CWR Teaching Ministry

Empty is Better Than Being Full

Sunday 18th August 2019

Kenosis is a Greek word that Paul used to describe the self-emptying, self-giving, self-sacrificial love of Jesus. He came to give rather than acquire. He came to serve rather than be served. He came to be condemned rather than condemn.

Keynote Scripture: Philippians 2:1-8

So That – or Because?

Sunday 11th August 2019

Does God love us in and when we deserve his love? Must we live so that he will love us, or should we live because he already loves us?

Keynote Scripture: Galatians 3:1-5

Travel Light

Sunday 4th August 2019

As Christ followers, people of The Way, we are pilgrims and sojourners, not settlers, because we do not find anything in the here and now worth settling for.

Keynote Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-2

Lean On Me

Sunday 28th July 2019

We lean on Jesus because of his goodness and grace, not our own – and when we trust and believe Jesus, and thus lean on him he may lead people to lean on us and so be directed to eventually lean on Him.

Keynote Scripture: Psalm 23

Who is God and What is He Like?

Sunday 21st July 2019

When God is created in the image of humans, he keeps religious rules and is capable of being manipulated by the deeds and obedience of humans.

Keynote Scripture: Acts 17:22-29

Believe, Belong, Become

Sunday 14th July 2019

The gospel invites you and me to The Three B’s – Believe (in and on Jesus), Belong (to Jesus, to his kingdom and his universal church) and Become (a transformed child of God).

Keynote Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:5-6

No Matter How Hard You Try

Sunday 7th July 2019

Grace is all about the divine and miraculous lifting of a weight, expectation or spiritual measurement. Grace is for when our best is not good enough, when we can’t measure up No Matter How Hard We Try.

Keynote Scripture: John 1:12-13

Are You Really Free?

Sunday 30th June 2019

We can’t save ourselves from the messes in which we find ourselves but we can always trust Jesus to save us and give us rest from the exhaustion we experience trying to save ourselves.

Keynote Scripture: Galatians 5:1, 13-18

Junkyard Dogs

Sunday 23rd June 2019

Apart from God’s grace, we are all as worthless as a discarded car or truck in a junkyard, and as desperate as the junk yard dogs who fight for the dead carcasses that might be found in such places.

Keynote Scripture: Ezekiel 37:1-6

50 Years of Marriage

Sunday 16th June 2019

Join Greg as he reflects on lessons learned from 50 years of marriage.

Keynote Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Failure is Inevitable But Never Final

Sunday 9th June 2019

If our only hope is our own ability to do enough things to please God we are all dead meat.

Keynote Scripture: Jeremiah 31:33-34

Irresistible and Inescapable Love

Sunday 2nd June 2019

God’s love is endless. Much of Christ-less religion emphasizes our search for God, but the gospel is clear – God will relentlessly and incessantly search for us.

Keynote Scripture: Philippians 1:3-6

The Bridge From Here to Eternity

Sunday 26th May 2019

As Christ following pilgrims we long for a better country, and in Christ, by the grace of God, we are enabled to cross over from now to then… from here to eternity.

Keynote Scripture: Hebrews 11:13-16

Not That Kind of a Christian

Sunday 19th May 2019

Have you ever felt compelled to explain that you, as a Christ follower, are not THAT KIND of a Christian? Join us as we ponder this topic.

Keynote Scripture: Luke 9:46-50

Self Giving Love

Sunday 12th May 2019

Mothers are superb examples of self-giving love, but the ultimate demonstration of self-giving love is Jesus, and we are called to pass on that love to others.

Keynote Scripture: Galatians 2:20

Get Real

Sunday 5th May 2019

Christ-less religion is filled with charlatans, fakes and actors who wear a costume and act out a role, pretending, posing and posturing. Jesus proclaims, “Get real!”

Keynote Scripture: Romans 7:15

The Power of Love

Sunday 28th April 2019

Jesus so redefines “power” and “love” that human ideals of superiority and being in charge are turned upside down – leaving us with his spirit and attitude of service.

Keynote Scripture: John 15:9-17

Is It True?

Sunday 21st April 2019

If the dead don’t stay dead, then what can we count on? Why is it that the most common reaction to Jesus is to want him to stay dead and deny his resurrection?

Keynote Scripture: 1 Peter 1:3-4

What He Did For You and Me

Sunday 14th April 2019

Jesus saved and saves us… but from what exactly… and how are we accepted and reconciled? How and why Jesus lavished the love of God on all mankind is almost beyond our human comprehension – it is part of what makes God who he is.

Keynote Scripture: Colossians 2:13-15

Remember (Communion)

Sunday 7th April 2019

Join us as we examine the meaning, importance and spiritual significance of remembering Jesus.

Keynote Scripture: 1 Corinthians 11:23-25

Repent and Believe

Sunday 31st March 2019

Because repentance involves sorrow for actions we have taken it is an activity that most people avoid like the plague – maybe that’s why nobody ever seems to be wrong about anything!

Keynote Scripture: Mark 1:14-15

Hope Now! Hope Always!

Sunday 24th March 2019

No thief can take away our God given hope – our hope in Christ cannot be denied by death, it is impervious to erosion and deterioration.

Keynote Scripture: Psalm 131

Everyone is Forgiven

Sunday 17th March 2019

As hard as it is to imagine that God truly forgives us, wrapping our heads and hearts around how and why God forgives others is an entirely different matter.

Keynote Scripture: Colossians 3:12-14

Do We Know the Great I Am?

Sunday 10th March 2019

People are often exasperated when someone they feel should recognize them does not – put the reaction on the other foot. Do we know Who we really need to know?

Keynote Scripture: Matthew 11:29

God’s Master Stroke

Sunday 3rd March 2019

Of all God’s revelations to humanity, one event stands alone as his Master Stroke.

Keynote Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:1-2