In every area of life, we must be taught if we are to live life well. Why is it, then, that Christ-followers are so quick to neglect teaching new believers (and mature ones, too!) what it means to follow Jesus? Pastor Stephen shares in this message on Acts 11:24-26.
We have the tendency to get our priorities out of order. Often times, we place third and fourth things in front of the first thing. Yet, Jesus has given his followers vey clear instructions as to what comes first, and he has given us all we need in order to be obedient. Pastor Stephen continues his message series on the Bible book of Acts.
Our series, "Advance: From the Upper Room to the Uttermost," is one that walks us through the biblical book of Acts. Each year, we pick up in the book where we left off. In this message, "No Favourites," Pastor Stephen shares the story of the Apostle Peter and the Gentiles as we discover together that God does not play favourites.
Baptism is a strange thing, if you really think about it. Why do we do it? What's it mean? Pastor Stephen discusses it all in this message.
Where you you find your security? Your happiness? What occupies your thinking? In this final message in our series on the Bible book of Amos, Pastor Stephen points out the great need within Pincher Creek and discusses the way in which the things we put our trust in affect our ability to think about greater things such as godly righteousness and justice.
What does God think about all our religious ceremonies, our worship, our church services, our prayers? He desires them all...but only if they come from a genuine place of adoration for Jesus that works itself out in righteousness and justice. In this message, Pastor Stephen continues his series on the Bible book of Amos with a challenging message on worship, justice, and righteousness.
Oppressing the poor, taking advantage of the needy, and perpetuating injustice are all things that run counter to the heart of God. We like to think that we are above these things, but we must consider: are we? Jesus died and rose again to free those who place their trust in him from their spiritual poverty and oppression, and he has tasked those who follow him with fighting on behalf of these people. What will you do to make a change?
As much as we try to ignore it or delay it, death affects us all and brings with it a deep sense of helplessness. However, Easter is a day that reminds us that there is hope, because Easter is a celebration of the One who defeated death and brings us life. In this Easter message, Pastor Stephen looks at the story of Lazarus and how it ties us to Jesus' own death and resurrection.
The story of Isaac gives a powerful understanding of just how much of a sacrifice God made when he sent his only Son, Jesus Christ, to take our sins on himself on the cross. Understanding this sacrifice and what it means for us is an important step in gaining a passion for the Gospel of Jesus and a strong desire to share the Good News with our loved ones and neighbours. Pastor Stephen shares in this conclusion to our series, "Better."