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Teaching Series: Regarding a Theme

 

The following is a collection of sermon series on various Biblical topics. Here is a "short-list" of the different messages.

Series NameDescription / # Messages
Relationship Series This series is for anyone who relates to people! Join us as we tackle some practical issues that many of us have as we live out life relating to our friends, coworkers, family, spouses, and kids. 
What Love Looks Like This is a series based out of Paul's letters to the Corinthian church about love. What is love? How can we understand God's idea of love? How do we love well? What is there that keeps us from loving those around us fully? These are just some of the questions that are discussed in this series. 
Old Testament Story For many the Old Testament is difficult to understand.  We may know some names and some stories, but how does it all fit together?  Many of the stories seem strange and far removed from 21st century life.  What does the Old Testament speak to us in our modern context?  This series of messages explores the Old Testament, helping us to see it through the eyes of the cultures that wrote it and helping us to see how the larger story is brought together into a coheasive unit.
Live the Transformed Life When Jesus invites us to follow Him, he invites us to divine love, joy that is complete, and life to the full - eternal life.  Yet for many of us who have said yes to following Jesus we still experience many things that are not life but death.  How is it that we can take a hold of the transformed life which Jesus promisses and invites us?  This series of messages intends to guide us into the fullness of life that Jesus promisses.
Know Your Identity, Walk in Kingdom Authority Far too few Christians walk in spiritual authority because so many don't know their true identity and divine destiny.  If we ever come into our full Kingdom authority, that is the devil's worst nightmare.  Therefore his only hope is to disempower us by robbing us of our identity with his lies.  This series of biblical messages brings the revelation of our true identity in Christ and a consequent restoration of spiritual authority.
Find Power in A Simple Church The staff and leadership team spent nearly a year to describe a simple process for taking someone from spiritual infancy to spiritual maturity.  Our intent was to create clarity so everyone in the church would know where we're headed, that we would all move in same direction, and that we would not lose our focus.  This series of messages intends to impart and solidify the vision we now have to Belong to His People, Believe In Jesus, and Become Like Him!
Develop A Personal Relationship with God This series is for those who want to sit at the feet of a mentor who, through decades of experience, knows how to experience a deep and intimate relationship with the living God.
Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the stuff of the kingdom of God.  This is as foundational as it gets, and this short, but powerful series comes out of more than 30 years of experience in pastoral counselling.  It deals with forgiving others first of all.  God says that if you don't forgive others, He wont' forgive you!  That's serious.  It also deals with forgiving self -- what, really does that mean?  The answer may surprise you.  And finally, this series deals with forgiving God.  Does that sound outrageous?   Does God need to be forgiven?  Give it a listen -- it just might make a lot of sense for you.

3 messages

Be the Church

Major change is in the air!  This series arises out of a missional church conversation with a group of pastors in Northeast Edmonton, some of whom joined the missional training network.  This conversation has also been going on among Vineyard leaders for some time.

6 messages

Choose the Road to Financial Freedom

Why are most people today suffering under a bondage of impossible debt?  And what does the Eternal Word have to say about it?  And where is the road to the promised blessing of God?  This is a hard-hitting series that will bring freedom to all who take the Word to heart and act on it.

5 messages

The Ten Commandments Series

This series, launched in August of 2001, looks for the Father's heart in the ten commandments. God incarnate said, "If you love Me, you will keep my commandments." The commandments are really about love -- for God, for self, and for others.

9 messages

The Divine Guidance Series

This series is a very practical teaching on divine guidance. While it is the normal Christian life that His sheep hear His voice, we also need to learn from our own experience and the experience of others how to recognize that voice, and not be led astray by other voices.

6 messages

The Battle

The first thing we must understand is that we are in a battle. We were born into a war zone, and so it will be until Jesus comes. Old Testament paradigms still speak powerfully to us today about winning the battles we face, both as individual followers of Jesus, and as His Body, the Church. This series is a timely and prophetic word about the days in which we live.

6 messages

Financial Healing

Are riches evil? Is poverty a virtue? Was Jesus poor? This series on Financial Healing, originally recorded on cassette tape and produced in the late 90's, was widely distributed and proved to be tremendously helpful to a number of individuals and families. The series begins with examing our belief system about money in the light of the Scriptures. Religion has often taught us things about money that clearly contradict the Biblical message. This series was originally intended to be four sessions long, but was extended to six. The last two sessions offer some very practical advice on how to manage your personal finances.

6 messages

Themes from Waking the Dead

This is a much-requested series of messages based on themes from "Waking the Dead," a popular book by John Eldredge.

11 messages

 

Sermon Series - Topical Studies

Old Testament Story

Date             Topic                                           Speaker          Play or Download                    
Jan 11, 2015 Enter Into The Story Nathan Rousu Play          PowerPoint PDF
Jan 25, 2015 Understand Biblical Culture to Understand the Biblical Message  Don Rousu Play          PowerPoint PDF
Feb 22, 2015 Meet the Family  Don Rousu Play          PowerPoint PDF 
Mar 8, 2015 See the Gospel in the Covenants Nathan Rousu Play          PowerPoint PDF
Mar 22, 2015 Fulfill Your Created Function Nathan Rousu Play          PowerPoint PDF
Apr 12, 2015 Discern the Commander's Intent Don Rousu Play
April 26, 2015 Enter into His Mercy Nathan Rousu Play          PowerPoint PDF
May 3, 2015 Look to the Rock from which You Were Hewn Don Rousu Play         PowerPoint PDF
May 31, 2015 See Thru Moses Don Rousu Play         PowerPoint PDF
June 7, 2015 Look at the Heart Nathan Rousu Play         PowerPoint PDF
June 28, 2015 See Jesus through the Old Testament Nathan Rousu Play         PowerPoint PDF


Live the Transformed Life

Date           Topic                                                Speaker       Play or Download
Jan 12, 2014 Choose Life Nathan Rousu Play     PowerPoint
Jan 26, 2014 Renew Your Mind Don Rousu Play     PowerPoint
Feb 2, 2014 Choose a Path Nathan Rousu Play     PowerPoint
Feb 9, 2014 Love the Brethren Don Rousu Play     PowerPoint
Mar 2, 2014 Slay Giants Nathan Rousu Play     PowerPoint
Mar 9, 2014 Grow Up in Every Way into Him Don Rousu Play     PowerPoint
Mar 23, 2014 Consume Him Nathan Rousu Play     PowerPoint
Mar 30, 2014 Lay Up Treasures in Heaven Don Rousu Play     PowerPoint
Apr 6, 2014 Transform Community David Ruis Play
Apr 27, 2014 Present Your Body Don Rousu Play     PowerPoint
May 11, 2014 Prefer One Another Nathan Rousu Play     PowerPoint
June 1, 2014 Train for Battles Nathan Rousu Play     Video
June 8, 2014 Receive Power From On High Don Rousu Play

















Know Your Identity, Walk in Kingdom Authority

Date Topic Speaker Play or Download
Mar 25/12 Know Your Identity Don Rousu Play    Powerpoint
Apr 22/12  Know Your Identity - part 2 Don Rousu Play
May 6/12 Know Your Identity - part 3 Don Rousu Play    Powerpoint
June 17/12 Fathers, Use Your Authority Don Rousu Play
July 8/12 Pray With Authority Don Rousu Play








Find Power in a Simple Church

Date Topic Speaker Play or Download
Oct 11/09

Keep It Simple Church (some distortion after 26 min.)

Don Rousu 

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Nov 15/09 Belong to His People  Don Rousu 

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Jan 3/10 Believe In Jesus Don Rousu 

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Jan 17/10 Become Like Him  Don Rousu  Play 

Develop A Personal Relationship with God

Date Topic Speaker Play or Download
Sep 27  Listen to the Lord through Ignatian Prayer  Nathan Rousu 

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Oct 4 Develop A Personal Relationship with God  Ruth Rousu  Play 
Oct 18 Develop A Personal Relationship with God, II Ruth Rousu

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Nov 1 Lectio Divina, Psalm 139 Nathan Rousu Play
Nov 8 Develop A Personal Relationship with God, III Ruth Rousu

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Dec 6 Develop A Personal Relationship with God, IV Ruth Rousu Play
Jan 10 Develop A Personal Relationship with God, V on "Burden Bearing" a type of intercessory prayer.  Due to a technical glitch, the first few minutes of this message did not get recorded.  For a complete and expanded version of this teaching from the Counselling Course, click here. Ruth Rousu Play
Feb 21 Develop A Personal Relationship with God, VI on "Travail in Intercession and Pray the Word" Ruth Rousu Play
May 9 Develop a Personal Relationship with God, VII on "From the Tent of Meeting to the Nations" Ruth Rousu Play

 

Forgive Others, Self, God

Date Topic Speaker Play or Download
Jul 26, 2009  Forgive Others  Don Rousu  Play 
Aug 9, 2009  Forgive Your Self  Don Rousu Play 
Aug 30, 2009 Forgive God! Don Rousu Play

Be The Church

The mission of God must shape the church, and not the other way around.

This dynamic series provoked a strong response among the listeners.

DATE  TOPIC                                                               SPEAKER 

EXECUTE

Mar 30 "Be the Church -- Join the Mission"  Don Rousu Play
Apr 20 "Be the Church -- Be a Body" (begins 3 minutes into the message) Don Rousu Play
May 11 "Be the Church -- Think Small" Don Rousu Play
Jun 1 "Be the Church -- Where You Live!" Don Rousu Play
Jun 29 "Be the Church -- Rule with Christ" Don Rousu Play
Sep 7 "Be the Church -- Eat Together" Don Rousu Play

 

Choose the Road to Financial Freedom


Our western culture operates with a theory of economics that directly contradicts the counsel of God in scripture.  Nevertheless, most Christians today conform their behavior to the prevailing culture, and consequently find themselves in a financial bondage from which they cannot extricate themselves.  But there is a way out, a way of escape . . .

Date Topic Speaker Play or Download
Nov 11, 2007 Renounce Idolatry Don Rousu Play
Nov 25, 2007 Get Out of Debt Don Rousu Play
Dec 2, 2007 Make A Plan Don Rousu  Play 
Dec 9, 2007 Build A Storehouse Don Rousu Play
 Feb 3, 2008 Invest Wisely  Don Rousu  Play 

 

The BATTLE Series 

The first thing we must understand is that we are in a battle. We were born into a war zone, and so it will be until Jesus comes. Old Testament paradigms still speak powerfully to us today about winning the battles we face, both as individual followers of Jesus, and as His Body, the Church. This series is a timely and prophetic word about the days in which we live.

TopicSpeakerDownload or Play
Be Strong and Courageous Don Rousu Play
Win the Battle Within Don Rousu Play
Renounce Worldly Weapons Don Rousu Play
Be Prepared to Be Attacked Don Rousu Play
Seize the Key to Win the War Don Rousu Play
Be Single-Minded Don Rousu Play

 

The TEN COMMANDMENTS Series (MP3 archives)

This series, launched in August of 2001, looks for the Father's heart in the ten commandments. God incarnate said, "If you love Me, you will keep my commandments." The commandments are really about love -- for God, for self, and for others.

TopicSpeakerDownload or Play
"No Other Gods!" Don Rousu Play
"Taking the Name" Don Rousu Play
"Keep the Sabbath" Don Rousu Play
"Honor Father and Mother" Don Rousu Play
"Do Not Kill" Don Rousu Play
"Do Not Commit Adultery" Don Rousu Play
"Do Not Steal" Don Rousu Play
"No False Witness" Don Rousu Play
"Do Not Covet" Don Rousu Play

 

The DIVINE GUIDANCE Series (mp3 archive)

This series is a very practical teaching on divine guidance. While it is the normal Christian life that His sheep hear His voice, we also need to learn from our own experience and the experience of others how to recognize that voice, and not be led astray by other voices.

DateThemeSpeakerDownload
Feb 11, 2001 Led by the Spirit of God Don Rousu Play
Feb 25, 2001 Who is the Holy Spirit? Don Rousu Play
Mar 4, 2001 The Spirit of Man Don Rousu Play
Mar 18, 2001 The Word and Spirit Agree Don Rousu Play
Mar 25, 2001 Common Problems of Self-Deception Don Rousu Play
Apr 8, 2001 The Role of the Body in Hearing God Don Rousu Play

 

FINANCIAL HEALING Series (mp3 archive)

Are riches evil? Is poverty a virtue? Was Jesus poor? This series on Financial Healing, originally recorded on cassette tape and produced in the late 90's, was widely distributed and proved to be tremendously helpful to a number of individuals and families. The series begins with examing our belief system about money in the light of the Scriptures. Religion has often taught us things about money that clearly contradict the Biblical message. This series was originally intended to be four sessions long, but was extended to six. The last two sessions offer some very practical advice on how to manage your personal finances.

TopicSpeakerDownload or Play
Financial Healing 1 Don Rousu Play
Financial Healing 2 Don Rousu Play
Financial Healing 3 Don Rousu Play
Financial Healing 4 Don Rousu Play
Financial Healing 5 Don Rousu Play
Financial Healing 6 Don Rousu Play

 

Themes from WAKING THE DEAD, a book by John Eldredge

This is a much-requested series of 11 messages based on themes from "Waking the Dead," a popular book by John Eldredge.

DateThemeSpeakerDownload or Play
June 13, 2004 Arm Yourselves Don Rousu Play
July 4, 2004 See with New Eyes Don Rousu Play
Aug 8, 2004 Believe What God Says About You Don Rousu Play
Sept 12, 2004 Live From Your Heart Don Rousu Play
Sept 26, 2004 Walk in Your Glory Don Rousu Play
Oct 24, 2004 Walk with God Don Rousu Play
Oct 31, 2004 Receive God's Intimate Counsel Don Rousu Play
Nov 7, 2004 Healing Broken Hearts Don Rousu Play
Nov 14, 2004 Fight For Your Heart Don Rousu Play
Dec 5, 2004 Shake Off Dull Sloth Don Rousu Play
Jan 30, 2005 Join the Community of the Heart Don Rousu Play



For more Sermon Series, see our "Sermon Series - Topical Studies" article.