Sermons

The Creative Work Of God – Stuff That Grows

February 17, 2019
17 Feb 2019

Speaker: Kris MacQueen

Last week we touched on a couple of the creative processes that He seems to use over and over again. Creating something where previously there was nothing, and then bringing order into the chaos that comes from that initial flourish of creativity. The very next thing He does? He grows stuff. Plants, vegetables, trees with fruit, stuff with roots. This week we’re going to explore God-the-gardener and consider what it means to tend growing things, to trust in the invisible behind-the-scenes processes that ultimately lead to healthy, delicious fruit. And the bible has amazing things to say about fruit!

Work of God: Something Out of Nothing/Order in Chaos

February 10, 2019
10 Feb 2019

Speaker: Kris MacQueen

God’s primary work today is what it’s always been: Creating a good and beautiful creation. All through the big story of scripture, from the initial reveal in Eden, through the fall, the law, the prophets and straight through to the redeeming work of Jesus on the Cross, in every moment, God has been creating and recreating, artfully leading his creation towards his beautiful intentions. And he’s invited us to share in that work. This is the work of the Kingdom.

Every artist has tools and processes. This week we unpack two of the processes that God seems to use over and over again. We look at each, and explore how we are invited to come alongside him in this work, both in our own lives and in the lives of those around us.

The Work of God: Creativity

February 3, 2019
03 Feb 2019

Speaker: Kris MacQueen

We’re starting into a new series about the work of God that will take us through to lent. We’ll be looking at the work of the Kingdom, the work God has for us to do, through the lens of the work he’s doing to this very day: Creating a good and beautiful creation. We’re going to explore what’s in the toolkit of God, and look at how all this broadens what we can think of when we think about serving Him.

Guest Speaker -Joyce Rees

January 27, 2019
27 Jan 2019

Speaker: Joyce Rees

Joyce brings a powerful word to us about how Jesus has come to us from among those in the margins of society and what that means for us as we find our identity in Him.

Homecoming Part 2

January 20, 2019
20 Jan 2019

Speaker: Kris MacQueen

When I think about the healthiest expressions of “home”, three things come to mind, primarily:

1) Home is where we know where we are.

2) Home is the place we can extend hospitality. It’s the primary place we have the right to say “mi casa es su casa”.

3) Home can be more than a location.

There is a clear sense that God is inviting us into a kind “homecoming” season. This week we continue the conversation we started a couple of weeks ago, digging a little deeper into what it means to be at home in Christ.

Freedom

January 13, 2019
13 Jan 2019
Speaker: Wayne MacQueen
Revelation 21:7 “I will be their God and they will be my sons and daughters”
Such a profound statement that drives home  the teleos of God’s Redemptive plan. (“Teleos” = the completion of where all of this is going). Once we were slaves to sin, giving all of our energy, time and resources to trying to be good enough to live a good enough life. But now, Grace abounds, and freedom is available to be free from the project of trying to fix ourselves and trying to fix others. Together, let’s consider once again how “It is finished” provides us with freedom — to freely give away what we have been freely given.

Homecoming Part One

January 6, 2019
06 Jan 2019

Speaker: Kris MacQueen

This Sunday we’re going to start to explore two stories of homecoming in the scriptures. We’ll take a look at what happened when God spoke to the Israelites and said “This land.” And we’ll also start to consider what happened to the early Church when God pointed to the wide world and said “These people”.

*Technical note – We apologize that the audio quality isn’t quite up to our usual standards. Sometimes stuff happens…. 😉

The Power of Hospitality

December 16, 2018
16 Dec 2018

Speaker: Steve Stewart

This is an important talk from Steve Stewart, the founder of Impact Nations and spiritual grandfather of the Guelph Vineyard. We’ll be distilling this talk into the practices of the Guelph Vineyard for some time to come.

Advent, #Surprise! #Humility

December 9, 2018
09 Dec 2018

Speaker: Kris MacQueen

“The God who in majesty, strength, and wisdom is beyond our imaginations has chosen to work primarily as a servant who is almost beneath our imaginations, so far beneath we don’t even notice him”

– Eugene Peterson from “As Kingfishers Catch Fire

Advent #Surprise! #Humility

December 2, 2018
02 Dec 2018

Advent marks a season of preparation and anticipation. This is such an apt description of what God seems to be doing among us lately. Throughout this coming advent season, we are going prepare ourselves for the celebration of Emmanuel, God With Us. Israel waited for their messiah (which means “saviour”) for over 600 years, but were totally unprepared for how he actually revealed Himself. In this teaching series we’ll explore the humility of how God came.”