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The Word across Canada (June 08, 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.

Aaron Eime on Acts 2 (Ottawa)

How would Jewish people at the time have understood Pentecost? What Old Testament texts would have been most present in their minds? How does this insight help us to understand the Gospel and the big story of the Bible? Listen to Aaron Eime, a missionary with 20 years experience in Jerusalem, open up the opening verses of Acts 2. 

Here’s the link to Aaron’s sermon.

George Sinclair on John 11:1-44 (Ottawa)

Why does God not come through for me? Why is the Christian faith so disappointing sometimes?  What do I do – I cannot believe as strongly and as clearly as my Christian friends?  In the story of Jesus and Lazarus, John 11:1-44, we see Jesus dealing with questions like these.

Here is the sermon.

Christian Frappier on Luke 14:25 – 33 (Montreal)

Le texte d’aujourd’hui nous est familier ; Jésus utilisait régulièrement ce genre d’exemple “renoncer à quelque chose vs. être mon disciple”. Par contre, nous ne pouvons nier que ces passages sont à la fois réconfortants et troublants. Voyons ce que Jésus veut dire par haïr sa famille pour être son disciple.


Today’s text is familiar to us; Jesus regularly used this kind of example “give up something vs. be my disciple”. On the other hand, we can not deny that these passages are both comforting and disturbing. Let’s see what Jesus means by hating his family to be his disciple.

Here is the sermon.

Gavin Peacock on John 14:1 (Calgary)

The problem of a “troubled heart” is common. Fear, anxiety and concern about certain present circumstances and the future consequences are something that is not unfamiliar to any of us. So what’s the cure for a troubled heart? Jesus tells us.


Jeff Eastwood on 2 Samuel 1:1-16 (Charlottetown)

Truth. This seemingly simple concept has apparently been largely abandoned by our society, and every attempt is being made to replace it with multiple narratives, whether or not those narratives are logically self-defeating or contradictory. Worse, there are, as Jesus warned, wolves masquerading as sheep in our churches. Lastly, there are numerous individuals who are self-deluded, thinking they are sheep when in fact they are goats, surrounded by true followers of Jesus while not actually being one themselves. 2 Samuel opens with a lie, told by an Amalekite for potential personal gain, yet ending in his death. Listen in as Pastor Jeff preaches on ‘Worship and Truth’ as we all take time for introspection in our relationship with God.

Watch the video here.


Peter Mahaffey on Numbers 6:22–27 (Toronto)

God delights to bless people with his very own presence, and he has accomplished this by his Son becoming a curse so that we might be blessed. Peter Mahaffey preached from Numbers 6:22-27.

Here is the sermon.


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