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196885_120491338028496_6089533_nOur church is a multicultural group of people that form a family called Brentwood Park Alliance Church.  We believe that God loves everyone, has shown his love for us through Jesus Christ, and wants to help us live more meaningful and fulfilling lives.  We would love to have you visit our church on a Sunday or drop in to one of the activities that we have during the week.

Worship Services – Sundays at 10:30am

A time of worship and a practical message from God’s Word.  Our Sunday morning services are casual and easily understandable.

We have high-quality programs for children and youth during the service.

Please contact us if you have any questions or if you need help.

Don Dyck                                           Ron Hunka

Lead Pastor                                      Associate Pastor

Brentwood Park Alliance Church

1410 Delta Avenue, Burnaby, BC, Canada, V5B 3G2

Telephone: 604.291.1635

Email: office@brentwoodchurch.ca

Find the most recent study notes and audio of Sunday studies below:

October 23, 2016 – Living Beyond Ourselves

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Speaker: Don Dyck

Study Series: Forging a Real World Faith

Study #2: Living Beyond Ourselves

Scripture: all Scripture links go to BibleGateway.com



Link to Podcast


  • the overall perspective from which one see and interprets the world; a collection of beliefs about life and the universe held by an individual or a group; a particular philosophy of life or conception of the world. (thefreedictionary.com – powered by Oxford Dictionaries)
  • Everyone has a worldview whether or not they fully realize what their worldview is or how they have come to hold the particular worldview they have
  • Your worldview is influenced and conditioned by:
    • family of origin
    • culture
    • teaching received / education
    • age and generation / peers
    • life experience
    • surrounding society
    • media / advertising
  • Your worldview defines and determines everything about you – how you think and how you act
  • Part of the transformation that God brings about in your life when you become a follower of Jesus is a radical change in your worldview
    • a shift from a self-centered worldly perspective to a Christ-centered kingdom perspective
  • Key to forging a real world faith is a shift to a Christ-centered perspective through which you understand and make sense of your life and the world around you

Paul’s take on this change in perspective – 2nd Corinthians 5:13-17

  • Makes you seem a bit crazy or irrational to others
    • v.13 – same term used in reference to Jesus by his mother and brothers (Mark 3:21)
  • Motivated by an experience of Christ’s love
    • v. 14 – “compelled”
  • Grows out of a compelling conviction that the only reasonable response to Christ dying for us is to live for him and his purposes
  • The result is a totally different way of seeing (perceiving, understanding) Jesus as well as others
  • Ultimately, a change in perspective is the result of being “a new creation” – a totally new person

Forging a real world faith by living beyond ourselves

The process through which our perspective is transformed – Romans 12:1-2

*Notice as you read these verses what part is your responsibility – what you are to do and how you are to respond – and what part is God’s role – what he does for us and in us

  • Therefore… in view of Gods’ mercy…
    • compelled by Christ’s love (2 Corinthians 5:14)
    • points back to everything Paul has been saying in the previous part of this letter
      • how our rebellion has affected our world and our lives and what God has done for us through Jesus
        • …all have sinned… [all] are justified freely by his grace… (3:24)
        • …we have peace with God… (5:1)
        • …you have been set free from sin… (6:18,22)
        • …the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus… (6:23)
        • …there is no condemnation… (8:1)
        • …you received the Spirit of sonship… (8:15)
        • …(nothing) can separate us from the love of God… (8:38-39)
  • …to offer your bodies as living sacrifices…
    • “to offer”
      • what we intentionally do
    • Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. (The Message)
    • “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” (Luke 9:23)
  • …spiritual act of worship…
    • lit., “reasonable service”
      • life as an act of worship through service
  • …do not conform… to the pattern of this world…
    • to be shaped and fashioned according to a pattern or mould
    • Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. (The Message)
  • …be transformed…
    • Gk., metamorphos
      • to be changed into another form
      • what God does in us – an ongoing process
  • …the renewing of your mind…
    • changing the way you think
      • a new and renewed perspective
  • then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is…
    • one word in Gk.
      • has the sense of being tested in battle – i.e., a real life situation – and found reliable and trustworthy