Sermons 2015
"Principles for Christian Community"
December 27 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: Colossians 3: 12-17
   “Properly observed, Christmas sets us thinking about the difference Christ’s coming has made in our own lives. Not only does it enrich and reorient our personal commitment, but as a celebration in which the entire
 church participates it deepens our fellowship with one another. [Today’s text] addresses us at both the personal and corporate level… it calls for a quality of life together that mutually edifies and enriches our fellowship with one another. Throughout the text we care called to be a community of faith living responsibly before one another and genuinely sensitive to one another’s needs.” - Carl R. Holladay

"Christmas Eve Service"
December 24 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: Various Readings
   For four weeks the candles have been burning as we thought about hope, peace, joy, and love. These are the gifts which Jesus brought to us at Christmas time. The waiting is over and Jesus is born.
"Experiencing God's Love at Christmas"
December 20 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: Various Readings
 As a baby, Jesus came - from His home above. He left His throne, and who He was, to teach us how to love
 As a baby, Jesus came - wrapped in swaddling cloth; willingly took on humanity,though He was one with God.
As a baby, Jesus came - To one day grow to be The saviour of the human race - People like you and me.
As a baby, Jesus came - as God's eternal light that will never be extinguished But forever shine out bright.
As a baby, Jesus came - The hope of eternal life, reconciling us back to God - Giving meaning to our lives.
As a man, Jesus died - His blood poured out for all, cleansing and forgiving us - For to this, He was called.
We thank Him that He came a babe And grew to be a man.
And for His sacrificial love His nailed scarred feet and hands.
Through it all we can live on With Jesus Christ our Lord The babe that came that first Christmas.
Is what we thank Him for.                                                                                             © By M.S.Lowndes
"Preparing for Joy"
December 13 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: Matthew 24: 29-31; 25: 1-13
     Joy means the perfect fulfillment of that for which I was created and regenerated, not successfully doing a thing. The joy of Our Lord had lay in doing what the Father sent Him to do, and He says -- As My Father hath sent me so I am sending you.”
 Oswald Chambers in "My Utmost for His Highest"
"Peace & Preparing to Meet Jesus"
December 6 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: John 11: 38-53

A muzzle for a vicious dog does not change its desire to bite. Training may help, but an affable nature is the best guarantee that the canine won’t chomp. When it comes to violence what is true for dogs is also true for human beings. 

Laws may restrict but they cannot prevent hostilities. How can we expect peace to come to the world unless human nature changes? So how realistic is it for us to consider the return of Jesus and proclaim peace to the world?
This sermon will address this issue.- DF

"Meeting Our Reason for Hope"
November 27 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: Psalm 119:81; John 11: 17-37
     Advent is a season of preparation. We count off the days until Christmas on which we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. We also recall the Jesus’ promise that He shall return. Sometimes people will sometimes ask what
the Advent wreath means. The wreath is a circle - reminding us of the perfection and eternity of God. Many wreaths are decorated with evergreen branches. The evergreen, like the circle, is a symbol of eternity - but also of life. Holly is sometimes used instead of - or with - the evergreen. The sharp points of the leaves of the Holly remind us of Christ's crown of thorns. The red berries remind us of his blood. There is a story that holly berries were white until Christ's blood fell on them - causing them to be red ever since. Christ is, of course, the light of the world - hence the candles.
"The Unrelenting Heart of God"
November 22 by Ken Thornberg
Scripture: John 17
     God’s got a passion for His people. That passion is known through Jesus’ prayer for his disciples. It is an intense desire for His own glory. 
It is a desire for protection from the evil one.  It is a desire for sanctification and for unity among his followers. It is a desire for the expression of his love and witness in the world. It is an expression of the unrelenting heart of God. This is the topic of today’s message.
"The Fruit of Repentance"
November 15 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: luke 3:1-14
“The Confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.” - Augustine of Hippo
     “Sorrow” is necessary to a good confession. Sorrow as it relates to confession is not primarily an emotion, 
though emotion may be involved. It is abhorrence at having committed the sin, a deep regret at having offended the heart of the Father. Sorrow is an issue of the will before it is an issue of the emotions. In fact, being sorrowful in the emotions without a godly sorrow in the will destroys the confession.” - Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster
"On the Path to Greatness"
November 8 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: Ezra 1: 2:1-58
There are some things worth fighting for, freedom, hope, and justice.Men have fought and died to secure these for their loved ones. Christians know that Jesus died to purchase for us freedom from bondage, hope for the future, and to satisfy 
the just demands of a Holy God. Indeed, God was in Jesus Christ reconciling the world to Himself. As we remember the sacrifices made on our behalf, let us also remember that we pray to the God of peace without whom no peace will come to this earth.
"Rooted in Christ"
November 1 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: Colossians 2: 1-8

     There are several foundational truths, which form the basis for following Jesus Christ, both as individuals and as a church. These include: we are loved by Christ; we are justified before God through Christ; we are significant in  

Christ; and our purpose for living is found in our ongoing relationship to God revealed in Christ. Today we will be remembering the vision that God has given to our church and celebrating our ongoing commitment together.



"On the Path of Slavery"
October 25 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: Romans 6
     Most of us associate slavery with the concrete reality of one person being forced to do the will of another. Yet the Bible speaks in broader terms, extending the concept of .
slavery beyond interpersonal relationships to include how all human beings become slaves to that which they obey. This sermon will consider this application and how it, in practical terms, effects us as individuals, and corporately our society as whole.


"Soverign Order Under Authority"
October 18 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: Romans 13: 1-7
     Ken Thornberg wrote an excellent article entitled, Christianity and Politics calling on Christian believers to take an active role in politics and vote. Here is a quote from the article:
     Believers must insist on a renewed and restored standard of morality according to the Word of God.The vast majority haven’t, at least publicly.I fully believe that the reason is that for decades, maybe centuries, the church has turned a blind eye to society’s slide into a morass and has not acted like the church.We are told to be the salting influence, so that means we must call for national repentance and individual conversion to Christ.For years, evangelical monasticism and withdrawal have accentuated and furthered the Satanic powers in the rule of nations.There has been way too much compromise, “political correctness” and relativism. It is just like raising a child -- no discipline and scolding leads to spoiling and eventual self-destruction.

"God's Majesty and Our Thankfulness"
October 11 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: Psalm 8
(Watch on YouTube)

                                    Psalm 19:1-6 (NLT)
     The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. They speak without a  

sound or word; their voice is never heard. Yet their message has gone throughout the earth,and their words to all the world. God has made a home in the heavens for the sun. It bursts forth like a radiant bridegroom after his wedding.It rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race. The sun rises at one end of the heavens and follows its course to the other end. Nothing can hide from its heat.

"Joy in the Holy Spirit"
October 4 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: Luke 10: 1-21
(Watch on YouTube)
    The topic of today’s sermon is joy. True joy is a gift from God that can be experienced in spite of troubling circumstances. The scripture tells us that Jesus was full of joy through the Holy Spirit. How can we be partakers in that joy?

"Jesus Christ is Coming to Town"
September 27 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: Luke 9: 46-62
(Watch on YouTube)
Why do evangelism? Here are seven reasons:
1) God wants to see the world healed and restored;
2) Jesus commands and commissions us to do it;
3) God desires a relationship with every human being and for all to hear;4) Sharing the gospel is a powerful way to love people;
5) The future of unbelievers matters deeply to God;
6) God is passionate about our personal growth;
7) God is glorified.                                                  Source:
In today’s scripture lesson and sermon, we will hear Jesus’ original strategy to share the good news.

"Christian Fellowship Church is...(part 2)"
September 20 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: Luke 9: 46-62
(Watch on YouTube)
“Everyone enters into discipleship alone, but no one remains alone in discipleship. Those who dare to become single individuals trusting in the word are given the gift of church community.”
                                                  - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
"Christian Fellowship Church is...(part 1)"
September 13 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: Luke 9: 46-62
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     A boat without an anchor drifts when the wind picks up. We say Jesus Christ is our anchor, and that is true. But if you are candid, we might confess that Jesus has more in common with the wind, unseen, and more 
or less unpredictable than He does with anchors. The assembly and believers, that is of the Christian church is the visible, albeit imperfect physical manifestation of Jesus Christ on this earth. The Bible says the true church is “the body of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 12:27. Obviously we are a work in progress, but that does not negate our identity as the manifestation of Jesus Christ in the world. Today’s sermon will consider what it means to be a Christian disciple in our world.
"Not Ashamed of Good News"
September 6 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: Romans 1: 16-17
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“…We had spiritually marked ourselves. This marking began…when the counterculture of political correctness began, and the assault on Christian values and traditions began. At first, it seemed so ridiculous 
that it was harmless, kind of like a disease to which we were all immune. Soon, however, it was re-colored to equal compassion, fairness, acceptance, tolerance, and equality. From there it evolved into a power with the ability to take any truth and repaint it as a lie, to take any lie and re-label it as truth.” ― John Pontius
"End Well"
August 30 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: 2 Timothy 4: 1 - 8
(Watch on YouTube)
     Endings. There are a million different endings to a million different books and a million different lives. There is birth; there is death; there are endings. The apostle Paul knew his life was coming to an end, and as his death approached he 
wrote his protégé Timothy with his final instructions. They are not only revealing but also worthy of our consideration. How can you and I “end” well?” This is the subject of today’s sermon.
"Do " Let Us" For Health"
August 23 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: Hebrews 10: 1-19
(Watch on YouTube)
     There are certain things we should thank God for, many things in fact. Of all those things, the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross and his offering of himself as a “High Priest” to connect us with God is paramount.  
We know God’s love through Christ’s self-sacrifice. In response, we are strongly encouraged to do certain things. These things are included just after the phase “let us” in our scripture reading today. This is the topic of today’s sermon. So “let us” be open to hearing and doing what the Holy Spirit wants us to do. We will be better for it.
"A Covenant not based on Presumption"
August 16 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: Hebrews 9: 11-28
(Watch on YouTube)
     “If we honor the blood of Jesus Christ, the Father will smile upon us with forgiveness and cleansing. However, this must not be a dull theological formality, but an active, vital embracing of His blood. We do not offer our own works; 
we offer only His blood.” H.A. Maxwell Whyte. The Power of the Blood, p. 41       “For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.” Leviticus 17:11
A reading by Melissa Fisher   Adam and Eve out of the Garden 
Becoming An Alien
August 9 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture:  John 8: 12-38
(Watch on YouTube)
     Today we will welcome the Lord in prayer; we listen for the Word of God, and share in the Lord’s Supper. We give and, as we are open, receive from the Lord. Please consider praying: Lord, please give me ears to 
hear what your Spirit would say to me. I choose to worship you this day. Amen.
Seeking First the Kingdom
August 2 by Matt Garvin
Scripture: Mathew 13: 18-23
(Watch on YouTube)
     Jesus said we are to seek first the Kingdom. What does that mean in Alberta, in Spruce Grove, for our families and for our work places?
It's all about GOD
July 26 by GOSPEL GROUP: Men of Faith
Scripture: Various
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(Also available as mp4 by request)
The "Men of Faith" share testimonies of the work God is doing in the band and their personal lives.
God's Righteous Judgement and
Glorious Redemption
July 19 by Howard Cameron
Scripture:  Genisis 3: 8-24, 2Corinthians 5: 18-21
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Called to Follow
July 12 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture:  Mark 1: 14-23
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    “True discipleship is about a lifestyle, not simply about stored up Bible knowledge. Often, churches assume that if people are reading the Bible and attending a small group, then real discipleship is happening. Unfortunately, we found 
that is not the case. Discipleship is about being and reproducing zealots for Christ. Discipleship, in other words, is about passionately pursing the lifestyle and mission of Jesus Christ.” - George Barna.
Amazing Grace through Faith
July 5 by Frank Traviss (Guest)
Scripture:  Ephesians 2: 1-10, John 8: 1-11
(Watch on YouTube)
      Pastor Fisher is away at a conference this week; please welcome Frank Traviss today as our interim speaker.
Another Scene from the Garden of Eden
June 28 by Howard Cameron (Guest)
Scripture:  Genesis 3; Psalm 139; Matthew 10: 26
(Watch on YouTube)
As you have come to worship, choose to open your heart to the Lord. Consider praying: Lord, please give me ears to hear what your Holy Spirit would say to me today. I choose to worship you. Amen.
Blessed Togetherness
June 21 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture:  Psalm 133; 2 Corinthians 6: 1-13
(Watch on YouTube)
     Today is a day of celebration. For fathers, for graduates, for jobs well done. God commands His blessing when we “dwell together in unity.” Let’s celebrate with joy as we worship Him together today.
Doing the Right Things
June 14 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture:  2 Corinthians 5: 6-17; 1 Sam 15:34 - 16:13
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     The great Protestant reformer Martin Luther has stated: “This one and firm rock, which we call the doctrine of justification, is the chief article of the whole Christian doctrine, which comprehends the understanding of all 

godliness.”  In the Lutheran tradition, salvation comes through God’s grace alone. We are not saved by God because we’ve worked for it. Can we do anything of importance for God? If so, are our works rewarded? Today’s sermon addresses these questions

NA Church Picnic and Worship Service
" Do You Have the Spark "

May 31 by Rev. David Fisher
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Regardless of the Outcome;
It's the Gospel
May 31 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture:  Acts 18: 1 - 21
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    The apostle Paul was gripped not by a truth, but by Jesus. He preached the Gospel because Jesus owned him, and Jesus wanted Him to preach the Gospel. Can you say the same about yourself if you are indeed a disciple of Christ? Are you gripped by spiritual niceties, or by the jealous love 
of Jesus who owns you? You will never fully fulfill the call of God on your life until you realize that He who issued your call claims you. “You are not your own, you been bought for a price” (1 Cor. 6:19b-20). It is not always comfortable but His call will take you beyond who you think you are to realize who God created you to be.
A Spirited International Affair
May 24 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture:  Ezekiel 37: 1-14
(Sermon available on YouTube)
     James E. Hamill answers the question, “What does Pentecost mean?” He states:  “To the Jews, an annual festival. To the world, a new dispensation (of grace, and the Holy Spirit in fulfillment of prophecy). To the Church, an  
impartation of power. To the individual believer, a glorious new life in the Spirit.”“Have you received the Holy Spirit since you believed?”
Five Steps to Pleasing God
May 17 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture:  Romans 8: 1-17
(Sermon available on YouTube)
     Children when they are born are entirely dependent on their adults to care for them. Usually their mothers and fathers invest enormous amounts of time, energy, and money to ensure the kids grow up to be mature responsible adults 
themselves. The apostle Paul gives us a glimpse of the necessary steps that God’s children must take to grow up spiritually. In today’s sermon we will hear an overview of five steps that must be taken to please God.
It's About God
May 10 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture:  Psalm 98: 1-9
(YouTube - Edited version)
     The word worship comes from an Old English word meaning “worth-ship.” I define worship as a private act, which has two parts: seeing what God is worth and giving Him what He’s worth.
     John says, “I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily bread” (Job 23:12).When I treasure something, I longingly look at it. I ponder its virtues, talk to my friends about how great it is.  Then I go out and buy it.
     Worship is treasuring God: I ponder His worth and then do something about it—I give Him what He’s worth – Tim Keller, p.18 Leadership Journal – Spring 1994.
What to do After....
May 3 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture:  Psalm 22
(YouTube Edited - Worship & Sermon)
     God loves for people to share about what He is doing. He loves it because He gets the glory, and it piques the interest of those who are listening. Witnessing helps us know that God is real and it adds substance to our faith. It also  
helps to seal the work that the Lord has done in our hearts, minds and, in the case of physical healing, in our bodies. It makes that work more real. 
     To speak of the Lord’s deeds to a congregation is to worship God. In this sermon we will hear what to do after God answers prayer. 
Knitted Together in Love
   (Child dedication)
April 26 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture:  Colossians 2: 1-5
(On YouTube - Sermon only)
     "Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain… Behold children are a heritage (gift) from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s 
youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them…" (Psalm 127:1-5)
     Here is what Rev. Dale R. Shillington has written about infant dedication: There are numerous philosophies and ideas about how to raise children. This verse calls us to consider the wisdom of God’s way. Dedication is saying to God, "I want to raise this child your way."The dedication of our children to the Lord is an acknowledgment of our need of His help in raising our children. It is a declaration that we are dependent on Him. Dedication is like a promise or confession of stewardship. We "labor in vain" if we do not seek God’s help in raising our children.
The Secret:
     God's Source of Power & Hope

April 19 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture:  Colossians 1: 24 -= 29
(On YouTube - Sermon only)
     The apostle Paul had hope. He hoped he would be released from a prison in Rome and would be able to visit with Christian believers in Colossae. But his greater hope was not based on a desire or belief that his present circumstances would change, but rather on the person of 
Jesus Christ who, by the power of His Spirit, dwelt in him. So he wrote telling the Colossians, “We proclaim Him [Jesus Christ], admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.” Then he added, “To this end I labor, struggling with all His energy which so powerfully works in me” (Colossians 1:28-29).       
     When hope is fixed on God, hope embraces expectation, trust, and patient waiting. Today in our scripture lesson and through the message we will hear how Christian hope is not based so much on personal opinion but on the person of Christ who lives within Christian believers. To the Christians in Colossae Paul wrote, “This is the secret” Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory.” - Colossians 1:27b NLT
Receive, Believe, Love & Pray
April 12 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture:  Ephesians 3
(Edited on YouTube - Some audio/video sync issues)

     Bill Johnson writes, “God doesn’t have to try to do supernatural things. He is supernatural. If He is invited to a situation, we should expect nothing but a super- natural invasion.” When Heaven Invades Earth, p. 83.

     The power of God is demonstrated by God. It is demonstrated by the Holy Spirit working through Christian believers. So while the work of the Holy Spirit is done by God  it also, in some sense, is done by us. That is why Jesus commissioned His disciples saying, “heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons” (Matthew 10:8). He did not say I will do this for you; he told them to do it. Any sane man not suffering from delusions of grandeur knows these things are humanly impossible. What followers of Christ can experience, but often fail to appropriate, is the reality and power of God in us and working through us. What blocks the Holy Spirit’s activity is identified in today’s scripture passage, and is the topic of today’s sermon.

Blessed are Those Who Seek
April 5 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture:  TBA
(On YouTube - Edited)
Christ has risen indeed! We celebrate this high point of the Christian year remembering how Jesus Christ triumphed over the grave, and through his triumph opened to us the promise of eternal life.
NA Good Friday Service
April 3 by Rev. David Fisher & the worship team
Scripture:  Isaiah 53: 3-6, John 8: 31-36, Mark 14: 32-50
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Homily: Willingly Betrayed
March 29 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture:  Philippians: 2: 5-11
(On YouTube - Edited)
Homily: a short sermon or comment of a religious topic.

The Necessity & Blessings of Forgiveness
March 22 by Frank Traviss (Church Elder)
Scripture:  Matthew 18: 21-35
(On YouTube - Edited)

    “Unforgiveness attracts demons like garbage attracts flies.” - Fred Hartley III.
    Forgiveness is a choice, but when there is much to forgive, it is made like the steps on a journey instead of one giant 

leap. The Good News is that the Holy Spirit will help us along the way

Love & the Development of Character
March 15 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture:  Numbers 21: 4-9
                     John 3: 14-21
(On YouTube - Edited)

      How do we respond when things go poorly? Hardship and disappointment are the great revealers of character. They reveal the attitudes of our hearts, whether we feel entitled or grateful. They reveal our faith as to whether we accuse God  

or call out to Him for guidance, help and healing. In today’s scripture lessons we shall hear how the Lord identifies the real needs of His people, and then provides the means through which that need can be met. His motive is love. Salvation is on the line. Our response is crucial.

Zeal for the House of God
March 8 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture:  John 2: 13 - 22
(On YouTube - Edited)

     Jesus did not establish Christianity to mass-market self-help information to make us feel better. Jesus was the Messiah and His disciples, “believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said” (John 2:22b). Their willingness  

to embrace God’s covenant and trust that Jesus had been crucified and raised from the dead, became the twin pillars of a movement. That movement is known as a family; it is a family of disciples who call Jesus’ Father, “our Father.”  Thus, at its heart, Christianity is not a religious commodity to be accepted or rejected, but rather the collected beliefs and the expressions of a people who name Jesus as their Lord.     Today’s message will examine how Jesus rejected a self-serving form of religion in favour of embracing God’s way to new life.

Repentance: About Face
March 1 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: Acts 17: 16 - 34
(Available on YouTube)

     “The great truth revival must emphasize is repentance from dead works. No dead work is more prominent in religious circles today than the formal, empty, false, legal acceptance of Christ without yielding to His Lordship in 

genuine faith. When a wave of repentance sweeps over the church and false professors become genuine converts, the world will be forced to sit up and take notice.”
Richard Owen Roberts in Revival, p. 85.      Focusing on Acts 17:30, “In the past, God didn’t judge people for what they didn’t know. But now He commands all people everywhere to turn away from their sins” today’s sermon will consider what repentance means.


Provision for Repentance
February 22 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: 2 Chronicles 7: 9-11
(Available on YouTube)

     God has an intense desire to forgive His penitent people and heal their land. In 2 Chronicles 7:14 we read God’s promise to that effect. Today’s sermon will examine various aspects of heartfelt repentance.

The Necessity of Prayer
February 15 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5: 14 - 25
(Available on YouTube)

       Jesus’ disciples asked Him, “Lord, teach us to pray.” Jesus answered and said, “When you pray say ….” Then Jesus gave them what we call the “Lord’s Prayer” which we pray almost every Sunday. I believe that Jesus was delighted

that His disciples asked. I believe the disciples already prayed and knew that they could and should pray more effectively. We are no different. Jesus takes delight in us when we ask Him to help us to pray, and we are always in a position to learn how to pray more effectively. So one of the best prayers you can ever pray is “Lord, teach me to pray.”
       As you listen to today’s message, please pray “Lord, teach me to pray and speak to me about prayer.”

Making Sense of Being Chosen
February 8 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: John 6: 32-69
(Available on YouTube)

     One of the most powerful needs we have as human beings is the need to feel like we belong. It is the basis for community and the drive that propels us toward friendship. Yet belonging and popularity does not necessarily go hand in

hand. The  crowds were ready to force Jesus to become their king, but Jesus refused knowing that He was not to fit into the mould that they would force Him in to. He seems insistent that it is we, who must be willing to be shaped if we are to follow Him. That is, in part, what it means to be a disciple.
     Let us consider today what it means to follow Christ, not to simply “vote” for Him to be our leader, so He can give us what we want. Consider what it means to be His follower, which is to belong to Him.

The Christian Secret
February 1 by Frank Traviss
Scripture: Romans 8:28
(YouTube available in 2 parts)

     Romans 8:28 says, “All things work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose.” So much of what we experience in our lives seems to contradict that scripture to the point that we tend to 

acknowledge it intellectually but deny it emotionally. Part of the problem is that we do not know what God knows. We do not see what God sees.  We are not aware of how it all fits together.    Today’s message reflects on this scripture, and examines the facets of truth in it for our lives


Belonging to serve
January 25 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture:1 Corinthians 12
(Edited version on YouTube)

     The Bible teaches, to each disciple of Christ the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. -
1 Corinthians 12:7.  The word for “manifestation” in the language of the author is :HE which means to be “revealed.”

It includes a sense of disclosure of the significance of what is being revealed. The failure to recognize how God’s Spirit is being manifest is a failure to recognize the good that the Holy Spirit is bestowing upon God’s people. Moreover, when we fail to recognize God’s goodness, we fail to thank and praise Him for His mighty acts, and we can fail to receive all that He wants to give to us.
     What is more this failure to exercise the gifts the Holy Spirit has given us prevents us from being the blessing God wants us to be. Today as we hear about Spiritual gifts please ponder how God might want to use you to be a blessing for others.

Antichrist & An Anchor in Turbulent Times
January 18 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: 1 John 2: 18 - 27
(Available on YouTube)

    The Bible presents eternal truths that can anchor our lives in the turbulent times. It also warns of competing forces that undermine the peace God would give to us. Today we shall hear about one of those competing forces aptly named, “antichrist.”

True Signs of the New Age
January 11 by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: 1 John 1: 1-10, 2: 15-25
(available on YouTube)

     “While Jewish celebration revolves around the Exodus from Egypt, the Christian Church year focuses on the life and ministry of Jesus. The sequence of festivals from Advent to Resurrection Sunday becomes an annual spiritual journey for 

worshippers as they kneel at the manger, listen on a hillside, walk the streets of Jerusalem, hear the roar of the mob, stand beneath the cross, and witness the resurrection! The rest of the church year provides opportunity to reflect on the meaning of the coming of Jesus and his commission to his people to be a light to the world.” - Dennis Bratcher
     We have now entered into what is known as “Epiphany” which simply means manifestation. Jesus came as a light into the world and His divine mission became “manifest” to Jews and non-Jews alike. As many as received Him, He gave the right to become children of God. (John 1:12). Today’s sermon will highlight ways in which to follow His light.

Small but Significant
January 4 by Rev. David Fisher
Psalm 8
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     We are certainly to give God praise for what He’s done, but we can’t stop there. Unless the testimony actually transforms the rest of our thinking and behavior, we are not truly keeping it. The revelation of God in the testimony is 

supposed to train us to see reality from God’sperspective so we can walk in faith. And training of all kinds, whether you’re in the military or learning an instrument, requires practice. The only way we can truly absorb all the nutrients, so to speak, in the testimony is by making a conscious decision to develop a lifestyle of talking about God’s wondrous works all the time.
                                                                     Bill Johnson in Release the Power of Jesus,
p. 84

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