CWR Teaching Ministry

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

The Rich Man and the Eye of a Needle

Sunday 24th February 2019

Join us as Greg leads a discussion about what Jesus really meant when he said “it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

Keynote Scripture: Matthew 19:23-24

The Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Sunday 17th February 2019

God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit is the focus extended in Paul’s benediction “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all”

Keynote Scripture: 2 Corinthians 13:14

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