Sermons for help on this journey through life

Foundations in Discipleship and Church Life Part 4 | Holy Spirit Dependence Part 2

Today we took our second look at the benefits of being fully dependent on the Holy Spirit in our everyday living. Our summer student interns took the time to talk about 4 key principles found in the life of Jesus and how they can be a part of our lives too.

‘One Another’ Summer Series Part 1 | Don’t be the Judge of That | Romans 14: 13

I think we can all agree that we instinctively judge one another. It’s hard to explain why but we all struggle doing it; for some less and for others it’s a real problem. Today’s text challenges the growing and mature believers to not get in the habit of judging the weaker or new ones to the faith. We need to obey the law of love and not be so impatient with the others who need to grow and mature in their faith. Besides, we were in their shoes at one time, too.

Canada Day Service | God’s Love for the City and Country | Jeremiah 29

When one is with their own kind and their own people it’s easy to become one-sided in your thinking. But what if you were ripped out of your home and country and had to live among your enemies? What would you do? Or more importantly, what would God want you to do? That’s a question we would rather not ask ourselves. We may not like the answers, but who is the problem with; us or God?

Jesus The Living Word Part 37 | Father and Son Serve with Love | Luke 22:7-16; John 13:1-17

Sometimes love can make us feel very uncomfortable, especially when we may be the recipient of someone’s love towards us. In today’s lesson, Jesus models and leads his disciples to follow his example of love being visible in a tangible act of servanthood. Hard to imagine the Creator of humanity getting a bowl, water and towel and washing the feet of his disciples, and he does it. And the impact it has on them and hopefully us should transform our view of others.

Jesus The Living Word Part 36 | Blinded by the Light | John 12:37-50

Ever step into a room that is pitch dark and then you throw on the light? It can be blinding and take awhile for your eyes to adjust, right? In the gospel of John, John has spoken about Jesus being the Light of the World and his life and light has dawned on humanity. But the challenge was for some folks was that they refused to believe in Jesus, despite all of the miracles that he did – they refused to believe in him. It still can happen today. Despite the evidence of God, they choose to have it their way rather than God’s way.

Love that Stoops | 2 Samuel 9:1-13 | BBC’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

How far can love go within a relationship? Love is a word that can easily be thrown around & never truly have any weight behind it. Today’s message is about love and kindness that goes to someone who had lived in fear and was a recluse. And love breaks in & puts fear to rest & love heals a broken heart – just like Jesus does with us. Do you want this kind of love? (Special Speaker for BBC’s 40th Anniversary Celebration – Steven Jones, FEBCC President)

Jesus the Living Word Part 36 | Life Through Death | John 12:20-36

The Christian life is not always easy. In fact it can be extremely difficult. It may involve all kinds of suffering and even death. However, just as God used Jesus’ death on the cross to bring about our salvation, he calls his people to pick up our own crosses and follow even to the grave in order to bring others into that same salvation. As we see with a grain of wheat death actually multiplies life! This shows us how upside down God’s kingdom seems compared to the way of this world, but God in his wisdom has revealed to us a better way.

Jesus The Living Word Part 35 | Waking up the Dead| John 11:38-57

How strong can a relationship make you? In the book of Ecclesiastes, Solomon writes that a cord of three is not easily broken, or two are better than one. Jesus will model the power of being in relationship with his Father. They model it so we can follow it too. We can see amazing things happen when we are in step with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, even to see miracles happen when we pray.