Jeff Jantzi

Jeff is the Lead Pastor at The Gathering Ottawa and preaches most Sunday mornings.

Acts of the Apostles: Change of Plans

The Book of Acts tells an amazing story - it tells the story of how God began the movement known as The Church. And it tells the story of all the amazing things that God, by His Spirit, did through this movement as His people committed to following Jesus together and to reclaiming God’s vision for the world, even as they faced some extraordinary challenges together.

In today's message, which originally aired on March 12, 2023 Jeff digs into Acts 16:1-15.  The Holy Spirit often guides as much by ‘closing doors’ as he does by ‘opening doors,’ as he did with Paul & his team here in Acts 16:1-15. What can we learn about how the Spirit leads & guides us from this story?

Acts of the Apostles: Parting Ways

The Book of Acts tells an amazing story - it tells the story of how God began the movement known as The Church. And it tells the story of all the amazing things that God, by His Spirit, did through this movement as His people committed to following Jesus together and to reclaiming God’s vision for the world, even as they faced some extraordinary challenges together.

In today's message, which originally aired on March 5, 2023 Jeff digs into Acts 15:36-41.  There are times where “parting ways” in life and in ministry is the best way to go. But how can we know when it’s one of those times?

Acts of the Apostles: Decisions, Decisions…

 The Book of Acts tells an amazing story - it tells the story of how God began the movement known as The Church. And it tells the story of all the amazing things that God, by His Spirit, did through this movement as His people committed to following Jesus together and to reclaiming God’s vision for the world, even as they faced some extraordinary challenges together.

In today's message, which originally aired on February 19, 2023 Jeff digs into Acts 15:1-35  How did the early church go about making difficult, complex and controversial decisions that impacted a lot of people? What can we learn from them today?

Acts of the Apostles: Positive Choices, Negative Consequences

 

The Book of Acts tells an amazing story - it tells the story of how God began the movement known as The Church. And it tells the story of all the amazing things that God, by His Spirit, did through this movement as His people committed to following Jesus together and to reclaiming God’s vision for the world, even as they faced some extraordinary challenges together.

In today's message, which originally aired on February 12, 2023 Jeff digs into Acts 14:8-20  As we follow Jesus and invite others to follow Jesus with us, we can and should expect resistance. Ministry is hard. Following Jesus is hard. So how did Paul and Barnabas deal with that in their lives and ministries? What can this mean for us today?

Acts of the Apostles: The Message of Salvation

The Book of Acts tells an amazing story - it tells the story of how God began the movement known as The Church. And it tells the story of all the amazing things that God, by His Spirit, did through this movement as His people committed to following Jesus together and to reclaiming God’s vision for the world, even as they faced some extraordinary challenges together.

In today's message, which originally aired on February 5, 2023 Jeff digs into Acts 13:13-52.  In Acts 13, we see the Apostle Paul's very first recorded sermon in the Bible. What can we learn about the message of Jesus from Paul in his first message?

Follow: Doing What Jesus Said

As we launch into the New Year, we want to take some time to look back on the year that was AND look ahead to the year that is coming by considering these three basic goals as followers of Jesus: Being with Jesus (Jan 8th), Becoming like Jesus (Jan 15th), and Doing what Jesus Said (Jan 22nd)We’re talking about how we can be more intentional to “FOLLOW” Jesus in these ways in the year ahead.

At the end of the day, following Jesus means committing to living out the teachings of Jesus and actually doing what he said. But what does that look like? And how can we orient our life around this goal in 2023?

Follow: Becoming Like Jesus

As we launch into the New Year, we want to take some time to look back on the year that was AND look ahead to the year that is coming by considering these three basic goals as followers of Jesus: Being with Jesus (Jan 8th), Becoming like Jesus (Jan 15th), and Doing what Jesus Said (Jan 22nd)We’re talking about how we can be more intentional to “FOLLOW” Jesus in these ways in the year ahead.

A central goal for every follower of Jesus should be to become like Jesus; to have our character fundamentally changed and formed by the Spirit of Jesus. But what does that look like? And how can we orient our life around this goal in 2023?

Follow: Being With Jesus

As we launch into the New Year, we want to take some time to look back on the year that was AND look ahead to the year that is coming by considering these three basic goals as followers of Jesus: Being with Jesus (Jan 8th), Becoming like Jesus (Jan 15th), and Doing what Jesus Said (Jan 22nd).  We’re talking about how we can be more intentional to “FOLLOW” Jesus in these ways in the year ahead.

Following Jesus is not primarily about doing things FOR Jesus, but about being WITH Jesus. But what does that look like? And how can we orient our life around this goal in 2023?