February 12, 2017 - In this second message in the Culture of Family series, Pastor Ian describes how the fall leaves all of us orphaned, estranged from our Father in heaven. He talks about some of the implications of our orphaned state and concludes with a call to be reconciled and to come back into the Father's house as sons and daughters. The passage is John 1:9-13.
February 4, 2017 - In this first message in the Culture of Family series, Pastor Ian lays foundations for the order of creation in "Father" and "Family." He explains how and why these two realities are critical to God's creation order and how God intervened to recover them through His Son. The passage is Ephesian 3:14-19.
January 22, 2017 - Pastor Ian introduces his doctoral project, which will commence with the devotional guide on January 30th. The first sermon will be February 5th. In this message he gives an overview of the nature and purpose of the project which focuses on experiencing the love of God the Father in profound and life changing ways - ways that change the culture of the church into a bilbically-described family.
January 15, 2017 - In this third message on ReVision, Pastor Ian speaks about what it means to Thrive! and Engage!. Using the new icons, with two chevrons in one icon pointing upward and two chevrons in the other icon pointing outward, he explains why these upward and outward commitments lead to a glorious life. The texts are Isaiah 43:19 and 2 Timothy 1:3-14.
January 8, 2017 - In this second message on ReVision, Pastor Ian speaks about why we are called to unite to Christ and to His church. Using the new icon with two chevrons pointing inward, he explains why these inward commitments to unity are a necessary foundation for everything that comes later in our faith journey. The texts are Isaiah 43:19 and John 17:20-23.
January 1, 2017 - In the first message of the new year, Pastor Ian lays a foundation for ReVision; the reenvisioning of the church going forward. He lays a foundation for expecting God to do something significant in the church this year. He includes several of the more minor new things already changing through the Holy Spirit's leading. He gives an overview of the new way of communicating the vision of the church, which will be elaborated on in the coming weeks. The text is Isaiah 43:18-21, with a focus on verse 19 as the theme verse for the year.
December 18, 2016 - In this fourth message of Advent, Pastor Ian focuses on the final stanza of the song, "Do You Hear What I Hear?," which speaks of the "telling" of the message. This message focuses on the challenge we all have to go beyond "seeing," "hearing," and "knowing" to "telling" the message of Christ's birth and what it means for eternal life. The text is Luke 1:46-55.
December 11, 2016 - In this third message of Advent, Pastor Ian focuses on the third stanza of the song "Do You Hear What I Hear?", which asks, "Do You Know What I Know?" This message focuses on the peculiar ways that God reveals His Son as the Saviour of the world. The text is Luke 2:8-14.
December 4, 2016 - In this second message of Advent, Jeff O'Brien tells a story about Mr. Adoni and his relationship to 4 boys, picking up on the theme of the second stanza of the song, "Do You Hear What I Hear?" The second stanza is the title of the song, so the story focuses on hearing, taken from the parable of the sower in Mark 4:1-9. (We apologize for the audio - technical problems.)
November 27, 2016 - In this first message of Advent, Pastor Ian speaks on the theme based on the song, "Do You Hear What I Hear?." He calls us to see the revelation involved in the star of Bethlehem and some other elements of the Christmas story. The text is Matthew 2:1-3.