Who I am in Christ

Do you know who you are in Christ? Meditate on these identity Scriptures and let God change you life!

I am accepted

John 1: 12 I am God’s child

John 15: 15 As a disciple, I am a friend of Jesus Christ

Romans 5: 1 I have been justified by faith. God declares me righteous by faith.

1 Corinthians 6: 17 I am united with the Lord and I am one spirit with him.

Ephesians 1: 1 I am a saint, a holy one.

Colossians 1: 13 – 14 I am rescued from Satan’s rule, brought into Christ’s kingdom and forgiven of all my sins.

Colossians 2: 6 I live my life in Christ.

Colossians 2: 7 As I receive the hope, faith and love held out in the gospel, I am rooted, built up in Christ, strengthened in the faith and overflow with thankfulness.

I am Secure

Romans 8: 1 – 2, Philippians 2: 13 I am free from condemnation, free from the law of sin and death. Therefore I can work out my life in Christ and fulfil God’s good purpose.

Romans 8: 28 I know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who are called according to his purpose.

Romans 8: 35 – 39 Nothing can separate me from the love of God present in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 2: 11 My old sinful self has been removed in Christ.

Colossians 2: 12 – 13 I have been buried, raised and made alive with Christ.

2 Timothy 1: 7 I have not been given the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.

1 John 5: 18 I am born of God and Satan cannot touch me.

Philippians 1: 6 I am confident that God will complete the good work he has begun in me.

I am Significant

2 Peter 1: 4 God has given me his great and precious promises so that I can receive his godly nature.

Philippians 4: 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Hebrews 4: 16 I can come boldly before God’s gracious throne. God will meet my needs lovingly and kindly.

Hebrews 2: 11 Because God has set me apart and made me one with Christ, he is not ashamed to call me brother or sister.

2 Corinthians 5: 17 I am a new creation in Christ

2 Corinthians 5: 18 – 19 God has made me a minister of , as well as committed to me the message of reconciliation.

2 Corinthians 5: 21 Because God made Christ sin on the cross, I can become in Christ the righteousness of God.

God Never Leaves Us

“I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13: 5 (ESV)

I am so glad that this truth never gets old.

God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit will never leave us nor forsake us no matter what He calls us to do, or what we experience in life.

That kind of commitment humbles us and we do how to respond. It is good to have that kind of awe towards God.

It is good because we will put life and the things from life in perspective.

Things like COVID-19 and our restrictions.

Things like not being able at this time to meet together and socialize.

Things like when we feel overwhelmed and under stress.

God will never leave us nor forsake us.

This means God will be our peace in the midst of the storms of life.

This means God will be our strength and be our support in stressful times.

This means God will be our hope when we see hope draining around us.

I am glad this truth of God never gets old.

Christmas Devotions 2020

Merry Christmas Seine River Church Family!

Now more than ever we need to God’s grace.

Each speaker wants to connect you to the grace, beauty and hope that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. To do this, each has reflected on various Scriptures that unfolds their specific theme. A christmas devotion will be uploaded each day except this Wednesday December 23rd.

Just clink on the links below for the devotion.

May each devotion bless you in this 2020 Christmas Season.

God chose you

16 You did not choose Me but I chose you, John 15: 16 (NASB)

My heart skips a beat as I realize Jesus Christ chose me.

He chose me before I knew him.

He chose me before I did right or wrong.

He chose me before COVID-19 happened and he still chooses me after it is gone.

As I see myself through his eyes, I also see that he chose you. This blessing that he gave me is the blessing that he gave you. You and I are included together in his blessing.

I learned this through a dream God gave me.

In this dream, I brought my two boys to Christ to be blessed. I was holding them in my arms and felt fatherly pride that I could bring them to Jesus for blessing.

After he welcomed us, he took my boys into his embrace. I saw the joy on his face. But all of a sudden I felt left out of his love and joy for my boys. So sharp was the feeling, that I began to turn my back and proceed to walk away.

It was then that he put his hand on my shoulder and said to my spirit, ‘Where are you going?!’

In that moment three things happened…

My feeling of rejection died. I felt part of his team.

I felt deeply connect to him more than ever.

I was not apart from the love and joy he gave my boys. I was included in that love!

When I woke up that feeling of deep connection did not leave me. It now rests in me.

This year many of us have felt excluded. Because of the code red restrictions we have felt excluded. Some more than others. This inequality makes some of us feel rejected and in pain. It makes us feel that some are getting special treatment; that God is playing favourites.

To that our Lord puts his hand on our shoulder and says ‘Where are you going?! I love you with the same love!’

God takes time to build you!

5 you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:5 (NASB)

Have you ever thought that God takes time to build you?

He created each of your features. With all of your uniqueness. There is no one else that has your fingerprints. You were specially created to be you.

And now our Father is building you to look like Jesus through the difficulties you face. Even boredom. Even ordinary days.

Even when you come to the end of your days, God has plans for you beyond this life!

Let us come back to this truth; God is faithfully completing a work in US!

Arise and Shine!

Here are Sunday Jan. 05, 2020 Sermon notes.

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,
A workman who does not need to be ashamed
and who correctly handles the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching,
Rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
So that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped
For every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17

To grow in our understanding of God, our relationship with Christ and each other, our identity in Christ and our love for God, the bible is foundational towards that end. We desire to mature in all aspects of our relationship with God. On most Sunday mornings we dedicate 25- 30 minutes to learn from God’s Word as it is shared through Spirit filled expository preaching. Spirit filled Expository preaching is a philosophy, not a method, where

          The proclamation of biblical truth is derived from the illuminating guidance of the Holy Spirit by means of a verse-by-verse exposition of the Spirit-inspired text, with a view to applying the text by means of the convicting power of the Holy Spirit, first to the preacher’s own heart, and then to the hearts of those who hear, culminating in an authentic and powerful witness to the living Word, Jesus Christ, and obedient, Spirit-filled living. (From Spirit-Led Preaching by Dr. Greg Heisler. Used by      permission.)

Along with our commitment to expository preaching, we believe there is great value in preaching through books of the Bible (both Old and New) to gain a better understanding of God’s redemptive story and how we are to faithfully follow Him. We believe all of Scripture is inspired by God and needed for us to be thoroughly equipped for the good works He has planned for us to do. To enrich our understanding of each week’s biblical passage, we provide Scripture Studies that contain notes from various study Bibles and commentaries. We also provide a variety of discussion questions that focus on the passage as well. These resources can be found for free on our Sermons page at the bottom of the sermon window under the Extras tab.