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The Word across Canada (October 13)

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.

Robbie Symons on Scripture Alone: 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (Oakville)

500 years ago, a great revolution of spiritual renewal and revival occurred throughout Europe.  This was the time of the Reformation and its impact is still felt today.  It is important not only to remember what took place but to also be reminded how this time in history continues to influence how we as Christians are to walk forward in our faith, guarding the precious message and powerful truth of the gospel: the key to eternal life.  We begin this in study of the Five Solas with the first: Sola Scriptura -Scripture Alone.

To watch or listen, please click on here.

Jeff Eastwood on John 17:6-26 (Charlottetown)

Before entering the garden of Gethsemane, where the machinations that will lead to His crucifixion begin, Jesus prays for both His current and future disciples. The main request that He asks of His Father is that His disciples would experience the unity He has in the Godhead and that they would reflect that to those who don’t yet experience it. Like the Trinity, the disciples are to be united in knowing God and making Him known. This week Pastor Jeff finishes John 17 by looking at verses 6-26.

Listen here or watch the video here.

Tim Kerr on Proverbs 30:1-16 (King City)

In this message, Pastor Tim explains the first half of Proverbs chapter 30, which details the underpinnings necessary for a person to handle boundaries appropriately. This will instruct all of us in the necessary wisdom we need in order to walk close to God, and to avoid the disastrous consequences that accompany reckless boundary breaking.

Here is the posting as well as the audio.

Clint Humfrey on Reforming Our Desires (Part 1): Matthew 5:27-30 (Calgary)

If Medieval Roman Catholicism was dominated by images, our Modern world is filled with them also. In the contemporary church we need a new gospel-driven reformation that will reform our desires for images too. We need to be radical in removing immoral lusts from our lives. We need to reform our desires according to Christ’s command.

The Obedience of the Christian (v.27)
The Call to Personal Reformation (v.28)
The Radical Reformation of Desires (v.29-30)

Here is the sermon link.

Clint Humfrey on the Reformation of Desire (Part 2): Colossians 3:1-17 (Calgary)

As Christians, if we want real reformation, it must start with the things we really want even the things we crave. We must seek Christ so that he would reform us as we put off the old self and put on the new self. In Colossians 3, Paul leads us in seeking this reformation— a reformation of desire. 

Reformation by Resurrection
Reformation by Mortificcation
Reformation by Thanksgiving

Here is the sermon link

Pastor Paul Martin preached Exodus 15:1-18 (Toronto)

Jonathan Edwards said, “… the duty of singing praises to God seems to be appointed wholly to excite and express religious affections.” No wonder then that Moses wrote a song after the great deliverance of Israel from Egyptian slavery. This great act deserved the people of God giving it all they had to praise their Saviour. And recording the words of the song would help future generations to excite their own affections for their Rescuer.

We need to learn to sing like them now, for we will certainly do so the rest of eternity. “And they sang a new song, saying, ‘Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation…‘”

Here is the sermon.

Paul Carter on Adoption: Galatians 4:1-7 (Orillia)

This is the fifth message in a series called “Family Matters”. In this message Pastor Paul looks at Galatians 4:1-7 in order to consider what the Bible says about adoption. In the message Pastor Paul talks about his own experiences as an adoptive parent and reflects on the heart of a father for his adoptive children. You can listen or watch here.


Wyatt Graham serves as the executive director of the The Gospel Coalition Canada. You can follow him on Twitter.

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