Building Blocks for Life

In the story of Nehemiah and the people of Jerusalem, we discover building blocks to living as God envisions today. God’s building blocks lead to a life of continuous renewal that transforms not only us but the community around us.

Everyday Worship | St. Albert Alliance March 19, 2023 Sermon

March 19, 2023 • Mike Sotski

Every day, no matter who we are or where we have been, we are worshipping something. The choices we make with our time, energy and resources quickly reveal what takes priority in our lives. Join us as we explore how Nehemiah led the people to make everyday choices to worship God with their lives.

Worshipping the Rebuilding God | St. Albert Alliance March 12, 2023 Sermon

March 12, 2023 • Graeme Gibson

Are there areas in your life where you feel broken? Where you’re experiencing pain or hurt because of your own decisions, or the decisions of others? Every person knows what it’s like to be broken, to sit among the ruins of our lives. The good news is, as we see in Nehemiah 12, that God is a rebuilding God. He takes our lives, enters into our situations, and rebuilds them for his renown and our benefit. Join us this Sunday as we continue our series on the Book of Nehemiah, talking about the God who rebuilds our lives, and how we get to respond in worship.

Living A Life of Confession | St. Albert Alliance March 5, 2023 Sermon

March 5, 2023 • Kirk Cowman

What does your lifestyle say about what you believe? What do the things you say, the behaviours you engage in and the actions you take every day say about God? Sometimes what we say we believe and the beliefs we reveal by our actions don’t match. That’s what happened in Jerusalem a long time ago. Having completed the wall and engaged in a month of celebration and worship, the people of Jerusalem realized that, while they had been doing a great thing for God, their way of living did not reflect what they believed about God. In Nehemiah 9 & 10, we discover a template for living a life that reveals the greatness and goodness of God every day in everything we do.

Experiencing a Renewed You | St. Albert Alliance February 26, 2023 Sermon

February 26, 2023 • Kirk Cowman

Welcome to the St. Albert Alliance Church Digital Gathering! Have you ever tried to keep a good thing going? Have you ever tried to sustain or maintain change over a long period? In Nehemiah the people of Jerusalem put aside differences and united to accomplish a great feat, the rebuilding of the city wall, but what will happen when the work is done? How can the positive changes that began with the building of the wall continue and take root in their community? In Nehemiah 8 we discover what the leaders in Jerusalem did to sustain the renewal taking place in their community. From their story we’ll discover what needs to happen in our story to experience the continuous personal renewal Jesus is offering us.

Overcoming Distractions | St. Albert Alliance February 19, 2023 Sermon

February 19, 2023 • Kirk Cowman

Have you ever been so distracted that you can’t get anything done? Sometimes the distractions in life can be so overwhelming that they hold us back from doing things and ultimately keep us from living as God envisions. How do you overcome the distractions in your life? In Nehemiah 6 we discover a way to respond to distractions and build a life in keeping with God’s vision.

Alignment | St. Albert Alliance February 12, 2023 Sermon

February 12, 2023 • Kirk Cowman

Have you lost your passion or holy discontent? Over time our passions and holy discontents can fade, lose focus, or get off track and become misaligned with God’s plan. When this happens, we need an alignment. When your holy discontent is not aligned with God’s greater plan, you need the courage to reflect, confront and adjust your actions, attitudes, and behaviours to bring your life back in alignment with God’s vision for the world. 

Courage | St. Albert Alliance January 29, 2023 Sermon

January 29, 2023 • Lisa Peters

When we begin to lean into the Holy Discontent that God stirs in our hearts seeking to address things that are not right, we sometimes face opposition. Courage is often required to continue moving forward. Join us as we continue our series, Building Blocks for Life, and look at where true courage comes from and how we can walk in courage as we seek to partner with God meaningfully in the places where we live, learn, work and play.

Team Players | St. Albert Alliance January 22, 2023 Sermon

January 22, 2023 • Mike Sotski

It's often said in sports, "There is no I in team." A successful team is a collection of individuals willing to come together and put aside personal goals for the sake of the bigger picture. Join us as we continue our Building Blocks For Life Series, and learn about how Nehemiah called people to a goal bigger than themselves and see that we are truly better together.

Prayer | St. Albert Alliance January 15, 2023

January 15, 2023 • Lisa Peters

As we continue our series, Building Blocks for Life, join us as we look at how Nehemiah responded to the Holy Discontent that God had placed in his heart. Nehemiah’s vibrant prayer life, combined with an “if you want to use me you can” heart posture before God led to powerful change and meaningful transformation! God’s presence, provision and empowerment expressed through Nehemiah’s faithful and bold obedience had a significant impact. How may God want to work in and through us? A vibrant prayer life and a heart posture of “if you want to use me you can” still results in meaningful change and transformation today!

Holy Discontentment | St. Albert Alliance January 8, 2023 Sermon

January 8, 2023 • Mike Sotski

Entering a new year is often a time for resolutions - some stick, and others don’t even make it the first week. At the core of these resolutions is the sense that things are not as they should be, and it doesn’t take very long to look at our world and see that things aren’t as they should be. What if God is inviting us to be good news and participate in His work to make all things new? What if this sense of discontentment is an invitation to join Him in the work He's doing? Join us for church as we kick off our new series, Building Blocks for Life, and see how Holy discontentment can lead us to the life we were created for.