The Whole Story: Joel
April 22, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Joel 1:1-6, 2:12-32 | Theme: Live in light of the coming of Jesus
The days we live now are only for a moment - a much greater and permanent reality is coming. God grants us his Spirit so that we can live each day in light of the days that are coming.
The Whole Story: Obadiah
April 15, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Obadiah 1 | Theme: To live with pride is to stand in opposition to God, which leads to ruin.
The pride of Edom shows us the deceptiveness of pride and the ruin that it brings. God is sovereign over people and nations and always unravel the agenda of the proud.
The Whole Story: 2 Kings
April 8, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1-17 | Theme: God is patient, compassionate and sovereign - using all circumstances to bring people to himself.
In the life of Naaman and a young girl, we are reminded that God works through suffering, 'chaos' and sin to to draw people to himself. In it, he weaves our stories together in ways that we could never have seen or predicated.
Easter Sunday: Seeing Isn't Believing
April 1, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: John 20:1-29 | Theme: Seeing Isn't Believing
The cornerstone of Christianity is Jesus’ resurrection; it is that moment in history that our faith rises or falls on. For Thomas this meant that he needed to see Jesus resurrected. But what of those of us who cannot? Is our faith weakened? Or is spiritual sight a truer and deeper reality than physical sight has ever been?
The Whole Story: Job
March 25, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Job 38:1-7, 42:1-6 | Theme: A Palm Sunday Perspective
Job is one of the best-known biblical heroes. Undeservingly stripped of everything, his story reaches to the heart of every human who experiences hardship and asks the question, ‘why?’. In it all, Job points us to the grander story of Jesus who suffered greatly so that God could fulfill a better story.
More Than a Name: Re-Creation
March 18, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Luke 5:1-11 | Theme: The gospel is an invitation for re-creation
Many of us live with a version of Jesus. He’s God but he’s not King. He forgives, but he doesn’t re-create. The story of Simon in Luke 5 gives us a picture of what Simon experienced and the journey Jesus took him on to show him himself, overwhelm him, forgive him, and recreate him - and His desire to do the same for us.
More Than a Name: Feeding 5,000
March 11, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Matthew 14 | Theme: Feeding 5,000
Throughout Scripture Jesus uses the imagery of the field to help us understand that if we sow all that God has given us, he will abundantly multiply the Kingdom. This is the call that we are embracing as a church in our next season.
More Than a Name: True Harvest
March 4, 2018 | Pastor Matt Myers
Scripture: Isaiah 61, John 3 | Theme: True Harvest
The prophets of Israel in the Old Testament present a world where God is present and active and there is a whole lot of good going on and at the same time there is a whole lot of brokenness around them. But will there be a day when the “harvest” will be white, i.e. ready? Will there be a day that it will come to some form of completion. As in the reign of God will be experienced
More Than a Name: True Community
February 25, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Luke 6 | Theme: True Community
The Whole Story of the Bible is an invitation to experience a true community of faith – knit together by one Saviour, one story and one call (all truer and deeper than any other definition or experience of community). As we step into a new name, we want to root our identity in what it means to experience life together as God intended.
More Than a Name: A New Name
February 18, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Genesis 32 | Theme: A New Name
Before Jacob was born God had spoked a blessing over his life. Jacob sought to achieve it on his own and failed. It was not until Jacob submitted through prayer and wrestling with God that it became his; along with it, a new name. God has encouraged us as a church into a new season and a new name, but our deepest longing is what is behind the name (what we have longed and wrestled for).