The Word across Canada (November 01, 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 “Canada, It’s Worse Than You Think” from Romans 3:1–20 (Surrey)

We live in a world that downplays the consequences of sin even as it experiences them. War is imminent, depravity rampant, rape, abortion, abuse, personal hopelessness, suicide abound, and we could go on.

We live in a fallen and broken world, and as heartbreaking as the above list is, it is worse than that. We are separated from the God of the Bible through our inability to keep His law. We are sinners who don’t seek Him and because of that are under judgement. The law helps, but in this case, only to show us how sinful we actually are. No matter how hard we try, we can’t be declared approved in His sight by human works. The power of the Gospel is most beautifully displayed in the knowledge of the holiness of God and honesty of our own lostness.

We have an emergency, and the only thing to do is to cry out to God and cling to the Savior, as we discover the power of the Gospel!

The messages in this series can be found here. CBC also live streams all services from 10:30am PST on CBC LIVE.

Clint Humfrey on Philippians 4:8-9 (Calgary)

In the chaos of our fallen world, Christians are to think and act in well-ordered ways, following the orderly rule of their Lord, Jesus Christ.

Here is the sermon link.

Paul Martin on “Just Do It” from Exodus 36-39 (Toronto)

Was Nike right? “Just do it.” What place does simple obedience play in the Christian life? As Moses watches the people of Israel finally do what God asks them to do, it seems his heart overflows with joy at their obedience. In his own life, he has learned how obedience can lead to greater experiences of God’s glory. At the very least, there is no hope for glory if we are full of disobedience. There is a reason God takes up so much real estate in His Word to produce what might look like useless repetition.

Here is the sermon.

George Sinclair on Esther 2:19-3:5 (Ottawa)

How much do you need to know to become a Christian? How accurate does your knowledge need to be? How strong does your will have to be when you ask Jesus to be your Lord and Saviour? The Old Testament has a remarkable and surprising conversion story that gives insight into these questions. Let’s dive into Esther and read of the most unlikely convert.

Here is the link to George’s sermon.

 

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

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