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Sunday, 29 November 2015


Rev. Brent Russett
By Rev. Brent Russett
Pastor of Sunnyside Wesleyan Church in Ottawa:   

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'Advent 1--- Finding Jesus in Unexpected Circumstances'

Good morning. And welcome to good news in the morning.  My name is Brent Russett. I am the Senior Pastor at Sunnyside Wesleyan Church here in Ottawa. It is my pleasure to look at some of life’s challenges, and then bring you some good news in the morning.

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            For those of you who follow the Church Calendar, this is the first Sunday of Advent. This means that, including today there are 4 Sundays before Christmas. Advent is a time when we prepare to meet Jesus anew. This morning I want to talk about preparing to meet Jesus  in Unexpected circumstances.  

            My parents have a cottage up the Ottawa River past Arnprior. One of the things that I like to do at the cottage is go canoeing. The river is about two kilometers wide at that point. Sometimes the water is mirror smooth. But storms can come up within minutes.

            I am a relatively good canoer. However, there was a time when I was out quite a distance from shore when a strong east wind came up and I needed to get back to shore.   I was paddling straight into the wind. If you let the canoe get sideways to the wind it would just blow the canoe around. I was straining and I was paddling and it felt like I was getting nowhere fast. Not only that, but days like that remind me that I need to go to the gym more often. I am pulling and my arms and shoulders aching. I am digging into the water but there is no momentum. There is only a few feet made with every stroke. .

            I eventually was able to made it closer to shore where the wind was not so bad, and then able to get back to where I started.

But that canoe excursion is a metaphor fort how I sometimes feel about life. I paddle hard, but don’t seem to get far. The circumstances around me hold me back. The wind and the waves of life are there and my endurance is not endless. I am just exhausted, but your have no choice but to keep on paddling.

            Have you ever been there. Maybe it is a job that is taxing. Maybe it is a disability that is wearing. Maybe it is relationship that is difficult. Maybe it is the constant war against stress. Maybe it your calendar that is unrelenting. Maybe it is the fight with the dragons of the past that is wearing you down. Maybe it is the strain against addiction. Maybe it is the constant worry you feel. Maybe it is the financial stress that you are under. But you strain against the wind and pull against the waves, and you feel the battle wearing on you.

            If you can relate to that battle, I believe that God has something that he wants to say to you today. This morning we are going to look at the first book of New Testament. -  Matthew 14

            When we get to this point in scripture, Jesus had just fed 5000 people with just a few loaves and fish. He sent the people away and this is where we pick up the story.

22 Immediately after this, Jesus insisted that his disciples get back into the boat and cross to the other side of the lake, while he sent the people home. 23 After sending them home, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. Night fell while he was there alone.
24 Meanwhile, the disciples were in trouble far away from land, for a strong wind had risen, and they were fighting heavy waves.

            Been there done that literally and figuratively. Why is it that when the storms come up – that Jesus seems absent.
 I know theologically that this is not true. God is everywhere present. But it is a common experience to most Christians. Sometimes we bring it upon ourselves. We take no thought of God and do not take time to connect with him, and then when we need him we find it difficult to connect with him. Sometimes, like in the disciples’  case, it was through no fault of their own.

            Jesus sent them on this boat trip. While on this boat trip that Jesus sent them on they ran into trouble, and Jesus was not in the boat. He was on land and the disciples were far away from land. Sometimes you will be doing all that God said to do, and yet you find yourself in difficulty and still you have a hard time connecting with Jesus. That is an experiential reality on the spiritual journey.

            What do you do when that happens? I think that the only thing to do is that You keep paddling and you keep on hoping and you keep on  praying?

Matthew 14:25–26 (NLT)
25 About three o’clock in the morning* Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the water, they were terrified. In their fear, they cried out, “It’s a ghost!”

            I don’t know what time they left, but they had been out there a long time. The NLT tells us that it was 3 in the morning. It is not like they were wearing wrist watches – the literal translation is the fourth part of the night. Sometime between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. Jesus came walking towards them.

            If you are in the middle of a worry storm, when does it normally hit you? I talk to a lot of people who do their best worrying in the fourth part of the night. When the worry is intense, often our sleep gets interrupted. We are like the disciples we see ghosts. The ghost of what might happen, what could happen, what may happen, and those ghosts terrify us.

            When Jesus walked towards the disciples on the water they didn’t recognize him. They didn’t recognize him because he showed up in an unexpected way. You don’t expect your flesh and blood rabbi, the one who you have been following for the last number of years, to walk on water – that is just not the way that help shows up. They have never seen Jesus do this before. They didn’t know he could walk on water – so when they see Jesus, they don’t recognize him – they are terrified and call him a ghost.
            I have had a spiritual director for a number of years. A spiritual director is not a counselor, or a mentor or a coach. A spiritual director is one who helps you see what God may be up to in your life. You talk to them about your life, and they are looking for the finger prints of God. Often they will prescribe spiritual practices that will help enhance what God is doing at a particular part in the journey.

            I have had spiritual directors because I have found that especially when things are hard that I can’t always recognize Jesus. I can see the wind and the waves, but I am very prone to missing the ways that Jesus shows up in my life.

            We all have spiritual blind spots. Sometimes it takes spiritual friends to point out Jesus in our own life. It is helpful to have someone who can help you see Jesus. Sometimes we cannot see Jesus because he comes to us in unexpected ways.

             Just as an aside, I also note that when I cultivate an attitude of thanksgiving – that I tend to see Jesus quicker.

MUSIC All the Way my Saviour Leads me – Chris Tomlin 4:36
            The disciples are out in a storm and they think they see a ghost so they cry out in fear.

Verse 27
27 But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here!*”
            The first thing that Jesus wants the disciples to know that he is there, he is with them and he urges them to have courage. Or as other translations put it, “take heart.”

            That is not a bad thing to know in your storms either. Jesus is with you in the storms have courage. Take heart. If Jesus is with you in the storm, then you know that it is somehow going to work out.

            But you will notice that the wind did not die down right away, nor did Jesus come to the boat right away. Knowing that Jesus is with you in the storm, is the start of the story not the end of the story.
Matthew 14:28–29 (NLT)
28 Then Peter called to him, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.”
29 “Yes, come,” Jesus said.
So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus.

            I have no idea what inspired Peter to say that. Most of our inclinations are to say, Jesus you can pray for the sick to be healed, but I can’t. Jesus you can speak with wisdom but I can’t. But for whatever reason Peter said to Jesus, “If you are walking on water I want to do it too. “

            Actually I think that Peter got it right. In the middle of the storm, in the middle of the wind, the Lord is passing by and Peter has the opportunity to go on the adventure of a lifetime.

            I think there are moments when the Lord comes to all of us, and we have the opportunity to do the same thing. But at the same time you are scared to death. What do you choose the water or the boat? The boat is safe, secure and comfortable. The water is rough, the storm is real, and if you get out of the boat there is a good chance that you might sink.

            John Ortberg, in his book entitled, “If you want to walk on water, You’ve got to get out of the boat” say that you need to ask the question “What is your boat?”

            “Your boat is whatever represents safety and security to you, apart from God. Your boat is whatever you are tempted to put your trust in, especially when life gets a little stormy.”… Your fear will tell you (what your boat is)

            For some their boat is their vocation, when they know they are called to another one. For others it is past success. For others it is a relationship that not God honouring. For others it is a regular paycheck.

            Is there an area in your life that you are shrinking back from trusting God?

            Because of the storm and the wind some people decide never to leave the boat.  But you need to know something. There is no guarantee that life in the boat is going to be any safer.

            Eileen Gruder wrote,

            You can live on bland food so as to avoid an ulcer, drink no tea, coffee or other stimulants in the name of health, go to bed early, stay away from night life, avoid all controversial subjects so as never to give offense, mind your own business, avoid involvement in other people’s problems, spend money only on necessities and save all you can.
            You can still break your neck in the bathtub, and it will serve you right.

            Someone once said - “The first principle of risk management is that everything is risky. If you are looking for absolute safety you have chosen the wrong species. “ (Larry Laudan)

            The boat or the water. Peter decided to go to Jesus. That is a good decision. A decision, however, that is not without risk.

Matthew 14:28–31 (NLT)
28 Then Peter called to him, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.”
29 “Yes, come,” Jesus said.
So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the strong* wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted.
31 Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?”

            So Peter gets out of the boat and walks on water. Only person other than Jesus that I know of actually to do that. Then he took his eyes off Jesus and started to see the power of the wind and the waves and started to sink.

            He calls out to Jesus, and the bible says that immediately Jesus reaches out and takes hold of him. When you are close to Jesus rescue is never that far away.

            Some people look at Peter and say, what a failure. I don’t know. It seems to me that Peter had a better story to tell than the other 11 sitting in the boat.

            Jesus says to Peter, You have so little faith” What I love is that Jesus says this while they are still out of the boat. Some people hear this as condemnation – I hear it as a teachable moment that Jesus takes advantage of. The lesson was clear. Whether he walked on water or sank depended on who whether he focused on Jesus or the storm. It depended on which he believed had the most power, Jesus or the storm.

            Jesus lets him know this because He wanted Peter to grow. It was Peter’s willingness to risk failure that helped him to grow. And growth matters.

“Sir Edmund Hillary, the first person to succeed at climbing Mount Everest,  made several unsuccessful attempts before he finally succeeded. After one attempt he stood at the base of the giant mountain and shook his fist at it. He said, “I’ll defeat you yet. Because you’re as big as you’re going to get – but I am still growing.”” Every time he climbed he failed. But every time he failed he learned something. And every time he learned something he grew and tried again and one day he didn’t fail.” (Ortberg)

            Jesus is still looking for people to get out of the boat.
·         It is the only way to real growth.
·         It is the way true faith develops
·         It is the alternative to stagnation
·         It is part of discovering your calling

            But the big reason to get out the boat is because that is where Jesus is.

            I often find that this is my problem. I want to encounter Jesus, but I don’t want to exercise faith. Maybe you have that problem to.

            Mary was told that she would become pregnant even though she was a virgin. She had to exercise faith to encounter Jesus. Joseph was going to break up with Mary and go his own way. But he had a dream saying that what was happening was of God. He had to exercise faith to encounter Jesus. The shepherds in the field and the Wise men from the east would have to get out of the boat to encounter Jesus. We will have to exercise faith as well.

            Because Jesus seems to show up in unexpected circumstances. He shows up in the middle of a boat trip gone bad, walking on water, - in a way that was hardly believable. He showed up on in a stable in a manger. That isn’t the first place you would go looking for God’s son, the Messiah.

            Could it be that he will show up in circumstances that you don’t expect him to. Could he show up in that difficult situation that you have just continued to live with? Could he show up in that work place that is far less than optimal. Could he show up in that marriage that is cold? Could he show up in the kid who rebellious? Could he show up?

            I expect that it you start looking in faith that you may see him. So here is the challenge. Look for Jesus in your storm. Sure it feels like you have been rowing forever – but look for Jesus in your storm. And when you think you see him – exercise some faith. Step out of the boat and go towards him.

            If you do this you are going to grow. You are going to exercise faith. And faith has an amazing track record of producing results in those who exercises it.

            My prayer for you is that you would encounter Jesus. I hope you encounter him in prayer and in worship. But I think there are some unexpected ways he may show up. My prayer is that we are ready to step out of the boat in faith.


Lord, Thank you so much for opportunities you give us to grow.
Lord, I pray for those who are in the middle of a storm, right now. I ask that you would give them great grace and great faith to be able to meet you where you’re at.
Lord, they may feel a long way from you, right now, but I pray that as you show up in their life, you’d give them eyes to see who you are, and that they’d walk toward you.
I pray this in Jesus’ name, AMEN.

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May you know   Jesus Christ personally and profoundly.  May the Holy Spirit reside deep within your heart .  And may the heavenly Father surround you with His constant and abiding and accompanying love

By Rev. Brent Russett
Pastor of Sunnyside Wesleyan Church in Ottawa:
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Sunday, 22 November 2015


Rev. Brian Wilkie
By Rev. Brian Wilkie                                                                                    

Pastor of St. Andrew's Christian Community
Rockland, Ontario

PODCAST LINK to CFRA broadcast - Sunday, November 22nd, 2015:

Broadcast Notes:


Welcome to Good News In the Morning a program of words and music bringing a Christian message of hope and encouragement to those who are looking for intelligent meaningful and spirited approach to faith and to life.

This program is sponsored by Good News Christian Ministries PO Box 184 Rideau Ferry, Ontario K0G 1W0. I'm your host today, Brian Wilkie of St. Andrew's Christian Church in Rockland. As always I want to start by thanking you our listeners. We are so grateful for your encouragement and support. Please remember that you can always visit our website for materials to encourage and support you in your Christian walk.

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'The Sin of Humanity'

Our theme today is to take a look at one of the basic facts of our existence in one of the basic doctrines of the church. That's the sin of humanity, the fact that we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. That's precisely what Scripture says in the book of Romans chapter 3 verses 19 to 26.  Paul writes these words:
What shall we conclude then? Are we any better? Not at all! We have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under sin.
      10 As it is written:
“There is no one righteous, not even one;  (Psalm 14)
11       there is no one who understands,
no one who seeks God.
12   All have turned away,
they have together become worthless;
there is no one who does good,
not even one.”
13   “Their throats are open graves;
their tongues practice deceit.”
“The poison of vipers is on their lips.”
14      “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”
15   “Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16      ruin and misery mark their ways,
17   and the way of peace they do not know.”
18      “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. 20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.
Righteousness Through Faith
21 But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— 26 he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.

This Scripture from Romans is a core piece of understanding of what it is that God has done for us given our situation. For we have to understand our need before we can fully understand all the Christ has done for us and while today's message will focus on the sin that has plagued humanity, it is a message of good news and hope because of what God has done to redeem us from sin.

We'll get a chance take a look at all of that in a few moments, but first let's listen to this song written by a redeemed sinner. This was written by John Newton and the song is Amazing Grace. John Newton was a slave trader who turned from his wickedness because of faith in Jesus Christ. The song is sung today by George Beverly Shea a Winchester native who made great contribution to the gospel of Christ, singing the gospel especially while working together with Billy Graham. So this is from George Beverly Shea's Album, I'd Rather Have Jesus; here's Amazing Grace

 There is something wrong the world. That's one idea that doesn't need any defending. Everybody everywhere sees that there are problems in the world. The problem of evil, of suffering, of difficulty; the problem that people experience in their own personal lives: the problems of loneliness, disenchantment, disillusionment; the problems of anger and violence; the problems of feeling unworthy and not belonging. We can go through list after list of negative experiences, negative feelings and negative events in the world. Whether one is a Christian or belongs to another world religion or is a secularist there is no doubt that there are things about the world that just aren't going right. The question becomes, "Why?"

Now the answer to that question according to the Scriptures is that we have sinned. We see the Scriptures teach that God made the world and the world was right on track up until our first parents Adam and Eve disobeyed God. So began a long road of decline and destruction in an otherwise perfect creation. That's not the way everybody sees the problem. Although we all agreed there is a problem, different worldviews look at it quite differently. I think we need to understand today that we are facing a number of different viewpoints on how this problem exists.

For instance, in some world religions, this world isn't seen as a reality it seen as an illusion or a dream. All this suffering and all this disenchantment is just a problem of our imaginations. Well whatever the case may be it still says there's a problem and that is a problem in our thinking. In that viewpoint that's the primary problem: that our problems are our thinking. In Christianity we definitely understand that our sin affects the way we think about things. Sometimes people are more negative than they need to be. Sometimes people are blind to problems, sometimes are our whole mental health is upset by changes in our biology, changes in our way of thinking, in our patterns of thought. Damage is done through injury, through pollution, through other sources. So thinking is a very real part of the problem in Christian belief, but that thinking is affected by a real world of actions and reactions;  of what the psychologist would say is stimulus and response.

There are people who look at the world today and say, "Well the world is broken but it's always been broken it never really worked that well." there is a whole, very strong and pervasive and persuasive worldview that says that human beings exist as a result of an evolutionary process. Some people believe that this process had nothing to do with God that we simply started the billions of years ago as a blast of energy that eventually consolidated into particles and then atoms and molecules and eventually into living beings through a long process of random acts. In this view the universe never really was perfect, it was always developing towards perfection. The optimists among that crowd say that someday evolution will bring us to perfection and all this suffering will be done with. I laud them for their optimism, but the indications of our world around us are that if we're left to our own devices and evolution is left to its own devices, that we are far more likely to end up a pile of radioactive dust than we are going to end up as some kind of the perfect energy beings like so many science-fiction shows want to present. No, the difference between the Christian worldview and that secular worldview is in two places: one, in the belief that there actually is a 'track' and we have fallen off that track; the other is the belief that somehow or other this will all just work out on its own. We as Christians believe that we need help. We are in serious trouble and we need to swallow our pride and accept the help that God gives us.

You see the Bible teaches that the universe was on track, that however long the process was, God saw the whole process as good. When there was still just light and dark and that was all that there was to speak of in the universe, then God said, "that's good." Everything's going along according to plan. Understand that throughout the story of creation, along the six days that are described there, at every point God says, "you know, this is going exactly like I wanted it to." When there's land and water but no trees, or green things on the land and no fish or creatures in the water, God still says, "That's okay! it's still on track." When there are all kinds of animals filling the earth and the air  and, you know, I can't help but notice that some of those animals and some of those plants would have been subject to death. Even reading the story as literally as you can, there would have been plants which were given for food to the animals. It's clear that plants live and die, they blossom and flourish and wither away, and God doesn't say that there's something wrong with that. He's happy to enjoy the lilies of the field for a day and for them to be gone. But the death of a plant is certainly different from that of an animal. We would also say the death of an animal is different than that of a human being. The Scripture says that you and I were built for eternity, that God intended us for us to live forever in fellowship with him. He doesn't attach that kind of a promise to mayflies or mosquitoes, or even to elephants or bears. There are different things that live and die in their time and place, and then they are replaced by something else. We, in our sentimentality, might say that's bad, and sometimes those things might not happen at God's behest but because of human sin, yet God is quite happy to have the seasons come and go, to have times change, and new things take new places in his creation. All the way along he says that it is good, that we were on track.

Even before humanity sins there is one place where God points to a perfection that is still coming. When Adam is alone on the earth and he's encountered the animals and the plants and all the features of this wonderful good creation that God has made, Adam is still alone, and God says this one thing is not good. That one thing that is not good merely points to further perfection that will take place when Adam is joined in fellowship with his wife. When that society of humanity begins to take shape and form, then God says, "Everything is on track, this is just what I was looking for!" Here is a human creature made in His own image, able to respond to him in love. The stars and the galaxies all glorify God just by doing what they do by nature, but here are some people who love God and praise and glorify God by choice! They are in a living relationship with God and God says, "That's very good."

You probably are familiar with what happened to disturb that initial condition, but we will look at that in just a few moments, after we listen to Jimmy Needham sing about his great testimony that he is Forgiven And Loved.

In the story of creation we have Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil standing before them with one command, one simple command, "don't eat of that tree." Somehow or other Adam and Eve are tempted and drawn into doing the one thing they shouldn't be doing. That tree says an awful lot about humanity. You see, God knows what good and evil is. Sometimes we think that Adam and Eve couldn't have known what good and evil was until they ate of that tree. But the tree was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil before they ate. It was a tree in which they had perfect knowledge of good and evil only when they knew enough not to disobey God. I've had friends tell me, "Well, you know, you pretty much have to know a good deal about sin to be able preach about it. How can you know anything about it if you haven't tried it?"  The irony of that statement is that it would make one person in all of history to have really no knowledge of sin, but this is the person who actually knows sin best: Jesus Christ our Lord. You see, Jesus Christ never sinned, and in never sinning he shows a knowledge of sin that all of us have never achieved. Because Jesus knew fully that sin is bad and therefore he never engaged in it. Adam and Eve for a brief moment, under the wiles of the serpent, they thought sin would be good! They thought there was something to gain. Instead they lost so much, because they thought they knew better than God. Jesus, our Lord and Savior, lived a sinless life precisely because he knew sin better than any of us. He knew that he should never choose it.

How well do we know sin? Unfortunately we have shown our foolishness by doing things we shouldn't do, and either paying the consequences ourselves or seeing the people we love hurt because of our choices. Ultimately sin is a terrible thing that has thrown the world off.  No amount of evolution, no amount of human progress - nothing that we can do through strength of will is going to undo the damage that has been done and set things back on track. Scripture tells us that this can only be fixed by the mercy of God. Only, if God will take the responsibility for fixing everything, for setting things right. Only if God will change our hearts, only if God will work with us on our habits, only if God decides to forgive and to repair, instead of to judge and destroy. The good news we have in the gospel is- that's precisely what God has done. God in Christ has decided to take upon himself the whole burden of sin, of setting everything right, of forgiving us for our sins, of reaching out to those that we have hurt with His healing and restoration. God has decided to bear in his body our hurts and our weaknesses which come as a result of sin.

Many people are kept by pride from embracing the good news that God has given. They think, "I'll get myself cleaned up. I'll work on it, I'll sort it out!" I want to assure you that the problem is well beyond your capacity. God has plenty for you to do in relationship with him, but it all starts with that relationship being set right through you accepting that you are helpless before your sin, and that you need Jesus to forgive you.  It starts with  you accepting that there is a God who loves you - loves you just as you are, and is willing to work with you to bring you to that fullness of life that you have longed for. Sin is not easily overcome. It's not good news. But the good news is that the world was meant to be better, and that through Jesus Christ it will be that the better place that God intended it to be.

Will you be part of that kingdom? Will you be part of that repair? Jesus invites us all to join him in his family, in his kingdom and his salvation.

Well, thank you so much for listening with me today and I want to thank you for your ongoing encouragement and support. Please remember to support this ministry financially if you can, for by your support we are able to reach other people through this radio broadcast up and down the Ottawa Valley through CFRA radio and also through our website and ministry which reaches people around the world.

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To conclude our program I'd like to have you listen to song that invites Jesus to come. You may be inviting Jesus to come into your life, or you may be inviting him to return to the world which he is going to restore. This is Steve Bell singing Come Thou Long Expected Jesus.

I do pray that God will hold your heart and you would know Jesus personally and profoundly. May the Holy Spirit reside deep within your heart. May the heavenly father surround you with his constant, abiding and accompanying love.
Good News In The Morning is produced in the Studios of News Talk Radio 580 CFRA.

Rev. Brian Wilkie
St. Andrew's Christian Community, Rockland, Ontario
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