Short Series & Guest Preaching
Missionary Interview: Johnny
With Darren Colwell • January 25, 2019 • Johnny, Darren Colwell
Refuge has been pleased to support Johnny (last name withheld for safety reasons) for some years now in his efforts to reach the Turkmen people with the gospel of Jesus Christ. In this interview, learn more about his ministry, difficulties, Bible translation, and more. Please keep Johnny in your prayers!
Easter 2018 • April 1, 2018 • Brian Sauvé
Two problems you and I share: 1. Guilt: We're gossips and liars, cheats and adulterers. We're coveters and thieves, perverters of justice. We're widow-neglecters and poverty ignorers. We're guilty sinners, and we know it to the last man. 2. Death: We're born in cursed bodies, hurtling towards the grave. We all have a coffin in our futures somewhere, near or far—and there is nothing we can do about that. No money can buy death off. No pleading can loose its grip. But Jesus cracked the earth and strode out of that grave in glory, death underfoot. But Jesus ripped up the record of our guilt. Death and guilt have been swallowed up by Christ's victorious resurrection!
Christmas & The Apocalypse
Revelation 12:1–10 • December 24, 2017 • Brian Sauvé
A Christmas sermon from the book of Revelation? What about mangers and wise men and frankincense and myrrh? What about silent nights and angels singing and shepherds waiting? Here's the thing: Christmas is anything but kitsch. No, Christmas is war—war on sin and the serpent, war on death and dark. Let the Apostle John scrape the film of familiarity from your eyes and show you what it really means that the virgin-born Son of God was born in Bethlehem on Christmas night.
October 2017 Business Meeting
Finance/Building Update; Ryan Welsh with Sojourn Network; Elder Team Q+A • October 29, 2017 • Brian Sauvé
On Sunday, October 29th, we held a business meeting for anyone who calls Refuge home. In the meeting, we covered the items listed below: Dan Berkholder gave us a Financial update on giving, expenses, and savings—as well as our current process with our building purchase. Pastor Ryan Welsh visited us from Sojourn Network, a church planting network we have been exploring partnership with for about a year now. He gave a short, informational talk about what Sojourn Network is and what partnership would look like for us. The Elder Team and Ryan Welsh then held an open Q&A about Sojourn, Finances, or any other subject people had questions about. If you have any questions after watching, don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'd be happy to talk!
The Plundering of Hell
Easter 2017: Revelation 1:17–18 • April 16, 2017 • Brian Sauvé
Pastor Brian preaches the resurrection of Jesus from Revelation 1:17-18 on Easter Sunday, 2017, the vindication and exaltation of the Serpent-crushing Seed of the Woman, the one with the keys of Death and plunders Hell.