CWR Teaching Ministry

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

The Living Years

Sunday 17th June 2018

George W. Bush once said, “We judge others by their group’s worst example, while we judge ourselves by our best intentions.”  On this Father’s Day, we’ll consider what that truth  has to do with children and parents.

Keynote Scripture: Matthew 7:1-2

By What Power or What Name?

Sunday 10th June 2018

Who or what is your ultimate authority – who pipes the tunes to which you dance and who plays the music to which you march?

Keynote Scripture: Acts 4:1-7

Prepare to be Unprepared

Sunday 3rd June 2018

When we live by faith, not by sight, how absolutely  prepared  can we be for the unforeseen?   Life, by its very nature, is unpredictable – something always goes wrong.

Keynote Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13

A Transformation – Not a Transaction

Sunday 27th May 2018

Join Greg as he surveys 12 transforming passages that, in concert with all of the gospel of Jesus Christ, conclusively demonstrate that we are saved by what God makes of us, not something we earn or achieve.

Red Letter Christians Under Attack!

Sunday 20th May 2018

Christ-followers adamantly believe they are who they are, in Christ, because of what God has done for them.  The world at large, including much of Christendom, believes what we do and how we behave determines who we are.

Keynote Scripture: Colossians 2:8

Lopsided Love

Sunday 13th May 2018

Of all the relationships in your life, none will be so positively lopsided, in your favor, as that of your mother’s love.

Keynote Scripture: Isaiah 49:15

You Want Justice… or God’s Love?

Sunday 6th May 2018

Would you rather God judge you impartially and give you the benefit of the doubt, would you prefer his justice to be strictly by the book?

Keynote Scripture: Galatians 3:26-28

Rejecting Grace is Rejecting Jesus

Sunday 29th April 2018

Believing God’s love to be dependent on obedience to law amounts to rejecting his grace which in turn is a rejection of Jesus.

Keynote Scripture: Galatians 2:17-21

The Grace Lottery

Saturday 21st April 2018

Have you ever bargained with God, assuring him of all the good things you would do, if only he would allow you to win the lottery?

Keynote Scripture: Romans 11:33-36

Two Kinds of People?

Saturday 14th April 2018

Dividing the world into right and wrong and them vs. us is an exercise that takes us away from Jesus Christ, rather than toward him.

Keynote Scripture: John 14:6

Nail Marks and Scars

Saturday 7th April 2018

Jesus’ nail marks and scars testify to how far he will always go out of his everlasting love for you.

Keynote Scripture: John 20:24-31

Nothing Else Matters

Saturday 31st March 2018

Jesus is the fountain of life and in his light we see light – when all is said and done, nothing else matters apart from Jesus.

Keynote Scripture: Psalm 36:9