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The Word across Canada (January 11)

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.

Jeff Jones on Acts 17:1-14 (Calgary)

Jesus told his disciples, “I will build my church” (Matt. 16:18). How does Jesus build churches? And how do people respond to him when he does so? In Acts 17:1-14, we see how the Spirit of Christ used the Apostle Paul and how people reacted to his ministry. And as we approach another New Year, this passage presents a crucial “resolution” that everyone needs to make.

Here are the sermon’s main points from the sermon “A tale of two cities”:

1. How to Build A Church
2. How Not to Build A Church
3. How to Be Built Up

Here is the sermon.

Rob Godard on 4 Resolutions for 2018 (Surrey)​

In history many people use the New year as an opportunity to begin again. Here at Cloverdale Baptist, we are asking each person to make four New Years Resolutions based on a small verse very familiar to us.Will you join us in these resolutions from John 3: 22-38?

Resolved​ 1​:  To experience the freedom of faith more deeply
Resolved 2: To Love Jesus more fully
Resolved​ 3​: To Die to self daily
Resolved​ 4​: To point to Jesus with every opportunity He gives me​

​Listen as Pastor Rob explains here.

Jeff Eastwood on Psalm 40 (Charlottetown)

We end 2017 where we began, and hopefully where we were all year— with the gospel. Psalm 40:6-8 prophetically promises a final sacrifice for sin, a once and for all atonement that will finally fulfill Genesis3:15. The preacher in Hebrews picks up on this in chapter 10:5-10 and gives an incredible message of hope to weary sinners. Listen in as Pastor Jeff Eastwood preaches on ‘Christ in the Psalms— Psalm 40’.

Watch the video here.

Peter Mahaffey on 1 Timothy 2:5–6 (Toronto)

In a culture that celebrates plurality and diversity, is it possible to affirm the exclusivity of Jesus Christ? The Bible answers with a resounding yes. Christ alone is Lord and Saviour of all nations and he gave himself as a ransom for all people.

Here is the sermon.

Paul Carter on Matthew 2:1-12: “They Fell Down And Worshipped Him” (Orillia)

In this message Pastor Paul explores one of the big questions in the life of faith: why do some people see, love and worship Jesus and others do not? Why do some people cross deserts and endure privations to see the child who was born king of the Jews while other people despise the gifts of God that are laid beneath their noses? Why is that? What can we say about the mystery of faith, worship and understanding?

Listen or watch here.


*** Descriptions are provided by churches in which the sermons were preached.