CWR Teaching Ministry

Consummate and Perfect Love

Sunday 10th February 2019

The cross of Christ is where the consummate and perfect can be found, the no-strings attached, inclusive, unconditional embrace offered to everyone.

Removing Religion From Christ-Centered Faith

Sunday 3rd February 2019

Religion is like barnacles that attach themselves to a boat or ship. The barnacles on the boat of Christ-centered faith are not the boat, they are religious pills and prescriptions – religious ceremonies and creeds, dogmas and doctrines.

Keynote Scripture: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Finding What You’re Looking For?

Sunday 27th January 2019

Join us as Greg asks if we are primarily focused on finding what we are looking for or if our Christ-centered focus is finding what God is looking for.

Keynote Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:26-31

Chaos or Community

Sunday 20th January 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. said, “hatred and bitterness can never cure the disease of fear.” Recrimination and revenge continue the unending cycle of hatred and violence while love and forgiveness leads to community and forgiveness.

Keynote Scripture: Isaiah 40:4-5

A Five-Cent Ice Cream Cone

Sunday 13th January 2019

Jesus talked about how hospitality and kindness we give in his name can be a life changing event for others. Join us as we find out about who looks back on a lifetimes of accomplishment and values the gift of a five-cent ice cream cone more than any other award or achievement.

Keynote Scripture: Matthew 25:34-36

He Knows Your Name

Sunday 6th January 2019

The Good Shepherd knows the sheep of his flock BY NAME. According to Isaiah, God has engraved (tattooed?) our names on the palms of his hands.

Keynote Scripture: John 10:1-3

A Tiny Ripple of Hope

Sunday 30th December 2018

Just as a small pebble thrown into a pond created energy that ripples in ever larger circles, when we stand up for others and serve them in the name of Jesus, we can send forth tiny ripples of hope.

Keynote Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:3-7

This is Christmas – Believe Him and Receive Him

Sunday 23rd December 2018

Jesus brings a thrill of hope to this weary world – his presence is more meaningful that any/all physical Christmas presents. Believe Him and Receive Him!

Keynote Scripture: John 1:14

Christmas – Conflict and Contradiction

Sunday 16th December 2018

The true significance of the birth of Jesus can be lost or discarded in the business that surrounded its true heart and core – peripheral controversies, false claims and unreasonable expectations that turn celebration and joy into misery and alienation.

Keynote Scripture: Matthew 1:18-23

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