Sermons

Dave Groenenboom
June 22, 2015

What Jesus Thinks About the Church

What Jesus Thinks About the Church

We won’t understand the church until we understand what Jesus thinks about the church: Preacher – Dave Groenenboom

December 24, 2013

Love Christmas: Family

Love Christmas: Family

Christmas family gatherings can be great, or they can be a nightmare: fro some, Christmas is the loneliest time ever. Jesus came to restore relationships and transform community. God is the creator and giver of relationship. He works through relationships and families to make his Kingdom visible. The challenge for the church is to create […]

December 15, 2013

Love Christmas: Food

Love Christmas: Food

Christmas is typically a time of excess and over indulgence. How do we manage our eating and drinking responsibly? Interestingly, Jesus ate and drank his way through the Gospels – so it can’t be all bad. Think about this: the wonder of food should point us to something more, something greater – our hunger for […]

December 8, 2013

Love Christmas: Rest

Love Christmas: Rest

Why holidays are great, why people love a good cruise, and why we’re never satisfied with any of it; Jesus is bringing a world where toil will be no more. When Jesus is our life! we won’t look for ultimate reward in what we do

December 1, 2013

Balance

Balance

Some think churches need to ‘build up Christians’ before they can engage in outreach and mission. Others believe that outreach is all important, and internal focus is insular and counterproductive. Jesus does not share these views. He calls his church to make disciples by baptizing and teaching. You can’t be doing one without the other. […]

November 3, 2013

Embodying Jesus

Embodying Jesus

Embodying Jesus at our recent AGM Dave outlined some of the major emphases of what we’re calling Gateway’s Re-Vision. This sermon looks at the second aspect: Embodying Jesus. Do you ever find yourself wondering how to make your walk with Jesus more a feature of your everyday life, yet struggle to see how that can […]

October 27, 2013

Radically Transformed People

Radically Transformed People

Transformed Disciples at our recent AGM Dave outlined some of the major emphases of what we’re calling Gateway’s Re-Vision. Given that Hope Community Church has been released in early September, we thought it timely to undertake a review of Gateway’s vision. This sermons looks at the first aspect of the Re-Vision: Transformed Disciples.We’ll examine the powerful call […]

September 29, 2013

Pressing On

Pressing On

Paul is in prison, his chances of survival are unclear, but his words are profound and stirring. What enables him to flourish so when his world has basically gone to custard? How can his words help us when you world falls apart?

September 22, 2013

Bragging Rights

Bragging Rights

While expectations placed on us by others is one thing, the capacity for us to trust in our own performance is quite another.  Paul had every reason to be confident: he had industrial strength spirituality. What was it worth? Pretty much a pinch of the proverbial… So, where does our confidence before God really lie?

September 15, 2013

Watch out for those Dogs

Watch out for those Dogs

…not even on a leash. What is Paul talking about here? What is this reference to mutilators of the flesh? And circumcision? How easily expectations and traditions become our security. Our idol. The ‘dogs’ of Paul’s day mutilated people’s bodies in them name of religion. Today’s ‘dogs’ do worse: they are messing with people’s souls.

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