Sermons by Pastor Shawn

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ADVENT WEEK 1 – HOPE WALKS A BROKEN PATH – MATTHEW:1

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Advent means coming – it is a time when we reflect on the implications of Jesus’ birth, and calibrate our lives in light of his second coming. Historically the winter solstice, the darkest time of the year, was chosen to celebrate the coming of the light of the world. But Advent also reminds us that […]

SEXUALTIY & GRACE PART 2 : EMPHASIZING GRACE

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John, Jesus’ best friend, used these words to describe how Jesus treated people: he was ‘full of grace and truth.’ Jesus was full of grace for people. And he told them the full truth. We want to be like Jesus. But when it comes to how we have treated people in the LGBTQ community, we […]

Tears and Tragedy

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It has been an immensely difficult week for our town. The death of three men at our arena has left many reeling in sadness and shock- it is so tragic. This week’s events have reminded us how important community is. We have men and women amongst us who have served as first responders, reacting and […]

THE FUTURE TENSE OF GRACE : GLORIFICATION

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Who cares about heaven? Aren’t we pursuing our dreams right now? Heaven is just an after-life to the real life here. Harps, clouds, angel wings, worship songs for 10 000 years. Sounds ethereal, detached, maybe even painful. Life now is real, gritty and tangible. A big reason why our vision of heaven is so un-compelling […]

THE PAST TENSE OF GRACE : JUSTIFICATION

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I love talking about grace. Not just because I know I need it, but because the grace I have found is extravagantly greater and better and more generous than any of us could dare hope for. It really is amazing..day, by his grace, we celebrate Mel and Sherry Reimer joining our leadership team to help […]

Grace

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If the Church was Apple Inc., grace would be our iphone. Jesus came, lived and died so that Grace could be our flagship product. When people think of the church, the first thing that should come to mind is Grace. So why is that so often not the case? How have we got it so […]

THE POWER OF STORY

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We like movies. We like novels. We like Storytellers. Why? Because we like stories. Stories make life interesting. We want to hear funny, inspiring, and moving stories. And if we are honest, we want to be in those stories ourselves. We want our story to be one that other people will want to listen to. […]

RACISM & THE GOSPEL

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Good morning welcome to Mountainside. I believe that God’s heart beats for all of humanity. I believe that his salvation will visit every tribe and tongue; it will fall on every ethnicity and nationality. I believe that salvation is offered to all, and that to whomever would receive Christ he gives the right to be […]

TAKE A WALK ON THE WISE SIDE : PARENTING

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In this series on wisdom we have been taking wisdom like a jewel, turning it and looking at it from different viewpoints and letting it shine on a bunch of practical areas of our lives. Today we will look at parenting: that incredibly challenging and important call to be used by God as a tool […]