Contributed on Sep 8, 2008
First in a series of four messages on our church’s vision statement; this deals with our vision to "develop authentic, passionate Christians"; using Luke 10:38-42 and John 12:1-8, passages about Mary, I draw lessons from her passion to know Christ and wor
Our Vision: Choosing the Best Luke 10:38-42; John 12:1-8 The story of the basset hound appeared in Tacoma, Washington newspaper. The dog’s name was Tattoo. The reporter wrote, “Tattoo didn’t plan on going for a run that evening, but when his owner accidentally shut the poor dog’s leash in ...read more
Contributed on Sep 16, 2008
Second in a series on our church’s vision; this one also addresses the issue of being passionate Christians, using Peter as an illustration of how Christ builds passion in us as followers.
Series: Our Vision Sermon Title: Transformed and Passionate Don’t you just love this 2+ year election cycle? I heard on the news the Canadians are going to manage to have a national parliamentary election, start to finish, in 36 days! Wow. There’s a topic that keeps coming up ad nauseam -- ...read more
Contributed on Sep 22, 2008
The third in a series on our church’s vision statement -- this one dealing with the area of "developing reproducing leaders" -- leaders who are servants.
Our Vision: What kind of leaders? Luke 22:14-27 Warren Bennis teaches and writes and is a keen observer of American culture. Over a decade ago, he wrote, "Leadership is a word on everyone’s lips. The young fight against it. Police seek it. Experts claim it. Artists spurn it. Scholars want it. ...read more