Every week we want to bring to your attention expository, Gospel-centred sermons from pastors across Canada. We hope that you become familiar with some of the faithful ministers of the word in our nation. We also hope that you will be edified on your daily commute or whenever you listen to these messages. We lastly hope that you learn about the churches where these pastors minister, so that you can easily find Gospel-centered, expository churches in your region.
Gavin Peacock on 2 Timothy 4:9-22 (Calgary)
For all his greatness as a man of God Paul knew he was a man of dust, with a nature and passions and needs like us. He feels his loneliness, his physical discomfort and his mental boredom: his need for the company of friends, for the warmth of a cloak, and for spiritual stimulation of theological books. So his las words are very personal words from which we can find some valuable wisdom to help us persevere in the Christian life.
Here are the sermon’s main points of Persevering in the Christian Life:
- The Christian Life is Relational
- The Christian Life is Painful
- The Christian Life is Possible
Here is the sermon link.
Dan Thomson on 2 Samuel 8 (Charlottetown)
The main theme of this chapter is the fact that the Lord gave victory to David wherever he went. God paints a picture here of his faithfulness, his provision and his protection over David and Israel. David’s kingdom grows, he attains wealth for the future and begins to build a legacy for the future temple that his offspring will build. As we reflect on this passage for ourselves, we need to consider that power is a test of our character. When we’re given the power to do what we want, what we choose to do will reveal WHO we really are. David does not abuse his power – although it can look like he’s accumulating much wealth, he’s quick to minimize the army he’s amassing in order to rely fully on God. He therefore does not abuse his position of power, all the while preparing a legacy for his offspring, the ones promised in God’s covenant to David to be an everlasting kingdom.
Watch or listen here.
Rob Godard on :The End: Not Our End” from Judges 19-21 (Surrey)
This is the end of the story, and it is the end of all who become like the world, even as they claim to follow God. A story that shows us that those who are saying they want to be followers of God are actually like the world’s worst pagans is shocking, and meant to awaken in us a desire to never have that happen to us! This story shows us what happens when we don’t know or follow the God of the Bible no matter what we claim with our words.
This story is very much like the church in North America, where everyone is doing what is right in their eyes. May this awaken in us a deep desire to be those who know the God of the Bible, and obey Him in every area of our lives all of the time.
Judges is over, and yet the battle continues. May we be found faithful!
The entire series on the “Danger of Compromise” can be found here.
*** Descriptions are provided by churches in which the sermons were preached.