on what cross bearing means to her.

The Cross

Godly Earners

Continuing with his revisit of the Ages & Stages of our lives, Pastor Ken looks at the next group in the demographics defined by author, Christopher Morley – Godly Earners.  This group is defined as those who have reached their educational peak and are now in the stage of life where they attain their maximum earnings.  Charles Wesley said – “Earn all you can; Save all you can and Give away all you can”.  Ken looks to 1 Timothy, chapter 5 and 6 to see what the Bible has to say about earning.

Eternal Leaners

Today Pastor Ken revisits the Ages & Stages of our lives.  This time around, he is using the works of author Christopher Morley as his framework.  Morley said: “There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.”  Ken explores the Learning stage of life in his message today.  He uses verses from 1 Timothy chapters 1 through 4 to illustrate his thoughts.

Swim Safely in Your Salvation

The Labour Day long weekend signifies the unofficial end of Summer.  Today Pastor Ken looks back at the Summer and some of the things he likes to do.  Water Sports are among his favourites.  In that vein, he relates three stories – all with a common theme.  Your faith is your life jacket. Within your faith, who is your Life Guard?  Christ Jesus, of course.

Swim Safely in Your Salvation

The Mystery and Paradox of Our Faith

Freshly back from his vacation, Pastor Ken begins his message today with a slide of ‘How I spent my Summer vacation’.  He then bridges the messages from our guest speakers of the last 3 weeks into today’s message.  Today Pastor Ken looks at changing our perspective; the mystery and paradox of our faith.  He takes his inspiration from 1 Corinthians 2:6-11.

Changing Your Perspective

This Picture is NOT upside down. Imagine swimming where the water is above, not below you! It’s all in your perspective.

Serving Up Summer Spirituality – The Thessalonian Twins (part 4)

Pastor Ken finishes up his series on the Thessalonian Twins today by comparing 1 Thessalonians 5 to 2 Thessalonians 2.  His theme today is tension. The tension we all have in our lives; emotionally, spiritually. Using competitive rowing as his backdrop, Ken takes the position that two rowers, two scullers, two paddlers – in a boat, victorious – is a great analogy for life.

The Thessalonian Twins (part 4)

Please note that Pastor Ken will be away on vacation in August. His podcasts will return at the end of August.

Serving Up Summer Spirituality – The Thessalonian Twins (part 3)

This Sunday is the last day of the Wimbledon tennis championships.  It only seems fitting that Pastor Ken selects tennis as sports analogy for today’s message.  As he has done for the last two weeks, he continues to compare 1st and 2nd Thessalonians.  Today he compares 1 Thessalonians 4 and 2 Thessalonians 3.

The Thessalonian Twins (part 3)