Sermons 2018

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"Beyond the Glitter and Gifts"
Dec. 30 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Luke 2: 41-52
     The Bible records very little about Jesus’ childhood. It does, however, state that, “Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favour with God and people”. 
   Every child, unless sickly, naturally grows “in stature”. Not everyone however grows in wisdom. Proverbs 9:10 teaches, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” In addition, Jesus grew in “favour with people.” We can imagine that the young Jesus, as he became more widely known, evoked admiration and honour among others. 
But he also grew in “favour with God”. If Jesus grew in favour with God, it must mean that we, like him, can also grow “in favour with God”. Psalm 147:11 states, “The Lord takes delight in his faithful followers, and in those who wait for his loyal love.” How do we grow, “in favour with God? I would suggest that this happens over time as submitting to God’s will trusting that he will continue to show his love to us through whatever circumstances befall us.

"Candlelight Service"
Dec. 24 
by Rev. David Fisher
     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. 

"A Faith Like Mary's"
Dec. 23 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Luke 1: 26-56
   There are three vital necessities for spiritual revival. First, there is vision, the revelation of God. God revives not because of the personalities of man nor strategies of human invention. 
Second, there needs to be faith; faith in the sense that those who receive the revelation trust it is from God, embrace it and continue to seek His face. Finally, revival comes when the directives God gives are obeyed. 
    Do not dismiss Mary the mother of Jesus simply as a saint who never feared, never faced doubt, or who was so caught up with God that she lived in what might be likened to a Hollywood set where the happy ending is a foregone conclusion. Consider what she felt as God guided her through anguishing pain and grief, but with the monumental promise of birthing and raising the Saviour. 
    Ask God for revelation. The depth of submission is the height of God’s glory. - David Fisher 

"Who are God's People?"
Dec. 16 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Isiah 56: 1-8
     There are three vital necessities for spiritual revival. First, there is vision, the revelation of God. God revives not because of the personalities of man nor strategies of human invention. 
Second, there needs to be faith; faith in the sense that those who receive the revelation trust it is from God, embrace it and continue to seek His face. Finally, revival comes when the directives God gives are obeyed. 
The stumbling blocks and barriers are more easily identified than dismissed. The snake’s question, “did God really say... “(Gen. 3:4) is one. Then doubt about God’s character, so raised to prevent us from trusting His goodness (Gen. 3:4-5). Then a third, “there is lots of time, you don’t have to do it now,” thereby delaying until the Holy Spirit’s leading is quenched. 
Ask God for revelation, then when He gives it trust Him and obey what He says. The depth of submission is the height of God’s glory. 
David Fisher 

"Prayer in Action"
Dec. 9 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Philippians 1: 3-11
     There are three vital necessities for spiritual revival. First, there is vision, the revelation of God. 
God revives not because of the personalities of man nor strategies of human invention. 
   Second, there needs to be faith; faith in the sense that those who receive the revelation trust it is from God, embrace it and continue to seek His face. Finally, revival comes when the directives God gives are obeyed. The stumbling blocks and barriers are more easily identified than dismissed.
   The snake’s question, “did God really say... “(Gen. 3:4) is one. Then doubt about God’s character, so raised to prevent us from trusting His goodness (Gen. 3:4-5). Then a third, “there is lots of time, you don’t have to do it now,” thereby delaying until the Holy Spirit’s leading is quenched. 
   Ask God for revelation, then when He gives it trust Him and obey what He says. The depth of submission is the height of God’s glory. - David Fisher 
"A Grounded Hope"
Dec. 2 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13, Luke 21:25-36
     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.


"Christ Our King"
Nov. 25 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Various
Scripture includes:
2 Samuel: 1-7, Psalm 132: 1-12, Daniel 7: 9-10, 13-14, Revelation 1: 4b-8, John 18: 33-37
     Year after year calendars mark the months and seasons we pass through. Likewise there is a Christian version a “Church calendar” so to speak. Today we celebrate the 
Reign of Christ the King Sunday. It marks the ending of a church year and will be followed by the season of Advent where we anticipate the coming of Jesus Christ.
This service offers an opportunity for a worshipful reflection on the significance of the life of Jesus Christ as King. Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you through the Bible, the word and songs being spoken and sung.
"Kingdom Law & Spirit 6"
Nov. 18 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Romans 14
     Christian disciples pray regularly for God’s Kingdom to come and His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven (Mt. 6:9), but what does that mean in terms of the laws that we follow? 
What is the relationship between the law, and what the apostle Paul writes when he states, “Therefore, there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death” (Romans 8:1-2). Today’s sermon will address the relationship between the law and “walking” by the Spirit of God.
"Kingdom Work 5" (Remembrance Day)
Nov. 11 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Collosians 1: 3 - 14
     “The greatness of a country is established by the wealth of their values. When a society is established in the Biblical values of dignity, honesty, hard work, kindness, generosity, and benevolent government rule 
- all principles of the Kingdom of God — it will flourish economically and in every way. When those values are prevalent in a society, even if it is pagan and serving a false religion, the principles of Kingdom of God will work for them to establish a peaceful society. Choosing to abide by Kingdom values and principles, even if they are not Christians, will bring the reward inherent to those principles.” - pp. 170-171 The Kingdom Driven Life by Sunday Adelaja
"Kingdom Work 4"
Nov. 4 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Luke 19: 11-27
     Michael J. Vlach professor of theological studies at The Master’s Seminary writes this after reflecting on the apostle Paul’s conception of the Kingdom of God: 
The kingdom of God will come in the future after the return of Jesus. Christians are positionally related to the King and His kingdom and are to exhibit kingdom righteousness in their lives. In this sense Christians in this age are related to the kingdom. Yet the kingdom and reign of Jesus the Messiah await the future. 


"Kingdom Work 3"
Oct 28 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Mark 10: 13-16
     The life of the Christian, without the indwelling power of the Spirit in the heart, is a weariness to the flesh. It is an obedience to commandments and an endeavor 
to walk according to a pattern which you have no power to follow. The Christian life that is lived by the impulse of the Spirit of Christ within your soul, becomes a joy, a power, and a glory. - John G. Lake in His life, His sermons, His Boldness of Faith, p. 249
"Kingdom Work 2"
Oct 21 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Mark 4: 1-20
   What is the Kingdom of God? The Kingdom of God is not like the kingdoms of men on earth. The Kingdom of God is where: 
* Kingdom Principles are followed;
* God’s Sovereign power is demonstrated; and 
* Where God is acknowledged as God in both word and deed. 
The character of God’s Kingdom reflects His own Divine nature and is in-dwelt with His Presence. 
To know it is to know Him. -DF
"Kingdom Work 1"
Oct 14 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Mark 1: 1-14
Instead of talking in religious phrases and spouting religious doctrines, demonstrate the love of the Kingdom, the humility and honesty of the Kingdom. 
This is true religion, to visit people in their distress. And speak truth and Kingdom Principles. Jesus brought the Kingdom principles and presented them in the power of grace. The people recognized that He taught with authority and not as the religious leaders of their day. That is where the authority resides -- in the truth of the principles demonstrated through a lifestyle filled with the grace of God. 
In The Kingdom Driven Life by Sunday Adelaja, p. 173

"The First Fruits"
Oct 7 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Deuteronomy 6: 1-11
     Today is both Thanksgiving and World-Communion Sunday. World-wide Communion Sunday was first celebrated in 1933. 
The Rev. Hugh Thompson Kerr and his congregation of Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania wanted to demonstrate the interconnectedness of Christian churches, regardless of denomination. To do so he chose the sacrament of Holy Communion to symbolize this unity. 
Likewise, God commanded that the ancient Hebrews to celebrate rites which both commemorated His work and unified them as a people. One such rite was the giving of ‘First Fruits’. This is the topic of this message.


"A History With Thanksgiving"
Sept 30 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Galatians 6: 9 - 10
     On October 3, 1988 an article was published in the Edmonton Journal about a man who had drifted away from God. After emigrating from England he 
and his wife began attending Alderwood United Church in Etobicoke. It was there that a friend poked him in the chest after a service and asked, “Where do you stand with the Lord Jesus Christ?” The man recounts, “It was the first time in my life that I had been asked that question. At that moment I fled as though the earth opened up in front of me and I was standing in a pit.” But it was a beginning of a new life where, shortly thereafter, he had a profound experience of God’s presence. The man’s name is John Wood and he was the first minister of Christian Fellowship Church.
   It is my prayer that our Christian Fellowship Church is and will continue to be a place where people truly experience God in life-changing ways. - Rev. David L. Fisher

"What is Your Offering"
Sept 23 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Leviticus 7: 11-34
     One great contribution of the offerings in the Book of Leviticus is that they portray the blessings of the death of Christ, the Lamb of God, individually. The Old
 Testament saint would sacrifice the various offerings and would grasp, to some degree, the blessings God had given him. With each offering was associated some particular blessing. For us, all the blessings of God are realized by one offering, made once for all, the death of Christ at Calvary. In the Old Testament offerings, we are given the privilege to pause and to focus on the particular benefits and blessings we have received in Christ’s death, and to do so one at a time. - Bob Deffinaugh 
This Sundays sermon will consider the “peace” or, as some translations put it, the “fellowship” offering. 

"Offering our 'Strength' to Connect to God"
Sept 16 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Leviticus 4: 1-12
     The book of Hebrews urges and encourages its readers to draw close to God. After speaking of the patriarchs and saints of the past, the twelfth chapter begins with 
these words: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” 
Connecting with God involves removing those things that would slow us down spiritually.

"Listening for the Lord's Reply"
Sept 9 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Habakuk 2: 1-3
     We must receive the caution Jesus gave in John 5:39-40: “You search the scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is these that bear 
witness to Me; and you are unwilling to come to Me, that you may have eternal life.” We may assume that we can acquire correct doctrine and head knowledge from Scripture. We can learn what the Word of God says about Christ and become satisfied with that information. But such intellectual exercise does not profit our spirits at all. We must take a further step of loving trust in Jesus as a Person who is alive now and years to be a part of our lives. Only through heart faith can we experience the things that the Scriptures testify about Him. - Mark & Patti Virkler in 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice, pp. 19-20

"Course Corrections Amid Commendation"
Sept 2 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Revelation 2:1-7
     Every seasoned pastor knows that churches have a life and personality of their own. For this message we will hear about the Church at Ephesus. 
May your ears be attuned to what the Holy Spirit would say to you through the apostle John’s revelation to that church. Consider praying: O God our Father, please give me a Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, that I may know the hope to which you have called me. Amen.
"Roles and Rules for Worship & More"
Aug 26 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: 1 Timothy 2: 8-15
This message is on a controversial passage of scripture.    Habakkuk 2:18-20 says, “Of what value is an idol, since a man has carved it? Or an image that teaches lies?   
For he who makes it trusts in his own creation; he makes idols that cannot speak. Woe to him who says to wood, ‘Come to life!’ Or to lifeless stone, ‘Wake up!’ Can it give guidance? It is covered with gold and silver; there is no breath in it. But the Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth be silent before him.” Thus when the LORD speaks the only right way respond is this: Be silent and listen. May the Lord help us discern the truth of the words we hear.

"Is Salvation For All"
Aug 19 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: 1 Timothy 2: 1 - 7
     Neil T. Anderson describes several ways that we can pray for those who are not Christians. In today’s message you’ll hear about them and why prayer for others is important. 
"10 Rules for being a Good Congregation"
Aug 12 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: 1 Thesolonians 4: 9-10
     We 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
     Consider praying: Lord, give me a heart of thankfulness, that I may be a blessing to you and others; give me your revelation that I would be able to grow in my understanding of you and give you praise, and give me a vision of who want me to become for I know that you are not finished with me yet. Amen.
"God’s Delight in Our Days"
Aug 5 
by Rev. David Fisher

Scripture: Psalm 37
     Psalm 149:4 says, “the Lord takes pleasure in His people, he adorns the humble with salvation.” Ponder for a minute that it is possible for the Most High God, 
the creator of the universe, to take pleasure in you. Not only that, but to actively help you when you feel hopeless. This is not something we strive for, but someone we trust in. That’s why it says, He acts for the humble. Humility recognizes it’s dependence and accepts it. You and I depend on God, not on our own best efforts. When we realize that, we find rest and joy in the knowledge that He takes pleasure in us! Praise God! - DF.


"Our Dialogue With God"
July 27 
by Guest Brian Glasier

Scripture: 1 Thesolonians 4: 1-2
Our Trust and Obedience for the Lord:
He has right to interrupt your life. He is Lord. When you accepted Him as Lord, you gave Him, the right to help Himself to your life anytime He wants. 
Henry Blackaby
     He who governed the world before I was born shall take care of it likewise when I am dead. My part is to improve the present moment. 
John Wesley
     One can believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ and feel no personal loyalty to Him at all - indeed, pay no attention whatever to His commandments and His will for one's life. One can believe intellectually in the efficacy of prayer and never do any praying. 
Catherine Marshall
     The true follower of Christ will not ask, "If I embrace this truth, what will it cost me?" Rather he will say, "This is truth. God help me to walk in it, let come what may!" 
A.W. Tozer
"What on Earth am I Here For"
July 22 
by Guest Frank Traviss

Scripture: Proverbs 3: 1-10
God’s purpose for everyone is for each one of us to live a life that helps reconcile all humanity back to God through faith in Christ. 
That is by living as Christ did and taking up His purpose, which was to lead others away from sin and to God.
"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.” 


"Picnic Service"
June 24 
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!

"A Man of Honour"
June 17 
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

"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.

"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.)


"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

"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).

"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.


"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
"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
"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.
"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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