Taking a Stand

Galatians 2:11-14 Introduction In general, human beings work in extremes. This includes our attitudes toward conflict. On the one end of the spectrum are those who love conflict. It is not necessarily because of hatred or anger attitudes. It may be because they value precision and accuracy. It may be because they lack patience. It…
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October 21, 2019 0

Jars of Clay

2 Corinthians 4:7-18 Introduction If you wanted to achieve a certain goal, gain a certain level of effectiveness, what would you seek? I would suspect that most of us would seek a position of power and strength. We would want to have as many resources as possible and attempt to minimize weakness. We would connect…
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October 15, 2019 0

Adopted By God

Romans 8:12-17 Introduction One of the biggest shocks to happen to me took place around fifteen years ago. My mother sat me down and revealed to me that I was adopted. Now my adoption story is a bit different than most. My mom was my birth mom but my dad adopted me. He was not…
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October 7, 2019 0

Arguing Well

Acts 17:1-9 Introduction Is it a good thing or a bad thing to argue? That depends on what you mean by an argument. If you define an argument as an angry exchange that produces more heat than light, then arguments can be bad. As a parent, I will say that I have observed many arguments…
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September 30, 2019 0

What Does It Mean to Be Born Again?

John 3:1-8 Introduction What comes to mind when you hear the words born again Christian? I know what I hear. I think of a person who lived a really rough life, far from God. Probably involved in drugs and having a lengthy criminal record. The person encounters Jesus, has a dramatic conversion and a radical…
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September 23, 2019 0

The Church Needs Us All

Luke 8:1-3 Introduction What is the most important role in the church? Is it the preacher? While I hope my preaching is helpful, I could call in sick right before a service and you could still have an inspiring and God-honouring worship service. Is it the musicians? Some churches don’t use musicians at all. What…
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September 16, 2019 0

Remembering the Awe

Mark 4:35-41 Introduction I would like to ask you a question. Is it good or bad to feel fear? I would like to suggest that you cannot answer that with yes or no. The answer is rather that it depends. Especially when they were younger, our children with autism didn’t feel fear. I watched Logan…
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September 9, 2019 0

The Lord’s Prayer in Practice

Matthew 6:7-15 Introduction If there is one part of the New Testament that is well known, at least for certain generations, it is the Lord’s Prayer. In movies or television show, if they want to show a generic Christian, they might have them recite the Lord’s Prayer. Even though it was first said by Jesus,…
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September 4, 2019 0

Meeting People Where They Are At

This is a message that was preached by our Outreach Director, Amanda Bedard.

August 27, 2019 0

God Has a Plan

Malachi 4:1-6 Introduction I have come to the conclusion that people are willing to put up with a certain amount of confusion and chaos if they know that some where there is a plan. You wouldn’t want someone tearing down walls and ripping up carpet in your home unless you knew there was a specific…
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August 23, 2019 0

Building a House For God

Haggai 1:7-15 Introduction Have you at any time in your life imagined what it could be like to build your dream house? What would it look like? Personally I love the style of old houses. They have such character. Amanda and I have often found ourselves driving through neighbourhoods admiring those beautiful old houses. When…
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August 13, 2019 0

Things Are Not What They Seem

Habakkuk 3:17-19 Introduction My children are often trying to convince me to play video games with them. I mostly refuse as I don’t want to sit in front of a TV and play a game. But they also know there is a way to convince me and that is the offer to play a Virtual…
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August 7, 2019 0

What Are You Running From?

Jonah 1:1-17 Introduction Have you ever been asked to do something that you don’t really want to do? I don’t mean something that is just not quite your thing, like being invited to a movie that looks boring. I mean something that makes you want to run the other way. Back before I was a…
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July 23, 2019 0

Go and Do Likewise

Amanda Bedard shared about her recent trip to Lebanon.

July 16, 2019 0

The Image of God

This is a message from guest preacher Jeff Webb.

July 11, 2019 0

Which Soil Are You?

A message by guest preacher, Rob Weatherby.

July 9, 2019 0

God is in the Restoration Business

Amos 9:11-15 Introduction What are your thoughts on restorations and renovations? Do you love them or hate them? It might be a little of both. They can be inconvenient and they can be expensive. But when it is done, there is such a satisfaction, remembering where things were at and enjoying where things are now.…
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July 9, 2019 0

The Holy Spirit For All

Joel 2:28-32 Introduction There are many things that I appreciate about Canadian society but one of them is definitely democracy. I wouldn’t want to live in a country where only one person or only a small group of people had all of the say. While we may sometimes complain when election time comes and we…
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June 18, 2019 0

God Cares for the Underdog

Chantal Huinink spoke to us from Psalm 30 as part of our 186th Anniversary service.

June 4, 2019 0

Can These Dry Bones Live?

Ezekiel 37:1-14 Introduction One of the fun things about being a parent is watching my children develop in their gifts and talents. Each one of our five children have an area in which they excel. The important thing as a parent is not for me to compare them but to celebrate their unique talents. I…
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May 28, 2019 0

God’s Great Love

Lamentations 3:13-26 Introduction Even a quick glance at entertainment, TV shows, movies or music, reveals that people are on a quest to experience love. There may be some disagreements about what that love looks like and how it is found, but we are agreed that there is something called love that is worth finding. So…
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May 21, 2019 0

Wings Like Eagles

Isaiah 40:28-31 Introduction I have been enjoying going through the Old Testament over the past few months on our series on Genesis to Revelation. The Old Testament was the Bible for the early Christians and was regularly quoted by Jesus and Paul. But as we have been going through it, I sometimes feel like we…
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May 14, 2019 0

Take the Straight Road

Proverbs 3:5-6 Introduction Have you ever noticed that some people have an uncanny sense of direction and are able to instinctively find places, whereas others have to rely completely on a map or other directions? In our case, it is Amanda who is able to find places fine on our own, while I could still…
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May 7, 2019 0

God Forsaken

Psalm 22 Introduction I recently came across this quote: “We might impress people with our strengths, but we connect with people through our weaknesses.” (Craig Groeschel) Does that ring true for you? Do you prefer the people around you to only demonstrate strength or are you inspired by people revealing their weaknesses? One of the…
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April 30, 2019 0

Is He the Gardener?

John 20:11-18 Introduction Easter Sunday is the most important day for Christians. Even more important than Christmas. This is the high point of the Christian calendar. The Christian faith stands or falls on the resurrection. If Jesus didn’t rise from the dead, there is no point to Christianity. This is our foundation. The problem is…
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April 23, 2019 0

For Better or For Worse

Job 1:20-22 Introduction I think that one of the most annoying things in the market place is the bait and switch. Obviously businesses want to attract as many customers as possible, so they put forth a very attractive offer. The idea is that the potential customer will see the offer as to good to be…
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April 16, 2019 0

Three Stages of Prayer

Nehemiah 1:1-11 Introduction I think that prayer is one of the most natural of things for us to do. When we are placed in a stressful situation, we want to call out to someone for prayer. A number of years ago, I was sitting in the backyard of a hardcore atheist. As we were discussing…
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April 9, 2019 0

A Hard Lesson

2 Chronicles 7:11-22 Introduction If you ever have been in a Christian bookstore, you will notice that certain Bible passages naturally lend themselves to works of Christian artwork. You will find banners, posters, t-shirts and so on with just a handful of passages. They may include Psalm 23, the Ten Commandments or the Lord’s Prayer.…
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April 2, 2019 0

Shifting Perspective

A sermon preached by Amanda Bedard.

March 28, 2019 0

A Voice For Faith

2 Kings 5:1-19 Introduction Have you ever experienced the joy of helping someone? I’m sure you have. There has been a person in need and you are the right person at the right time to make the difference. I can see a few scenarios of what this may look like. One is when it is…
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March 26, 2019 0

Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover

1 Samuel 16:1-13 Introduction They say that “You never have a second chance to make a first impression.” This means that in those first moments of meeting someone, we make up our minds about them and it is very difficult to change that impression. Have you ever met a person and immediately had a sense…
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March 12, 2019 0

The Deborah School of Leadership

Judges 4 Introduction Who here is a leader? Would it surprise you if I said that all of us are leaders? You do not need to be a pastor or a deacon to be a leader. Leaders are not about titles, they are about influence. I would suggest that anyone who has influence is a…
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March 5, 2019 0

What We Can Hold Onto

Joshua 1:1-9 Introduction Have you ever been forced to leave your comfort zone? Have you had to do something new that you just didn’t feel equipped to do? It could be something minor or major. Both can be terrifying. Many years ago, I was in a Sunday school class led by the pastor of a…
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February 26, 2019 0

Technology and the Christian Life

This sermon was preached by Tyler Fitt at Queen Street Baptist Church.

February 17, 2019 0

The Ten Commandments for Christians

(Please note that some of the audio is missing) Deuteronomy 5:1-22 Introduction I remember sharing my faith with a high school friend. He identified as either an atheist or a strong agnostic, although he had a Roman Catholic background. His response was that he didn’t need the gospel I was sharing because he was already…
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February 13, 2019 0

Into the Unknown

Numbers 13:17-14:12 Introduction One of the most anxious experiences I had was going for basic training as a chaplain in the army reserves. I was excited about the final result of becoming a chaplain had some concerns about the process. Fortunately I had a friend who was a chaplain and he assured me it was…
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February 5, 2019 0

What Holiness Looks Like

Leviticus 19:1-10 Introduction When I came back to the church, I became involved in a church influenced by the holiness movement. The holiness movement emphasized personal holiness, which is good, but sometimes went beyond what the Bible commanded. So if you asked people what holiness looked like, they would say things like not listening to…
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January 29, 2019 0

What is God’s Name?

Exodus 3:1-14 Introduction Many years ago, I played a Bible trivia game with a friend. He had been raised in a very evangelical church. I had already given up on church but thought I might remember a few things from Sunday school. He ended up destroying me in that trivia game. But what I remember…
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January 15, 2019 0

Do We Really Believe?

Genesis 15:1-6 Introduction One of our children’s favourite movies was the LEGO Movie. At one point in the movie, one character, voiced by Morgan Freeman, says to the main character, “Believe. I know that sounds like a cat poster, but it’s true.” When it comes to Christianity, words like “belief” and “faith” are very important…
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January 8, 2019 0

Growing With Jesus

Luke 2:41-52 Introduction There is part of me that wants to preach on this passage specifically about Jesus’ experience in the Temple. For one reason, it is interesting because it is the only story we have of Jesus as a young boy. The other reason is that as a parent it blows my mind that…
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January 2, 2019 0

Love and Joy

Matthew 5:43-48 Introduction It has been interesting looking at the fruit of the Spirit this Advent. While we may not think of these as traditional Christmas topics, each of the virtues created by the Spirit bring us back to the Jesus that was born in the manger. As I have looked at each of the…
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December 27, 2018 0

Peace and Patience

Matthew 5:3-10 Introduction It is common to hear people talk about how great Christmas is. Not just in terms of celebrating the incarnation and the miracle of the Son of God but in terms of family celebrations. People paint this amazing picture of the entire family together, filled with love and joy and enjoying each…
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December 18, 2018 0

Kindness, Goodness and Faithfulness

Matthew 6:1-4 Introduction When many people think about Christmas, they automatically think about Santa Claus. And yet when Christians reflect upon Advent, we might be trying to push Santa Claus as far away as possible. However, I’m going to invite Santa, or rather St Nicholas who he is based on, back into Advent. You may…
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December 11, 2018 0

Gentleness and Self-Control

Matthew 5:38-42 Introduction The season of Advent is a time for us to reflect upon the birth of Jesus. But why do we do this? Is it as simple as finding something beautiful in the Christmas story and of baby Jesus with Joseph and Mary? There is something beautiful in that, but there is in…
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December 5, 2018 0

When Welcoming is Hard

Acts 9:26-30 Introduction Over the past year, I have preached a number of sermons on the importance of Queen Street Baptist Church being a welcoming church. I have tried to emphasize this part of our mission in numerous ways, both challenging and encouraging us in this area. You could get the impression that being welcoming…
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November 28, 2018 0

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

This was a special guest message by Gabriel Barau of Go Ministries who spoke on the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.

November 20, 2018 0

Whose Side is God On?

Joshua 5:13-15 Introduction Back in the 1990s, I was working for some very zealous Christians. I had recently come out of atheism and was a spiritual seeker. I was open to God but not prepared to be a Christian. My employers often talked about God and I listened carefully, evaluating the truth of what they…
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November 13, 2018 0

What Do You Do When You Feel Disappointed By King Jesus?

This was a message preached by Mike Neels.

November 4, 2018 0

Squeezing the Poor

Luke 21:1-4 Introduction Some times we think we know what is going on but we really don’t. We think we have the facts but we misunderstand what is actually taking place. I recently heard this story about the author, Arthur Miller, who was recognized by a school mate first as a fellow student and only…
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October 31, 2018 0

Behold the God Man!

Luke 20:41-44 Introduction It is possible to understand written or verbal communication by just direct contact with the information. That is how we read newspapers and other media sources. We know nothing about the reporter or author, we just interact with what they present. But understanding the person behind the information can take the communication…
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October 24, 2018 0

Are You Anxious?

Introduction I’d like you to think of something that makes You really scared. You’ve just seen something that you can’t unsee or heard a scary noise. You’ve just been in a car accident, you’re going though a less than desirable neighbourhood and you’ve heard gun shots. you heard your best friend has cancer, your child…
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October 17, 2018 0

Thankful For the God of Life

Luke 20:27-40 Introduction Our message is looking at a story of seven brothers who all married the same woman but kept dying after getting married. What kind of message is that for Thanksgiving? We want something up beat. We want something that gets us excited about life and what God has done for us. To…
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October 9, 2018 0

Render Unto God

Luke 20:20-26 Introduction I have visited many of church members over my twenty or so years of pastoral ministry. I have found that you can tell a lot about a person when you visit them in their home. Some homes are filled with family pictures, some with knick knacks, some with shelves of books. In…
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October 2, 2018 0

A Rejected Messiah

Luke 20:9-19 Introduction Have you ever experienced rejection in some area of your life? I suspect that there is a specific example that comes to mind at the word rejection. How did that make you feel? As I was thinking about this, I realized that I have a really good grasp of the concept of…
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September 25, 2018 0

United in Christ

Galatians 3:26-29 Introduction Did you know that we are doing church all wrong. The church growth experts of a couple of decades ago would have looked at our church and shook their heads in disbelief. This is no way to grow a church. What do I mean by this? A number of years ago, church…
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September 18, 2018 0

How Can We Forgive?

Matthew 18:21-22 Introduction I would suggest the hardest thing about being a Christian is not the praying or reading the Bible or even telling people about Jesus. I firmly believe that the hardest thing about being a Christian is forgiving people who hurt us. I suspect that as soon as I mention the difficulty of…
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September 11, 2018 0

Healing Prayer

James 5:13-18 Introduction This morning we are looking at the topic of healing. This is an important subject, as this is one of the main concerns during our time of congregational prayer. I would like to start by telling two quick stories. I remember attending a service that was being led by a healing evangelist.…
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September 4, 2018 0

Faith and Science of Creation

Genesis 1:1-2:3 Introduction When I think of the most controversial topics related to faith, if not number one, at least solidly in the top five would be creation. By creation, I mean specifically whether the world we see around us was created in six 24-hour days or over a much longer period. Related to this…
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August 28, 2018 0

New Heavens and New Earth

Revelation 21:1-4 Introduction Have you ever heard the phrase, “so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good”? There is an assumption here that thinking about earthly things are at least more relevant than thinking about heavenly things. This could be turned around and say that that someone is “so earthly minded that they are…
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August 21, 2018 0

Danger of False Teachers

2 Timothy 4:1-5 Introduction You may or may not know that I’m involved in the area of apologetics. If you are not familiar with apologetics, it is about providing reasons for holding to the Christian faith. It often includes a defence against attacks on the faith. To some, that might seem like a distraction from…
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August 7, 2018 0

Faith and Politics

Romans 13:1-7 Introduction One of the recent criticisms against Christians has been that we are too political. Some may argue that we are not political enough, but the criticism stands. By being too political, I mean that some Christians align too closely with a specific political party. This has especially true in the United States.…
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July 31, 2018 0

Faith and Pain

Philippians 1:12-18 Introduction Life in general has its fill of challenges, in everything from finances to relationships to health to every other aspect. Sometimes we would like to think that Christians are exempt from this. There are certain preachers that do claim this. We are supposed to be kids of the King and so our…
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July 24, 2018 0

Jesus on the Cross

Romans 5:6-11 Introduction Have you ever heard the phrase “the crux of the matter”? What does that word crux mean? The dictionary definition is “the decisive or most important point at issue.” I took business as my major for my undergraduate degree. Many of the assignments and tests for my courses were case studies. These…
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July 17, 2018 0

What is the Trinity and Why Does It Matter?

1 Corinthians 12:4-6 Introduction Some time ago, I encountered a poll on social media about the most difficult doctrine within Christian theology. To me, it was a simple answer. The Trinity. The belief that there is one God and that God consists of three persons: Father, Son and Spirit. If our children or grandchildren wrote…
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July 3, 2018 0

What is the Church?

Luke 19:45-48 Introduction I grew up in the Anglican church. In addition to our worship services, an important part of our church rhythm was bake sales, yard sales, barbecue fundraisers, spaghetti dinners and so on. It seemed that every month there was some sort of fundraising event going on. I enjoyed it, not just because…
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June 26, 2018 0

How Do We Measure Success?

Luke 19:11-27 Introduction Does anyone here actually hope to be a failure? And if you achieve that, are you then a success? Everyone wants to be a success. Whether that is in work life, family life, or any other area of life. But how do we measure success? How do we know if we have…
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June 19, 2018 0

Do Not Be Quick to Judge

Luke 19:1-10 Introduction I didn’t start wearing glasses until I was in my mid-teens. Not that I was able to see well before then. I remember my grade 9 English teacher making me stand up right in front of the screen to read some text because I couldn’t see it from my desk. Still, it…
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June 5, 2018 0

Pressing On! Forgetting What Was!

This message was preached by Dr. Gary Nelson for our 185th anniversary service.

June 1, 2018 0

What Do You Want?

Luke 18:35-43 Introduction I almost didn’t preach on this passage. The reason for that is that it would be easy to give it a simple reading that Jesus heals the physically blind. We have a number of people in our congregation that are blind. To be honest, I don’t know what it is like to…
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May 22, 2018 0

Come Thirsty, Drink Deeply

What a privilege it is for me to be standing here and speaking to you, my church family. Today is a special day, it’s Baptist Women’s Sunday. I haven’t always been a Baptist, but I feel so at home now that I’ve been adopted into this beautiful family of believers. I feel honoured to be…
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May 15, 2018 0

What Does God Really Want?

Luke 18:18-30 Introduction One of the most frustrating experiences is knowing that someone wants something from you but you don’t know what it is. Expectations without clarity can create tremendous anxiety. I was once hired as an associate pastor at a church and was told that my job was to make sure that the senior…
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May 8, 2018 0

Faith Like a Child

Luke 18:15-17 Introduction The image of childlike faith has long been attractive to Christians. My fear is that it has become an excuse for lazy thinking. I’ve known Christians who have boasted that they don’t have to confront the hard questions because they have a childlike faith. They even have a passage to prove it.…
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May 1, 2018 0

When Grace is Amazing

 Luke 18:9-14 Introduction What is the most destructive activity to a church? To listen to the church’s rhetoric over the years, you would think that it was sexual sin. Now I don’t want to downplay that, as the Bible indeed describes that as serious. But the Bible talks just as much, if not more about…
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April 24, 2018 0

Becoming a Welcoming Church

Acts 10:9-35 Introduction The very first part of our church mission statement is that we are “a welcoming community.” I think it is appropriate that the welcoming part comes first because that could derail the rest of our mission. You might think that even the most unfriendly church could at least worship God. But the…
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April 10, 2018 0

What the Resurrection Means For Us

1 Corinthians 15:1-22 Introduction There has been a lot of talk in recent years about whether it is time to give up on the label ‘evangelical.’ For many people evangelical refers to being a supporter of Donald Trump or some other narrow definition. There is a thing now called post-evangelical, referring to people who reject…
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April 3, 2018 0

Suffering Servant

 Isaiah 53 Introduction I want to tell you that I personally prefer strength to weakness. I have enjoyed exotic food while on a fabulous cruise and I have had to get food from a food bank. I have been in good enough shape to make it through military basic training and have been weak enough…
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March 27, 2018 0

Becoming Sin

Numbers 21:4-9 Introduction Nobody enjoys talking about sin. In fact, experts would probably say that if you want to grow a church, you should probably not talk about sin. It makes people uncomfortable. The problem is that the Bible talks a lot about sin and if we remove sin from the equation, the message of…
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March 20, 2018 0

Jesus is Our Scapegoat

Leviticus 16 Introduction Are you familiar with the concept of the scapegoat? I don’t mean in a biblical or theological manner but as it is commonly used in conversation. My dictionary defines a scapegoat as “a person bearing the blame for the sins, shortcomings, etc. of others, esp. as an expedient.” So a scapegoat is…
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March 13, 2018 0

Saved By the Blood

Exodus 12:1-28 Introduction What is your first thought when you see large qualities of blood outside the human body? Probably it is not an appreciation of the pretty colour. About a year ago, we had our daughter over for a visit. At one point, Abby walked out of the bathroom covered in blood. It was…
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March 6, 2018 0

God Will Provide

Genesis 22:1-19 Introduction Lent is the time when we prepare ourselves for reflection of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. These two events are the foundation for our faith. But none of this was a complete surprise. The Easter events are often described as being “according to the Scriptures.” The only Scriptures those early Christians…
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February 27, 2018 0

Abraham the Peacemaker

This sermons was preached by our Outreach Director, Mike Neels and is based on Genesis 13.

February 20, 2018 0

Persistent Prayer

Luke 18:1-8 Introduction One of the criticisms that I have heard lately is about the frequent offer of “thoughts and prayers” when tragedy strikes. Whether it is a personal health crisis, a natural disaster or a violent terrorist attack, people send out by email and social media messages of “thoughts and prayers.” This really bothers…
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February 13, 2018 0

What is the Kingdom of God?

Luke 17:20-37 Introduction If we consider ourselves Christians, it would make sense that we would seek to follow Christ. That means more than just performing the right rituals and ceremonies. It means trying to live like Christ and also sharing the same message that Christ shared. But what was that message? We are told in…
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February 6, 2018 0

The Thankful Samaritan

 Luke 17:11-19 Introduction Let’s be honest that there are certain character traits that are rather annoying. We are not going to compile a full list but perhaps we can agree that being unthankful would be near the top. Have you ever known a person who never expressed thanks? I once worked with a leader who…
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January 30, 2018 0

The Cost of Ignoring the Poor

 Luke 16:19-31 Introduction Last week, we looked at what I consider the most confusing parable. The one we are looking at today is what I would call, a somewhat confusing parable. However, the confusion is for a totally different reason from the unjust manager. What is so confusing about this parable? It concerns two questions:…
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January 24, 2018 0

The Most Confusing Parable

Luke 16:1-15 Introduction What kind of people should be our role models? Who is that you look to to emulate? Who would you point your friends, your children, your grandchildren to in order to illustrate behaviour worth copying? Our North American culture is in a time of rethinking who our heroes should be. In the…
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January 16, 2018 0

Finding the Lost Son

Luke 15:11-32 Introduction The parable of the prodigal son is one of the most well known parables in the Bible. In fact the phrase prodigal son is a part of popular speech, even for people who never attend church or read the Bible. But this parable is also one of the most misunderstood. I hope…
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January 9, 2018 0

Jesus: God and Man

John 1:1-14 Introduction We have just celebrated the birth of Jesus. But what exactly happened two thousand years ago? A miracle took place. A miracle much greater than angels appearing to Zechariah, Mary, Joseph and the shepherds. A miracle even much greater than the virgin birth. What happened? The greatest miracle that ever took place…
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January 3, 2018 0

Advent Four: Jesus

Luke 2:1-7 Introduction What is the difference between the birth of Jesus and the births of other gods and heroes in the ancient world as we read in the myths? The big difference is that Jesus is real and those other figures are just imaginary. The Greek and Roman gods never existed but Jesus actually…
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December 27, 2017 0

Advent Three: Mary

Luke 1:26-38 Introduction Can you think of specific people in your life that have been influential in your spiritual development? When I think about those who have helped me grow, I can think of a number of pastors and professors. Of all the people you thought about, how many were teenagers? I would like to…
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December 19, 2017 0

Advent Two: Joseph

Matthew 1:18-25 Introduction When I was a child growing up in church I would be one of the first to volunteer for one of the roles in the Sunday school Christmas pageant. It is not that I was a keener and that I loved being a part of it. I wanted to grab the best…
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December 12, 2017 0

Advent One: Zechariah

Luke 1:5-25 Introduction Have you ever been in a position when you had some amazing news to share? Something had happened. Perhaps you got engaged or you were expecting a baby or you just got your dream job. When you have big news, who do you tell first? That’s a big decision. For some people,…
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December 5, 2017 0

How We Worship

John 4:19-24 Introduction Have you ever heard of the worship wars? This is a phrase that is used to describe conflict within churches over styles of worship music. It was more intense a number of decades ago but still exists to a certain extent today. Basically, there were people who felt that the traditional hymns…
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November 28, 2017 0

Why We Worship

Psalm 100 Introduction What is it that we are doing here? What do we call this time together? It’s not a Bible study, even though we read the Bible and hopefully learn something from it. It is not fellowship time, although we enjoy being around each other and we are seeking to build community. It…
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November 21, 2017 0

No Greater Love

This is a reflection on what how Remembrance Day and how the courage of the men and women who sacrificed in war points us toward the ultimate sacrifice and victory of Jesus on the cross.

November 17, 2017 0

More Than Conquerors?

Romans 8:35-39 Introduction We want God to bless this church. We want God to bless all the churches in our city and surrounding community. We want God to bless every church around the world that calls upon Jesus as Lord. But how do we know if this prayer is answered? How can we know if…
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November 14, 2017 0

Martin Luther Nailed It!

Romans 1:16-17 Introduction Many children are looking forward to October 31. They enjoy dressing up as their favourite superhero or some other character, and even more the large amounts of sugary treats that they will consume. It is a great time for all. But this October 31 is much more significant than Halloween. Many people…
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November 2, 2017 0

The Lost and Found

Luke 15:1-10 Introduction What is it that gets you excited? What is it that makes you want to give a shout for joy? This won’t surprise many but for me it has to do with books. I love books but there is a specific kind of situation that really makes me happy. From time to…
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October 24, 2017 0

The Cost of Discipleship

Luke 14:25-35 Introduction How much does it cost? When anyone in my family asks me a question, the most likely response that you will get from me is: How much does it cost? My children love to strategize about what presents they want for birthdays and Christmas. They are tech-savvy enough that they can research…
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October 17, 2017 0

On the Straight and Narrow

Luke 13:22-30 Introduction Make sure to stay on the “straight and narrow.” That is a popular saying that comes from the Bible, even when the person saying it doesn’t realize it. But what does that even mean? Most often when people talk about staying on the straight and narrow, they mean that a person should…
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September 26, 2017 0