Sermon Podcast: Why Communion Matters

IMG_3698aIn another wonderful sermon message our dear minister Bob Kolodner talks about the importance of communion.  He looks at the history of this most honored and sacred christian traditions from when Jesus himself started this tradition as a way to remember his sacrifice in blood for the sins of all humanity, for all time.

Mathew 26:26

26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had givIMG_3695en thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, Take and eat; this is my body.


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Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, Drink from it, all of you.
 28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29 I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.

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Sermon Podcast: Why Fellowship Matters

2017-04-23 - Why fellowship MattersIn this week’s message Bob talks about the importance of fellowship.

Please click on the link below to enjoy Bob’s thoughts on the subject of fellowship, the theme of this week’s message: with many inspiring insights into the things that bind otherwise disparate folks from various walks of life into a strong fellowship.

Sermon Podcast: Remain Focussed

SeanTreadway_002In this week’s sermon, our dear brother Sean Treadway talks about staying focussed in a world that is so unfocussed.

Drawing from the scripture of Philippians and Timothy, Sean illustrates what happens when you fail to stay focussed on Jesus.

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Philippians 3:10

 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings,becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.

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Jesus Loves Me, This I Know

IMG_3597This week’s fun sermon sees Bob talking about various perceptions of Jesus, and how it matters where we get our truth.  Bob builds from the words of the song, ‘Jesus loves me, this I know’, and walks us forward through the centuries talking about the changes that history has placed upon our known truth in those periods.

With all these versions of truth, all these versions of Jesus that have risen from these changing truths, why, therefore, does bible study matter?

To find out the answer to this question, listen and enjoy this week’s podcast at the link below the Read More button below.

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Financial Peace is nearly upon us

DaveRamsey_PhotoYes folks, Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is nearly upon us, but there is still time to sign up on the Dave Ramsey web site and get your membership kits delivered before the class starts.  So if you’re planning to join us on March 19th, please sign up as soon as you can.

Financial Peace University is a bible based 9 week course that teaches you how to handle money God’s way.  Using a series of seven ‘Baby Steps’ it takes you from saving, to paying off debt, building wealth for retirement, investing and being able to give generously along the way.  As we already know, everything belongs to God, including our money.  Financial peace teaches us how to be better stewards of God’s money and how to prosper and help others along the way.

As Dave says, “this changes everything”, and it’s so very true.  Just ask anyone who has been through Financial Peace and applied the principals it teaches. It costs $102.30 to buy your membership kit and have it shipped from the Ramsey Solutions HQ in Nashville, TN.  If you need a little  financial help, some of your Brothers and Sisters at this church have shown their love by pledging money for partial and full scholarships.  Contact Nancy or Fran at the Church office to get on the scholarship list.  At this time there are still some scholarships available: but we need to know all those who need help before 3/12/2017 or we will not have time to get your kit ordered before class starts. So hurry to avoid disappointment.

 

When ‘as you wish’ is hard

ScreenShot_001In this weeks message, Bob covers a number of topics including the dilemma this year for Irish Catholics when the great traditions of Lent and St. Patrick’s day collide.  During Lent they cannot eat meat on Fridays, but this is in conflict with the tradition of eating corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s day which this year falls on Friday 17th March.  Listen to learn how some of the Bishops have crafted a workaround for this conundrum.

He Bob moves on to the story of Jesus at Gethsemane and we learn from His experience about the suffering He endured in His last hours before His body is nailed upon a cross to redeem us from our sins.

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Who is my Neighbor?

BOBK004In this sermon, Bob asks us to think about who our neighbor really is.  As God commands that we love our neighbor as ourselves, Bob explore how far do we take that idea, and tells the ‘Good Samaritan’ story with particularly energy and power in his delivery.

Click on the Bob image to the left here or on the link below the Read More tag to enjoy the podcast of this week’s message “Who is my Neighbor?”.

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Sermon – Come and See

In this week’s sermon, Bob talks about the importance of getting to know our neighbors, and if possible, inviting them to the February 26th Cookout entitled “Bring you Neighbor Day”.  In February?  Sure why not – it’ll be indoors – in case you were worried. 🙂  This will be a huge amount of fun and it will be wonderful to see some new faces and hopefully see them again, and again, after the cookout.

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How is Jesus Good News?

IMG_3439In this week’s sermon, Bob talks about what Jesus means to each of us, and how different cultures express what Jesus means to them.

He also introduces us to Hezekiah Walker’s new video “Every Praise” where we see people dancing in the streets signing the lords praise.  Click on the image below or go to Bob’s Facebook page to see this wonderful and uplifting music video.

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Jesus is the answer – but what’s the question?

IMG_3431This week Bob talks about how lost we are: “lost like sheep without a shepherd”.  Jesus saw the lost people and it filled his heart with compassion.  We as his disciples are asked to have compassion, and to go out into the world and guide those who are lonely and lost.  From Mathew 9:

36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.  Ask (petition in prayer) the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers (us) into his harvest field.”

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