Series: Unexpected Jesus
Series: Unexpected Jesus
19 September 2021
What was the purpose of Jesus’ miracles? Everywhere he went he was displaying his power over disease, nature, and even death. But at the heart of these displays of power we see the heart of Jesus for people, particularly the vulnerable. In this message, Pastor Robyn Elliott takes us through a section of Luke 7 and shows us how Jesus again blows us away with his call to justice — social justice. How do we join him? Let’s grab a bier with Jesus!
13 September 2021
Our world has always been polarized… social media has just made us far more aware of it. Things were even polarized in Jesus day. And Jesus has a unique way, not of yelling, name calling or throwing stuff… but of reaching across the divide with life. Join us today as we see an unexpected way forward in the midst of polarized times.
6 September 2021
This week, we bless Jeff as he transitions from his role as Executive Pastor. Marc and Robyn also have a Q & A with questions inspired by our journey through the book of Luke.
29 August 2021
Speaker: Jeff Groenewald
When you live “the Jesus way” it’s about a life where the inside matches the outside. It’s about a life where Jesus transforms you from the inside out. You don’t just “put on a bold face” to make the outside seem like all is well, when inside things are falling apart. Jesus uses four illustrations in Luke 6 to make his point.
22 August 2021
What do we do when we bump into a part of the bible that seems to disagree with another part or when Jesus says something contradictory? Should we ignore it? Do some theological gymnastics to make it make sense? Pick the version we prefer and go with it?
The answer isn’t what you think.
In this message, our Teaching Pastor, Marc Gagnon walks us through a section of Luke 6 that was meant to liberate, but instead has been used time and time again to hurt people.
15 August 2021
Have you ever had something stolen from you, like maybe a backpack, or a wallet? Did you try to find them so you could give them more than they took? Of course not! But how then are we supposed to respond to scripture passages like Luke 6:29 that seem to instruct us to do so? In today’s message, pastor Marc Gagnon leads us through this section of scripture as we explore what Jesus meant when he called for “turning the other cheek”, and the unexpected way we are called to treat those around us.
8 August 2021
What does it mean to be blessed? In a society built upon power and wealth, we usually picture blessing in terms of material things, in being rich and powerful. But does this align with what we read in the bible? Are those people considered blessed by Jesus? Join us today as Pastor Robyn Elliott leads us through a section of Luke 6 and we explore what the bible says about Jesus’ view towards the weak, the marginalized, the poor. We will dive into the unexpected vision Jesus casts, and explore what it would mean if we cared for the poor and outcast as he did.
1 August 2021
What sort of descriptions do you think of when you think of love? Perhaps words like happy, caring, or unconditional. But what about polarizing? How could something good like love be such a thing? In this message, Pastor Robyn Elliott leads us through a section of Luke 6 as we see Jesus’ love for people become just that! We’ll watch as Jesus’ unconditional love and desire to help and to heal becomes a polarizing issue for the religious leaders of his day, and we’ll explore what it can mean for us today.
25 July 2021
Why do we fast? Why do we pray? Why do we do any of the things we do when it comes to following Jesus? Are we following Him blindly, just going through the motions of religious tradition because someone – a pastor, a parent, someone in the church – told us that’s how it’s done? In this message, Pastor Marc Gagnon leads us through a section of Luke 5 as Jesus calls out the religious people of the day for following rules and traditions without thoughtful reflection. This unexpected response takes us deeper into scripture as we examine what it means for us as we follow Jesus today!