Sermons by Pastor Shawn

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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 […]

King David Series: Darkness

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Our spirit’s have virtues. But they also have darkness.  Listen to Pastor Shawn talk about the darkness in one of histories greatest heroes, and learn to understand your own.

King David Series: Integrity

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Integrity is difficult to earn, and easy to lose. But it is essential to a life of greatness. David’s integrity was tested, as ours will be. Listen to hear how you can build and keep a life of integrity.

King David Series: Strength

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What do you do when you feel disappointment with God? What do you do when you’ve prayed your guts out and nothing’s changed; when the promises of God don’t seem to line up with reality? Crises and pain can either undermine your faith in God, or drive you closer to him. In this sermon Pastor […]

Fight for our life Part 4: Judge Not (Round 2)

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“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged.”  These words were spoken by a man who claimed he would be the future judge of the whole world.  They are words that are burned into the minds of our culture.  But what do you do when you are watching someone you love behave in […]