Message Series

KICK-OFF SUNDAY

Series Description

KICK OFF SUNDAY is here, and as many of our ministries and events restart, we want to regather knowing why SunRidge exists! Join us for the next three weeks as we dive into the meaning and importance of these three core values:
LOVE JESUS
LOVE PEOPLE
LIVE MISSION


LOVE JESUS

Mike Klassen / September 15, 2019

Jesus was fully God and Jesus was fully human. It’s the fully human part that we too often miss. But when we really look at Jesus, we see a man just as human as us but very different from us – Here’s why!

A Summer of Psalms

Series Description

The Book of Psalms is one of the most unique books in the Bible. Why? Because it brings together ‘Logic’ and ‘Emotion’ like no other book in the Bible. These two need not be opposed to each other. So let’s enjoy the deep feelings that come to us with the deep truths the Psalmists bring to us!

About The Artwork

This series design features a wavy line pattern in the background. Many of the Psalms are very emotional writings which can be really joyful or really heavy all of a sudden. This emotional up and down is symbolized by the pattern.


Coming Close to God

Psalm 73

Mike Klassen / September 8, 2019


Arm Wrestle

Psalm 143

Matt Unrau / September 1, 2019

(Due to technical difficulties, the last 10 minutes of the sermon was not recorded.)


No Fear

Psalm 127

Mike Klassen / August 25, 2019


Yay God!

Psalm 96

Kyle Dyck / August 18, 2019


Lift

Psalm 40

Gary Swabey / August 11, 2019


Real Rest

Psalm 23

Brad Gamble / August 4, 2019


Mule Problem

Psalm 32

Mike Klassen / July 28, 2019

(Due to technical issues, audio is distorted.)


Nature Whispers

Psalm 19

Mikaela Klassen / July 21, 2019

(Due to some technical issues, only message audio is available.)


Delight In

Psalm 1

Mike Klassen / July 14, 2019


Christian?

Series Description

"Christian" is a label that can be good, bad, attractive, or repelling. It's a bit loaded. But where did the word come from? And did it come with instructions?

About The Artwork

This series design incorporates a bunch of typefaces all trying to merge together to spell the word “CHRISTIAN?”. The typefaces are modern, traditional, bold, conservative, easy to read, and difficult to read. Our definition of Christianity is so often a messy combination of these approaches represented by the type.


Courageous Conversations

July 7, 2019


Jesus Expects Us to Obey

June 30, 2019


Prayer Changes Everything!

June 23, 2019


Courageous Obedience

June 16, 2019

**We were at Green Bay Bible Camp this week, sorry for the poor audio quality!**


Thank You Prayers

June 9, 2019


Confess and Repent

June 2, 2019


Christian and Perseverance

May 26, 2019


Courageous Connecting

May 19, 2019


Courageous Prayers

May 12, 2019


Parable of the Sower

May 5, 2019


Courageous

April 28, 2019


Easter Sunday

Not Undercover Anymore

April 21, 2019

Have you ever found yourself hesitate to make your opinions known to your friends? How about when it comes to what Jesus means to you? There are a couple of fellas that were quite hesitant to let their colleagues know what Jesus meant to them. They were undercover followers of Jesus. But as we will see they didn’t stay that way and our hope is that neither will we!  

About The Artwork

The words are all spread out and clean as compared to the Good Friday artwork! Jesus’ death and resurrection cleared things up. His message was personalized for many different groups, Jews and gentiles, young and old which is signified by the different lettering styles. Its black and white, clearly visible, like we, as Jesus followers, are called to be.

Christian?

Series Description

"Christian" is a label that can be good, bad, attractive, or repelling. It's a bit loaded. But where did the word come from? And did it come with instructions?

About The Artwork

This series design incorporates a bunch of typefaces all trying to merge together to spell the word “CHRISTIAN?”. The typefaces are modern, traditional, bold, conservative, easy to read, and difficult to read. Our definition of Christianity is so often a messy combination of these approaches represented by the type.


What is a Disciple?

April 14, 2019

2 Timothy 2:2

Early followers of Jesus did not have a very easy time of it – persecution was very real for them, especially those in Rome. In spite of these bleak circumstances Jesus painted a beautifully compelling picture of what a life of a disciple was to be like. Today, be prepared to have something awakened in you!


Why Grace and Truth?

April 7, 2019

John 1:17

These 2 words describe the way that Jesus lived and loved. This presented a problem to the religious of the day because to live and love this way is messy. Disciples then and disciples now struggle with how this should happen in our lives. Today, we will look at how these 2 words made Jesus’ love revolutionary.


How am I to treat Outsiders?

March 31, 2019

1 Corinthians 5

The dream of Jesus was that His Kingdom of followers would spread and grow through the work of the church. The early church sure shows us this happening, but what about today? What has happened to the church’s influence for our time? Today is going to be an eye-opener!


Who does God say I am?

March 24, 2019

Romans 8

Many of you have been called different names over the years, and this may have shaped who you think you are. But finding out who God says you are is an extremely powerful truth you need to know. Today, we want to clarify who God says you are, and why this matters in how we do our day to day life.


Why do I continue to Sin?

March 17, 2019

Romans 7

Once we understand the great lengths that Jesus went to solve the sin problem, then why, when we want to live as followers of Jesus, do we not carry it out? Why do I end up not doing the things that I want to do? I thought the sin problem was solved. Today, we want to look at how we overcome this dilemma.


What is our Sin Solution?

March 10, 2019

Romans 6

Many people would say that Christians have good standing with God because they live good lives, doing good things; bottom line obeying the commandments has taken care of the sin problem. But this is not true – so then what is true?


Why is Sin a Problem?

March 3, 2019

Romans 5

As we see in the term “Christian” there is varied reactions to it. So to with the term “Sin”. Jesus told his followers that he came to die – actually die for sin because it was that much of a problem. Today we want to look at why sin is such a problem.


What is a Christian?

February 24, 2019

John 13:35

"Christian" is a label that can be good, bad, attractive, or repelling. It's a bit loaded. But where did the word come from? And did it come with instructions? Today let’s look at where the word came from and clarify what Jesus asks of us.


COME ALIVE

Series Description

There is a big difference between knowing about someone and knowing someone personally. It is what makes a relationship COME ALIVE. The same holds true for God. There is a big difference between knowing about God and knowing God personally. This is what makes us COME ALIVE.

About The Artwork

Coming alive in Christ, it makes a spirit thirsty for the fullest life, life coloured by joy and pain, it is being enamoured with the mystery of God, it is believing in and praying for the most impossible things, it is being entirely weak in the entirely strong power of God. For this, a visual of explosive and charged colour was created; employing surreal pieces to signify how God’s pictures are so beyond what we can picture for ourselves.


God’s Guardrails

February 17, 2019

Balance in Listening for God's Guidance. Many people wonder where the line is concerning what they should be asking God guidance for. “Where’s the line? What do I need to ask God for guidance about, and what do I not need to ask God guidance about?”


Benefits of Hearing

February 10, 2019

You don't FIND God's will you RECOGNIZE it. God gives us His general and specific will. God's will is not BAD, is not FIXED, is not CONTRARY to His Word, is not HIDDEN and is not REVEALED to others first. God wants you to know what He wants you to BE. God wants you to know what He wants you to DO.


Value His Voice

February 3, 2019

Two weeks ago, we saw the primary way God speaks to us is through Scripture. We can hear His general Word through Scripture to everyone, and we can receive a specific word to us. Today, we’ll touch on other ways in which God speaks to us.


Understanding God

January 27, 2019

Let’s admit it - we can get lost when we read the Bible! How can we hear God when we have trouble understanding what He’s saying? Today, we’ll look at some helpful tips that will bring clarity to His voice.

MESSAGE WAS NOT FILMED THIS WEEK (technical difficulties). SunRidge says sorry! :(

Small Group Questions


Word Of God Speak

January 20, 2019

The Bible is a Primary Way to Hear God. Here we’ll learn HOW the Bible is a primary way through which God speaks. God speaks to us through Scripture in two different ways:

Universally -- to everybody.

Personally -- to individuals with specific messages for specific situations at specific times.


Turn Down The Noise

January 13, 2019

Why do you need to hear God’s voice? -So Christ can function as your Lord and King! -So you can know God as Father. -So Jesus can be your LIFE! DON'T FORGET: The voice you listen to the most will determine the direction of your life.


Ears To Hear

January 6, 2019

Does God Still Speak Today? How would your life change if you could consistently and clearly hear God speak? Many people struggle with hearing God's voice but Jesus set the bar pretty low so that anyone can hear Him speak.


God's Here!

GOD’S HERE!

Our Christmas Eve Celebration

What if I told you that God was over the top excited when the announcement was made that Jesus was going to be born: ...for to YOU has been born a Saviour... God was so excited because it means something important about LIFE as we know it is about to change. This is Christmas!

About The Artwork

God is here and it is great news! Big news! The artwork for this message is meant to look like news headlines; bold and super important. The look is intentionally black and white because this good news is clear and concise; Jesus was born, God sent us a friend and saviour! God is love and God loves you and thats a message for the young and old to celebrate!

God Names

Series Description

What’s in a name? Names have a strong meaning that can often surprise us when we take the time to understand it’s meaning. The same is true for God. We want to look at just 4 of the many different names for God, and I believe it will surprise us and grow us to become more personal with God.

About The Artwork

In this image we have an old painting rendered in a new medium, pixelation. We have a modern typeface reading “God” and an old lettering style reading “Names”. When we think of God the Father and hear the names spoken in an old language, it’s easy to imagine God living in the past when. In reality, God is ever present, deeply engaged, and relevant a thousand years ago and relevant today. The contrast and combination of old and new is what is signified in this image. 


Immanuel – God with Us

December 23, 2018

This name of God expresses the wonder of God coming down to our level in human form (the incarnation) so that, Jesus could be with us! Amazing


Jehovah Nissi – The Lord is my Banner

December 16, 2018

What does it mean for God to be our banner today? Consider how banners are used, and it will begin to reveal some of what this title means.


Jehovah Tsidkenu – The Lord our Righteousness

December 9, 2018

A simple definition of righteousness is ‘doing the right thing’. The Lord is righteous himself, and through him all that are his, are made righteous.


Jehovah Rohi – The Lord is our Shepherd

December 2, 2018

Through this simple illustration of God being our Shepherd, we see how God tenderly takes care to provide, guide, and protect us.


Measure of my Days

Series Description

What if you were told you had 1 month left to live – 30 days? How would you use and make the most of those precious, remaining days? As you consider that, I want to ask you, “Is there something you should be doing differently now to make the most with your days”? Something to think about isn’t it?

About The Artwork

We went back and forth on so many names for this series, pouring over terms and one-liners that could sum up what we were trying to convey. After several rounds we read Psalm 39:4-5 again and were so struck by how beautifully and poetically it talked about mortality. The words of these verses just felt complete and so for this series artwork we’re just embracing the whole text! The series is called “Measure of My Days” but it is designed and shown in the context of the whole Psalm 39:4-5 passage in order to really say the words are the feature.


What Legacy will you leave?

November 25, 2018

Proverbs 4:20

Your time on this planet has come to an end. You will now be remembered by those of your family and friends. Do you ever wonder what they will remember you for? What your legacy will be? Now that is an important question!


Mending Relationships

November 18, 2018

Romans 12:18

If you were told that you had 1 month to live you would have the chance to review the different people that have played a part in your life. What you might see are some broken relationships – now what are you to do about them?


What is Your #1 Thing?

November 11, 2018

Matthew 6:19-20

If you were told that you had only one month to live; and after you got over the shock of that, here is a question that we need to ask ourselves. What is the most important thing to me and does it show up in the way I have lived?


Life is Short

November 4, 2018

Psalms 39:4-5

If you were told that you had 1 month to live would you be doing the things that you are doing and what are the things that you are not doing now that you would start to do? Because life is short.


Series Description

We all have questions about God at some point in our lives. Whether we question our faith, God's goodness, or just His willingness to work miracles in our lives, we could all come up with our own question. For the next several weeks we want to invite you to take a seat and ‘Let’s Talk About It’!

About The Artwork

In this image we see a rather ordinary scene; someone crossing the street in ordinary clothes. No matter who you are or where your regular commute takes you, you face big questions. The image is covered with drawings and writing in a style you might find in a notebook or scribbled on the street even. This look has been used to show that these discussions we’re going to tackle, though they might seem intimidating, are approachable, not reserved for the academic, these are topics anyone can tackle. Why the multiple figure drawings? Well, when having to state our opinions on a difficult subject there is often an inner wrestle... logic says one thing, emotion says another... God’s black and white truth has answers to our questions we can have confidence rooting ourselves in.


Hasn’t Science disproven God?

October 28, 2018

With all the discoveries made about the natural world, is there still a need for God? Isn’t science at odds with what the Bible says? We’ll talk about the big ideas behind these questions and what the universe can tell us about God.


Would a loving God really send people to Hell?

October 21, 2018

We have heard that there are two options after death: Heaven and Hell. We’re ok with believing in heaven - a paradise where everything is perfect. But Hell troubles us - if God loves everyone, why wouldn’t we all end up in heaven?


How can a good God allow so much suffering?

October 14, 2018

Injustice. Oppression. Natural Disasters. War. Famine. Disease. We don’t have to look far to know there is a lot of suffering in our world. Doesn’t God see it too? Or is He looking the other way? If He sees it, why doesn’t He do anything about it?


Why does God care about sexuality?

October 7, 2018

There are many views on sexuality and gender and it can be confusing. Many would say that they are troubled by the limitations found in the Bible. Is it outdated? Should we ignore those parts? Why would God care about that area of our lives?

*Please be aware there will be mature themes in this message which might not be appropriate for children.


Who says there is only one way to God?

September 30, 2018

There are those who say that since there are so many ways to find God, Christianity is only one among many valid ones. Then why are Christians so exclusive about their belief that one can only find God through being a Christian?


Isn’t the Bible a Myth?

September 23, 2018

There are many people that say that there are many good things in the Bible, but you should not take it literally. Others say that the Bible should not be trusted because some parts of the Bible are wrong and historically unreliable. So let’s talk about it as we look into these concerns.


Don’t all religions teach the same thing?

September 16, 2018

Today we will look at the 4 top spiritual leaders of all time. They are Confucius, Buddha, Mohammad and Jesus Christ. We will look at each of these men and what they taught and how they lived – and then we need to ask the question: Who will you trust your life to?