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Legacy (Father's Day 2018)
June 19, 2018 08:19 AM PDT
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Pastor Mike Hotson encourages fathers to remind themselves, and their children, of the truth that we have been established in. We need to make every effort to recall the gospel about Jesus, pay attention to it, and leave it as a legacy for our children to follow in. (2 Peter 1:3-21)

The "Good" Samaritan
June 11, 2018 08:01 AM PDT
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A brief look at how Jesus answered the question: "how do you gain eternal life?" Which Jesus answers with a question of his own: "What does the law say?" Well, love God with all of who you are, and love your neighbour as yourself. But then, who is our neighbour? And to that question Jesus answers with the parable of the good samaritan. (Luke 10:25-37)

The "S" Word (Part 6): What we are NOT to submit to.
June 04, 2018 07:53 AM PDT
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The final sermon our series on the topic of Submission. In this sermon we consider what we are NOT supposed to submit to. The New Testament highlights two things that we are not supposed to submit to: Sin and Traditions. In this sermon we consider why we should not submit to traditions that are merely based on human philosophies or customs. Traditions can actually distract us from submitting to Jesus. (Colossians 2:6-23)

Submission (Part 5): Submitting to Leaders
May 28, 2018 09:43 AM PDT
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Biblical Submission is an invitation to give up our will, and our way, to do the will of someone else. We are not forced, we are asked, and the Bible asks us to submit to our leaders in the church, particularly the Elders. This is not about the Elder asserting control, but rather the congregant choosing to have confidence in the Elder, and to submit to his authority. (Hebrews 13:7-9, 17, 2 Tim 4:1-5, 1 Tim 3:1-7)

The "S" Word (Part 4): Submitting to Husbands
May 22, 2018 12:10 PM PDT
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In a day and age when it is very unpopular for a man to tell a woman what it is she is supposed to do, Pastor Jake humbly suggests that in order to be in submission to Jesus, wives need to submit to their husbands, and husbands need to love their wives. If we don't submit to Jesus, then we don't believe in Jesus. But does Jesus require us to submit to other people that we live life with? And the answer to that is yes! And we are to submit in very particular and practical ways. (Colossians 3:11-25, 1 Peter 3:1-6, Ephesians 5:22-33)

The Adventures of Ruth and Naomi
May 17, 2018 06:55 AM PDT
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Pastor Mike Hotson preaching on mothers day, honouring moms, and the wisdom and love that mothers give to their children. Mothers, be encouraged today, that you can champion this title. This sermon weaves through the story of the book of Ruth, showing the hope that Ruth and Naomi had in the midst of their difficult circumstances.

The "S" Word (Part 3): Submitting is Believing
May 07, 2018 10:54 AM PDT
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We continue our series on Biblical Submission. This sermon is based on the Gospel. Our response to the Gospel is in two parts: to believe that Jesus rose from the dead, and to declare with our mouths that "Jesus is Lord". But what does it mean that Jesus is Lord? The word "Lord" has a very narrow semantic range: a person exercising absolute ownership rights, a master or owner. To say that Jesus is our Lord is to say that Jesus is our master, or that Jesus is our owner. And that means that we have to submit to Him. The bottom line is that if we do not submit to Jesus, then we don't actually believe in Jesus. (Romans 10:1-13, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, James 4:7-8, 1 John 2:3-6)

The "S" Word (Part 2): Submission and Suffering
May 01, 2018 08:19 AM PDT
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We continue considering the topic of Biblical Submission; particularly in regard to suffering. The first time the word "submit" is used in the Bible is in the story of Hagar in Genesis 16. God tells Hagar to submit to her mistress Sarai, even though Sarai was tormenting her and causing her suffering. It doesn't make a lot of sense to us. Why would God tell Hagar to go back into suffering? To submit into suffering? Could it be that God intends us to experience suffering? Could it be that God is inviting us to join in suffering for the sake of the Gospel? (Genesis 16:1-16, 1 Peter 2:18-25, 2 Timothy 1:6-12, John 16:33)

The "S" Word (Part 1): An Introduction to Biblical Submission
April 23, 2018 08:03 AM PDT
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We start a new series on a subject that is not popular to speak about in polite and politically correct society. We start a series on the subject of Submission. Submission is often for us something that we consider to be a detriment or a weakness, yet in the Bible, submission is a virtue and at the very centre of the Gospel message. Biblical Submission is not about domination or punishment, but it is a personal choice. Doing things "my way, with my goals, in my comfort zones" is self centred living which is the opposite of Submission. Submission is doing something someone else's way... God's will or our will... and may His will be done in our lives... (Isaiah 53:1-12, Luke 22:42, Philippians 2:5-11)

This is How We Go (A Mission's Spoke Update)
April 12, 2018 08:41 AM PDT
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In the Great Commission, Jesus commands His disciples to "Go and Make Disciples..."

The missions committee presents their strategic plan for HOW they go and make disciples: by partnering with missionaries, both locally and around the world.

We presented our Interpretive Grid, used for discerning which missionaries to choose to support, and as a means of having some standard of accountability for our missionaries.

We also were excited to present a new missionary couple that we have added to our roster: Steven and Johana Klassen, and their daughter Aisha.

We have also taken on a new local mission organization: Evergreen Christian Ministries (Stayner Camp and Camp Mishewah). We are excited to announce a mission trip to Camp Mishewah, taking place May 27th to June 3rd.

Finally, we ended with an update on our 2018 missions partnership with Raney Brown in Italy.

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