CWR Teaching Ministry

Playing Religious Games

Sunday 9th August 2020
Bad news religion entices people into playing religious games, but no one wins those games.  In fact,  religious games are dangerous and toxic, leading to many un-Christ like products.

 

 

 

I Fought the Law…

Sunday 2nd August 2020
The law accuses us and identifies our flaws, but obedience to any law does not make one righteous – there is only One Way to know and relate to God.

 

The Blame Game

Sunday 26th July 2020

If God has known all along how we will eventually respond to him, doesn’t that mean since we have no choice we have no responsibility for our lives? Can we blame God if he doesn’t allow us to choose in the first place?

 

So – Who Are You?

Sunday 19th July 2020

Does information and data such as our birth date, social security number, profession, passport and citizenship tell the whole story of who we really are?

 

Make It Go Away

Sunday 12th July 2020

Doctors are often asked by their patients, and lawyers by their clients, a similar request many ask God “just make it go away.” But God doesn’t always do that, does he?

 

Above All Other Flags

Saturday 4th July 2020

Are Christ-followers expected to be un-questionably devoted to and blindly obey human authorities even when they seem to be far from Christ-like?

 

Prayer – There’s More Than One Crayon In Your Box

Sunday 28th June 2020

Organized, lockstep and predictable prayers (like “coloring within the lines”) are not the only way to pray. We may not offer formulaic prayers we say but our prayers may also include “coloring outside the lines.”

 

 

The Heart and Soul of Our Father

Sunday 21st June 2020

Many misinterpret God because of our human tendency to assume God will treat us the way those who are near and dear to us have. Father’s Day is a perfect time to come closer to the God who loves us beyond our wildest imaginations.

The Curse of Perfectionism

Sunday 14th June 2020

Join us as we talk about the bridge from performance pressure and the stress of perfectionism, crossing over to the grace of God, the antidote to perfectionism.

 

The Circle Cannot be Broken

Sunday 7th June 2020

God is a circle that cannot be broken, and because God is love, God’s love is a circle that cannot be broken.

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
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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.