Jeff Jantzi

Prove It: Living In The Light

A Christian’s life should be living proof of their connection to Jesus. Essentially, our sacrificial love for others is a testament of our sacrificial love for God. In his first epistle—which forms the basis for this series—the apostle John walks through several aspects of the Christian life, revealing where the evidence lies for each. Do you know God? You can prove it because the evidence is in your obedience. Do you truly love your neighbour? You can prove it because the evidence is in your sacrifice. We don’t earn God’s forgiveness with our good deeds, but a transformed life should look just like that—transformed. You can say it with your mouth, but the evidence is in your actions.  Listen now as we launch into this very important teaching series!

A Christian’s life should be living proof of their connection to Jesus. Essentially, our sacrificial love for others is a testament of our sacrificial love for God. In his first epistle—which forms the basis for this series—the apostle John walks through several aspects of the Christian life, revealing where the evidence lies for each. Do you know God? You can prove it because the evidence is in your obedience. Do you truly love your neighbour? You can prove it because the evidence is in your sacrifice. We don’t earn God’s forgiveness with our good deeds, but a transformed life should look just like that—transformed. You can say it with your mouth, but the evidence is in your actions.  Listen now as we launch into this very important teaching series!

God Loves a Cheerful Giver

Jesus once said that “it’s better to give than to receive” however our culture seems to teach that “it’s better to receive than to give.”  Two very different approaches to generosity and giving, and two very different beliefs about how we are to use our resources and material possessions. So how can we become people who live by the words of Jesus, as opposed to the teaching of our culture? What does it look like to be a cheerful giver? Listen here to find out.

Jesus once said that “it’s better to give than to receive” however our culture seems to teach that “it’s better to receive than to give.”  Two very different approaches to generosity and giving, and two very different beliefs about how we are to use our resources and material possessions. So how can we become people who live by the words of Jesus, as opposed to the teaching of our culture? What does it look like to be a cheerful giver? Listen here to find out.

Conflict Zones: Becoming a Peacemaker

Revenge. Retribution. Vengeance. Violence. This is the way of our world, and it doesn’t work. It’s why Jesus calls us to something different - a life of non-violent enemy-love where we do not seek revenge but turn the other cheek. This is what it means to be a peacemaker. But what does this look like? How can we live into this kind of peacemaking? Why is it so important? Listen now to find out!

Revenge. Retribution. Vengeance. Violence. This is the way of our world, and it doesn’t work. It’s why Jesus calls us to something different - a life of non-violent enemy-love where we do not seek revenge but turn the other cheek. This is what it means to be a peacemaker. But what does this look like? How can we live into this kind of peacemaking? Why is it so important? Listen now to find out!

Conflict Zones: Dealing with the Conflict Within

Have you ever wondered why you react the way you do when you’re in conflict with other people? Like why, perhaps, you get so defensive, or angry, or even disengaged and passive? Have you ever wondered where that stuff comes from and what you can do about it? Listen here as we talk about “the conflict within” and how God longs to work in us and bring us peace.

Have you ever wondered why you react the way you do when you’re in conflict with other people? Like why, perhaps, you get so defensive, or angry, or even disengaged and passive? Have you ever wondered where that stuff comes from and what you can do about it? Listen here as we talk about “the conflict within” and how God longs to work in us and bring us peace.

Christmas Preparations: Love

While we give gifts to each other at Christmas as a sign of how much we love each other, the principal of reciprocity means that human beings feel an underlying obligation to give a gift in return.

But God came into the world without expectation or condition.  He simply loves us. We do not need to earn or repay that gift of love, but simply receive it and live in the reality of that gift.  Are you prepared to accept God's gift of love as free, without condition, expectation or obligation? And how can we begin to learn to love in the same way with the people around us?  Listen here to find out!

While we give gifts to each other at Christmas as a sign of how much we love each other, the principal of reciprocity means that human beings feel an underlying obligation to give a gift in return.

But God came into the world without expectation or condition.  He simply loves us. We do not need to earn or repay that gift of love, but simply receive it and live in the reality of that gift.  Are you prepared to accept God's gift of love as free, without condition, expectation or obligation? And how can we begin to learn to love in the same way with the people around us?  Listen here to find out!

Christmas Preparations: HOPE (John the Baptist)

How can we move from hopelessness to hope this advent season? The story and life of John the Baptist shows us.

How can we move from hopelessness to hope this advent season? The story and life of John the Baptist shows us.

The Birds, The Bees & The Bible: Q&A

Jeff concludes our series with a Q&A of the most popular questions that arose during our "The Birds, The Bees & The Bible" series.  Listen now!

Jeff concludes our series with a Q&A of the most popular questions that arose during our "The Birds, The Bees & The Bible" series.  Listen now!

The Birds, The Bees & The Bible: The Bible & Homosexuality

Few issues have been as divisive in the church in recent years as the topic of “homosexuality” and issues surround the LGBTQ community. Some argue that “love is love” and that if Jesus were here today he would affirm homosexuality, while others argue that the Bible is clear that homosexuality is a sin and should be condemned. So what does the Bible actually say about homosexuality? We must let the Scriptures - not culture - shape our perspective on this critical issue.

Few issues have been as divisive in the church in recent years as the topic of “homosexuality” and issues surround the LGBTQ community. Some argue that “love is love” and that if Jesus were here today he would affirm homosexuality, while others argue that the Bible is clear that homosexuality is a sin and should be condemned. So what does the Bible actually say about homosexuality? We must let the Scriptures - not culture - shape our perspective on this critical issue.

The Birds, The Bees & The Bible: The Bible & Sex

"Whatever feels good, do it (so long as you don’t hurt anybody).” Generally speaking, this is the narrative that our culture seems to embrace regarding life and sex. At the same time, Christians seem to embrace an opposite narrative: “Pleasure is bad. Avoid it at all costs.” So which one is it? Which narrative is right (or wrong)? And what does the Bible actually teach us about sex? It’s time we let the Scriptures - not culture - shape our perspective on human sexuality.

"Whatever feels good, do it (so long as you don’t hurt anybody).” Generally speaking, this is the narrative that our culture seems to embrace regarding life and sex. At the same time, Christians seem to embrace an opposite narrative: “Pleasure is bad. Avoid it at all costs.” So which one is it? Which narrative is right (or wrong)? And what does the Bible actually teach us about sex? It’s time we let the Scriptures - not culture - shape our perspective on human sexuality.

Life Hacks: Praying with Power

Prayer changes things. It’s why the Bible calls us to prayer over and over again. And yet prayer is so often such a big challenge for many of us. Why is that? What is it about prayer that is so difficult for so many of us? Listen now as we conclude “Life Hacks” by exploring this very important topic of prayer and how we can learn to pray with power and authority.

Prayer changes things. It’s why the Bible calls us to prayer over and over again. And yet prayer is so often such a big challenge for many of us. Why is that? What is it about prayer that is so difficult for so many of us? Listen now as we conclude “Life Hacks” by exploring this very important topic of prayer and how we can learn to pray with power and authority.