• Jesus, Unexpected Encounters: Jesus and His Glory

    Have you ever looked at someone you knew and saw them in a new light? Perhaps you see your son/daughter, no longer as a child, but a parent caring for their own children. Maybe your spouse is publicly honoured for a significant achievement. In these situations, your understanding grows of the one you know. Dr. John walks us through the transfiguration of Jesus. The disciples saw Jesus in a new light. They saw Him as He was, is and always will be - the glorious Son of God. 

    Jesus, Unexpected Encounters: We think we know people. We put them into boxes of our expectations and then treat them accordingly. Jesus is different. He responded not to stereotypes, but to people. He reached out to those who were on the periphery of cultural acceptance. In this series from Luke 7-9, Dr. John will show how Jesus dispensed with cultural walls. He came to save sinners regardless of who they were. That includes us.

    24m - May 29, 2024
  • Jesus, Unexpected Encounters: Jesus and Discipleship

    Anyone who follows Jesus learns quickly that the path is not smooth. The experience of discipleship is more than hard, it is a self-sacrifice. Dr. John reminds and repeats Jesus' call to pick up our cross. Whatever is forfeited can't be compared to what is gained.

    Jesus, Unexpected Encounters: We think we know people. We put them into boxes of our expectations and then treat them accordingly. Jesus is different. He responded not to stereotypes, but to people. He reached out to those who were on the periphery of cultural acceptance. In this series from Luke 7-9, Dr. John will show how Jesus dispensed with cultural walls. He came to save sinners regardless of who they were. That includes us.

    24m - May 28, 2024
  • Jesus, Unexpected Encounters: Jesus and the Hungry

    Many feel deep compassion for the hungry. Hearts are moved with sympathy for those on street corners or starving refugees of war. The disciples were empathetic for the hungry crowds that followed Jesus. But they had only one recourse - send them away to find food. Jesus had another answer. Jesus has both compassion and power. Today we learn that we can do more than sympathize. Jesus works through us for the needs of our world.

    Jesus, Unexpected Encounters: We think we know people. We put them into boxes of our expectations and then treat them accordingly. Jesus is different. He responded not to stereotypes, but to people. He reached out to those who were on the periphery of cultural acceptance. In this series from Luke 7-9, Dr. John will show how Jesus dispensed with cultural walls. He came to save sinners regardless of who they were. That includes us.

    24m - May 27, 2024
  • Jesus, Unexpected Encounters: Jesus and the Twelve

    It is one thing to enjoy a piano concert from a virtuoso. It's quite another to be invited to the keyboard and asked to play along with him. That's what Jesus does for His disciples. Dr. John teaches on their apprenticeship to do the very things they saw Jesus doing. Jesus has power to work His will through them - through us as well.

    Jesus, Unexpected Encounters: We think we know people. We put them into boxes of our expectations and then treat them accordingly. Jesus is different. He responded not to stereotypes, but to people. He reached out to those who were on the periphery of cultural acceptance. In this series from Luke 7-9, Dr. John will show how Jesus dispensed with cultural walls. He came to save sinners regardless of who they were. That includes us.

    24m - May 24, 2024
  • Jesus, Unexpected Encounters: Jesus and the Synagogue

    When we are pushed to our limit and then called to go even further, we wonder how it is possible. But faith can be stretched. Dr. John teaches about Jairus and his ailing daughter. The synagogue ruler went to Jesus believing that He could help her in her sickness. When news arrived of her death, Jesus invited him to believe even more! Jesus has power to do what we ask, and then to do more than we can ever imagine.

    Jesus, Unexpected Encounters: We think we know people. We put them into boxes of our expectations and then treat them accordingly. Jesus is different. He responded not to stereotypes, but to people. He reached out to those who were on the periphery of cultural acceptance. In this series from Luke 7-9, Dr. John will show how Jesus dispensed with cultural walls. He came to save sinners regardless of who they were. That includes us.

    24m - May 23, 2024
  • Jesus, Unexpected Encounters: Jesus and a Hemorrhaging Woman

    The woman had been sick for 12 years and found no medical help. She gave doctors all her money and got nothing in return. When she reached out to Jesus with faith, she was made well in an instant. Today, Dr. John teaches on the sufficiency and power of simple faith. To trust Him in all circumstance is the secret of peace.

    Jesus, Unexpected Encounters: We think we know people. We put them into boxes of our expectations and then treat them accordingly. Jesus is different. He responded not to stereotypes, but to people. He reached out to those who were on the periphery of cultural acceptance. In this series from Luke 7-9, Dr. John will show how Jesus dispensed with cultural walls. He came to save sinners regardless of who they were. That includes us.

    24m - May 22, 2024
  • Jesus, Unexpected Encounters: Jesus and the Demons

    Christians believe in the supernatural. We trust in a God we cannot see and hold on to faith for our future. So, it shouldn't shock us that the demonic world is real and active, despite being mocked by our world. Luke portrays Jesus confronting the powers of darkness to bring healing and serenity to a tortured body and mind. For some, the healing of a possessed man stirred fear and distance from Jesus. For the man, he had cause to proclaim to all the mercy and power of God.

    Jesus, Unexpected Encounters: We think we know people. We put them into boxes of our expectations and then treat them accordingly. Jesus is different. He responded not to stereotypes, but to people. He reached out to those who were on the periphery of cultural acceptance. In this series from Luke 7-9, Dr. John will show how Jesus dispensed with cultural walls. He came to save sinners regardless of who they were. That includes us.

    24m - May 21, 2024
  • Jesus, Unexpected Encounters: The Supremacy of Jesus

    Some like to bargain. They negotiate their price on a car and haggle at the farmer's market. God does not bargain. We come to Him on His terms and submit to His authority. In this section of Luke, Dr. John teaches the supremacy of Jesus over our secret motives, family relationships and even the forces of nature. To come to Jesus is to surrender. In doing so, we find more than we could ever bargain for.

    Jesus, Unexpected Encounters: We think we know people. We put them into boxes of our expectations and then treat them accordingly. Jesus is different. He responded not to stereotypes, but to people. He reached out to those who were on the periphery of cultural acceptance. In this series from Luke 7-9, Dr. John will show how Jesus dispensed with cultural walls. He came to save sinners regardless of who they were. That includes us.

    24m - May 20, 2024
  • Jesus, Unexpected Encounters: Jesus and His Followers

    Jesus never travelled alone. He was accompanied by the 12 men He appointed as Apostles, but also by many women. That was rare for the culture of His day. When Jesus spoke publicly of the parable of the Sower, Seed and Soil, those who followed Him were privately let in on the mystery and secrets of His teaching. Dr. John reminds us that it is the committed followers of Jesus who understand the truths of the Kingdom. 

    Jesus, Unexpected Encounters: We think we know people. We put them into boxes of our expectations and then treat them accordingly. Jesus is different. He responded not to stereotypes, but to people. He reached out to those who were on the periphery of cultural acceptance. In this series from Luke 7-9, Dr. John will show how Jesus dispensed with cultural walls. He came to save sinners regardless of who they were. That includes us.

    24m - May 17, 2024
  • Jesus, Unexpected Encounters: Jesus and the Pharisees

    Some reject Jesus because He doesn't dance to their tune. Since Jesus didn't fulfill the expectations of the Pharisees, they rejected Him. But Jesus didn't reject them. Jesus willingly went to the house of a Pharisee named Simon and accepted his hospitality. Dr. John teaches that this social occasion became a lesson on grace and gratitude. Even the enemies of Jesus were invited to grace. 

    Jesus, Unexpected Encounters: We think we know people. We put them into boxes of our expectations and then treat them accordingly. Jesus is different. He responded not to stereotypes, but to people. He reached out to those who were on the periphery of cultural acceptance. In this series from Luke 7-9, Dr. John will show how Jesus dispensed with cultural walls. He came to save sinners regardless of who they were. That includes us.

    24m - May 16, 2024
  • Jesus, Unexpected Encounters: Jesus and John the Baptist

    John the Baptist pointed to Jesus as the Lamb who takes away the sin of the world. But later John began to doubt. Dr. John teaches that those doubts evaporated as John saw Jesus, heal the lame, open the eyes of the blind and speak good news to the poor. John the Baptist witnessed the outbreaking of God's Kingdom though the compassionate ministry of Jesus. The Kingdom was evidenced by mercy and power. It still is.

    Jesus, Unexpected Encounters: We think we know people. We put them into boxes of our expectations and then treat them accordingly. Jesus is different. He responded not to stereotypes, but to people. He reached out to those who were on the periphery of cultural acceptance. In this series from Luke 7-9, Dr. John will show how Jesus dispensed with cultural walls. He came to save sinners regardless of who they were. That includes us.

    24m - May 15, 2024
  • Jesus, Unexpected Encounters: Jesus and the Widow

    Who takes note of a widow, alone and helpless, walking in the funeral procession of her only son? Jesus does. With compassion He sees the pains of death. With power He commands life back from the dead. Dr. John reminds us that all who are weighted by misery can hope in the power and compassion of Jesus. Our tears are temporary. 

    Jesus, Unexpected Encounters: We think we know people. We put them into boxes of our expectations and then treat them accordingly. Jesus is different. He responded not to stereotypes, but to people. He reached out to those who were on the periphery of cultural acceptance. In this series from Luke 7-9, Dr. John will show how Jesus dispensed with cultural walls. He came to save sinners regardless of who they were. That includes us.

    24m - May 14, 2024
  • Jesus, Unexpected Encounters: Jesus and the Centurion

    We tend to label people into categories and are then surprised when they act in a manner we didn't expect. Jesus' encounter with a Roman Centurion proves that our classifications are false. This Roman soldier contributed funds to his "enemies," cared for a common slave and looked to Jesus for help. In the encounter, not only do we see the soldier tearing down cultural walls, but Jesus reached across them in response to faith. 

    Jesus, Unexpected Encounters: We think we know people. We put them into boxes of our expectations and then treat them accordingly. Jesus is different. He responded not to stereotypes, but to people. He reached out to those who were on the periphery of cultural acceptance. In this series from Luke 7-9, Dr. John will show how Jesus dispensed with cultural walls. He came to save sinners regardless of who they were. That includes us.

    24m - May 13, 2024
  • 2023 Highlight Reel: Despair or Delight?

    As creatures of time, the clock never moves more slowly than when we are in pain. In troubles we pray for immediate help and releif. But often God delays. Today Dr. John echoes David's prayer, "How long?" Walk through through this Psalm and discover David's secret to hope and perseverance. 

    2023 Highlight Reel: Good things are repeated. When it comes to sunsets, birthdays, and smiles, one is not enough. This series of messages are highlighted from past broadcasts and are worth our attention again.  Listen as Dr. John addresses the person of Jesus Christ, the gift of the Church, personal questions and struggles we all wrestle with. The truth bears repeating. 

    24m - May 10, 2024
  • 2023 Highlight Reel: Even in Desperation, Trust

    Israel's wilderness journey was a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs. The repeated evidences of God's care were peaks, impossible to deny. But the complaints and grumblings were lowpoints of trust. Today Dr. John teaches of a thirsty nation turning against Moses and challenging God Himself. They dared God and tested Him out of anger and doubt. By grace, God reveals Himself mighty and merciful, but He need never prove Himself to any man. 

    2023 Highlight Reel: Good things are repeated. When it comes to sunsets, birthdays, and smiles, one is not enough. This series of messages are highlighted from past broadcasts and are worth our attention again.  Listen as Dr. John addresses the person of Jesus Christ, the gift of the Church, personal questions and struggles we all wrestle with. The truth bears repeating. 

    24m - May 9, 2024
  • 2023 Highlight Reel: One Church for One World

    In today's message, Dr. John teaches that since the Church is the Body of Christ, it is the visible representation of Jesus on earth. Therefore, the Church has a physical presence with a street address and a presence in heaven as well. Dr. John teaches on the invisible, universal Church which is one in Christ, holy through the Spirit, inclusive of all who have faith in Jesus and commissioned with purpose by the Father. 

    2023 Highlight Reel: Good things are repeated. When it comes to sunsets, birthdays, and smiles, one is not enough. This series of messages are highlighted from past broadcasts and are worth our attention again.  Listen as Dr. John addresses the person of Jesus Christ, the gift of the Church, personal questions and struggles we all wrestle with. The truth bears repeating. 

    24m - May 8, 2024
  • 2023 Highlight Reel: Will I Fall Away?

    We can trip over a curb or broken pavement in the sidewalk. We may fall but then rise to continue our journey. In today's message, Dr. John echoes Jesus' words to the disciples. "You all will fall." They all protested, but every one of them fell. Of the 12, eleven repented and rose to continue their journey of faith. We are foolish to think we can predict our response to a crisis of faith. We lean closely upon the grace of our Lord. 

    2023 Highlight Reel: Good things are repeated. When it comes to sunsets, birthdays, and smiles, one is not enough. This series of messages are highlighted from past broadcasts and are worth our attention again.  Listen as Dr. John addresses the person of Jesus Christ, the gift of the Church, personal questions and struggles we all wrestle with. The truth bears repeating. 

    24m - May 7, 2024
  • 2023 Highlight Reel: Jesus, God and Saviour

    At times, we speak of the deity of Jesus as a way to make a point. We bear witness to others that Jesus is God, so we point to the Scriptures. Dr. John reminds us today from Hebrews that the deity of Jesus is more than an apologetic. It is the hope and comfort for us all in the midst of trial and persecutions. 

    2023 Highlight Reel: Good things are repeated. When it comes to sunsets, birthdays, and smiles, one is not enough. This series of messages are highlighted from past broadcasts and are worth our attention again.  Listen as Dr. John addresses the person of Jesus Christ, the gift of the Church, personal questions and struggles we all wrestle with. The truth bears repeating. 

    24m - May 6, 2024
  • Facing Trouble and Finding God: Finding Joy While Facing Trouble

    Psalm 90 ends with five prayers for those who have squarely faced the trouble of life and have found God. Each of these prayers arise out of faith, out of the joyous discovery that trouble is not the last word; instead trouble has been the pathway of discovering God

    Facing Trouble and Finding God: The Psalms never side step difficult issues of life. With candor and clarity, these poetic songs describe what is going on in our hearts. Psalm 73 and 90 speak of two central questions we wrestle with – injustice and death. We struggle with wrongs that go unpunished. We are not immune to the fact and fear of dying. Listen as Dr. John opens these Psalms with insight from a heavenly perspective. We will face troubles, but God is in them.

    24m - May 3, 2024
  • Facing Trouble and Finding God: Facing the Reality of Our Sins

    In in this portion of scripture we will see Moses reflect on sin, the anger of God and the trouble that we all face.

    Facing Trouble and Finding God: The Psalms never side step difficult issues of life. With candor and clarity, these poetic songs describe what is going on in our hearts. Psalm 73 and 90 speak of two central questions we wrestle with – injustice and death. We struggle with wrongs that go unpunished. We are not immune to the fact and fear of dying. Listen as Dr. John opens these Psalms with insight from a heavenly perspective. We will face troubles, but God is in them.

    24m - May 2, 2024
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