Text: Judges 6:11-15 – In this Kick-off Sunday message, Pastor Russ challenges us to start the new ministry season off well. The Fall season is a time to re-engage in ministry but too often, we feel inadequate. Using the story of Gideon, Pastor Russ reminds us that God uses people with all kinds of weaknesses […]

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Understanding the Consequences of Sin

Text: Numbers 14:20-35; Psalm 90 – In this message, Sean Rodgers, one of the elders at Grace, teaches us vital lessons about the severity and consequences of our sin using the account of the Israelite’s rejection of God when they refused to go into the Promised Land at Kadesh Barnea. He then turns to Psalm […]

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Overcoming Spiritual Blindness

Text: Mark 10:46-52 – In this message, Bill Allan, Canadian Director of World Team, unpacks the account of Jesus healing the blind beggar and relates it to another kind of problem many people are unaware of – their own spiritual blindness. Bill reminds us of the problems associated with this kind of blindness and offers 4 […]

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Trusting God With Our Future

Text: Matthew 6:25-34; Hebrews 11:17-19 – We live in a culture that spends a lot of energy trying to control the future. We put our faith in our RRSPs, in our Horiscopes, in our retirement plans. Yet, as followers of Christ, our peace in our future only rests in our confidence in the promises of […]

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Living As “Strangers” In Our World

Text: John 17:13-20; Hebrews 11:9,10 – In his high priestly prayer, Jesus stated that his followers were not of this world any more than he was of this world. In fact, the world would hate them because of their new identity. Yet, Jesus sent us to be in the world as his witnesses. Abraham was also called […]

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Abraham: Overcoming Fear with Faith

Text: Isaiah 41:11-13; Hebrews 11:8; Genesis 11:27-12:5 – Fear is one of our greatest nemesis when it comes to fulfilling our dreams, achieving our goals, and pursuing adventure in life. Fear also hinders us from being obedient to God’s call to do something great for his kingdom.  Abraham was an incredible model of how faith […]

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Celebrating Our Identity In Christ

Text: Ephesians 1:3-14 – With all our modern technological advances, identity theft has become much more of a risk to the average person. Christians can also be guilty of “identity theft” when we fail to understand and appreciate the rich blessings we have when we receive our “new identity” as a child of God. The Apostle […]

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Jonah: A Need For An Attitude Adjustment

Text: Jonah 1-4 – The story of Jonah is a great lesson in the importance of “attitude” when it comes to being obedient to God’s will. Jonah had a major “attitude issue” when it came to obeying God’s call to preach to the city of Nineveh. In this message, Bill Allan, Canadian Director of World […]

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Cain & Abel – God Looks at the Heart

Text: Hebrews 11:1-3; Genesis 4:1-8 – God has always been more interested in our heart than our behaviour. Why? Because behaviour is a byproduct of what’s in our heart. Hebrews 11 commends Abel and states that it was his faith that made his offering more acceptable to God than Cain’s. He had a right heart. […]

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A Legacy of Faith

Text: Philippians 4:8-9; Hebrews 12:1-2 – Every person is part of a legacy. We are all links in a family chain. Our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents have all influenced our lives in some way. Similarly, we influence those who come after us in our family tree. We are all a part of an ongoing legacy. Hebrews […]

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