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Sermons 2018

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  July

"God’s Word in Action - A Christian Life"
July 15 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Matthew 13: 1-23
     “According to the testimonies of hundreds of folks who once were lost, their journey toward Jesus began when they trusted a Christian. 
Once we learn this truth, we are free to love those non-Christians in our lives … by helping them move from distrust to trust… it is the first step on what may just be a life-changing journey.” p. 47 in I Once was Lost by Don Everts & Doug Schaupp

"Hierarchy: A Proper perspective"
July 8 
Guest:. Chuck Hofmeister

Scripture: Revelation 1: 9 - 20

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"The Soverienty of God Over Nations"
July 1 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Daniel 7
“When the Fathers of Confederation were assembled discussing the terms and conditions of Confederation and the drafting of the British North America Act  

there had been considerable discussion the day before and many suggestions as to what the new United Canada should be called, and no conclusion had been reached.
     The discussion on the name stood over until the next day. The next morning, as was Sir Leonard’s* custom, he read a chapter from the Bible, and that particular morning he read Psalm seventy-two. When reading verse eight of the Psalm, ‘He shall have Dominion also from sea to sea,’ the thought occurred to him, what a splendid name to give Canada. When he went back to the sitting of the convention that morning he suggested the word Dominion, which was agreed to, and Canada was called the Dominion of Canada. A letter signed by John A. MacDonald explained to Queen Victoria that the name was a tribute to the principles they earnestly desired to uphold.” 

  June

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"Picnic Service"
June 24 
by
Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: TBA

     We will welcome the Lord in prayer, hear the Word of God and honor Him with our praise and offerings. So let’s worship, eat and have fun together. This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!


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"A Man of Honour"
June 17 
by
Rev. David Fisher
Scripture: 2 Chronicles 29: 1-11; 30: 20-21

    This day we will welcome the Lord in prayer, and hear the Word of God and praise Him. As you enter into worship,

 remember the words of the Psalmist who said, “Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.” Psalm 105:1

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"Free to Follow"
June 10 
by Guest

Scripture: John 14: 19-24

     People do not seek God on their own initiative. God always takes the lead in pursuing a love relationship with you. This love relationship is real, personal, 

and extremely practical. More than anything else you might do, God wants you to love Him with your total being. He created you for that purpose. If your love relationship with Him is not close, everything else related to knowing and doing the will of God will be out of focus. When you find God is not working through your life to accomplish His purposes, focus on your love relationship with Him. God may be waiting until you respond to His loving invitation to a relationship before He works through your life to bless others. - Henry Blackaby in Experiencing God, (revised edition), p. 99.

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"Parables of the Happening"
June 3 
by Chuck Hofmeister

Scripture: Matthew 24:45 to 25:46

     I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33 (The words of Jesus.)

  May


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"Anything Can Happen"
May 27 
by Chuck Hofmeister

Scripture: Matthew 24: 1 - 44

   "Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour." I John 2:18


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"We Each Have Our Part"
May 20 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Romans 11: 33 - 12:13

     James E. Hamill answers the question, “What does Pentecost mean?” this way: “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?” (Acts 19:2).


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"Serving in the Right Court"
May 13 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Ephesians 4: 7-16

     Rick Warren writes: “Real servants make themselves available to serve. Servants don’t fill up their time with other pursuits that could limit their availability. 

They want to be ready to jump into service when called upon. Much like a soldier, a servant must always be standing by for duty: [2 Timothy 2:4 state] ‘No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him.’ If you only serve when it’s convenient for you, you’re not a real servant. Real servants do what’s needed, even when it’s inconvenient.” The Purpose Driven Life, p. 258-259
"Giving: Demonstrating our Love of God"
May 6 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Dueteronomy 14: 22-29

     “When we look at money only as money, and not in light of its impact on eternity, we walk away with a cloudy and shortsighted vision.”
 - Randy Alcorn Money Possessions and Eternity, p. 13

     We value what we give our money too. In giving our tithes and offerings we are effectively saying we hold God dear. In today’s sermon we will hear a Biblical perspective on tithing and giving.

  April

"Getting Into God’s Word"
April 29 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: 2 Timothy: 10-17

     If you love God, you will serve God. 
     If you do not love God either you will serve out of fear, in which case you do not really know God

 as He has revealed Himself, or you really don’t love God at all. 
     In today’s message, Pastor David will be speaking about God’s revelation, specifically within the Bible. It says, “all Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” 2 Tim. 4:16-17. The Bible is better than a good book. It is God’s life-giving revelation to human beings.
"Take Courage
              and Serve a Trouble-making God
"
April 22 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Acts 4: 5-22

     The way we view the world is heavily conditioned by the culture we grew up in, by the influence of our families and by the education formal or informal, that we’ve had. The Bible affirms God as our Creator.

 In so doing, it supports the idea that the universe has been designed in an orderly way and is therefore subject to consistent natural laws making it observable and better known through scientific exploration. Simultaneously the Bible contends that there is a spiritual component to our universe, which transcends our observable scientific categories. To wit, the authors of the Bible recount miracles, visions, God encounters, angels, demons, and all manner of supernatural phenomena. A healthy Biblical world-view accepts, without prejudice that both the laws of nature and the miraculous can and do co-exist. The challenge for Christians, regardless of the culture we come from, is to see the world as God sees the world. That requires faith supported with reason, and supernatural discernment.
     Consider praying: Lord Jesus Christ, help me to see the world through your eyes
"Better Than Your Average Do Over"
April 15 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:  2 Corinthians 5

     Neil Anderson wrote: “Eternal life, identity, purpose, significance, security and a sense of belonging are all attributes of mankind created in the image of God. 

Adam and Eve experienced these attributes in full measure, and we were destined to enjoy them too. But when Adam sinned, he died spiritually and forfeited everything God had provided. Being separated from God, Adam’s glowing attributes became glaring needs.” Apart from Christ we will always strive to meet these needs. But in Christ we are “a new creation the old has gone and the new has come.” This will be the topic of this sermon.
"The Importance of the Witness"
April 8 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:  1 John 1: 1 to 2:2

“Arise from the dead.” - Ephesians 5:14
“ We all have any number of visions and ideals when we are young, but sooner or later we find that we have no power to make them real. 

     We cannot do the things we long to do, and we are to settle down to the visions and ideals as dead, and God has to come and say —“Arise from the dead,” When the inspiration of God does come, it comes with such miraculous power that we are able to arise from the dead and do the impossible thing. The remarkable thing about spiritual initiative is that the life comes after we do the “bucking up”. God does not give us overcoming life; He gives us life as we overcome.” - Oswald Chambers in My Utmost for His Highest.

"Witness For Life"
April 1 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:  Acts 10: 34-43
Wecome to our Easter Celebration
  March
"Good Friday marks a Great Celebration" March 30  by Rev. David Fisher
Scripture:  Various
     Through the lens of Good Friday we see that separation from God comes through sin and results in death. 
"Aligning with the King"
March 25 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:  Mark 11: 1-11a
     On this Palm/Passion Sunday we remember that the good news Jesus wants to share with us is that God is a God of Life. 
     The forces that work against life are all around us, to the point that if we are not resting in His power we risk being consumed by the darkness. Paradoxically the way to life is not to grasp it and keep it for ourselves, but to entrust our lives to God. That is what Jesus did. he went from the acclamation of the crowds, to the crucifixion and death to the glory of resurrection. he trusted His father to set things right. so he tells his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever losses his life for my sake will save it. (Luke 9: 23-24, ESV)
"A Good Confession"
March 18 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:  Psalm 51: 1-12; John 12: 20-33
     Confession is something we often associate with the rites of the Roman Catholic Church. But the Bible tells us, “confess your sins to one another and pray for one another so that you may be healed.” - James 5:16. 
     We hesitate to confess because we naturally feel others, instead of praying for our healing, will judge and think less of us. This leads us to hide ourselves from one another and, at its worse, it leads to lives lived in veiled lies and hypocrisy. If confession is a prerequisite for prayer that heals, then it is first up to us to, in humility, to recognize our own sins and failures such that we will be people to whom it is safe to confess to. Confession is a hallmark of Healing Community. This sermon will be about the Discipline of Confession.

"Submit and Die"
March 11 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:  Numbers 21: 4-9; John 3: 14-21
"The discipline of submission has been terribly misconstrued and abuse from failure to see this wider context. submission is an ethical theme that runs the gamut of the
new Testament. It is a posture obligatory upon all Christians: men as well as women, fathers as well as children, master as well as slaves. We are commanded to live a life of submission because Jesus lived a life of submission, not because we are in a particular place or station in life. self-denial is a posture fitting for all those who follows the crucified Lord."
Richard J. Foster in "The Celebration of Discipline", p. 117
"Where is Jesus when we really need Him"
March 4 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:  Mark 6: 45-51
     Jesus promised, “I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever... . I will not leave you orphans; 
I will come to you” (John 14:16-18). When trials depress our hearts and it is an encouragement for those failing to be comforted to remember the unfailing Comforter and to commit the trial and depression into divine hands.” 
C.H. Spurgeon in Beside Still Waters, p. 232
  February
"Meditating God’s Way"
Feb 25th 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:  Psalm 119: 97-104; Mark 9: 2-9
   “Your word [O God] is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.”      Psalm 119:105
"Why Fast"
Feb 18th 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:  Mark 1: 1-15
     Throughout Scripture fasting refers to abstaining from food for spiritual purposes. It stands in distinction to the hunger strike, the purpose of which is to 
gain political power or attract attention to a good cause. It is also distinct from health dieting which stresses abstinence from food for physical, not spiritual, purposes. Because of the secularization of modern society, “fasting” (if it is done at all) is usually motivated either by vanity or by the desire for power. That is not to say that these forms of fasting are wrong necessarily, but their objective is different from the fasting described in Scripture. Biblical fasting always centers on spiritual purposes

""Overcoming our Sinful Selves""
Feb 11th 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:  Romans 3: 10-18; 6: 1-11
    “Leo Tolstoy observes, “Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself. .” Let us be among those who believe that the inner 
transformation of our lives is a goal worthy of our best effort.” - Richard Foster

"Experiencing God in Ordinary Days"
Feb 4th 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:  Luke 3: 10-14; Romans 5: 1-5
     Jerry Sittser, author of the Will of God as a Way of Life writes about the significance of the ordinary, that is the everyday routine tasks of life. 
He quotes Teresa of Avila, a sixteenth century mystic and leader of a religious order as saying, “‘God walks among the pots and pans’” and then adds, “It is among those pots and pans we learn to “really live,” doing God’s will.” p. 87 This sermon will consider how God really is a part of our everyday lives.
  January
"Commiting to experiencing God"
Jan 28st 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:  Exodus 3: 1-15

     Lynda Sittser wrote in her last letter just before she died the following: “I am trying to live my whole life in the light of eternity.” Jerry Sittser notes, “An eternal perspective will affect how we make choices.

It stresses the important over the urgent, need over want, service over pleasure, people over things... people and the Word of God are eternal. Most everything else is temporal. Make sure you invest in the eternal.” Jerry Sitters, recalling the counsel of St. Ignatius of Loyola, writes, “that before making decisions, we should try to picture ourselves standing on the thresh-hold of death, peering into the abyss of eternity. Would we choose differently if we made our choices with the end of life in mind?” in The Will of God as a Way of Life, p.101
"The Primacy of Fellowship"
Jan 21st 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:  1 John 1: 1-7
     In the Greek language from which the Bible was translated the word for “fellowship” is Koinonia. It can be defined as “intimate fellowship” and is used to 
describe the vital, living, and dynamic relationship that believers have with Jesus Christ. When that is lacking, something is wrong. This sermon will explore what Koinonia means for the life of the Christian disciple and the church.
"Making Disciples of All Nations"
Jan 14th 
by Derryl Friesen

Scripture:  Matthew 28:16-20
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     The mission of Wycliffe Canada is to "[link] the Canadian Church with the world's minority language groups, to see community transformation through bible translation, use of translated Scriptures, mother tongue literacy and education"
"The Church - Interdependant"
Jan 7th 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture:  Matthew 2:1-2; 9-12 ; Ephesians 4:7-16
Henry Blackaby writes, “Every member has been placed in the church according to God’s plan to accomplish His purpose for that place and time.” 
Think about that for a minute. What a radical thought! What would it mean if, as a group, we would see ourselves not only receivers of what God would give us in our church life, but also as givers, as people who are dependent on others for our spiritual welfare? This is a Biblical notion that will be explored in this message.
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