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The Word across Canada (June 13, 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.

George Sinclair on John 11:45-57 (Ottawa)

How can an evil man like Caiaphas prophesy? It seems as if the two main possibilities are both bad. Does God overwhelm Caiaphas and use him the way a ventriloquist uses a dummy – violating his freedom? Or, is God indifferent to Caiaphas’ evil? These great questions help clarify God’s revelation, and how He relates to you and me. Let’s look carefully at John 11:45-57. 
Here’s the link to George’s sermon.

Paul Carter on Mark 14:26-52 “My Soul Is Very Sorrowful, Even Unto Death” (Orillia)

Pastor Paul Carter reflects upon the story of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Find it here.

Jeff Eastwood on 1 Samuel 30-31 (Charlottetown)

Mothering is hard. On a day when we celebrate Motherhood, we can, if we’re not careful, feel defeated by the role, especially if we compare ourselves to others or to an imagined ideal that we can never attain. The burden of the eternality of the human soul is too great for us to bear, both our own and any that might be in our care. There are times when we feel like David and his men upon returning to Ziklag and finding their families gone and their camp ransacked- they wept until they could weep no more. So how can we do what God has called us to do? Continually do what David did- strengthen ourselves in the promises of God and the truth of His word. Listen in as Pastor Jeff preaches from 1 Samuel 30 & 31 on the reality of how suffering informs our worship of God.

Watch the video here.

Paul Martin on Exodus 25-30 (Toronto)

The Tabernacle was sparsely furnished. For “the” meeting place with God, there was barely anything in it. But each item held deep significance.
Rather than speculate about the particulars, we can look at the rest of the Bible and begin to see what each piece of furniture pointed to or symbolized. They were not made willy-nilly, but represented things both in heaven and on earth. Some of those were things we had lost. Others were things still with us.  All of them were pointing to a Saviour. Paul preached from Exodus 25-30.
Here is the sermon.

Gavin Peacock on John 14:15-30 (Calgary)

It is often said that the Holy Spirit is the forgotten member of the Holy Trinity. But perhaps it is better to say that he is the least known. And many Christians are missing out on deeper communion with God and kingdom usefulness because of this. However,  Jesus says to his disciples, “You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you” (John 14:17b).

Here is the sermon link.

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