CWR Teaching Ministry

Running With the Wind

Sunday 31st May 2020

While it is true that we as Christ followers encounter resistance as we journey with Jesus, the greater truth is that our journey is more aptly described as “Running With the Wind.”

Is That All There Is?

Sunday 24th May 2020

What is the purpose of life, anyway? After you have done all you can possibly say, contribute or do, will you be left asking, “Is That All There Is?”

Grace is Senseless, Irrational and Absurd

Sunday 17th May 2020

Christians of all ages, sizes shapes and colors have been drugged into a stupor of thinking that good human behavior is the key to their relationship with God – and thus many, perhaps the majority, believe that God’s grace is senseless, irrational and absurd.

Forever and Ever A-men

Sunday 10th May 2020

We celebrate Mother’s Day by considering a mother’s love, and even more, by focusing our thoughts on the endless, eternal, boundless love of our heavenly Father.

The Narrow Door

Sunday 3rd May 2020

While Jesus said the entrance to eternal life is through a narrow door, many misunderstand, assuming the necessity of effort and works on their part to squirm into and barely make it through a narrow space. Is that what Jesus was teaching?

Proof Text Alert!

Sunday 26th April 2020

Taking a quotation or a few verses out of context in order to “prove” an already presumed-to-be true teaching or practice is a widely-followed abuse of the Bible.

“We Had Hoped…”

Sunday 19th April 2020

Who do we expect God to be and what do we hope he will do for us? We want him to be strong, but in Christ he became weak – we want him to be rich, but he became poor that we might become rich in his grace.

Death Swallowed Up

Sunday 12th April 2020

Join us for our annual Easter service, as we collectively give thanks that we are not disposable, but rather God renews and transforms us, saving us from death and the grave.

 

The King of a Rather Strange Kingdom

Sunday 5th April 2020

On Palm Sunday, remembering Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem on a donkey, we are reminded that we worship and follow a different kind of a King.

 

 

 

Sin Has Been Done Away With!

Sunday 29th March 2020
Many believe that certain parts of the old covenant have been “done away with” – but Hebrews 9:26 says that Jesus has come to “do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself.”

 

Grace Brings Grace Home

Sunday 22nd March 2020
God’s love and grace is stronger and more resilient than anything that you or I can do to either deserve it or to cause him to remove it.

 

This Too Will Pass

Sunday 15th March 2020
All the agonies of our lives will one day pass, but by the same token, so too will the ecstasies. “All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers”

 

Freedom From Oppression and Impoverishment

Sunday 8th March 2020
George Bernard Shaw wondered about “scores of thousands of human insects groping through our own darkness by the feeble phosphorescence of their own tails, yet ready at a moment’s notice to reveal the will of God on every possible subject”

 

Tender Mercies

Sunday 1st March 2020
Following Jesus is not a matter of finding the right path and doing all the right things, it’s not about reforming our bad habits, it’s about him transforming us.

 

Coloring Outside the Lines

Sunday 23rd February 2020
The religious professionals of Jesus’ day were upset with him because his way of life was outside the lines they had drawn.   Jesus refused to conform to their religious expectations.

 

More Than Fans

Sunday 16th February 2020
There’s nothing wrong with being a member of Jesus’ fan club, but Jesus asks us to be more than fans.

 

Love is Tough

Sunday 9th February 2020

Paul Simon and the Beatles provide lyrical illustrations as we ponder the tough and vulnerable love of God as it lives in us in the risen life of our Lord.

 

The Anchor Holds

Sunday 2nd February 2020

Let the winds of change blow.   Let the waves of the sea toss us here and there.   Let the uncertainties of this life come – and they will!  We have Jesus, the Anchor of our souls.

 

Keynote Scripture: Hebrews 6:13-20

Set Free From Sins

Sunday 26th January 2020

Join Greg as he shares four principles that explain how God forgive us and sets us free and how he empowers us to share and pass on his forgiveness to others.

Keynote Scripture: Hebrews 9:13-15

Dream On With Jesus

Sunday 19th January 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream and so do we, as Christ-followers.  Dreamers are often misunderstood and despised.   Jesus had a dream and that dream is alive as he lives within us.

 

Keynote Scripture: Hebrews 11:13-16

God Loves AND Likes You

Sunday 12th January 2020

It might seem that God loves us because he has to – that’s who he is.   But, it’s more than that! If he likes us then he really wants to be around us – if he likes us he can’t get enough of us

 

Keynote Scripture: Philippians 1:8

The Treasure of Grace

Sunday 5th January 2020

Our immediate reaction when we hear of buried treasure is to think of swashbuckling pirates who are walking on the wild side.   But Jesus offers a different take on buried treasure.

 

Keynote Scripture: Matthew 13:44

Receive or Reject Grace and Truth?

Sunday 29th December 2019

Which will it be – Moses and the curse of the law – or grace and truth to which we are invited by Jesus?

Keynote Scripture: John 1:1-5

Can You See Him?

Sunday 22nd December 2019

John 1:18 tells us until the birth of Jesus, God the One and Only, no one had ever seen God. Through his birth, life, teachings, death and resurrection God the Son makes the Father known. Join us for our annual Christmas sermon as we celebrate the incarnation – the birth of God in the flesh.

Keynote Scripture: John 1:18

Suffering and Service

Sunday 15th December 2019

In his suffering and service Jesus glorified the Father, yet ironically the glory of God is not how we perceive and understand glory.

Keynote Scripture: John 13:12