Tag Archive: the cross and the crown

Easter 2020 – The Cross and The Crown

Over the Easter weekend, Pastors Matt and Jody Destry tracked the day by day journey of Jesus and the disciples as they experienced the crushing of the cross; the overwhelming distress of death and grief; the sinking feeling that God has ceased to work, ceased to be with them; and Jesus’ eventual triumphant victory over […]

God’s Way Is Not Our Way – Ben Kumar

Young Adults pastor, Ben Kumar speaks about how different God’s way can be from the way we think things should play out. Sometimes we worship the plan we have in our own minds instead of submitting to the strategy He has planned. We need to stop being anxious and trying to figure everything out. Instead, […]

Embrace The Strange – Matt Destry

Senior Pastor Matt Destry encourages us to embrace the strange. Change of any kind is strange, but we can be reassured that God does not change. He is resolute in his purposes. It is important to be honest with God about how difficulties are affecting us. He will not reject us. Embrace the cross. Embrace […]

Are You Thirsty? – Tiani Walters

Youth Pastor, Tiani Walters speaks about our hope of living water in this message of The Cross and The Crown. If you are thirsting for meaning and fulfillment, then Jesus invites you to drink from the Living Water and ​you will find hope and peace. Tiani Walters

Creativity In The Crisis – Matt Destry

Senior Pastor Matt Destry, launches our Church Online with his message “Creativity In The Crisis”. Speaking from Mark Ch 12 when the Pharisees attempted to catch Jesus out with a question around taxes, Matt encourages to honour our government in these challenging days of the COVID-19​ crisis. As Christians we have been commanded to do […]

How To Make Impossible Pie – Matt Destry

In this message from our series The Cross and The Crown, Matt Destry speaks about how to make the spiritual version of Impossible Pie. beginning with the transfiguration of Christ, we see how the mountain top experience serves the valley floor. How can we take our experience with God into tomorrow? How can we, filled […]

Empty Yourself – Shane Willard

There’s no crown without the Cross. What does this statement mean to us as Christians? Shane Willard points us towards Jesus, who humbled Himself, who emptied Himself completely unto death on the cross, so that we may live. Is there someone in our world today that needs us to humble and empty ourselves to point […]

The End Of Hostility – Shane Willard

Guest Speaker, Shane Willard speaks about one aspect of The Cross with this message in our series The Cross & The Crown. The Cross was the end of hostility, it is the call to believers to be peacemakers. We learn that we need to bring peace and de-escalate hostility in situations and relationships around us. […]

Moving At The Speed Of Love – Matt Destry

Matt Destry’s message, Moving At The Speed Of Love is the first in our 2020 Easter Series, The Cross & The Crown. Looking at the death and resurrection of Lazarus we see that Jesus did not immediately prepare to visit upon hearing of his friend’s illness. He waited until Lazarus died. What seemed a heartless […]