Current Sermon Series:

Messy People, Merciful God

God specializes in using messy people! There are countless examples of flawed people in the bible who God used as part of His story to redeem the world.  

God doesn’t use people who are strong in themselves. His grace is perfected through human weakness, through our “messiness” (1 Cor 1:18-31; 2 Cor 12:5-10).  In this way, the glory goes to God, not to our own resourcefulness, intellect, or accomplishments.

The Bible teaches that people don’t need to try to be perfect; they need to be forgiven. God’s “heroes” know that their destiny is not dependent on their faithfulness in doing the best they can, but on God’s faithfulness to keep His promises. Everyone can put faith in that fact.

Over the next 6 weeks of lent we will explore messy people of the New Testament who demonstrated God’s faithfulness despite the imperfections of their lives.  We too are a messy people.  As we confess our mess and our brokenness,  God’s transformational mercy shapes us into the people he means for us to be.

Previous Sermon Series:

Embracing Our Sending

Inviting, Being and Sending are the 3 words that we use in our FGMB ministry vision to describe who we are as people of the church.  Over the next 2 months we will hear from a variety of voices that will speak to our sending vision.  We are a community with a mission that is both local and global.  We have a commitment to sharing Christ which permeates our thinking, planning and decision-making.

We will hear from leaders who will share about a wide range of topics. They will have a general theme of an outward looking focus that leads us to “Embrace our sending”.

Advent – Through Their Eyes

The term Advent indicates a season of hope and expectation. The Advent series we are working through this December is, “Through Their Eyes.” This series seeks to explore the story of Advent through the eyes of characters in Scripture as they live in expectation and hope of a Saviour.  Join us as we encounter the experiences of the prophet Isaiah, John the Baptist, Joseph, Mary, Jesus himself, and Herod and the Magi.

God, the Universe, and Everything: Genesis
The book of Genesis, and particularly chapters 1-11 are a formational text for the Israelites as they leave behind their sojourn in Egypt under the leadership of the prophet Moses. Here we encounter a narrative that is meant to reshape the worldview and identity of a people that had been immersed in the polytheistic paganism of ancient Egypt for more than 400 years.  The stories of Genesis provide the Israelites with answers to their most fundamental questions about their world and the God they serve.  Together we will discover how this text can also serve as a formational text for us today in the midst of our own questions about God and the world we live in.

image: Made Unmade Remade, by Michael Cook – used with permission

Themes

Messy People Merciful God

Mar 15 – Annointing the Anointed One
Mar 8 – Cooking, Cleaning, Quiet, Kneeling
Mar 1 – Mercy in the Mess

Embracing Our Sending
Feb 23 – Messy Church
Feb 16 – Joining Jesus in His Mission
Feb 9 – Fixing Our Eyes On Jesus
Feb 2 – Missions Sunday – Sherryl Koop from Square One Media
Jan 26 – The Kingdom of Heaven has Come Near
Jan 19 – Shouldn’t we possess everything that the LORD our God has given us to possess?
Jan 12 – You Save Humans and Animals Alike, O Lord

Through Their Eyes
Jan 5 – Darkness & Light – Herod and the Magi
Dec 29 – Jesus – Nature, Complete Redemption

Dec 24 – Christmas Eve Gathering

Dec 22 – Mary – Joy and Pain
Dec 8 – John the Baptizer – Purposeful Preparation
Dec 1 – Hope in Waiting

God, the Universe, and Everything
Nov 24 – The Nations of the Earth
Nov 17 – YHWH is Invested

Nov. 10 Faith Stories – 1st Service
Nov. 10 Faith Stories – 2nd Service

Nov 3 – From Generation to Generation
Oct 27 – Cain & Abel
Oct 20 – Choice and Consequence

Oct 13 – Reflections on Thankfulness

Oct 6 – God’s Garden
Sept 29 – And God said,
Sept 22 – In the Beginning, God
Sept 15 – God, the Universe, & Everything

Sept 8 – In HIM All Things Hold Together

Names of God
Sept 1 – El Shaddai
Aug 25 – El Roi
Aug 18 – Jehovah Nissi
Aug 11 – Yahweh

The Armour of God
Aug 4 – Word and Spirit
July 28 – Take Up
July 21 – Shoes of Readiness
July 14 – The Game Plan
July 7 – Stand

Sinners and Saints
June 30 – Saints
June 23 – Sinner
June 18 – Missions Sunday

A Land of Promise
June 9 – False Starts
June 2 – Falling Walls
May 26 – Preparing for Battle
May 5 – A Land of Promise

April 28 – Faith Stories
April 21 – Easter
April 19 – Good Friday
April 14, 2019 – Feeling Pain
April 7, 2019 – Speak Blessing
March 31 – Making Space
March 24 – Physical Labour
March 17 – Being Grounded
March 10 – Wilderness
March 3 – Let it Shine!
February 25 – Lamps & Baskets
February 17 – City On A Hill
February 3 – Salt and Light
January 27 – FGMB Direction Setting Launch
January 20 – Are We His Followers?
January 13 – Rejoice in the Lord