His Hands and Feet - January 16, 2022
Not everything that God calls us to do is extraordinary. More often than not, God uses ordinary people to do some very ordinary things. Jesus shows us just how important that is. When we do some very ordinary things for others, Jesus considers that we have done it to Him.
What is Left? - January 9, 2022
When so many things are gone out of our lives, we begin to wonder what is the meaning and purpose of life. These are good questions, not only for the Church, but for us personally. We take a look at how one person who lost it all responded..
Power Struggle - January 2, 2022
King Herod was determined to retain power and control, but in the end he lost it all. The story of the Wise Men in Matthew 2 shows us that God will protect his people, provide for them, and in the end, God will always prevail. We would do well to surrender our lives (and the year ahead) to Him.
A Light in the Darkness - Dec 26, 2021
Unlike Matthew and Luke, John does not present a dramatic account of Jesus' birth. Instead, he gives the big picture of what's going on and what was planned "in the beginning". This "light of the world" shows us the way to go by exposing anything out of place that would harm us.
Love Came Down - Dec 19, 2021
As important as it is to "show" love; what is unique about God is that he "is" love. That's what makes His love so unconditional as seen in the story of the Lost Son (Luke 15). God's love releases us (reluctantly), receives us (recklessly, when we repent), and restores us with great joy.
Offended? It's Not so Bad - Dec 5, 2021
We don't normally think of being offended as a good thing. We try to avoid offending others (as we should), and we don't like being offended ourselves. But is there a time and place to be offended? According to God's Word, we shouldn't be surprised, and in fact should welcome it.
Singing Through the Pain - Nov. 28, 2021
Paul and Silas were doing exactly what they were supposed to be doing when they ran into trouble with the authorities. Stripped and flogged, thrown into prison, rather than complain they sang and prayed and allowed room for God to do a miracle in transforming lives.
Collecting Firewood - Nov. 21, 2021
A seemingly harmless act; collecting firewood on the Sabbath. But the guy doesn't live to see the end of the day. Did he really have to die? And where does that leave us today? This message looks at the story in Numbers 15:32-36 and the implications for us today.
There is a River - Nov. 14, 2021
This message looks at Psalm 46 where we are reminded that in the midst of chaos and turmoil, even when the world is falling apart, that God is ever-present and He is our refuge and strength. God does not promise to remove our day of trouble; but He is with us and will see us through it, in His time.
Personal Space - November 7, 2021
Spending time with God is not a matter of fulfilling a duty or checking off a "to-do" list. It is a way to connect with God to ensure that we don't run flat in our spiritual life. It's a "personal space", or as Jesus put it in Mark 1:35, a "solitary place" where we can go in order to be refilled.
Heaven and Hell - October 31, 2021
Can hell be a real place of wretchedness? This message, by Pastor Curt Tannock, considers the two options we have: eternal salvation or eternal damnation by looking at the story of the rich man and Lazarus, as told by Jesus in Luke 16:19-31.
The Things We Do For Love - October 24, 2021
This is our third in a series of messages about Jacob; this time looking at his arrival in Haran and his subsequent marriages to Leah and Rachel. We find that God has a way of working in and through people even in the midst of family brokenness.
Jacob: On the Run - October 10, 2021
After his life was threatened, Jacob became a man on the run. His brother might have been done with him, but God was not! Through a dream God spoke to Jacob and reaffirmed the promise He had previously made to Abraham. Jacob's response was to worship God as an act of thanksgiving.
Esau was Hated - September 26, 2021
Jacob took advantage of his brother (essentially stole the birthright) then he lied and deceived his father (getting his brother’s blessing). Yet in Malachi 1:2-3, it is Jacob that is loved and Esau that is hated. What's up with that? This message looks at why God made such a statement and what the implications are for us today.
Not All Hugs & Kisses - September 19, 2021
Hate is such a strong word... yet Jesus uses it. What was up with Balaam and who were the Nicolaitans that causes Jesus to speak about a sharp double-edged sword? This message looks at Revelation 2 and finds that Jesus wasn't all hugs and kisses.
Sacred Marriage - September 12, 2021
Marriage is a covenant, not just between husband and wife, but also with God Himself. There is something sacred about it. Marriage is holy ground. In Malachi 2:16, God says he "hates" divorce. Even so, God still loves us and shows us the path to spiritual (and relational) restoration.
Signs of the Times - September 5, 2021
When the trees start changing colour you know that winter is just around the corner. Now is the time to get ready. Jesus also speaks about the trees giving us a warning. We don't know when the time will come, but the message is clear: be ready!
Bigger is Not Always Better - August 29, 2021
What do you do when you run out of room and you keep getting more? The successful farmer learned the hard way that bigger is not always better. There is more to life than accumulation. This message looks at the importance and the imperative to be generous.
Too Little Too Late - August 22, 2021
As hard as it is for us to imagine it, there are in fact times when opportunities for blessing are lost forever. Obedience to God is not something we can put off indefinitely, as the Iraselites learned when they didn't enter into the Promised Land as directed.
I've Got Your Back - August 15, 2021
God reassures Joshua that when difficulties come when everything looks upside down, remember that God has your back That promise, however, came with expectations as well; that Joshua would not only know the book of the law, but follow it as well.
Troublemakers! - August 8, 2021
Troublemakers are found everywhere; home, school, work, online, and yes, even in the church. But that might actually be a good thing. Is it possible that what we need are more troublemakers? This message looks at what it takes to be a good "troublemaker", not the kind that causes riots and defies authority; but the kind that changes the world.
Somebody Touched Me! - August 1, 2021
Hundreds of people had the opportunity to have their lives dramatically changed, but only two people took advantage of it. Imagine the hundreds who went away disappointed when they realized what they missed out on. What was unique about these two? They are the ones that found themselves at the feet of Jesus. One was a well known leader, the other an outcast. High or low made no difference to Jesus... only a humble heart filled with faith.
Forgiving (Even when it Hurts) - July 25, 2021
Some have said, "To err is human, to forgive is out of the question". But when we don't forgive, we are only hurting ourselves. This message looks at how we can forgive in situations where it is extremely difficult to do so.
Fishy Arithmetic - July 18, 2021
Something doesn't add up; but in the end God pours out blessing in abundance upon the one who offers what little they have.
Faithfulness of God - July 11, 2021
This message compares man's understanding of faithfulness with the faithfulness of God, which is much deeper and unconditional. God remains faithful even when we are not.
You Are Not Alone - July 4, 2021
This message, by General Superintendent Rev. Graves, was presented at our District Assembly weekend recently. His message, based on Romans 8:26-28 is an encouragement that we are not alone in this journey; that the Holy Spirit is with us all along the way.
The Truth: Closer Than You Think - June 27, 2021
What is truth? Why does it matter? And how do we find it? This message looks at the importance of truth and how we can find and embrace it.
Satan's Schemes: Deception - June 20, 2021
Whether we like it or not, we are up against Satan's schemes; the desire to deceive. The message looks at how we can be prepared to stand against deception of any kind.
Jesus Paid What You Can't - June 13, 2021
Grow or Go: The Vine & the Branches - May 30, 2021
In this passage in John 15:1-8, Jesus is emphasizing the importance of staying connected in order to grow strong and healthy, while at the same time reminding us that God will "prune" areas of our life that are a hindrance.
The Power of Pentecost - May 23, 2021
The presence and power of the Holy Spirit is vital in the lives of believers today enabling us to live in victory over the power of sin.
Throw Your Life Away - May 9, 2021
As parents, we want the best for our kids. But maybe it isn't such a bad idea to throw your life away... after all, that is what it appears Jesus did. The world's idea of success is entirely different than God's idea. Which will you pursue?
Kindness: A Fruit of the Spirit - May 2, 2021
Paul tells Timothy to flee from the evil desires of youth (2 Timothy 2:22). What are those evil desires? When reference alongside 1 Timothy 6:11, the answer might surprise you and it will have an impact on how we present ourselves on social media.
Jesus Calms the Storm - April 25, 2021
A message by Rev. Clayton Keats, reflecting on Mark 4:35 when Jesus calmed the storm.
Plenary Inspiration - April 18, 2021
A message by our DS Rev. Gordon MCann, reflecting on Luke 24:36-49 and how the Scripture is understood in it's proper context.
Simon's Perspective - April 11, 2021
A message by Rev. Clayton Keats, reflecting on the death and resurrection of Jesus from Simon's perspective.
The Transformational Work of Resurrection - April 4, 2021
What does the Resurrection have to do with us, some 2,000 years later? This message looks at how Jesus deliberately chose the difficult path in order to bring us life.
No Shortcuts to Easter - March 28, 2021
In order for the glorious to come to pass, we must first go through the difficult. On Palm Sunday Jesus was at the crossroads of life. The world cheers us on in one direction; God calls us into another, much more difficult direction.
Stepping Out in Faith - March 21, 2021
Peter showed a combination of both faith and fear. Nevertheless, Jesus was still there for him. You don't have to be a spiritual Superman before God can use you.
Raising Arrows - March 14, 2021
Pastor Norman draws from Biblical guidelines and personal experience to look at one of the most incredible blessings we have; raising children and sending them out into the world.
No Condemnation - March 7, 2021
There is truly only one way to be set free from the power of sin and the condemnation that sin brings; and that is a life that is found in Jesus.
Fear & Faith - February 28, 2021
This message considers the question whether Fear and Faith are mutually exclusive and how a person of faith deals with the reality of fear when things go terribly wrong.
Extravagant Love - February 21, 2021
A look at the extravagant love that Mary poured out, without consideration of the cost or consequences, giving her absolute best to Jesus.
Pride and Prejudice - February 14, 2021
This message looks at how pride and prejudice impacted the response of some people to one of the greatest events that occured in the New Testament.
When God is Silent - February 7, 2021
Mary and Martha could not understand why Jesus delayed in coming to the aid of Lazarus. They must have wondered why Jesus had ignored their request for help. Sometimes, despite our most sincer prayers, God is still silent.
Undivided Devotion - January 31, 2021
This message looks at the undivided devotion expressed in Acts 2:42-47 and what that means for us today.
Building Community - January 24, 2021
The importance of building community in a time of so much isolation.
Building Unity - January 17, 2021
A look at the division that is so prevalent in our world today and how we need to respond as followers of Christ to overcome a spirit of division.
A "New Normal"? - December 25, 2020
Christmas is Love - December 20, 2020
Christmas is God's gift of love. To the lonely, rejected, fallen, rich, poor, or bitter. To those suffering loss, ill news, family struggles, or pressure at work. No matter who you are, God wants to embrace you in his love.
Finding Joy - December 13, 2020
Joy is a common theme during Advent. What is Joy, why is it so elusive, and where do we actually find it? This message looks at John 15:10-11 and how our joy can be complete..
Peace - December 6, 2020
Hope Renewed - November 29, 2020
Jeremiah is a difficult prophet to read. Yet even in Jeremiah there is a message of hope; that as rough as things are, there is stil hope in something new that will be coming.
Misplaced Hope - November 22, 2020
God's message through Jeremiah - a warning to change their ways. Even though they were in the right place at the right time, they were far from God's heart. They looked good, but they smelled awful - their sacrifices were a stench.
A Message through Jeremiah - November 15, 2020
It's amazing how a message given through Jeremiah is also seen in Romans. Both apply to our lives today in a very profound way. Thanksfully, the purpose of it all is to bring us back to the Father in heaven.
A Call to Shake Your World - November 8, 2020
Jeremiah thought he had everything figured out; that is until God shook his world upside down and sent him in a direction he wasn't expecting. This message looks at how God still calls people today, ,even though the call itself will vary from one person to the next.
Engaging Community - November 1, 2020
Jesus didn't stay in the synagoge or on the mountain top praying. He engaged in the community; whether it was with the sick, the vulnerable or the rejected. He got himself into messy situations (in contrast to the mostly safe and sanitized lives we tend to live).
Putting First Things First - October 25, 2020
Since this world is not our permanent home what are we supposed to do while we are here? This message looks at the importance of putting first things first (hint: it isn't to win an argument).
No Place Like Home - October 18, 2020
This world is not our permanent home. Why then do we put so much focus and energy on that which is temporary? We are passing through. Our citizenship is Heaven.
Learning to Give Thanks - October 11, 2020
How is it even possible to give thanks "in all circumstances"? This message looks at the familiar story of Daniel to understand how this is possible.
Blessed are the Poor in Spirit - October 4, 2020
We don't usually think of "blessed" and "poor" in the same sentance; but Jesus sure does. He shows us where we can find true blessing; not in the abundance of wealth, but in total dependance upon God.
God's Way to Blessing - September 27, 2020
God's idea of blessing is very different than our own. This message looks at what blessing really means and where we can find it.
Blessing as a Choice - September 20, 2020
Making choices that lead to blesisng and fulfillment instead of disappointment and regret. The choices we make now will determine where we end up in the future.
Being Intentional - September 6, 2020
We can not simply "hope for the best" when it comes to the most important things in life. We must be intentional. This message, delivered September 6, 2020 at the Whitehorse Church of the Nazarene looks at what it takes to adhere to Jesus' words in John 15:4, "Remain in Me".
Take Courage... Don't Be Afraid - August 30, 2020
When Jesus says "It is I", he isn't simply identifying himself... he is giving us the basis upon which we can "take courage.... don't be afraid".
Who Am I When I'm Alone - August 16, 2020
This message, delivered by Pastor Clayton Keats, offers a look in the mirror and reflects on Romans 7 and 1 Samuel 16.
No Shortcuts - No Compromise - August 9, 2020
Children's Day - August 2, 2020
Pastor Heather brings a message important to all of us, based on Ephesians 4:29. Also includes a puppet skit and a special singing guest appearnce of the Christian Cowboy.
The Lord Remembers - July 26, 2020
Even though we drift away or even outright rebel, God doesn't forget us. he remembers us and invites us to return to Him.
Time to Rebuild! - July 19, 2020
After a great start, the people were sidetracked with other issues. Through Haggai, God told the people to get back at it; it was time to rebuild!
Singing Over You - July 12, 2020
Instead of getting what we deserve, God blesses us with his presence and saving grace. He delights over you and rejoices over you with singing!
Breaking Barriers - July 5, 2020
Peter and the early followers of Christ learned that God is in the business of redeeming all people, breaking down the barriers that often divide us.
Beyond Imagination - June 28, 2020
When brokenness leads to despair and there is no hope in sight, this look in God's Word reminds us that what God can do is beyond our imagination.
Living Life & Leaving a Legacy - June 21, 2020
A depth and strength of a foundation determines what can be built. This message looks at the life that is built on a firm foundation that leaves a lasting legacy.
Testimony: Pastor Curt - June 14, 2020
The Impact of Prayer - June 7, 2020
The Impact of Prayer in our own Lives. Does prayer change God's mind? Can we "arm-twist" God into doing something? What is the purpose of prayer in the first place? This message looks at the impact of prayer in our own lives.
The Impact of the Holy Spirit - May 31, 2020
The Difference the Holy Spirit Makes in our Lives. Waiting is tough. The disciples thought they were ready to tackle the world; but before they could turn the world upside down, God had to turn them upside down.
Before & After - a Contrast in Paul's Life - May 24, 2020
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