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 “Dead Men Walking” from Romans 6:3–14 (Surrey)
This passage is one of the richest in the Bible on what it means to identify with Jesus so intimately that we are found in Him. This identity when understood and experienced will change how we live. When we grasp our identity in Jesus we will stay on the road and avoid the ditches. Understanding that we died with Christ means we can experience true forgiveness, we can be dead to the rule of sin, and live for God as those found in Him. May we find new life, new passion, new freedom in our identity with Jesus!
George Sinclair on John 17:6-19 (Ottawa)
Jesus says that anyone who has believed in Him was first “given” to Jesus by God the Father. Many people are troubled by this idea. Doesn’t this mean we have no free will? Doesn’t it go against what we know of human nature? Won’t it lead to Christians thinking they are superior to other people? Doesn’t it remove all incentive to evangelism? Let’s look at what Jesus says, and as we do, let’s learn from Him what to pray.
Gavin Peacock on “What Jesus Says About Manhood, Womanhood and Marriage” from Matthew 19:1–6 (cf. Gen 1:26–27; Gen. 2:18–25) (Calgary)
It’s fair to say that our modern world is in the midst of sexual confusion and immorality. Yet to understand sex and sexuality and to heal the divide between the sexes, you have to go to a different source than the newspapers, magazines or TV. To appreciate the grand design of God for humanity, you have to go to the Bible. And in Matthew 19 we see what Jesus says about manhood, womanhood and marriage.
Outline: Five truths about manhood, womanhood and marriage: 1. Jesus’ foundation is God’s Word at creation; 2 God created binary sexes; 3. God created complementary sexes; 4. God created monogamous, complementarian marriage to be a picture of Christ and the church; 5. God created sex good within marriage but bad and ugly outside of marriage
Trevor Peacock on “Heart’s Devotion” From Ecclesiastes 5:8–6:12 (Calgary)
This week as we continue our study of Ecclesiastes, Solomon returns to the topic of money. As we study the text we need to ask ourselves, do I love God or do I love money? Am I growing in grace, generosity and gratitude or am I growing in brutality, greed and want?
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