CWR Teaching Ministry

An Unbelievable Message

Sunday 9th December 2018

Jesus was and is, as is the gospel, a tender plant – a root out of dry ground.

Keynote Scripture: Isaiah 53:1-2

Jesus Is Coming

Sunday 2nd December 2018

According to “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” Santa bases his gifts on an entirely different perspective than Jesus does when he comes to town.

Keynote Scripture: John 1:17

Never Judge a Book By Its Cover

Sunday 25th November 2018

It’s almost as hard removing a false image from one’s mind as it is to avoid judging “the hell” out of others on the basis of their external appearance.

Keynote Scripture: Isaiah 53:2

First Things

Sunday 18th November 2018

What are the most important priorities in your life?

Keynote Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

Success by Excess is Not True Greatness

Sunday 11th November 2018

Marvel with us about the truth of the advice Billy’s grandmother gave him – “When the game is over, it all goes back in the box.”

Keynote Scripture: Mark 9:33-37

We Are GIVEN The Victory!

Sunday 4th November 2018

We are GIVEN not just any victory, but THE victory “through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57). Our victory is GIVEN by the grace of God, who graciously allows us to be part of his plan, but we are not THE plan – Jesus is THE plan.

Keynote Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:50-58

Taking, Possessing or Giving?

Sunday 28th October 2018

The Parable of the Good Samaritan yields remarkable insights into the giving way of life lived in us by our Lord and Savior.

Keynote Scripture: Luke 10:25-37

The Life of Our Risen Lord

Sunday 21st October 2018

Our spiritual transformation, regeneration and new life into a living hope is “through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…” (1 Peter 1:3).

Keynote Scripture: 1 Peter 1:3

Breaking News

Sunday 14th October 2018

Christ-less religion is status quo, expected, regularly scheduled programming – whereas the gospel of Jesus Christ is “breaking news” – incredible, wonderful and amazing news of Jesus who is “the way and the truth and the life.”

Keynote Scripture: Ephesians 2:4-5

Information is Not Knowledge and Knowledge is Not Wisdom

Sunday 7th October 2018

Is our 21st century infatuation with information making our world a better place? Do our addictions to information retrieval systems and our desire for electronic connectivity endanger wisdom?

Keynote Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6

It’s Hard to Listen When You’re Talkin

Sunday 30th September 2018

It’s possible for prayer to become an overwhelming monologue so that we are so busy talking we can’t hear or perceive God’s answers.

Keynote Scripture: Luke 18:9-14

Is Anyone Ever Wrong Anymore?

Sunday 23rd September 2018

The problem with repentance is that no one ever believes themselves to be wrong so they have nothing to repent of or about.

Keynote Scripture: Romans 3:10, 23

Why Doesn’t God Say or Do Something?

Sunday 16th September 2018

While many foresee God making his will known through dramatic “acts of God” he often works in ways we would not expect. He came to Elijah in a whisper, rather than in the powerful wind, earthquake or fire.

Keynote Scripture: 1 Kings 19:1-13

You Are Un-invited

Sunday 9th September 2018

If you don’t fall down and worship before the golden calf you will be asked to leave the sacred place of religion. When push comes to shove, religious authorities often ex-communicate and un-invite those who follow Jesus Christ.

Keynote Scripture: Romans 12:9-17

The Grace Cafe

Sunday 2nd September 2018

Bruce Springsteen sings “Everybody’s got a hungry heart.” There are two places for us to dine, seeking spiritual nourishment – The Grace Café and The Karma Café.

Keynote Scripture: Isaiah 25:6-8

You Are Not Alone!

Sunday 26th August 2018

Christ followers are never alone – their faith is centered in Jesus alone and Jesus is always with them and in them.

Keynote Scripture: Psalm 23

Death, Taxes and Being Hacked

Sunday 19th August 2018

We can either place our primary trust in earthly treasures or in heavenly treasures, and the process of accumulating and receiving those treasures couldn’t be more different.

Keynote Scripture: Matthew 6:19-21

The Secret of Being Content

Sunday 12th August 2018

Contentment is not gained or achieved, even through the rigors and rituals of religion.   Contentment is a gift of God.

Keynote Scripture: Philippians 4:11-12

Where Are You Going?

Sunday 5th August 2018

If you don’t know where you are going, in all probability you will wind up somewhere else – where are YOU going and HOW will you arrive at your destination?

Keynote Scripture: John 13:31-38

He Is Who He Is

Sunday 29th July 2018

God is not who you think he is or who you would like him to be or who you have been told he is – God is who he says he is.

Keynote Scripture: Exodus 3:14

Leave it to Me

Sunday 22nd July 2018

Join us as we take a careful, Christ-centered look at the Parable of the Weeds, one of the kingdom-of-heaven parables in Matthew 13.

Keynote Scripture: Matthew 13:24-30

Getting the Cart Before the Horse

Sunday 15th July 2018

Grace-based faith is all about what God has done in Christ to rescue and redeem us before it is ever about any kind of response we give to what he has done for us.

Keynote Scripture: Colossians 1:9-14

The Center of the Gospel

Sunday 8th July 2018

As important as it is, it may be shocking to some to discover that feeding the hungry and helping the poor is not the heart and core of the gospel.

Keynote Scripture: Matthew 25:40

Freedom … For What?

Sunday 1st July 2018

Why God determined to give human beings freedom might be the greatest mystery in human existence.

Keynote Scripture: Galatians 5:1

The Gospel is Not a Band-Aid

Sunday 24th June 2018

Some people apparently feel that God fits neatly into their hip pocket, right there with their Smart phone, because it seems he agrees with virtually all the decisions they want to make and the things they desire.

Keynote Scripture: 1 Peter 2:19-21