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As a church we exist to create pathways for people just like you to know God, love others and serve the world. If we can help you in this journey, in any way, it would be our great honour and privilege.
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As a church we exist to create pathways for people just like you to know God, love others and serve the world. If we can help you in this journey, in any way, it would be our great honour and privilege.
Join our worship services live each week on Saturday at 6:30 PM and Sunday at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM at http://livestream.com/FoothillsAllianceChurch

    Call of Duty

    Call of Duty

    Desperate Times - Exodus 17:8-16: Come this weekend and find out! And discover the life-changing answer to the longings of our hearts to be at peace, happy and whole. I have never been much of a "gamer", especially if those games involve violence. I just don't see the joy in killing other people, even if it's just a game! But apparently millions of people disagree with me, as over 250 million copies of "Call of Duty" have been sold over the past 20 years. While I'm convinced that the call of God upon our lives is not to shoot each other, I'm quite convinced it does involve learning to pray for each other. I can't think of five more meaningful words anyone could say to me than, "I am praying for you." Many parts of life are profoundly mysterious, but perhaps none as much as the call to prayer. We will visit this "call of duty" that I believe God has extended to each of us — specifically the call to pray for each other — this weekend. We will seek to unravel the mystery and discover the gift of intercessory prayer. This might be one of the most important weekends this year for our church. Together, we'll deepen our commitment and resolve to the ultimate call of duty God has entrusted to us — the call to pray for one another. I'm looking forward to being together! Thank you for your prayers, I'm beyond grateful! Pastor Ian Trigg w/ Pastor Tim Gibbons

    • 49 min
    Game Changer

    Game Changer

    Desperate Times - Job 42:1-6: Many years ago, when Bill Clinton was the president of the United States, Mother Theresa was invited to Washington as the guest speaker at the President's Prayer Breakfast. In her message, she spoke passionately and powerfully about the damage abortion was creating in so many lives around the world. She also said how we needed to do more to protect our most vulnerable citizens. A reporter asked Clinton after the event what he thought of her comments. His answer? "It is very hard to argue against a life so well lived." This weekend, we again consider the life of Job and how he navigated unthinkable losses, challenges and disappointments. We'll explore the fatal flaw of his closest "friends," and his own counter-arguments defending his integrity. But we will mostly focus upon the "game-changing encounter" he had with God that transformed his life. It will be a service filled with hope to help us navigate life's unexpected curveballs. It might even foster a pathway towards personal transformation as we approach life's most challenging moments and questions. Job starts with so much uncertainty and ends with profound peace and hope. It serves as a great reminder of what God wants to do in all our journeys and will inspire us towards a "life well lived." I look forward to worshipping and encountering Jesus together with you! Have a blessed weekend! Pastor Ian

    • 44 min
    Anchoring Point

    Anchoring Point

    Desperate Times - Job 1: How many of you, when going through some level of suffering, confide in a close friend or acquaintance and receive this wonderful piece of advice: just trust God more? If you’ve ever said this to someone, please don’t ever do it again. At least, not until you know what you’re saying. I know where you’re coming from and your heart behind it, but let’s be real. How do you do that, and why doesn’t it seem to fix any problems? Jesus entrusted himself to the Father when he suffered, when he was insulted and when he was threatened. Why? Because he knew the Father. His anchor was his relationship with the Father. Let me ask you a question: what is your initial response to suffering? Want to know mine? My inclination is to numb whatever pain I am feeling. Let me ask you something else: what is your past or current situation that seems saturated with pain? Do you want to learn what Jesus meant when he said: “my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matt. 11:30)? Do you want to learn how to pray prayers like Psalm 13 amid the most painful days of your life? Maybe you’re not “suffering” right now, but following Jesus means that it’s almost assured. Come learn, no matter where you are. See you this weekend! Pastor Andrew Berg

    • 33 min
    The Persistent Love of God

    The Persistent Love of God

    The Father Heart of God - Proverbs 3:1-10: Trust issues. Who doesn't have them?! Whether it's with a boss, teacher, child or parent, we all occasionally find ourselves in a place where it seems terribly hard to trust someone. Somehow, we usually find ways to navigate those concerns. But how do we respond when the one we are struggling to trust is God himself? Does he really see, know, care or intervene? Or does he sometimes appear strangely silent, unconcerned or unable to step into our stories? Does trusting him really make a difference or is that just church-speak kind of language? Brennan Manning wrote this about trust: "Unbounded trust in the merciful love of the redeeming God deals a mortal blow to skepticism, cynicism, self-condemnation and despair." If you're familiar with any of those unpleasant realities, or if you want to avoid them in your life, join us this weekend. Together, we'll explore what it means to trust God in the journey of life with all its complexities. From some of Solomon's most beloved words in Proverbs 3, we will delve into the realm of trust and it will be good for our souls! See you on the weekend! Be blessed! Ian

    • 30 min
    The Power of a Blessing

    The Power of a Blessing

    The Father Heart of God - Genesis 27:1-40: Family tensions. Probably all of us know what this feels like. Joyce and I just survived a vacation with her four siblings and their spouses. Being on a big boat in the Caribbean helped! It was actually a great trip and we were all profoundly grateful for the opportunity — and desire — to travel together. (And I repeat, being on a boat in the Caribbean helped!) Scripture is filled with accounts that clearly remind us family life is not always easy. I often say it's great having three kids, because you at least like one of them at any given moment. One day, one is the apple of your eye, and the next, they might be the bad apple! The early stories of the Patriarchs in Genesis reveal no small amount of sibling rivalry. The story of the stolen blessing by Jacob from Esau is particularly troubling. Lies, manipulation, and deception abound but somehow God's will still prevails. I want us to see the hope of God's sovereignty this weekend, but I especially want us to see the power of a blessing. Esau's lament after discovering Jacob had stolen the blessing: "Do you only have one blessing my Father? Bless me too" rings in our ears like a line from a horror movie. Every child longs for a blessing and every child deserves a blessing. We will focus on this over the weekend and I'm so excited to teach on the power of living a life of blessing others. It might be cold outside but the warmth of being together and worshiping our God will be a great blessing to all of us! Thank you for being such an amazing blessing to me! Pastor Ian

    • 40 min
    Facing the Storms in Life

    Facing the Storms in Life

    The Father Heart of God - Matthew 7:24-29: Have you heard people ask the question, "Isn't the Bible just a big rule book?" I know I have, and typically I want to disprove that claim. But what about embracing it — could that be an option as well? How does the nature of rules and obedience affect the way we view relationships and friendships? I look forward to seeing you all this weekend to share with you what God has placed on my heart. I am praying that God would speak powerfully to you. Blessings to you, Foothills family, Nick, Student Ministries Pastor

    • 29 min

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