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The Word across Canada (July 5, 2018)

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.

Rob Godard on “The Danger Of Compromise: What Could Have Been” from Judges 14 (Surrey)

Samson is not a hero of the faith. Samson’s story is a heartbreaking story of what could have been, followed by his suicidal prayer to God that is used by God to bring about the death of Israel’s enemies. Samson’s rejection of authority, his self-centred fascination, and his unwillingness to be ruled by anything other than his flesh led to his demise.  He shows us the end of walking in the flesh, and it is blinding and brutal.

This is a reminder to us to rejoice in that strength that God provides, and to walk in the Spirit He has given.  When we get to the end of our lives, may it be said of us, “well done my good and faithful servant”, not, if only he/she had lived differently.

The entire series on the “Danger of Compromise” can be found here.

Jeff Jones on Psalm 84 (Calgary)

Could there be, in an ancient poem by an anonymous, long-dead singer about a temple destroyed now for two millennia, a way of hope for desperate, thirsty, insecure, and impoverished travellers through the dangers and anxieties of life in a messed-up world? Psalm 84 not only records one worshiper’s passionate poem of longing to be in God’s presence but also points forward to an even better, and eternal, dwelling for pilgrims in every age.

Here are the sermon’s main points:

  1. Vision of the Past
  2. Vision of the Future
  3. Vision of the Present

Here is the sermon link.

Paul Martin on Exodus 28 (Toronto)

Ever wonder what was the significance behind the priests’ clothing in the Old Testament? They were to be dressed for holiness, glory, and beauty. In a sense, it implied that they weren’t good enough to approach God in their own skin. But now, we have a Great High Priest who is himself holy, glorious, and beautiful. See how Jesus ultimately fulfills the role of the priest.

Here is the sermon.

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