Romans: Back to Basics – October 8, 2023

Romans 3:23-24

Pastor Enoch Chee

As Christians, we have news to share. News that’s even more significant than the biggest milestones in our lives. The news that we have about Jesus is better than that. The weird thing is that the news about Jesus has actually already gone out. Most people have already heard the news in some shape or form. They’ve all heard that Jesus was born in a manger and he died on a cross so we can go to heaven. But that news has no effect on most people. Most people don’t believe it and they aren’t changed by it. And I think one of the reasons people don’t believe is because the good news has not been presented well. It hasn’t been presented in an intellectually robust way and in the context of a loving relationship.

It’s actually good that we have this kind of problem, because it’s a fixable problem. It means if just we do things differently we could give people a vastly better chance to know Jesus and to live forever. That said, before we start telling the good news, we first need to have a very clear idea about what the good news is. and that’s what I’m going to talk about today.

My big question today is, what exactly is the good news?

Here’s my answer, and I’m borrowing this quote from Tim Keller because he said it so well. The good news is: we are more sinful and flawed than we ever dared to believe, but at the same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus than we ever dared to hope.

That’s my big idea today, and we’ll see this idea in our main Bible passage.

Romans: Back to Basics – October 1, 2023

Romans 1:18-20

Pastor David Cay

We can know based on good reasons that God exists. So many people are not Christians because they’ve never heard of good enough reasons to believe. I’ve heard of many stories of Christians who leave the church because they weren’t allowed to ask questions or share doubts.

Ultimately, they were not given thoughtful reasons for why God exists. But I really believe that there are good reasons to believe he does exist- that Jesus is a real person.

So, my big question today is How can we know that God exists? It’s a tall order today to do this in 30 mins but my aim is to start a conversation. The answer we’ll see in our bible passage is that we need to follow the evidence with integrity. Our passage today comes from Romans 1:18-20.

Guest Speaker Series – September 10, 2023

Exodus 12:1-13 

Intern Pastor Lilian Chung
Lighthouse Community Church

Our Christian identity does not change from the environment or time but changes by a person, Jesus Christ. He changes us. God’s Word is renewing our mind every day. We may do the same things every day.

Just as before, We have obligations to fulfil, schedules to be kept and people to be pleased. But every day the Holy Spirit is teaching us to be more Christlike. And we need to learn to obey him and not just coast along in life. Otherwise our lives will end up like houses built on sand.

Sooner or later the storm will come. The environment will change; or our relationships will change, or our friends won’t go to church; or our health will collapse, or we’ll just get distracted with the next exciting thing. Sooner or later our faith will be tested.

So, it’s crucial that while we get a chance we find our identity in the solid foundation, Jesus Christ.

So my sermon today is about how God changes us.

“The Kingdom Party” – August 6, 2023

Luke 14:15-25

Pastor Dan Sweaza
Connect Church, Calgary AB

This week, Pastor Dan Sweaza from Connect Church visits LCC and takes us through the Parable of the Great Banquet. Pastor Dan shares a message about God’s Kingdom Party, how everyone is invited, and how far too often His invitations to those who need to meet Him remain undelivered.

“Finding Your Sweet Spot” – July 9, 2023

Exodus 3

Professor Glenn Watson
Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary

A special guest speaker today from The Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary in Cochrane, Professor Glenn Watson. We learn today on how we can find our sweet spot in our life with God and where in the Bible we can find the answer to this.

Proverbs: God’s Wisdom for Us – September 24, 2023

Proverbs 3:3-6

Pastor Tim Nguyen

Not all things that we trust in are reliable. You can probably think about many times where our friends let us down. Or our workplace, even our governments! And especially ourselves. How many times have you let yourself down?

This raises a question. What are we trusting in right now that might be unreliable? If I’m building my life on my success, is that good enough? If I’m building it on the hope that I’m well loved and wanted by people, is that going to satisfy me?

And I don’t think it will. I don’t think it’ll ever be enough. But there is something that can be enough.

So this is our focus today: What is a trustworthy foundation for life?

Proverbs: God’s Wisdom for Us – September 17, 2023

Proverbs 17:1, 19:11, 13:24, 27:5

Pastor David Cay

Conflict is an inevitable part of life. Some conflicts are going to be explosive and ugly. Some will be more subtle and less dramatic but still uncomfortable. Some conflicts are avoided, but the bitter feelings still linger.

On the other hand, some people seem to live conflict free because they possess good skills in handling conflict. So, the way we handle conflicts makes a really big difference.

So, my big question today is: How can we be wise with our conflicts? 

I want to make the case today that we need to prioritize peace, but sometimes we need to enter into conflict for the sake of others.