CWR Teaching Ministry

Saved From Shame

Sunday 28th May 2017

Shame is a powerful and intimidating emotional reality employed widely, throughout our society, in an effort to keep people under control and religious organizations are no exception to this rule.

Keynote Scripture: John 1:14-17

The Devil You Say?

Sunday 21st May 2017

Join us as we consider what the Bible says and doesn’t say about Satan the devil as we search for a Christ-centered perspective, we will discuss two extreme views about the devil.

Keynote Scripture: 1 Peter 5:8-9

The Stretch Marks of a Mother’s Love

Sunday 14th May 2017

What does a mother really want, what is a mother’s greatest hope in return for all of her sacrifices, scars and stretch marks?

The Bride and The Whore

Sunday 7th May 2017

Two word pictures of our spiritual condition a woman who by her own work as a slave, purchases clothing that loudly proclaims her profession and a bride whose husband gives her a wedding dress she could never afford.

Keynote Scripture: Revelation 19:1-8

Stranger on the Shore

Sunday 30th April 2017

Join us as we consider yet another time when, just after his resurrection, Jesus appeared to his disciples, yet initially they had no idea who he was.

Keynote Scripture: John 21:1-14

Stranger on the Road

Sunday 23rd April 2017

After Jesus was resurrected, he joined two of his disciples as they walked away from Jerusalem.They did not recognize him and he seemed completely unaware of what had taken place that last week in Jerusalem. The irony is that Jesus as the Stranger didn’t seem to know what was going on but he was actually the only one who really knew.

Keynote Scripture: Luke 24:13-35

The Not So Accidental Gardener

Sunday 16th April 2017

Was it a coincidence that Mary thought the risen Jesus Christ was a gardener – or did Jesus plan that? Celebrate Easter with us!

Keynote Scripture: John 12:23-24

The Slave Auction

Sunday 9th April 2017

We thrill to stories about a person being rescued who is unknown to the rescuer, but what kind of love does it take to purchase a slave who has been unfaithful? (Palm Sunday)

Keynote Scripture: 1 Peter 1:18-19

Suffering Love

Sunday 2nd April 2017

Suffering is woven like a tapestry into the experience of God’s love expressed for you and me, and the expressions of his love that we pass on to others, by his grace.

Keynote Scripture: Philippians 2:1-5

Crawling Under the Table

Sunday 26th March 2017

Guilt, shame and remorse can cause us to hide, to self-medicate or even deny reality by announcing we are something or someone we are not – and while the pain is real, such solutions are not. We can be absolutely transformed and rescued – join us as we discuss the Solution.

Keynote Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-10

A Son or a Hired Hand

Sunday 19th March 2017

We can try to experience and know God on the basis of the law by which a hired hand lives, or we can embrace the grace of being one of his children.

Keynote Scripture: Luke 15:14-20

Dancing With Dinosaurs

Sunday 12th March 2017

Why hop on board the bus of Christ-less religion, which is either driving around in circles or heading in the wrong direction? Why not follow Jesus, who knows exactly where he is going?

Keynote Scripture: Matthew 9:17

A Far, Far Better Rest

Sunday 5th March 2017

Are you enjoying and experiencing a “far, far better rest” than you have ever known?

Keynote Scripture: None

10 Religious Lies Many Christians Believe

Sunday 26th February 2017

Here are ten religious lies that lead billions of people to march, in lemming like fashion, right over the edge of a spiritual cliff.

Keynote Scripture: Romans 3:4

Moving On

Sunday 19th February 2017

Life in Christ is a journey, and Christ-followers do not have a reverse gear. We move on and we move forward in him and with him.

Keynote Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:7-11

Jesus or Religion? #4 – Religion-Where Is the Love?

Sunday 12th February 2017

Think with us about that inscription on the t-shirt: “Religion: Giving Hope to a World Torn Apart By… Religion.” Where is the love?

Keynote Scripture: John 13:35

Jesus or Religion? #3 – Thank You I’m Not Like Other People

Sunday 5th February 2017

Jesus’ parable of the Pharisee and the Publican insists that Jesus produces humility while Christ-less religion produces arrogance.

Jesus or Religion? #2 – Have You Been Christianized?

Sunday 29th January 2017

How and where did we ever get the idea that human institutions and enterprises could take something as perfect as the gospel of Jesus Christ and improve it, making it “safer” for human consumption?

Keynote Scripture: Matthew 23:25-28

Jesus or Religion? #1 – Another Gospel

Sunday 22nd January 2017

Just as healthy and nourishing food is often sold in the same environment as junk food, a similar dynamic is present with spiritual food – even though the religious label and packaging might look healthy, you might want to closely examine the ingredients and the contents.

Keynote Scripture: Galatians 1:1-10

Here Comes the Dreamer

Sunday 15th January 2017

The world will be changed by those who dare to dream, so as George Bernard Shaw once said, “People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.”

Keynote Scripture: Genesis 37:18-19

Healthy Faith or Toxic Faith?

Sunday 8th January 2017

Join us as we discuss seven signs of healthy faith, as contrasted with seven signs of toxic faith.

Keynote Scripture: Matthew 7:24-27

Today You Will Be With Me in Paradise

Sunday 1st January 2017

As we begin a New Year, we remember the outrageous grace of God extended to a criminal by Jesus – the same grace extended to you and me.

Keynote Scripture: Luke 23:43

Love Came Down-Still Does-Always Will!

Sunday 25th December 2016

The Christmas story is not complete without an emphasis on its foundational focal point – God in Christ came down to us with his love – his love still comes and his love always will! Join us for our Christmas service.

Keynote Scripture: Revelation 21:3

One Yet Three

Sunday 18th December 2016

Prepare to be enraptured and enthralled by the significance of the mysterious, magical and mystical number “three” – as it applies to the significance of the birth of Jesus for you and me.

Keynote Scripture: John 1:1, 14

Mission Impossible

Sunday 11th December 2016

One of the classic television shows first aired in the mid 1960s – and while its missions seemed impossible, they pale into insignificance when compared with the mission impossible of the birth of Jesus – God in the flesh.

Keynote Scripture: Matthew 1:18-23