Cantus Firmus

The Theological & Practical Distinctives of Refuge Church

Plurality & Multiplication in Leadership

Moses Has Left the Building • December 11, 2016 • Brian Sauvé

In this sermon, Pastor Brian continues our 8-week series, "Cantus Firmus," an in-depth look at the theological and practical distinctives of Refuge. This week, we looked at the government of Refuge Church, particularly why we are led by a plurality of elders rather than a single pastor with absolute authority. Long story short, because Brian's not glowing. Listen in and you'll get what we mean!

The Holy Spirit

The Oil in Our Lamps • December 4, 2016 • Brian Sauvé

In this sermon, Pastor Brian continues our 8-week series, "Cantus Firmus," an in-depth look at the theological and practical distinctives of Refuge. This week, we looked at our sixth theological distinction, that we are a Continuationist Church. This means that we believe the Holy Spirit is still giving all of the gifts described in the New Testament Scriptures. Beyond that, we looked at the absolutely indispensable ministry of the Holy Spirit in both saving and sanctifying all Christians.

Complementarianism

Together for Glory • November 27, 2016 • Brian Sauvé

In this sermon, Pastor Brian continues our 8-week series, "Cantus Firmus," an in-depth look at the theological and practical distinctives of Refuge. This week, we saw that God created men and women to put his glory on display in creation as masculinity and femininity come together into a living, Gospel parable.

Christian Hedonism

Joyful Saints & the God of Glory • November 20, 2016 • Brian Sauvé

In this sermon, Pastor Brian continues our 8-week series, "Cantus Firmus," an in-depth look at the theological and practical distinctives of Refuge. This week, we look at a strange phrase that communicates an awesome truth: God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him. Listen to find out more!

The Doctrines of Grace (Part II)

Sovereign Grace & Radical Risk • November 13, 2016 • Brian Sauvé

In this sermon, Pastor Brian continues our 8-week series, "Cantus Firmus," an in-depth look at the theological and practical distinctives of Refuge. This week, we looked at the implications of God's sovereign grace, especially the connection between our hope in evangelism and call to radical risk-taking in it.

The Doctrines of Grace (Part I)

Seeing the Sovereign • November 6, 2016 • Brian Sauvé

In this sermon, Pastor Brian continues our 8-week series, "Cantus Firmus," an in-depth look at the theological and practical distinctives of Refuge. This week, we looked at the utter sovereignty and glory of God in the Doctrines of Grace. We saw that the grace of God is totally free, unparalleled, powerful, and far better than we could ever imagine.

Expositional & Theological Preaching

We Have Nothing Interesting to Say • October 30, 2016 • Brian Sauvé

Pastor Brian continues in our 8-Part series, "Cantus Firmus," an in-depth look at the theological and practical distinctives that drive everything we do here at Refuge. This week, we look at the way we preach. Yes, this is a topical sermon on why we don't generally preach topical sermons. Here at Refuge, we believe that the very best thing we can do with our time together is to pick a book of the Bible, open it up together each Sunday, and preach it from one side to the other. And not just that, but preach it in such a way as to make the main point of the text—what the author meant to say to the people he meant to say it to—the main point of the sermon. Listen to find out why!

Gospel-Centrality

Our Blazing Center • October 23, 2016 • Brian Sauvé

Continuing our 8-Part series, "Cantus Firmus: The Theological & Practical Distinctives of Refuge Church," Pastor Brian preaches on our most important theological distinctive at Refuge Church: Gospel-Centrality. In this sermon, we will aim to fling everything in our lives and in our church around the glorious Gospel of Christ. Take a listen to find out what the Gospel is, why it's the center of everything, and what a Gospel-Centered church actually looks like.