Sermons

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.”

The Verbs of God: “The Big Picture”

November 25, 2018
25 Nov 2018

Speaker: Kris MacQueen

This week we will close out our series on Isaiah 61. We will revisit the words of the prophet Isaiah, Jesus’ particular fulfilling of them, and the big story of God’s invitation to and through us.

Verbs Of God: A Grief Observed

November 20, 2018
20 Nov 2018

Speaker: Kris MacQueen

***Note*** Because of a technical glitch, the recording of this sermon isn’t up to our usual standards. Our apologies.

Here we move into a portion of the Isaiah 61 passage that Jesus doesn’t specifically address. However, this week we continue to mine the heart of God, who is ever turned towards those who have hit the bottom, who have lost, and who have given up. He comforts the grieving, yes. But oh, there is so much more.

A Holy Spirit Surprise Sunday

November 11, 2018
11 Nov 2018

This was a fun morning that went off script in the best sort of way. Includes an amazing testimony of God’s goodness from Dawn Humphrey. So good.

Verbs of God: A Year of Jubilee and Day of Comeuppance

November 5, 2018
05 Nov 2018

Speaker: Kris MacQueen

Isaiah wrote about a year of God’s favour and a day of vengeance on the enemies of God’s people. When Jesus approaches that same text, hundreds of years later, he is curiously silent on the “vengeance” bit. We’re going to explore both what Isaiah said and what Jesus explicitly didn’t.

Verbs Of God: For Those In Darkness… Light!

November 2, 2018
02 Nov 2018

Speaker: Kris MacQueen

Join us as we continue reflecting on Isaiah 61:1-2 and Jesus’ proclamation of this same passage in Luke 4. This week we focus on the work of God to free captives, release prisoners, and we’ll also explore Jesus’s apparent addition to the text… recovery sight for the blind.

Verbs Of God: Healing The Broken-Hearted

October 24, 2018
24 Oct 2018

Speaker: Kris MacQueen

This Sunday we continue exploring Isaiah 61, specifically God’s promise to heal the broken-hearted. What He does with broken things isn’t just about reversing the clock. It’s not like a warranty that restores broken items to “original condition”. No, when he takes something broken and makes it new again, the Spirit of God weaves the promise of the Kingdom into the cracks and scars, and makes something even more beautiful than the original.

Verbs of God: I’ve Got Good News….

October 15, 2018
15 Oct 2018

Here we resume the series on Isaiah 61, “The Verbs of God”. This week we dig into the what Jesus meant when read the words of Isaiah and declared that he came with good news for the poor.

Speaker: Kris MacQueen

Verbs of God: What Do You Want Me To Do, God?

October 3, 2018
03 Oct 2018

Speaker: Kris MacQueen

Isaiah 61 lies at the very core of Jesus understanding of the Kingdom. In fact, this is what Jesus quotes from in Luke 4, immediately following his experience in the wilderness. Taking it further than anyone could have imagined, it’s here in Luke that we begin to get a sense of Jesus actually being “the Kingdom in Person”, the very “Action Word” of God in flesh. Over the coming weeks we’re going to explore these pivotal passages, the intentions of God, and what it means for us to respond to the invitation in them.