The Word across Canada (March 9, 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 Lessons on the Journey from Numbers (Surrey)

In life on our journey, God’s Word is very helpful for us in terms of guiding us where He wants us to go.  In fact the Bible gives us both positive and negative in terms of our pursuit of His direction.

This summer we are going to spend time in the OT, asking the question, what do the Old Testament stories have to teach us about our journey.   We will be working through the book of Judges, as well as looking at specific OT characters and stories for our own journey through life.

In this message, Pastor Rob covers a huge portion of Numbers…really to look at their journey and ask how this helps us to understand our own.

The audio and video can be found here.

Quentin Bernard on Galatians 3:19-29 (Montreal) 

Dans la prédication aujourd’hui, nous allons voir que la foi a prééminence sur la loi et qu’ainsi, la loi doit être interprétée à la lumière de la foi. Paul est plus que clair : la loi ne sauve personne ! Mais pourquoi donc la loi a-t-elle été donnée si elle ne peut sauver ? A-t-elle encore une utilité maintenant que Jésus nous a apporté le salut ? Et si oui, quelles en sont les implications ? C’est la question sur laquelle s’attarde Paul.

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In today’s preaching we will see that faith has pre-eminence over the law and thus the law must be interpreted in the light of faith. Paul is more than clear: the law does not save anyone ! But why is the law given if it can not save ? Is it still useful now that Jesus brought us salvation ? And if so, what are the implications ? This is the question Paul dwells on.

here is the sermon.

Christian Frappier on Galatians 3:26-4:7 (Montreal)

La prédication d’aujourd’hui nous amène un angle différent à propos des sujets de la loi et de la grâce que nous voyons dans le livre de Galates. Paul aborde le concept de l’adoption ; Dieu nous fait passer du stade où nous avions une dette envers lui, au statut d’enfant aimé et chéris par lui.

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Today’s preaching brings us a different angle about the subjects of law and grace that we see in the book of Galatians. Paul addresses the concept of adoption; God is taking us from the stage where we had a debt to him, to the status of beloved and cherished child by him.

Here is the sermon.

Paul Martin on Exodus 18:13-27 (Toronto)

“I found the perfect church.” Anyone who has said that has soon learned they were mistaken. No church is perfect, since no Christian is perfect. But there is coming a day when all things will be made new… and perfect. Israel may have had thoughts of perfection when they left their Egyptian slavery, but they would have to wait. Not even the Promised Land would yield what they longed for. We all await a New Creation where peace, righteousness and love reign forever. Until that day, it is life under the sun. Carrying our burdens and trials until that Great Day. May it come quickly!

Here is the sermon.

George Sinclair on John 4:43-54 (Ottawa)

“If God wants me to know Him, why does He not do a miracle in front of me right now?”  I have been asked this question many times. The world often sets up conditions for God to meet. Do we set up “conditions” for God to meet? What is “faith in Jesus Christ?”  George Sinclair of Church of the Messiah Ottawa looks at these questions as he looks at John 4:42-54

Here’s the link to George’s sermon.

Clint Humfrey on Philippians 1:27-30 (Calgary)

A Rallying Cry for Gospel Revolution 

The sins and sorrows of the world can seem overwhelming at times. We can think that they will never end. But by God’s grace he has saved a merry band of gospel revolutionaries. They conquer in weakness by faith in their Saviour. Paul rallies gospel revolutionaries to stand firm on the message of Jesus Christ, heralding the establishment of his coming kingdom. Are you a part of this revolutionary movement?

Here are the sermon’s main points:

1. The Command for Gospel Revolution (v27a)

2. The Commitment of Gospel Revolution (vv27b-28)

3. The Calling of Gospel Revolution (vv29-30)

here is the sermon link

Jeff Eastwood on 1 Samuel 20 (Charlottetown)

With ever increasing instability across numerous institutions it is natural to feel a level of insecurity. Coupled with our own fears, being secure in anything can seem like a mirage. So how does one spell security? According to commentator Dale Ralph Davis, ‘C-O-V-E-N-A-N-T’. Our God is a promise making and promise keeping God, and regardless of what is going on either inside or outside of us, we can always rest secure in the covenants of our faithful God. This week Pastor Jeff looks at ‘Covenant Worship’ from 1 Samuel 20 and the blessed assurance of the promises and faithfulness of God.

Watch the video here.

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

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