At some point in your life, you're going to face a situation that requires a difficult choice to be made. For followers of Jesus, God offers you guidance. It may seem like God doesn't show up to help when you compare your life to the lives of the people in the Christmas story who received angelic visitations, but he is at work in your life right now! Pastor Stephen continues his Christmas series in this week's Sunday morning message.
Sometimes you may wonder if God still shows up to people. Especially around the Christmas season, you are bound to hear many Bible stories about angelic visitors. In this message, Pastor Stephen points out that God is still showing up, but sometimes he shows up to tell you that he wants to work through you in someone else's life. The story of Mary, the mother of Jesus, shows us how God sometimes shows up to help us help others.
It may be that you try really hard to be a good person--to live how God says you should in the Bible. The problem is, you're destined to fail. Maybe not today, or maybe not even in any "big" ways...but you're going to fail somehow. Thing is: Jesus is greater than all your effort, and you need his help if you're going to live in a way that truly fufills your potential. In this Sunday morning message, Pastor Stephen concludes his series on the book of Hebrews.
Sometimes we can be encouraged by stories about what other people have done because they had faith in Jesus. Other times, we can be discouraged as we realize we would not be willing to make the same choice. But Jesus is the author and perfector of faith. He will take what little faith you have now, and as you are obedient, he will grow it into something greater! Pastor Stephen continues our series in Hebrews this week.
Jesus offers a better way. We need to keep going and not give up: no matter what life throws our way. One of the greatest assets we have for continuing to grow in our relationship with Jesus is--believe it or not--the Church! Pastor Stephen shares about the need for the Church in this next part of our series, "Jesus is Greater."
You're not meant to be alone. But most of us go through seasons when our human relationships fail. Every human relationship will break down or have seasons of disappointment. But Jesus has paved the way for us to have a relationship that goes beyond every other. We were all designed to have a relationship with our Creator, and God wants to be with you. With Jesus, you are granted access to God and God will never abandon you. This week, Pastor Stephen shares from Hebrews 8:1-6.
How should a Christian understand how their faith relates to other faiths such as Judaism, Islam, Mormonism, and the Jehovah's Witnesses? It all comes down to our mediator before God the Father. According to the Bible, that mediator is Jesus Christ.
Such an important part of your life is learning how to use your finances responsibly. How can you be ready for the future? How can you get out of debt? What does God have to say about how you should manage the resources that he has given you?
Clarence Mitchell, Assistant to the national Director of Stewardship Services with the National Office of our church fellowship, the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, came to our church to teach this Radical Stewardship Seminar.
Some topics are not easy to talk about. The challenge of a topic does not negate its importance. In this message, Pastor Stephen speaks about moving forward in our walk with Jesus and the dangers of falling away.