CWR Teaching Ministry

Forgiveness – Why?

Saturday 16th September 2017

There is no doubt that the act of forgiving another is good for the one offering forgiveness – but is that the primary reason that Christ-followers forgive?

Keynote Scripture: Luke 6:27-28

All Jesus All the Time – Why?

Saturday 9th September 2017

The more Jesus is at the center of our faith then the healthier our faith will be.

This is God…

Saturday 2nd September 2017

The most important spiritual need in our world today is for the image of God that so many have been given to be healed and transformed – so that we all might know who God really is, and who he is not.

Keynote Scripture: John 20:31

In Christ, NOT Under The Law

Saturday 26th August 2017

God’s grace cuts through unending religious red tape that sucks the life out of those who would rest in Christ.

Keynote Scripture: Mark 3:1-6

I Want to Know Where Love Is

Saturday 19th August 2017

God’s love does not magically cause all our pain to dissolve in a puff of smoke, but its great mystery and strength the mystery of the greatest love of all is that in Christ he shares our heartache and pain with us, and give us rest and peace.

Keynote Scripture: Luke 5:29-31

Jesus is Our Center

Saturday 12th August 2017

Ironically, religion at large is incredibly self-centered and self-absorbed, on an endless quest of trying to convince God to love and approve us, whereas Christ-centered faith is surrendering to God who already loves us.

Keynote Scripture: 1 John 4:18

The Way of Grace

Sunday 6th August 2017

Contrary to popular religious opinion, God’s grace is not all about digging in, refusing to compromise values and dogmatically letting others know when and where they are wrong.

Keynote Scripture: Matthew 7:13-14

Treasure in a Jar of Clay

Sunday 30th July 2017

Join us as we learn about the lessons embedded in a spiritual fable titled “The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip.”

Keynote Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:7

What is God’s Plan For Your Life?

Sunday 23rd July 2017

Many seem to be absolutely certain about specifics of God’s will and do not hesitate to dogmatically share their views with others.

Keynote Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11

Giving With a Cheerful Heart

Sunday 16th July 2017

We will discuss what the Bible says and what it doesn’t say about giving.

Keynote Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:6-8

What Is and Who Is the Church?

Sunday 9th July 2017

The church – the universal body of Christ – is far more about who we are than it is where we go and what building we attend and what ceremonies we perform and those we don’t.

Keynote Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:12-20

To What or To Whom Do We Owe Allegiance?

Sunday 2nd July 2017

It’s a time immemorial dilemma for religion – does the nation in which one is a citizen and the religion of which one is a member dictate who God is and how he is worshiped?

Keynote Scripture: Matthew 5:43-45

We Need a Bigger Boat

Sunday 25th June 2017

Many characterize their religious church or movement rowing away from the sinking ship of “the world” – they are “saved” and the ship of this world is going down, and anyone not on board their lifeboat deserves to be lost.

Keynote Scripture: 1 John 4:7-8

Our Father’s Love

Sunday 18th June 2017

Greg was reminded at a memorial service about the love of God that Jesus lives in us, it’s a love that God gives us first before any and all other considerations.

Keynote Scripture: 1 John 4:9-11

Spare Us the Indignity of Indiscriminate Acceptance!

Sunday 11th June 2017

The unvarnished, ugly and unadorned truth is that morality based on religion outraged and offended by God’s indiscriminate acceptance of anyone other than its rituals, rites, routines and regulation.

Keynote Scripture: Galatians 3:1-3

Regrets – I’ve Had a Few

Sunday 4th June 2017

The gospel in a nutshell: Beyond our limited capacity to believe, or to even dare hope for – Jesus knows all of our regrets, and he loves us anyway!

Keynote Scripture:

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