Emotionally Healthy Spirituality coverFrom February 16 to April 5, Pastor Ryan preached a sermon series based on Peter Scazzero’s book “Emotionally Healthy Spirituality”.

Topics included:

  1. The Problem of Emotionally Unhealthy Spirituality
  2. Know Yourself that You May Know God
  3. Going Back in Order to Go Forward
  4. Journey Through the Wall (letting go of power and control)
  5. Enlarge Your Soul Through Grief
  6. Discover the Rhythms of the Daily Office and Sabbath
  7. Grow into an Emotionally Mature Adult
  8. Develop a “Rule of Life”

From the book jacket:

Peter Scazzero learned the hard way: you can’t be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. Though Scazzero was an experienced pastor of a growing church, his life and faith remained emotionally unhealthy. Like so many in the church, he routinely:

  • avoided healthy conflict in the name of keeping the peace
  • ignored and suppressed emotions
  • used work for God as an excuse to run from God
  • lived without limits

In this bestselling book, Scazzero outlines the top ten symptoms of emotionally unhealthy spirituality. He then unpacks core biblical principles to guide you into an experience of lasting, beneath-the-surface transformation in your relationship with Christ.

 

 

 

Contrarians Guide to Knowing God

In the fall of 2019, our church embarked on a year of seeking to draw closer to God. As part of that, we launched a church-wide study where everyone would study the same book for a period of time. The book is A Contrarian’s Guide to Knowing God, by Larry Osborne.

Pastor Ryan kicked off each week’s study topic with his Sunday sermon, which was keyed to Larry Osborne’s video series on RightNow Media. These are the five sermons.

  1. Leave the Rules Behind
  2. You Don’t Need more Faith or Passion
  3. You Don’t Need Someone Else’s Habits or Gifts
  4. Don’t Let Tools Become Rules
  5. Is It a Sin to be Average?

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From January 13 to March 31, 2019, Pastor Ryan Emmons explored the Ten Commandments. Are they still relevant today? Why or why not? What did Jesus have to say about them? And how do we live out each commandment in the post-Easter kingdom of God, and in our current community and world?

 

Songs of the Season

Pastor Ryan Emmons tells the story behind some favourite Christmas songs, and highlights their spiritual significance.

Songs include:

December 2, 2018 – “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”

December 9, 2018: “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”

December 16, 2018: “O Come, All Ye Faithful”

December 23, 2018: “O Little town of Bethlehem”

December 24, 2018 (Christmas Eve): “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”

December 30, 2018: “Joy to the World!”