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  • Now About Spiritual Gifts

    Contributed by Dr. Fred W. Penney on Oct 2, 2023

    a message about the function of Spiritual gifts in the life of the church

    1 Corinthians 12:1-31 Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant. {2} You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. {3} Therefore I tell you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus be more

  • The Foolishness Of The Cross

    Contributed by Dr. Fred W. Penney on Oct 1, 2023
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    A message about the centrality of the cross

    Title: The Message Of The (Old Rugged) Cross Text: 1 Cor 1:18-2:5 Subject: What is the message of the cross? Complement: Salvation – Christ (!) is the power of God and the wisdom of God to save & bless and reconcile sinners to God. Idea: “I will cling to that old rugged cross… i will proclaim more

  • Caution - Church Under Construction

    Contributed by Dr. Fred W. Penney on Oct 1, 2023
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    Based on 1 Corinthians 3. A message about building a healthy church - using the extended metaphor of construction.

    Title: Build The Church – Be The Church Text: 1 Cor 3:5-17 Homiletical subject: What does it take to build a healthy and growing church? Homiletical complement: it takes all of us, using all of our gifts, with all of our heart, in the power and partnership of Jesus Christ, who is Lord of the more

  • Whose Flag Are You Flying?

    Contributed by Dr. Fred W. Penney on Jul 4, 2023

    a message about the relationship between Christianity and and state.

    Title: Whose flag are you flying? Text: Jeremiah 29 Church and culture series – part 1 Introduction Canadian immigration is rising … we are a desirable country! O. & A. received their “PR” notice this week! ...People are arriving from Ukraine and other places! • Loss of life in the more

  • More Pentecost

    Contributed by Dr. Fred W. Penney on Jun 11, 2023
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    Acts 3 & 4 tell the story of a healing miracle and the pushback against the gospel.

    Title: “More Pentecost” Text: Acts 3-4 Subject: How does the Holy Spirit speak and act after the events of Pentecost? Complement: He keeps on filling his people for witness! Preaching idea: The Holy Spirit freshly fills God’s people to empower us for witness. Acts 3 One day Peter and John were more

  • "the Perfume Of Gratitude"

    Contributed by Dr. Fred W. Penney on Jun 6, 2023

    The story of a woman anointing Jesus' head.

    Jesus Anointed at Bethany Mark 14 Now the Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread were only two days away, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were scheming to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him. 2 “But not during the festival,” they said, “or the people may riot.” 3 While he more

  • Parenting By Faith

    Contributed by Dr. Fred W. Penney on May 15, 2023
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    A narrative sermon about Jochebed - the mother of Moses'; Preached May 14, 2023

    Sermon Moves… Intro – Baby box (S Korea) A temperature-controlled chamber built into the wall of a church functions as a baby box, enabling unwanted newborns to be taken in without parents having to identify themselves. … New arrivals — almost 200 last year, an average of nearly four a week — are more

  • I Will Give You Rest

    Contributed by Dr. Fred W. Penney on Nov 14, 2022
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    Where do we find rest from life's challenges and struggles?

    Title: I will give you rest Text: Hebrews 4: 1-16 Subject: How do we enter God’s rest? Complement: by faith, obedience, honoring his word, & leaning on our priest. Preaching idea: I will give you rest. 4:1 Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that more

  • Say Hello To Rufus, And His Mother...

    Contributed by Dr. Fred W. Penney on Oct 3, 2022
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    a funeral sermon about godly women who serve Christ and his church.

    In a moment I will read a passage from Rom 16 – but before I read allow me to set it up... Paul is writing a post-script to his grand theological discourse known as the book of Romans ... he is signing-off – the so called chapter 16 - is of a completely different tone... filled with greetings, more

  • Hold You Peace

    Contributed by Dr. Fred W. Penney on Aug 7, 2022
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    A message on Jesus gift of peace.

    Title: Hold your Peace Text: John 14. (Romans 8:6) Big idea: The mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace. (Rom 8:6) Subject: Where do we find genuine peace? Complement: In relationship with Jesus and his people. Introduction: The elusive(!) pursuit of peace is described in modern day more

  • Image Of God & The Abortion Question

    Contributed by Dr. Fred W. Penney on May 23, 2022
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    This message addresses the abortion question and the sanctity of life prompted by the US Supreme Court leak on the Roe v Wade case.

    Image of God & The Abortion Question Text: Psalm 139; Gen 1:26; 1 Cor 6: Subject: How does God see human life? Complement: made in his image Idea: All human beings – born and in womb are made in God image. Preaching idea: “made in God’s image & likeness” (Fearfully and wonderfully more

  • How To Live An Exceptional Life!

    Contributed by Dr. Fred W. Penney on May 7, 2022
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    This message is based on Genesis 22 and looks at God's testing of Abraham and his obedience; Abraham is called the "man of faith" in the NT

    Title: How to live an exceptional life Text: Gen 22:1-18 Introduction: You may have heard of the passing of Guy Lafleur (April 2022) ... an ordinary person in every way – with one exception...He was an exceptional hockey player... 5 Stanley cups 3 Art Ross trophy’s (scoring title) 2 Hart more

  • Repent And Be Baptized

    Contributed by Dr. Fred W. Penney on Apr 17, 2022
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    A sermon explaining the gospel, especially Jesus death and resurrection, from Peter's first sermon on the day of Pentecost.

    Resurrection Sunday/baptism... Text: Acts 2:22-41 Subject: How does Peter explain the events of “the Jerusalem Pentecost”? Complement: by authenticating Jesus of Nazareth & calling people to repentance. Exe idea: Jesus of Nazareth is the one & only Saviour who calls us to repentance & more

  • Temple

    Contributed by Dr. Fred W. Penney on Feb 20, 2022
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    A sermon on the spiritual discipline of church engagement.

    Spiritual Disciplines – Part 2 (The discipline of church participation) Title: Love God – Love his body (church)... “love the head/love the body” Text: 1 cor 3:10-17 Subject: Why does church engagement matter enormously? Complement: since Christ has ascended – and the Spirit has been given - more

  • The 10 Commandments Of Prayer

    Contributed by Dr. Fred W. Penney on Jan 9, 2022
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    10 principles of prayer - Based on the Lord's Prayer.

    The Ten Commandments of Prayer! Text: Matthew 6:5-15 5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your more