SURE: resources

We are working our way through this series “Sure
You can check out the sermons, powerpoint and questions at SURE sermons

  • 16 September “What about Truth?
  • 23 September “What about Faith?
  • 30 September “What about Jesus?
  • 7 October “What about God?
  • 14 October “What about the Bible?
  • 21 October “Q&A

There are many resources that could be listed for each topic. Here are a few that you might find helpful.

What about Truth?

  • McLaren, Brian, A Generous Orthodoxy, Zondervan, 2004

What about Faith?

  • Boyd, Gregory. Benefit of the Doubt, Baker Books, 2013
  • Choronna, Mark, Beyond the Shadow of Doubt, Creation House, 2001

What about Jesus?

  • Piper, John, Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ, Crossway Books, 2004
  • Rosen, Moshe, Y’SHUA: The Jewish Way to Say Jesus, Moody Publishers, 1982
  • Strobel, Lee, The Case for Christ, Zondervan, 1998
  • Wright, N.T., Simply Jesus, Harper, 2011

What about God?

What about the Bible?


We live in a world where it seems very little is sure.
Everything is about what I believe.
A world of no absolutes,
where everything is about tolerance
& relativity.

So how do we live and interact in this world
without being jerks?

Join us as we wrestle with some of these things.

  • plan on being part of Sunday AM
  • invite someone to join you
  • get to together with 2-4 others to think together about the implication

At the end of this series, we will have a Q & A to address questions that come out of this series.

  • you can email your questions to
  • add your questions to the comment section on this post

16 Sept What is Truth?  mp3 of message, powerpoint, and questions are now available

23 Sept What is Faith?

30 Sept Why Jesus?

7 Oct Why God?

14 Oct Why the Bible?

21 Oct Q & A

ONE: september

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At the beginning of another year

As Sarah Masen sings

“We come with what we have done

We come with who we are

We are a beginning.”

Lord, may we be a beginning

We ask that you give us a brand new impetus

We do not want to live on the momentum of what we have done

We seek a new impetus from your Holy Spirit

Even for the things we continue to do as before

So Lord

In our passion for you

In our compassion for others

In our love for one another

In our forgiving of enemies

In our commitment to serve in Orillia

In our commitment in work, leisure and volunteering outside OCC

In our pastoral care

In our mission

In our Kingdom building

From our neighbourhoods in Orillia and area

To Ethiopia, Uganda, Guatemala and wherever else

In our vision for your work

In our wisdom to carry it out

In the grace needed to be pastoral sensitive as we do

Lord, re-fuel us with an invigorating energy

Shift our propelling forward

From momentum

To impetus

Keep us up to your speed

In the work you have called us to do

Give us your grace towards your holiness

May our deepest gladness meet the world’s deepest need.

In the name of Jesus

In whose name we pray,



prayer by Steve Stockman Modified to fit our context