FAITH THAT WORKS: A Faith That Moves Us To Action (October 24, 2021)
Part 2 of our 6 part sermon series on The Book of James.
FAITH THAT WORKS: A Faith That Isn't Troubled By Troubles (October 17, 2021)
Part 1 of our 6 part sermon series on The Book of James.
It's NOT All About Me: Irrational Generosity (October 10, 2021)
Part 5 of our 5 part sermon series on the Alliance Community Church Mission Statement
It's NOT All About Me: Pointing People To Jesus (October 03, 2021)
Part 4 of our 5 part sermon series on the Alliance Community Church Mission Statement
It's NOT All About Me: Compassion to Those in Need (September 26, 2021)
Part 3 of our 5 part sermon series on the Alliance Community Church Mission Statement.
It's NOT All About Me: Passionate About God (September 19, 2021)
Part 2 of our 5 part sermon series on the Alliance Community Church Mission Statement.
It's NOT All About Me: Loving Community (September 12, 2021)
Part 1 of our 5 Part Series looking at our Mission Statement.
I AM: The True Vine (September 05, 2021)
Part 7 of our 7 part series on Jesus' I Am Statements
I AM: The Way, The Truth & The Life (August 29, 2021)
Part 6 of our 7 part series on Jesus' I Am Statements
I Am: The Resurrection and The Life (August 22, 2021)
Part 5 of our 7 part series on Jesus' I Am Statements
I AM: The Good Shepherd (August 15, 2021)
Part 4 of our 7 part series on Jesus' I Am Statements
I AM: The Door (August 08, 2021)
Part 3 of our 7 part series on Jesus' I Am Statements
I AM: Light of the World (August 01, 2021)
Part 2 of our 7-part series on Jesus' I AM Statements.
I AM: Bread of Life (July 25, 2021)
Part 1 of our 7-part series on Jesus' I AM Statements.
Resilient: Focused on Compassion (July 18, 2021)
Scripture is filled with references on helping the poor. God promises to be there for us when we are there for the poor. Plus, when we see how difficult it is for some people, it can help to put our own struggles into perspective and give us the encouragement to carry on. Jesus showed compassion to us when we were spiritual destitute and in poverty. He made us rich through His grace.
Resilient: Immersed In Community (July 12, 2021)
This is the account of Aaron and Hur holding up Moses' arms so that the Israelites could experience victory. The idea here is that there are times, especially during difficulties, when we can't handle things on our own. Jesus has called us to live in community. We need each other. Sometimes, we are the ones who need support and sometimes we are the ones giving the support. We must continue to connect with others even in the midst of pandemic. This will help us be resilient people.
Resilient: Anchored In Christ (July 04, 2021)
There is not greater example than out Lord Jesus Christ when it comes to resilience. We are to fix our eyes on Him. He is our model. He is our indwelling strength.
Love Your Neighbour: The Lips (June 27, 2021)
What are we willing to say about Jesus? - John 4:1-26
Jesus meets the woman where she is at. He is willing to step outside His comfort zone (or at least a Jewish man's comfort zone) to connect with her. He starts where she is at but He skillfully moves her into deep spiritual conversation and ultimately to Himself. How can we model that kind of connection? It is very important that we show Christ to the people that we meet, but there is also the need to speak about the Christ that we love. What keeps us from doing that? How can we overcome obstacles so that we can talk about Jesus?
Love Your Neighbour: The Hands (June 20, 2021)
What actions are we willing to take to reach out to our neighbours? - Luke 5:27-31
It is not enough to just hope that our friends and neighbours will come to Jesus. We need to make contact with them. They need to know that we are there for them and are people that could be their friends. That may mean going to them and that may mean inviting them to come to us. Matthew had just started following Jesus when he had a party and many of his tax collecting friends came. He simply threw the party and brought Jesus with him. This is what we are to do now. Throw parties or make connections but bring Jesus with you. He live in you, be aware that He is along for the enjoyment as well. What are some creative ways that we can connect with our neighbours?
Love Your Neighbour: The Heart (June 13, 2021)
How should we feel about those who are far away from Jesus? - Luke 15:1-31
When you read the parables of the three lost items there are some things that stand out:
- The importance of the lost thing to the owner
- The focus and intesity of trying to find the lost ting
- The incredible joy when the lost thing is discovered
First and foremost, our relationships with our neighbours need to begin from a place of deep love and care. How does Jesus feel about our neighbours? How interested is He in building a relationship with them?
Love Your Neighbour: The Head - What do we believe God wants us to do? (June 06, 2021)
The great commission found in Matthew 28 is for all Christ-followers. Maybe another way of describing it is the Everyday Commission. We need to get passed the frenetic, activity-oriented lifestyle and lean into a calm, purpose driven lifestyle that is focused on loving the people that God has placed in our lives. What if each Christ-follower at ACC could invest in 5-10 neighbors, showing loving kindness and being available to share the love with Jesus?
Love Your Neighbour: Who is the Neighbour? (May 30, 2021)
Break Every Chain: Freedom from My Way (May 23, 2021)
Remember that God is God
Listen more than speak
Jesus invites us into relationship with Him
Break Every Chain: Freedom in Suffering (May 16, 2021)
Ecclesiastes 7:15; 8:14
Bad things happen to good people
The problem of evil
The five reasons we suffer - Psalm 107
Jesus models forgiveness
Break Every Chain: Freedom in Finances (May 09, 2021)
Ecclesiastes 5:10-16; Matthew 6:25-34
Be content with what you have
You can have and not be content
You can have but it might kill you to get it
Jesus promises provision
Break Every Chain: Freedom from Loneliness (May 02, 2021)
Two are better than one
Love your spouse
Respect the authorities
Jesus says love one another
Break Every Chain: Freedom in Discontentment (April 25, 2021)
Ecclesiastes 1:16-2:11; Matthew 6:33
Wisdom doesn't satisfy
Sex doesn't satisfy
Pleasure doesn't satisfy
Jesus offers true satisfaction!
Break Every Chain: Freedom in Mortality (April 18, 2021)
Ecclesiastes 1:1-11, Mark 13:32-37
We are all going to die
We are all going to be forgotten
What should be our legacy?
Jesus offers eternity
Before The Silver Cord is Severed Drama (April 11, 2021)
This is a 50-minute creative recitation of the book of Ecclesiastes by Pastor Tim Bergman.
To watch the video of this presentation go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRahnJAJ0UY
Mourning to Dancing (April 04, 2021)
Room to Grow: The Crowd, The Chorus, The Christ (March 28, 2021)
Pastor Tim preaches on what Palm Sunday was like.
Room to Grow: Opportunity to Bring Light to a Dark World (March 21, 2021)
Pastor Michael preaches from Exodus 35-36
Room to Grow: 8 Promises That Inspire Generosity (March 14, 2021)
Pastor Tim preaches on these promises from God. 2 Corinthians 8:1-13, 9:6-15
Room to Grow: The Story of Joseph (March 07, 2021)
Pastor Tim preaches on Joseph's work for the benefit of his captors. Genesis 41
House Rules: Forgiveness (February 28, 2021)
Pastor Michael preaches on forgiveness based on Matthew 18:21-35.
Fight Fair (February 21, 2021)
Communication (February 14, 2021)
A Better Us (February 07, 2021)
SERVE - We Are the Body (January 31, 2021)
Boot Camp 2021
WORSHIP (January 24, 2021)
Boot Camp 2021
READ (January 17, 2021)
Boot Camp 2021
PRAY (January 10, 2021)
Boot Camp 2021
Vision 2021-2025 (January 03, 2021)
Pastor Tim rolls out a new Vision Statement to carry us from 2021-2025.
Make Much of Jesus (December 27, 2020)
Our annual testimony sharing service! Share and hear how God has been good to us in the past year.
Joseph has Peace (December 20, 2020)
Elizabeth Mourns (December 13, 2020)
Mary Loves (December 06, 2020)
Simeon Waits (November 29, 2020)
Heaven: Better Than You Can Imagine (November 15, 2020)
Heaven: The Kingdom of Heaven (November 08, 2020)
Heaven: How Do We Get There? (November 01, 2020)
Heaven: The Kingdom of Heaven (October 25, 2020)
Better Than You Can Imagine (October 18, 2020)
Reorient: Irrational Generosity (October 11, 2020)
Reorient: Compassion for Those in Need (October 04, 2020)
Reorient: Point People To Jesus (September 27, 2020)
Reorient: Loving Community (September 20, 2020)
with Verna Verity
Reorient: Passionate About God (September 13, 2020)
Luke 7: 36-47
You Are Invited: To A Life of Contentment (September 06, 2020)
You Are Invited: To A Life Steered With Honesty (August 30, 2020)
Exodus 20:16; John 8:32
You Are Invited: To A Life Directed With Generosity (August 23, 2020)
Exodus 20:15; Ephesians 4:28
You Are Invited: To A Life Conducted With Purity (August 16, 2020)
You Are Invited: To A Life Rooted With Peace (August 09, 2020)
You Are Invited: To A Life Stamped With Unity (August 02, 2020)
Exodus 20:12; Ephesians 6:1-4
You Are Invited: To A Life Sealed With Rest (July 26, 2020)
With Guest Mark Buchanan
You Are Invited: To A Life Signatured with Power (July 19, 2020)
Exodus 20:7; Acts 3 & 19
You Are Invited: To A Life Abounding with Freedom (July 12, 2020)
Exodus 20:4-6; John 8:36
Lessons We Can Learn From Suffering (June 28, 2020)
The Book of Job
In The Know: Know Your Battle (June 21, 2020)
In The Know: Know Your Purpose (June 14, 2020)
In The Know: Know Your Function (June 07, 2020)
In The Know: Know God's Love (May 31, 2020)
In The Know: Know Where You Are Going (May 24, 2020)
In The Know: Know Who You Are (May 17, 2020)
Spirit Rising: The Holy Spirit Gives Us Joy (May 10, 2020)
Spirit Rising: Fills Us With Power For Living (May 03, 2020)
John 14:12; Luke 12:39
Spirit Rising: Help Us Overcome Fear (April 26, 2020)
Acts 3 & 4; 2 Timothy 1:7
Spirit Rising: The Holy Spirit (April 19, 2020)
The Road: The Road to Emmaus (April 12, 2020)
Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him.
He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”
They stood still, their faces downcast. One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”
“What things?” he asked.
“About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.”
He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther. But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them.
When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.” Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.
The Road: The Road to Jerusalem (April 05, 2020)
From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.
Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!”
Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?