August 14, 2016 - In this seventh message in the series called, Focus On The Body, Pastor Ian discusses how to have clean hands that qualify us to "ascend to the hill of the Lord," that is, to be clean in His presence. He draws on scriptural examples of how to and how not to get clean hands. The message is based on Psalm 24:3-6.
August 7, 2016 - In this sixth message in the series called, Focus On The Body, Pastor Ian discusses the "arm of the LORD." He looks at the strong arm of God to move in our circumstances and why he doesn't always intervene to save us from every physical circumstance. The texts are Exodus 6:1-9 and Isaiah 53:1.
July 31, 2016 - In this fifth message in the series called, Focus On The Body, Pastor Ian discusses the "ears." He looks at how God speaks and calls us by name into a relationship of intimacy where we know His voice. Focusing on Mary Magdalene, he notes how it is when Jesus calls her by name that she is able to hear Him and recognizes who He is. The passage is taken from John 20:11-18.
July 24, 2016 - In this fourth message in the series called, Focus On The Body, Pastor Ian discusses the "tongue." He looks at how the tongue can be used to bless or to curse, to build up relationships or tear them down. He offers some practical suggestions for taming the tongue. The passage is taken from James 3:1-12. NOTE: The words of blessing delivered near the end of the message were removed to protect the privacy of the individuals receiving them.
July 17, 2016 - Guest speaker, Dr. Stephen Elliott (Kingswood University; author of By Signs and Wonders) speaks to the believer's call to hear and to heed the voice of God. He dramatizes the Elijah story from 1 Kings 18 as a model of what can happen when a Christian is faithful to hear and heed God' voice.
July 10, 2016 - In this third message in the series called, Focus On The Body, Pastor Ian discusses the "eyes." He looks at how Jesus rejoices over people when they see spiritual realities and act on them to advance the Kingdom of God. The passage is taken from Luke 10:21-24.
July 3, 2016 - In this second message in the series called, Focus On The Body, Pastor Ian discusses "the eyes," but takes a brief look at "the eyes of the Lord" before next week's message on the spiritual meaning of our "eyes." He speaks about the eyes of the Lord looking for a blameless heart. The text is from 2 Chronicles 16:1-10.
June 26, 2016 - In this first of the summer series which focuses on the parts of the human body that have spiritual significance, Pastor Ian examines the nature of the heart and its ability to give and receive love, and what it means to have a "heart after God's heart." The passage focus is Acts 13:16-23.
May 22, 2016 - In this post-Pentecost message, Pastor Ian talks about the response of people to the Pentecost message. He notes that Peter's call is to "repent and be baptized into the name of Jesus" and that God gives three wonderful blessings when the people respond by doing so. The text is Acts 2:36-39.
May 15, 2016 - In this third of three sermons on the Holy Spirit, this one from Pentecost Sunday, Pastor Ian describes the empowering and sending dimensions of the Holy Spirit. He focuses on the mission of the church and of each individual and how that relates to empowerment. The texts are Acts 1:8 and 13:2-4.