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  • What Would Jesus Say To Harry Potter? Series

    Contributed by Greg Hanson on Apr 18, 2007
    based on 13 ratings
     | 5,203 views

    This is, I believe, a balanced look at the Harry Potter phenomenon, acknowledging that Christians have supported and opposed it. But beyond that, this message looks at what Jesus might have to say to Harry, if Harry were a real person.

    [Preached in November 2002. Stats can probably be updated at Wikipedia.com] Harry Potter. Since the release of the first book about him by J. K. Rowling in 1997, Harry Potter has captivated the minds and imaginations of children around the world. But not just children. Parents, college ...read more

  • What Would Jesus Say To Britney Spears? Series

    Contributed by Greg Hanson on Apr 18, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,680 views

    What would Jesus say to someone who has experienced the level of success that Britney has? This message offers words of encouragement and warning.

    [This message was written in November 2002. But despite where Britney’s life and career has gone since, I believe a lot of this message is still relevant. Stats may be updated at Wikipedia.com] Britney Spears was born on December 2, 1981 to proud parents Jamie and Lynn Spears. Growing up, ...read more

  • What Would Jesus Say To Osama Bin Laden? Series

    Contributed by Greg Hanson on Apr 18, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,484 views

    This message compares Osama to Saul (Paul), as one of the most hated and feared people in the world. Yet, even someone who has performed such evil, is not beyond the reach of God’s love and forgiveness.

    He proclaimed a holy war against Christians everywhere. He uttered murderous threats toward anyone who claimed to be a follower of Christ. He captured and persecuted Christians, opposing all who followed Jesus. He even approved of and participated in mobs of people killing anyone who claimed to ...read more

  • The Almighty Dollar Series

    Contributed by Greg Hanson on Apr 16, 2007
    based on 16 ratings
     | 6,691 views

    Five misconceptions about what money will bring to our lives, and five facts to keep money in perspective.

    Play Song – Enjoy Yourself by Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later Than You Think) Words & Music by Carl Sigman & Herb Magidson Recorded by Guy Lombardo, 1950 You work and work for years and years, you’re always on the go; You never take a minute off, too ...read more

  • The Audience Of One Series

    Contributed by Greg Hanson on Apr 16, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 11,890 views

    What does it mean to put God first? How do we stop performing for others who may be watching and perform solely for Him?

    This is our fifth and final week in our series on Canadian Idols. Of course, you’ve got to wait until September 16 for the finale on CTV, but this is it for us. Over the past several weeks we’ve talked about a variety of things which can become idols for us… things which vie for our attention ...read more

  • Getting To Know Jesus

    Contributed by Greg Hanson on Apr 16, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 6,768 views

    This message discusses what it means to really know Jesus, and seven ways to get to know Him more.

    Around 1915, Mohandas Gandhi set a goal for himself… political freedom for his native India. And over the next three decades he led his people in their quest for freedom until it was granted to them in 1947. Albert Einstein said of Gandhi: “Generations to come will scarcely believe that such a ...read more

  • Faith Lessons From The Lord Of The Rings

    Contributed by Greg Hanson on Apr 16, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 11,625 views

    Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is filled with Christian imagery (intentional or not). This message looks at four spiritual themes found in the first of the trilogy.

    In just 3 days, the story will be complete. Actually, the story was completed 48 years ago, but in 3 days the final part of the trilogy will be released on the big screen. I’m talking, of course, about The Lord of the Rings. J.R.R. Tolkien released his first fantasy work called The Hobbit ...read more

  • The Idol Of Self Series

    Contributed by Greg Hanson on Apr 16, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,456 views

    God alone deserves the place of priority in our lives. And that means we can’t even put ourselves before Him. He has the place of priority. He comes first. This message talks about what it means to put God before ourselves.

    Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been going through our Canadian Idols series of messages. The first week we talked about what an idol is: it’s anything or anyone that takes the place of God in our lives. It’s whatever we place in that place of priority in our lives which pushes God aside. We ...read more

  • The Cost Of Following Jesus

    Contributed by Greg Hanson on Apr 16, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,208 views

    We often think of Jesus as being the Prince of Peace. So what did He mean when He said He came to bring a sword?

    Let me ask you something… when you think about Jesus, what are some characteristics that come to mind? PARTICIPATION (Loving, gentle, kind, forgiving…) That’s the Jesus most of us think about. That’s the Lord and God we want to know… one who’s compassionate, caring, understanding, ...read more

  • How To Respond When Mistreated

    Contributed by Greg Hanson on Apr 16, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,915 views

    When a person mistreats you or performs evil against you, what is a positive way to respond? Why is it important that we respond this way?

    Nineteenth century Russia was a nation in turmoil. But that was nothing new. The nation had actually been going through a period of unrest for a couple hundred years. But finally it seemed to be coming to a head. On the one hand, there was the Russian nobility who resisted any change. On the ...read more

  • How Do I Get Into Heaven?

    Contributed by Greg Hanson on Apr 16, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,441 views

    What is Heaven and how can I be sure that I’m heading there?

    "When you speak of Heaven, let your face light up. When you speak of Hell, well then, your everyday face will do." ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon This morning, we’re going to speak about Heaven. So I expect all your faces to light up. In the church, when we talk about Heaven we’re usually ...read more

  • Storms Happen Series

    Contributed by Greg Hanson on Apr 16, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,135 views

    We all face times of turmoil in life. Here are five keys to surviving these storms.

    In the early morning hours of September 29, the storm hit. Hurricane Juan made landfall in Nova Scotia as a category 2 hurricane with sustained wind speeds of 158 km/h and gusts up to 185 km/h. About three hours later, the storm hit PEI. By then it had weakened to a category 1 hurricane, and was ...read more

  • Starting Over

    Contributed by Greg Hanson on Apr 16, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,319 views

    A look at three principles that guided Joseph (the adopted father of Jesus) from Bethlehem to Egypt and back to Israel.

    This time of year is always the same. People make a big deal over Christmas, and there are all kinds of services, newspaper articles, magazine articles, T.V. shows, and movies that relate to Christmas. Then, right on the heels of that, we hit all the "year end" festivities. Once again, there are ...read more

  • How Do I Pray?

    Contributed by Greg Hanson on Apr 16, 2007
     | 739 views

    Basics about what prayer is, why it’s important, and how to do it.

    This is our fifth and final week in our You Asked For It series of messages. And I think it’s been good. You’ve asked some important questions and I’m glad we’ve had the opportunity to address them. In fact, I plan to make this an annual series… every August. So you can start thinking now about ...read more

  • Worship Is... Thanksgiving Series

    Contributed by Greg Hanson on Apr 16, 2007
     | 1,329 views

    What do we have to be thankful for, and how do we go about expressing thankfulness to God?

    Anybody have anything special planned for the weekend? Anybody having a big Thanksgiving dinner? What’s on the menu? PARTICIPATION We’re going to be heading to Halifax this afternoon, coming back Tuesday morning. So we’ll have our Thanksgiving dinner there with Shera’s family. Thanksgiving ...read more