The Word across Canada (October 21, 2019)

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.

André Dumas on “Community and Warfare” from Colossians 3:5–11 (Charlottetown)

Considering Christ’s supremacy and our new identity in Him, sinful habits just do not fit with believers.  Christians are commanded to make war against any desires that reach ungodly proportions.  This is the main argument Paul is making in these verses.  There is a correlation between how prompt I am to put to death the earthly things (i.e. sinful desires and actions) in me and how much I value the glorious Christ and grasp the reality of my new self in Him.  The Christian warfare will be burdensome, discouraging and debilitating if my love for Him is insignificant, if I do not make much of Jesus and do not realize how much He loves me. To grow in Gospel community, we need to separate ourselves from what is earthly in us and grow in the likeness of Jesus.  This warfare will not succeed until it is fueled by the two main themes Paul is developing in Colossians: Christ’s supremacy and our new identity in Him.

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Josh Kary on “Word Infused Worship” from Colossians 3:16 (Calgary)

The significance and purposes for congregational singing are often overlooked. Word infused worship is a powerful tool that God uses to transform his people. The inspired Word dwelling in us inspires thankful worship from us. But it is also true that wise, thankful worship from us drives the Word of Christ deeper into our hearts. 

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George Sinclair on “True Longing” from Ephesians 3:1–13 (Ottawa)

Why do human beings have longings and yearnings? Why do we long for a world without racism, a world where people of every race and culture are in harmony? The Bible has very wise and powerful insights. Let’s look.

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Jason Belgrave on “Gospel Unity” from Galatians 2:1–10 (Peterborough)

What is Gospel Unity? Why does ‘unity’ seem to be so easily claimed, but yet so quickly lost in the church today? As Paul deals with the gospel problem in Galatia, three essentials for true gospel unity become clear: A consistent message. A guarded message. A diverse ministry.

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Julian Freeman on “Encouraging One Another” from 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (Toronto)

We all know that it feels good to be encouraged; but do we really know what the command to encourage one another means? And do we know why we need it so much?

1. Encourage One Another Because Jesus Is Coming and We Must Be Ready

2. Encourage One Another Because We Need to Live Our Identity

3. Encourage One Another Because the Battle Is Long and Hard

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

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