Easter – An Inconvenient Truth

Text: 1 Corinthians 15: 1-24 – The empty tomb is the most defining moment in all of history. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the foundation of Christianity. It’s historicity cannot be disputed, yet why do so many people reject Christianity. For many, it is because it is an “Inconvenient Truth.” In this message, Pastor […]

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Will You Rejoice at the Fall of Babylon?

Text: Genesis 18-19; Revelation 18 – The account of the destruction of Sodom & Gomorrah challenges us to reflect on the characters in the story. Which character best represents you? In our western culture, we have become so attached to material things, we need to ask ourselves, would we look back, like Lot’s wife, longing […]

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A Call for Spiritual Discernment

Text: 2 Peter 2:1-3; Revelation 17 – In our first text, Peter warns about the rise of false teachers that will draw many away from God’s truth. Revelation 17 describes the great harlot, also called Babylon, who was drunk with the blood of the saints. In this message, Pastor Russ highlights how this image of […]

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Text: Matthew 13:24-30; Revelation 16 – Our hunger for achievement and significance often leads people to pursue self-help programs to try to make themselves feel better about themselves. Unfortunately, learned behaviour is not necessarily who were really are. In the same way, learning how to behave like a disciple of Christ, does not make a […]

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This Sunday, our service was led by a group of men from Teen Challenge. Teen Challenge is a 12-month, faith-based, residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation program that is part of a network of over 15 Teen Challenge Centres across Canada and more than 1,000 worldwide. The program has a strong faith-based approach and offers spiritual, […]

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God – The Just and the Justifier

Text: Romans 3:21-26 – In this message, Sean Rodgers, one of the elders of Grace Church, unpacks the theological doctrine of justification. In this text, the Apostle Paul states that God is both just and the justifier for those who have put their faith in Jesus Christ (v.26). In this doctrine, we see how the […]

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Can You Sing the Song of Moses & the Lamb?

Text: Revelation 15 – This chapter opens with a scene in heaven were seven angels prepare to cast the last plagues of God’s wrath on the earth. But in this scene, we also see those who were faithful to God, victorious over the beast and his image, the overcomers spoken about by Christ in his letter […]

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Being Pleasing to God – Back to the Basics

Text: Luke 3:22-23 – In this passage, we read about Jesus’ baptism. As he came up out of the water, Luke describes that heaven was opened and the Spirit of God descended on Jesus like a dove and the voice of the Father said, “You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased.” Does your […]

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A Lesson in Formal Logic

Text: Revelation 14:6-20 – As we continue in our series in the Book of Revelation, Pastor Russ presents a lesson in formal logic from Revelation 14.  The options are absolutely clear – those who choose to worship the beast and take his mark – that is reject God and replace him with other objects of […]

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Discerning Truth From Error

Text: Revelation 11:15-13:18 – The best way to detect counterfeit money is to be so familiar with what real money looks like, the fake bills will be obvious. The same applies to discerning God’s truth from Satan’s lies and deception. In order to detect false teaching, we need to be so immersed and familiar with […]

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