Jul 17, 2022
Go Therefore and Make Disciples – Tom LeRoy
Series: One off

This week, Pastor Tom LeRoy shares 'Go Therefore and Make Disciples' based on Matthew 28:16-20.

1. Jesus is using us
2. Jesus is sending us
3. Jesus tells us to keep going

ICEBREAKER: What would you change if you were in charge of the company you work for?
1. In Matthew 28:1-9, Jesus’ followers are called “disciples”, meaning a learner, pupil, follower, or even an apprentice. But in Matthew 28:10, Jesus called them “brothers”. Is this significant? Why or why not [cf. Luke 8:21; John 20:17; and John 21:23]?
2. Matthew’s resurrection account is rather short. However, he included details found in no other gospel. What is unique about Matthew 28:11-15, and what is its relevance [cf. Proverbs 6:16-19; Matthew 27:62-66; and Luke 16:29-31]?
3. A report of hardened unbelief [Matthew 28:11-15] is sandwiched between two instances of worship and belief [Matthew 28:1-10 and 16-20]. What does this illustrate about the spiritual condition of the human heart [cf. Luke 18:9-14; Romans 10:3; and Philippians 3:3-11]?
4. Why do you think some of the disciples were still doubting in Matthew 28:17? What was giving rise to their doubts? Was it understandable in light of recent events [cf. Romans 14:23; Hebrews 11:6; and James 1:6-8]?
5. Matthew 28:9 and 17 says Jesus’ followers worshiped Him. What do you imagine that looked like considering the fact they weren’t in a building, had no worship instruments, and no other worship tools at hand? What does this indicate about the nature of true worship [cf. Matthew 2:11; John 4:21-24; and John 9:38]?
6. The Great Commission of Matthew 28:19-20 has one command: “make disciples”. The other three actions words describe how to accomplish that mission: by going, baptizing, and teaching. How are you participating in each of these disciple-making activities [cf. Luke 24:46-49; Acts 1:8; and Romans 10:6-17]?
7. What did you find helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message?
“Christian life is the discipled life
and the discipling life.
Yes, Christianity involves taking
the road less traveled and hearing
a different drummer. But not
in the way that Frost and Thoreau
meant. Christianity is not for loners or
individualists. It is for a people traveling
together down the narrow path
that leads to life. You must follow
and you must lead. You must be loved
and you must love. And we love
others best by helping them
to follow Jesus down the pathway of life.”
Mark Dever
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  • Jul 17, 2022Go Therefore and Make Disciples – Tom LeRoy
    Jul 17, 2022
    Go Therefore and Make Disciples – Tom LeRoy
    Series: One off

    This week, Pastor Tom LeRoy shares 'Go Therefore and Make Disciples' based on Matthew 28:16-20.

    1. Jesus is using us
    2. Jesus is sending us
    3. Jesus tells us to keep going

    ICEBREAKER: What would you change if you were in charge of the company you work for?
    1. In Matthew 28:1-9, Jesus’ followers are called “disciples”, meaning a learner, pupil, follower, or even an apprentice. But in Matthew 28:10, Jesus called them “brothers”. Is this significant? Why or why not [cf. Luke 8:21; John 20:17; and John 21:23]?
    2. Matthew’s resurrection account is rather short. However, he included details found in no other gospel. What is unique about Matthew 28:11-15, and what is its relevance [cf. Proverbs 6:16-19; Matthew 27:62-66; and Luke 16:29-31]?
    3. A report of hardened unbelief [Matthew 28:11-15] is sandwiched between two instances of worship and belief [Matthew 28:1-10 and 16-20]. What does this illustrate about the spiritual condition of the human heart [cf. Luke 18:9-14; Romans 10:3; and Philippians 3:3-11]?
    4. Why do you think some of the disciples were still doubting in Matthew 28:17? What was giving rise to their doubts? Was it understandable in light of recent events [cf. Romans 14:23; Hebrews 11:6; and James 1:6-8]?
    5. Matthew 28:9 and 17 says Jesus’ followers worshiped Him. What do you imagine that looked like considering the fact they weren’t in a building, had no worship instruments, and no other worship tools at hand? What does this indicate about the nature of true worship [cf. Matthew 2:11; John 4:21-24; and John 9:38]?
    6. The Great Commission of Matthew 28:19-20 has one command: “make disciples”. The other three actions words describe how to accomplish that mission: by going, baptizing, and teaching. How are you participating in each of these disciple-making activities [cf. Luke 24:46-49; Acts 1:8; and Romans 10:6-17]?
    7. What did you find helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message?
    “Christian life is the discipled life
    and the discipling life.
    Yes, Christianity involves taking
    the road less traveled and hearing
    a different drummer. But not
    in the way that Frost and Thoreau
    meant. Christianity is not for loners or
    individualists. It is for a people traveling
    together down the narrow path
    that leads to life. You must follow
    and you must lead. You must be loved
    and you must love. And we love
    others best by helping them
    to follow Jesus down the pathway of life.”
    Mark Dever
  • Jul 10, 2022Hope for Tired Christians – Darryl Dash
    Jul 10, 2022
    Hope for Tired Christians – Darryl Dash
    Series: One off
    This week, our guest speaker Dr. Darryl Dash (Liberty Grace Church) shares 'Hope for Tired Christians' based on Isaiah 40:27-31.

    Phase One: Our Despair (40:27)

    Phase Two: God's Greatness (40:28)

    Phase Three: Our Renewal (40:29-31)

    ICEBREAKER: What is the weirdest food combination you've made and tried?

    1.    In the verses prior to Isaiah 40:28-31, God declares His absolute sovereignty over His creation, including the nations [Isaiah 40:10-17]. How do these words encourage you and give you God’s perspective during today’s turbulent times [cf. Psalm 47:1-9; Daniel 2:44-45; and Daniel 4:34-37]?

     

    2.    Why is idolatry so foolish [Isaiah 40:18-20]? Also consult Isaiah 44:9-20; Isaiah 46:5-7; and Habakkuk 2:18-19.

     

    3.    Why does pondering the created order around us foster faith in the LORD [Isaiah 40:25-27]? Also consider Psalm 8:1-9; Psalm 19:1-6; and Isaiah 42:5.

     

    4.    How does thinking about eternal realities help you deal with present problems [Isaiah 40:28]? Also examine Nehemiah 9:5-6; Psalm 90:1-6; and Romans 11:33-36.

     

    5.    How does the truth that the LORD never grows weary inspire you when you become weary [Isaiah 40:28-30]? Also look up Isaiah 41:10; and Jeremiah 31:25; and Romans 8:31.

     

    6.    What does it mean to “wait for the LORD” [Isaiah 40:31]? What benefits come to those who learn to put this into practice [cf. Psalm 27:1-14; Psalm 130:1-8; and 2 Corinthians 4:16-18]?

    7.    What did you find helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message?

    “The remedy for discouragement is the Word of God. When you feed your heart and mind with its truth, you regain your perspective and find renewed strength.”

    (Warren Wiersbe)

     

  • Jul 3, 2022The Eternal Significance of Your Body – Scott Stein
    Jul 3, 2022
    The Eternal Significance of Your Body – Scott Stein
    Series: One off
    This week, our guest speaker is Scott Stein from Prepared to Answer. He shares a message titled 'The Eternal Significance of Your Body' and the key text is Romans 12:1.

    1. Jesus’ Incarnation
    2. Jesus’ Crucifixion
    3. Jesus’ Resurrection

    ICEBREAKER: What brands do you love/hate the most?
     
    1. Why is exhortation necessary for the people of God [Romans 12:1]? Also consult Acts 14:21-22; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; and Hebrews 3:12-13 for more insights.

    2. In context, what are “the mercies of God” that the Apostle Paul referred to in Romans 12:1? How do they form the foundation of his exhortation to the Roman believers [cf. Romans 9:14-26; 11:30-32; and 15:7-12]?

    3. In practical terms, how do believers “present [their] bodies” to God [cf. Romans 6:13; 6:16; and 6:19]?

    4. Why do you think it matters to God what we do with our physical bodies [Romans 12:1]? Also consider 1 Corinthians 6:18-20; Philippians 1:20; and 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8.

    5. The phrase “a living sacrifice” appears absurd at first glance. What do you think is meant by the phrase and what would it look like to practice it [cf. Hebrews 13:16; 1 Peter 2:5; and 1 Peter 2:11-12]?

    6. The term for “service” at the end of Romans 12:1 refers to priestly worship activities. How do believers serve as priests today [cf. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17; 1 Peter 2:4-10; and Revelation 20:4-6]?

    7. What did you find helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message?
     
     
    “A life of visible, lived-out, physical actions of mercy might result in the death of a believer. There have always been martyrs. But that is not mainly what Paul has in mind here. Here he has in mind a lifestyle. Present your bodies a living sacrifice. It is your living that is the act of worship. Let every act of your body in living be an act of worship. That is, let every act of your living body be a demonstration that God is your treasure. Let every act of your living body show that Christ is more precious to you than anything else. Let every act of your living body be a death to all that dishonors Christ.”
    John Piper
  • Jun 26, 2022Living in the Fullness of Jesus – Deric Bartlett
    Jun 26, 2022
    Living in the Fullness of Jesus – Deric Bartlett
    Series: One off
    This week, Pastor Deric shares a special message titled 'Living in the Fullness of Jesus' based on Colossians 2:6-10.

    1. Closer
    2. Deeper
    3. Higher

    4. Stronger

    ICEBREAKER: What is your favourite genre of movie? Why?

    1. The Apostle Paul wrote his letter to the Colossians to combat false teaching [Colossians 2:4]. Why is false teaching so dangerous [cf. Romans 16:17-18; 2 Corinthians 11:3-4; and Ephesians 4:14]?

    2. Paul repurposed the key words used by the false teachers in Colossae to establish the truth. Some of these terms are listed in Colossians 2:2-3: “understanding”, “knowledge”, “mystery”, and “wisdom”. According to these terms, how does Christ reveal the truth [cf. Romans 16:25; 1 Corinthians 1:30; and Colossians 1:24-27]?

    3. What does it mean to “receive Christ Jesus as Lord” [Colossians 2:6]? Also consult Acts 16:30-31; Romans 10:9-13; and Philippians 2:9-11 for further insights.

    4. Colossians 2:6 tells Christians to “walk in Him [Christ Jesus]”. It is a present tense command calling for a continuous or repeated walk on a moment-to-moment basis. How does this word picture help you in your spiritual journey [cf. Galatians 5:16, 25; Colossians 1:9-10; and 1 Thessalonians 4:1]?

    5. How do the ideas of being rooted, built up, and established in the faith help you understand how to walk in Christ [Colossians 2:7]? Also, consider 1 Corinthians 3:9; Ephesians 2:19-22; and Ephesians 3:17 for more ideas.

    6. What two conflicting worldviews are seeking to take people captive in Colossians 2:8-10, and how do they contrast with each other? Why is Christ the only One we should allow to captivate our hearts [cf. Galatians 4:3-7; Colossians 2:20-23; and 1 Timothy 6:20-21]?

    7. What did you find helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message?
     
    “God has a program of character
    development for each of us.
    He wants others to look
    at our lives and say, He walks with God,
    for he lives like Christ.”
    Erwin W. Lutzer
  • Jun 19, 2022Faithful Men – Deric Bartlett
    Jun 19, 2022
    Faithful Men – Deric Bartlett
    Series: One off

    This week, Pastor Deric offers a special message for Father's Day. 'Faithful Men' is based on 1 Corinthians 4:1-5.

    1. We have a _______ to fill (v. 1-2)
    2. We have a _______ to follow (v. 3-5a)
    3. We have a _______ to gain (v. 5b)

    GOD IS FAITHFUL

    ICEBREAKER: How do you feel about clowns? Why?
    1. When you hear the phrase “servants of Christ” [1 Corinthians 4:1], what images come to mind? Is it something desirable, or not [cf. John 18:36; Acts 13:5; and Acts 26:16]?
     
    2. What is a “steward”, and what is his/her role [1 Corinthians 4:1-2]? Is this an honourable or dishonourable position? Why [cf. Luke 12:42; Titus 1:7-8; and 1 Peter 4:10]?
     
    3. What are “the mysteries of God” as revealed in the Scriptures [1 Corinthians 4:1]? Also consult Mark 4:11; Ephesians 3:2-10; and Colossians 1:24-27 for more insights.
     
    4. Why is the virtue of faithfulness admirable [1 Corinthians 4:2]? What impact does unfaithfulness have on others [cf. Matthew 25:21; Luke 16:10-12; and 2 Timothy 2:2]?
     
    5. What are some ways to handle personal criticism from others that you learn from 1 Corinthians 4:3-4? How does the prospect of the Lord’s evaluation of you both encourage and sober you [cf. Acts 23:1; Acts 24:16; and 2 Corinthians 1:12]?
     
    6. According to 1 Corinthians 4:5, what lies in the future for everyone? Due to this reality, how does it influence the way you live each day [cf. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14; Romans 2:12-16; 1 Corinthians 3:10-15; and 2 Corinthians 5:6-10]?
     
    7. What did you find helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message?
     
     
    “Let us remember, there is One
    who daily records all we do for Him,
    and sees more beauty in His servants' work
    than His servants do themselves...
    And then shall His faithful witnesses discover,
    to their wonder and surprise,
    that there never was a word spoken
    on their Master's behalf,
    which does not receive a reward.”
    J. C. Ryle
  • Jun 12, 2022Return to the Foundation – Tom LeRoy
    Jun 12, 2022
    Return to the Foundation – Tom LeRoy
    Series: One off
    This week, Pastor Tom shares a special message titled 'Return to the Foundation' based on 1 Timothy 4:11-16.

    1. Example
    2. Devotion
    3. Practice

    ICEBREAKER: What did your parents and teachers say would be important when you grew up but has not been?
    1. According to the context, what are “these things” that Timothy was challenged to command and teach [1 Timothy 4:11]? Are “these things” still applicable for us today [cf. Genesis 1:31; Genesis 2:18-25; and Hebrews 5:14]?

    2. Why are godly examples powerful and necessary for our spiritual development [1 Timothy 4:12]? Who is influencing you to follow Christ more closely [Philippians 2:19-24; 1 Thessalonians 1:6-10; and Titus 2:7-8]?

    3. Why is the public reading of Scripture needed whenever Christians meet for corporate worship [1 Timothy 4:13]? What does this practice signal to those gathered as believers [cf. Joshua 1:7-8; Psalm 1:1-3; and Colossians 3:16]?

    4. What is the purpose of spiritual gifts [1 Timothy 4:14]? What does it look like when someone neglects his/her gift, and what impact does it have on the rest of the Body of Christ [cf. Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; and 1 Peter 4:10-11]?

    5. How are you practicing and immersing yourself in sound teaching so that you make spiritual progress [1 Timothy 4:15]? What habits are you finding beneficial [cf. Romans 12:1-2; Philippians 4:8-9; and 2 Peter 1:3-11]?

    6. What did Paul mean when he urged Timothy to keep close watch on himself and to persist in the teaching so that he would “save” himself and his hearers [1 Timothy 4:16]? Was the Apostle advocating a “works salvation”, or something else [cf. Acts 20:28; Romans 11:13-16; 1 Corinthians 9:27; and James 5:19-20]?

    7. What did you find helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message?

    “People do not drift toward holiness.
    Apart from grace-driven effort,
    people do not gravitate toward godliness,
    prayer, obedience to Scripture,
    faith, and delight in the Lord.
    We drift toward compromise and
    call it tolerance; we drift toward
    disobedience and call it freedom;
    we drift toward superstition and
    call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline
    of lost self-control and call it relaxation;
    we slouch toward prayerlessness
    and delude ourselves into thinking
    we have escaped legalism;
    we slide toward godlessness and
    convince ourselves we have been liberated.”
    D. A. Carson
  • May 8, 2022MOM = WOW -Tom LeRoy
    May 8, 2022
    MOM = WOW -Tom LeRoy
    Series: One off
    This week, Pastor Tom shares a special message for Mother's Day. MOM = WOW is based on Exodus 1:22-2:10.

    1. Mother of Faith
    2. Needs of the many
    3. Yes, even you!

    ICEBREAKER: What was your worst haircut experience?
     
    1. To set the historical context for Moses’ birth story, what was the problem the Egyptians were seeking to address [Exodus 1:7-12]? Why were the Israelites flourishing [cf. Genesis 12:1-3;
    Genesis 15:1-6; and Genesis 15:12-16]?
     
    2. According to Exodus 1:15-22, what was Pharaoh’s solution to the extraordinary growth of the Hebrew population in Egypt? What does this show you about the value of human life in those days? Has anything changed over time [cf. Genesis 1:26-28; Psalm 139:13-16; and Jeremiah 1:5]?
     
    3. Moses’ mother was named Jochebed [Exodus 6:20]. What did her actions in Exodus 2:2-3 say about her character and personality [cf. Psalm 131:1-3; Proverbs 31:10-31; and 2 Timothy 1:5]?
     
    4. What emotion did Pharaoh’s daughter show that resulted in the baby’s salvation from death [Exodus 2:6]? Why is this virtue so necessary in our world [cf. Judges 2:18; 1 Kings 8:50; and Matthew 9:35-38]?
     
    5. Why do you think all these “coincidences” fell into place to preserve Moses during his early years [Exodus 2:5-9]? What does this teach you about God’s providence [cf. Esther 4:13-14; Acts 14:15-17; and Romans 8:28]?
     
    6. The great irony of this story was that Pharaoh viewed the males as threats [Exodus1:22], but it was the women who thwarted his population control plans, either knowingly or unknowingly. What lessons to you learn from this irony [cf. 1 Corinthians 1:26-29; 2 Corinthians 12:9-10; and James 2:5]?
     
    7. What did you find helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message?
     

    “Anything under God’s control
    is never out of control.”
    Charles Swindoll
  • May 1, 2022A Campfire Conversation – Brad Lehman
    May 1, 2022
    A Campfire Conversation – Brad Lehman
    Series: One off
    This week, Pastor Brad shares a message titled 'A Campfire Conversation' based on John 21:1-13.

    1. Fortify your __________ in the Lord [John 21:1-14]
    a) Futility: People are __________ [vs. 1-3]
    b) Ability: The Lord is __________ [vs. 4-8]
    c) Humility: The Lord’s gracious __________ [vs. 9-14]
     
    2. Find__________ in the Lord [John 21:15-23]
    a) Love the Lord by __________ Him and __________ others [vs. 15-17]
    b) Love the Lord by __________ for Him [vs. 18-19]
    c) Love the Lord by__________ on your calling [vs. 20-23]

    ICEBREAKER: What is the last goal you achieved?

    1. Was Jesus’ self-revelation to His disciples more than just proving He was alive [John 21:1 & 14]? What else do you observe about Him in this chapter [cf. John 14:8-11; Colossians 1:15; and Hebrews 1:1-4]?
     
    2. Do you think Peter and the other six disciples were being disobedient or foolish by going fishing that night [John 21:2-5]? What lesson were they being taught [cf. Matthew 4:19; Matthew 19:27-30; and Luke 5:1-11]?

    3. What does the sudden filling of the net indicate about Jesus [John 21:6-7]? What did the disciples learn from this experience [cf. Psalm 95:1-6; Acts 4:24; and Acts 14:15]?
     
    4. During the breakfast on the beach [John 21:9-13], in what capacity was Jesus acting? What does this indicate about His identity and character [cf. Exodus 16:1-36; Deuteronomy 8:1-4; and John 6:1-13]?
     
    5.Why did Jesus repeat His question to Peter three times in John 21:15-19? What two commands did He give Peter to do to reclaim his usefulness for Christ‘s kingdom [cf. Luke 22:31-32; John 14: 15 & 21; and 1 Peter 5:1-4]?
     
    6. Why do you think Peter was interested in John’s future fate in John 21:18-23? What is it about human nature that arouses our curiosity about others to compare with them [cf. Matthew 7:1-5; Luke 6:37-38; and 2 Corinthians 10:12]?
     
    7. What did you find helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message?

    “I know the resurrection is a fact,
    and Watergate proved it to me.
    How? Because 12 men testified they had
    seen Jesus raised from the dead, then they
    proclaimed that truth for 40 years,
    never once denying it.
    Everyone was beaten, tortured, stoned,
    and put in prison. They would not
    have endured that if it weren't true.
    Watergate embroiled 12 of the most powerful
    men in the world - and they couldn't keep
    a lie for three weeks. You're telling me
    12 apostles could keep a lie for 40 years?
    Absolutely impossible.”
    Chuck Colson
  • Apr 24, 2022Clothed with Power – Deric Bartlett
    Apr 24, 2022
    Clothed with Power – Deric Bartlett
    Series: One off
    This week, Pastor Deric shares a message titled 'Clothed with Power' from Luke 24:36-53.

    1. Power to _______ the new reality in Jesus (v. 36 - 40)
    2. Power to _______ the new relationship with God (v.41-45)
    3. Power to _______ to all the world (v. 46-48)
    4. Power to _______ the life of faith (v.49)
    5. Power to _______ by Jesus (v.50-53)

    ICEBREAKER: If a new volcano formed and the government had an online contest to see what it would be named, what name would you submit?

    1. What is our best response to the words that Jesus has spoken [Luke 24:44]? Also, consult John 1:1; John 14:23; and Hebrews 1:1-4 for more ideas.

    2. How does the fact that Jesus fulfilled all the Old Testament prophesies about the coming Messiah give you confidence that your faith is well-founded [Luke 24:44]? Also consider Deuteronomy 18:15-19; 2 Samuel 7:11-16; and Psalm 22:12-18.

    3. According to Luke 24:45, what is the goal of all effective Bible teaching [cf. Ezra 7:10; Luke 24:32; and 2 Timothy 3:16-17]?

    4. What is the complete gospel message outlined for us in Luke 24:46-47? Why is this such good news for our world today [cf. Luke 9:22; Acts 5:30-32; and Romans 1:16-17]?

    5. Why are witnesses so important in establishing the truth of the gospel [Luke 24:48]? Also, examine Deuteronomy 19:15; Acts 1:8; and Ephesians 2:19-22 for more insights.

    6. What does it mean to be “clothed with power from on high” [Luke 24:49]? What difference does this make in a believer’s life [cf. John 7:37-39; 2 Corinthians 1:21-22; and Ephesians 5:18-21]?

    7. What did you find helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message?

    “The Spirit-filled life is not a special,
    deluxe edition of Christianity.
    It is part and parcel of the
    total plan of God for His people.”
    A.W. Tozer
  • Jan 2, 2022Vision Sunday – Deric Bartlett
    Jan 2, 2022
    Vision Sunday – Deric Bartlett
    Series: One off
    This week, Pastor Deric refocuses our vision as we head into 2022.

    1. God not ____________
    2. People not _______________
    3. Relationship not _______________
    4. Ministry not ________________
    5. Partnership not ________________

    ICEBREAKER: What new year’s resolutions have you actually kept over the years?

    1. What is the primary responsibility of believers according to Matthew 28:16-20? How do these verses act as a guide for us as a church family to carry out Jesus’ command [Luke 24:44-49; Acts 1:8; and Acts 2:37-40]?

    2. What are some “next steps” that you can take in this coming year to continue your spiritual growth journey [Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Peter 2:1-3; and 2 Peter 3:17-18]?

    3. How can we build each other up in the faith in this new year of ministry [cf. Romans 14:19; Ephesians 4:25-32; and 1 Thessalonians 5:11]?

    4. How would you describe a mature Christian? What would characterize a well-grounded disciple of Jesus [cf. John 15:1-11; Galatians 5:22-26; and Colossians 1:24-29]?

    5. How are you planning to prioritize prayer in 2022 [cf. Matthew 6:5-15; Acts 4:23-31; and Philippians 4:4-7]?

    6. What are some specific strategies you can use to share your faith in the Lord Jesus with others in this next year [cf. Matthew 5:13-16; Colossians 4:5-6; and 1 Peter 3:13-16]?

    7. What did you find helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message?

    “It is not the number of books you read, nor the variety of sermons you hear, nor the amount of religious conversation in which you mix, but it is the frequency and earnestness with which you meditate on these things till the truth in them becomes your own and part of your being, that ensures your growth.” (Frederick W. Robertson)
  • Oct 31, 2021Worship and Belong – Darryl Dash
    Oct 31, 2021
    Worship and Belong – Darryl Dash
    Series: One off
    Pastor Darryl Dash joins us one more time to share 'Worship and Belong' based on Psalm 122.
    Two Reasons Church Matters
    1. Church matters because of the "wow" factor 2. Church matters because it brings people together
    Three Actions
    1. Show up 2. Pray for the good of the church 3. Seek the good of the church
    ICEBREAKER: What do you want to do when you retire?
    1. Why is corporate worship vital for the Christian community [Psalm 122:1]? Also consult Deuteronomy 16:16-17; Micah 4:1-5; and Hebrews 10:24-25.
    2. Why is the presence of the Lord so desirable to you [Psalm 122:1-2]? Also consider Exodus 40:34-38; Psalm 16:11; and John 1:1-18.
    3. What is the significance of the city of Jerusalem throughout biblical history [Psalm 122:2, 3, 6]? Why does it matter [cf. 2 Samuel 5:6-9; Ezra 1:1-4; Luke 13:33-35; and Revelation 21:1-4]?
    4. According to Psalm 122:4, what is one of the key purposes of corporate worship [cf. Deuteronomy 8:10; Ezra 3:10-11; and Revelation 7:12]?
    5. The word “peace” is repeated three times in Psalm 122:6-8. Why is prayer crucial to the experience of peace [cf. Micah 5:4-5; Zechariah 9:9-10; and Romans 12:17-18]?
    6. What impact should worship make on worshipers [Psalm 122:9]? Also examine Micah 6:6-8; Galatians 6:9-10; and 2 Thessalonians 3:13.
    7. What did you find helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message? “The glory of the gospel is that when the church is absolutely different from the world, she invariably attracts it.” (Martyn Lloyd-Jones)
  • Oct 25, 2021Speak with God – Darryl Dash
    Oct 25, 2021
    Speak with God – Darryl Dash
    Series: One off
    This week, Pastor Darryl Dash (Liberty Grace Church) joins us again to share 'Speak with God' based on Ephesians 6:18-20.

    1. Pray always.
    2. Pray about everything.
    3. Don't give up.
    4. Pray especially about what matters most.

    ICEBREAKER: What were your favourite television shows when you were growing up?

    1. In the context of Ephesians 6, why is the practice of prayer so vital for the believer [cf. Ephesians 6:10-17; 2 Corinthians 10:4-6; and 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11]?

    2. How does the Holy Spirit help us to pray more effectively [Ephesians 6:18]? Also consult John 14:26; Romans 8:26-27; and Jude 1:20-21.

    3. Why do you think it is so hard to pray [Ephesians 6:18]? Also consider Luke 18:1-8; Romans 12:12; and Colossians 4:2-4.

    4. Do you find it a challenge to persevere in prayer [Ephesians 6:18]? Why do you think this is such a common experience for Christians [cf. Matthew 26:40-41; Philippians 4:4-7; and 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18]?

    5. What do you learn about prayer request priorities from the Apostle Paul’s request in Ephesians 6:19 that can instruct you to pray more profoundly [cf. Ephesians 1:15-23; Ephesians 3:14-21; and Philippians 1:9-11]?

    6. What does the designation “ambassador in chains” indicate about the nature of Christian ministry in the world [Ephesians 6:20]? Also examine 2 Corinthians 5:20; Ephesians 3:1; and Philippians 1:7.

    7. What did you find helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message?

    “The greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer.” (F.B. Meyer)
  • Oct 17, 2021Engage the Bible – Darryl Dash
    Oct 17, 2021
    Engage the Bible – Darryl Dash
    Series: One off
    This week, Pastor Darryl Dash from Liberty Grace Church shares with us. 'Engage the Bible' is based on Psalm 1.

    1. Avoid what's opposed to God (v.1)
    2. Delight in and meditate on God's Word (v.2)
    3. The results (vv.3-6)

    ICEBREAKER: What weird quirks did you pick up from your parents?


    1.   To be “blessed” refers to the happiness that God-given security and prosperity produces. According to Psalm 1:1-2, what are the conditions that lead to “blessedness” [cf. Psalm 32:1-2; Psalm 40:4; and Matthew 5:3-12]?

    2.   Psalm 1 has been described as a “Wisdom Psalm” that boils all of life down to two opposing life directions. What are these two options, and how can you tell when you have chosen well [cf. Proverbs 1:10-19; Proverbs 4:14-19; and Luke 11:28]?

    3.   Why is it so hard sometimes to read the Bible [Psalm 1:2]? What are some practical steps we can take to make the Bible the primary influence in our lives [cf. Ezra 7:10; Psalm 63:5-7; and 2 Timothy 2:15]?

    4.   What does it look like to “delight” and “meditate” on the law of the Lord [Psalm 1:2]? Also consider Joshua 1:8; Psalm 119:9-11; and Colossians 3:16.

    5.   Why is the contrast between a tree and chaff a fitting illustration of the benefits of living wisely [Psalm 1:3-4]? Also consult Psalm 92:12-15; Jeremiah 17:7-8; and Matthew 7:24-27.

    6.   The Wisdom Literature of the Bible always takes the long view of life. What is the destiny of the wicked as compared to the destiny of the righteous [Psalm 1:5-6]? Also examine Psalm 145:20; Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43; and Matthew 25:31-46.

    7.   What did you find helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message?

    “The Word of God I think of as a straight edge, which shows up our own crookedness. We can’t really tell how crooked our thinking is until we line it up with the straight edge of Scripture.” (Elisabeth Elliot)

  • Oct 10, 2021Keep Looking to Jesus – Dan Shurr
    Oct 10, 2021
    Keep Looking to Jesus – Dan Shurr
    Series: One off
    This week, Pastor Dan Shurr shares a message titled 'Keep Looking to Jesus!' based on Hebrews 12:1-6.

    1. The danger of discouragement.

    2. 3 reasons to keep focused on Jesus:
    a. Because of WHO HE IS – “founder and perfector of our faith.”
    b. Because of WHAT HE HAS DONE – “endured the cross.”
    c. Because of WHERE HE REIGNS – “at the right hand of God.”

    3. He recites 5 promises to us:
    a. Steadfast love of God never ceases.
    b. His mercies never come to an end.
    c. They are new every morning.
    d. Great is Thy faithfulness.
    e. The Lord is my portion.

    ICEBREAKER: What is the most delightful hotel or house you have stayed in while on vacation?

    1. Who is the great cloud of witnesses mentioned in Hebrews 12:1? Why do we need them [cf. Acts 1:8; 1 Timothy 6:12; and 1 Peter 5:1]?

    2. Why is the metaphor of long-distance running such an appropriate illustration of the Christian life [Hebrews 12:1]? Also consult 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Galatians 5:7; and Philippians 2:14-16.

    3. How is it possible to experience joy in the middle of suffering [Hebrews 12:2]? Also consider Luke 24:26; John 16:20-22; and 2 Corinthians 8:1-2.

    4. According to Hebrews 12:2, who is Jesus, and what had He accomplished on our behalf [cf. Matthew 16:24-27; Philippians 2:5-11; and Hebrews 2:10]?

    5. How does Christ’s example of faithful endurance of suffering encourage you to do the same [Hebrews 12:3]? Also examine Luke 2:34-35; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18; and Revelation 2:3.

    6. What is the value of the Lord’s discipline as outlined in Hebrews 12:5-6? Also look up Deuteronomy 8:5; Psalm 94:12-13; and 1 Corinthians 11:27-32.

    7. What did you find helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message?

    “Never let any man become necessary to you. Christ alone is necessary. Apart from Him we are completely wretched; without Him we cannot live and dare not die. Our need of Him is real and vital and will outlast time and go on into eternity. That deep and desperate need is met by Christ so completely that when we have Him we need no one else.” (A.W. Tozer)
  • Sep 5, 2021The New Heaven and The New Earth
    Sep 5, 2021
    The New Heaven and The New Earth
    Series: One off
    This week, Pastor Deric concludes his 5-part series with a message titled 'The New Heaven And The New Earth' based on Revelation 21:1-8. 1. Heaven is the _______________ 'welcome home' (v.1-3) 2. Heaven is the _______________ removal of the curse of sin (v.4) 3. Heaven is the _______________ reckoning in God's eternal plan (v.5-6) 4. Heaven is the _______________ 'well done' for every believer (v.6-8) ICEBREAKER: What useless facts do you know? 1. How does the fact that there will be a new heaven and a new earth without any sea influence how you view this present life [Revelation 21;1]? Also consider Isaiah 65:17-25; Colossians 3:1-4; and 2 Peter 3:11-13. 2. What will be the defining feature of the new Jerusalem [Revelation 21:2-3], and how does this bring you comfort, assurance, and hope today [cf. Ezekiel 37:24-28; John 1:14; and Hebrews 11:13-16]? 3. How are the promises of Revelation 21:4 helping you persevere through the pains and problems of this life [cf. Isaiah 25:8; Luke 20:34-36; and 1 Corinthians 15:26]? 4. What does the Lord promise to those who are spiritually parched [Revelation 21:6]? How is He satisfying your thirsty soul today [cf. John 4:7-15; John 7:37-39; and Revelation 22:17]? 5. How is the sobering list of those destined for the lake of fire and the second death [Revelation 21:8] prompting you to regularly self-examine your own life [cf. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Galatians 5:19-21; and 1 Timothy 1:8-11]? 6. What does the beauty of the new Jerusalem of Revelation 21:9-14 show you about the character of our God [cf. Isaiah 60:17-22; Ezekiel43:1-5; and Hebrews 12:22-24]? 7. What did you find helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message?
    “The New Heaven and New Earth will be God resetting and recreating the heavens and the earth, where sin and the effects of sin will no longer be present. You will be able to enjoy the beauty of God's presence in all of his glory, unhindered by the presence of sin." (Clarence L. Haynes Jr.)