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While most Christians believe that law works can’t save them, they still believe that law works can change them. But the New Testament makes it clear that not only can…
Jesus established the New Covenant during the last supper, and shortly after revealed the one command that would regulate the New Covenant which is to love others after the pattern…
Change and growth in the Christian life is incredibly hopeful because God calls us to become on the outside what we already are on the inside. Christians are new creations…
Ephesians 2 provides a powerful description of our spiritual reality in Jesus Christ. Not only has God reconciled us to Himself through Jesus, He has also reconciled us to one…
Christians live under one law and that is the law of love. Jesus said, “A new command I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so you…

I Don’t Need a Map

August 8, 2021
Genesis 50:20 is what John Piper calls “One of the most important verses in the Bible.” That is because it reveals to us a fundamental aspect of the work of…
Dr. Wayne Baxter will be teaching from Luke 6:6-16.  Focusing on verse 12 we will look at learning to pray like Jesus.
The Christian life is compared to a long-distance race requiring sustained endurance. Finishing the race is everything, but for this to happen persevering power is needed. This results when we…
Endurance is an important Christian trait because through endurance God produces good and great things in our life and through our life into the life of others. But there are…

I’ve Changed my Mind

July 4, 2021
Our lives are always moving in the direction of our strongest thoughts, what we think shapes who we are.  God cares deeply about your thought life. However, sometimes our thoughts…
People who have been Christians for a long time easily fall into passive disengagement. Life can take a great deal out of us, and it is easy to fall into…
Jesus’ conversation with Nicodemus who was a leading religious leader provides powerful insights into the meaning of the Gospel. Jesus’ message is that we must be born again of the…
The writer of Hebrews goes to great lengths to help Christians understand their spiritual reality before God resulting from their spiritual union with Jesus Christ. This understanding gives them confidence…
Christians are given a powerful reason to persevere in their faith. The promise of an eternal inheritance. The Apostle Paul found great help and encouragement in his trials and sufferings…
God wants to enter into a covenant relationship with us where we can enjoy true love, acceptance and intimacy with Him, but there is something that keeps this from happening.…
Teaching from the story of Peter & John's visit to the temple in Acts 3.
Every person has a deep desire and need to be accepted and affirmed by others. We spend most of our lives trying to get favourable pronouncements from people so that…

Living Water

May 9, 2021
Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan women teaches us about God’s free gift of eternal life. It teaches us that Jesus graciously pursues us breaking through all barriers that would formally…
The possibility of spiritual drift is true for all Christians. Every Christian goes through seasons where we lose our heart and passion for knowing and serving the Lord. What makes…
God created the office of priest to act as mediators and go-betweens who would serve as a bridge between a righteous God and unrighteous people. The way they mediated the…
Rest is not inactivity but engaging in activities that energize and reinvigorate us. The reason rest is universally sought is because of the relentless demands, pressures, and problems of life.…
Guest speaker Dr. Wayne Baxter, professor at Heritage Seminary, teaching on the Holy Spirit.  Dr. Baxter's message is entitled I’m a “He” Not an “It”.
The bodily resurrection of Jesus is not only the center of Christianity, it is also the main truth for Christian belief and faith. Christian faith is not general belief in…
Join us this Good Friday as we are reminded of the glory demonstrated on the cross and look forward to the victory won on Sunday.
Everyone longs for joy and happiness. The reason for this universal longing is because God created people with a great capacity to receive and experience joy. God’s great plan and…
In life, we all face battles. Oftentimes, we find ourselves overwhelmed with the opposition that we come up against. When facing this opposition, it is easy to feel like we…
When life becomes challenging and we begin to wrestle with our faith, we become vulnerable to developing a sinful and unbelieving heart which turns away from the living God (Hebrews…
The Bible reveals that God originally created humans to be His representatives in the world, governing the world after His heavenly pattern of love, goodness, justice, and mercy, so that…
Christians who go through times of trials and hardships, or when they feel their faith in Jesus begins to cost them something, their natural tendency is to back down from…

We Have An Advocate

February 21, 2021
Guest speaker Dan Degeer, who will be teaching from 1 John 2:1-2 for his message titled "We Have An Advocate!"

Looking for Love

February 14, 2021
On Valentine’s day each year, we celebrate love, romantic, mushy, love. But we know that in reality, love isn’t as easy as often portrayed on Valentine’s day. Real love is…
The new covenant of God through Jesus displays the beauty and glory of what it means to have a relationship with God unlike all the old covenants. The old covenants…
Believing that we are ultimately responsible for our relationship with God, trying to earn His love and approval, and trying to live up to His standards sets us up for…
The beauty and glory of having a relationship with God is revealed through God’s covenants with His people. God’s covenant with Moses traditionally known as the covenant of law, reveals…
Christianity is often described as a relationship rather than a religion. While this distinction is true, most Christians do not understand what having a relationship with God means and how…
God declares that He is making all things new. The word “new” means new in nature and quality, rather than new in time. This means God is renewing all things.…

Communion Sunday

January 3, 2021
Join us as we start our new year together through Communion and a series of meditations surrounding the Lord's Supper led by Pastor Peter. We would encourage you and your…

Big Plans

December 27, 2020
2020 has been an absolutely crazy year! Definitely one to go down in the history books. Chances are if you made plans in 2020, they got interrupted! It is extremely…
John the Baptist is the first case study of what can happen in a person’s life when they connect to the glory of God in Jesus. Through John’s connection with…
Jesus is revealed as the Word made flesh and made His dwelling among us (John 1:14). This is a powerful revelation because it tells us how we can enter into…
Christmas has always been associated with beauty. We see this with all the decorations that adorn our homes. The reason Christmas is associated with beauty is because it is connected…

Unexpected: A Change of Plans

November 29, 2020
Guest speaker Dr. Wayne Baxter joins us at Ferndale this week focusing on the unexpected change of plans that Mary and Joseph experienced before the birth of Jesus (Matthew 1:18-25).…
The subject of judgment and hell is largely avoided and rejected today, yet Jesus spoke frequently about the reality of a final judgment and hell. Jesus never used the doctrine…
Life is filled with a wide range of experiences that the Apostle Paul calls times of plenty and want. Times of plenty happens when we are experiencing an abundance of…

A Short Life Story

November 8, 2020
Guest speaker Pastor Steve Kennedy is teaching from Acts 6 & 7.  Exploring the short life story of Stephen, and the lessons, insights, and encouragements that we can glean from…
Life is often characterized by uncertainty and unpredictability. This can cause us to experience a heightened degree of stress, fear, and depression. The Apostle Paul’s life was also characterized by…
There is great power that comes through focused energy. The Apostle Paul teaches that power in the Christian life results through having a single minded focus. He expresses this idea…
As Christians, we have an incredible capacity to experience joy through our faith in Jesus, a joy that is not dependent on our external circumstances. But we need to watch…

The Pathway of Blessing

October 11, 2020

Beautiful examples are given to illustrate what it means to be like-minded having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose (Philippians 2:2). The most powerful example is the…
In response to one of the clearest and comprehensive descriptions of the incarnation of Jesus, we are asked to work out our salvation. Working out our salvation is very different…
There are two types of hearts described in this passage. There is the rival heart that is deeply self-centred and is competitive with others. The rival heart is empty of…
Human conflict and fighting is a very discouraging reality. We long for peaceful and harmonious relationships with others, yet we often find ourselves in the middle of conflicts with others.…

Mindset & Heartset

September 6, 2020
We welcome Glenn Duncan as he speaks from Colossians 3:1-4, encouraging us to focus on things above and to make Jesus our life!
Times of hardship often causes us to look forward to the future where we contemplate what life will look like. We ask ourselves questions like, what will life look like?…
The Apostle Paul writes about his trial in prison being chained to a palace guard 24/7. In addition to this hardship, the Apostle Paul was unable to continue his evangelistic…
The Apostle Paul writes a message of encouragement to the Philippian church urging them to grow and abound in love, and to apply that love to every life situation. This…

The Enemy Owns the Fence

August 9, 2020
Guest speaker Rev. Dan Degeer preaches on "The Enemy Owns the Fence" from Joshua 24.

Exile for Dummies

August 2, 2020
Special guest speaker Rev. Steve Kennedy teaches us from the book of Jeremiah, "Exile for Dummies."
The church of Jesus is to be a Spirit-filled community of believers who are living in the power of the Holy Spirit. But how is spiritual fullness to be evidenced…
Spiritual gifts are given to manifest God to others for the purpose of building up the church in unity and spiritual maturity. The category of spiritual gifts called the power…
Spiritual gifts are given to manifest God to others for the purpose of building up the church in unity and spiritual maturity. But each spiritual gift manifests God uniquely. The…
One of the realities of our Christian faith is that God often tests our faith. The story of Abraham is a powerful illustration of the testing work of God in…
The word gifts are given to enable us to manifest the nature, action and purposes of God. The New Testament mentions 6 word gifts: teaching, encouragement, apostleship, leadership, pastoring, and…
MESSAGE SUMMARY The freedom from the power of sin that we receive through our union with Jesus Christ is key to living a life of servanthood. Given the importance of…
Our guest speaker Dr. Wayne Baxter, Professor at Heritage Seminary, challenged us today from Philippians 2:6-11 to be like Christ: In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset…

Freedom to Serve

February 23, 2020
The gospel of Jesus teaches that we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus, apart from works (Ephesians 2:8-9). But if salvation isn’t based on the way a person…
Jesus modelled a servant lifestyle for His disciples and taught it extensively, yet His disciples seemed incapable of receiving and grasping it. On two occasions when Jesus revealed to His…
This morning Dr. David Barker, Old Testament professor at Heritage Seminary, taught from Psalm 131: Flying Right-Side-Up in an Upside-Down World.

Called to Serve

February 2, 2020
The desire for greatness is a natural desire. Everyone wants to see something significant happen in their lives, and everyone wants to do something significant with their lives. The disciples…
Dedicating ourselves to a life of serving others is more than a way of life for Christians. We are commissioned by the Lord Jesus Christ to serve others (John 20:21).…
The ministry focus for 2020 is "Saved to Serve," based on Colossians 3:23: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.” The New…
This is the final sermon in our Christmas series, The Birth of the True King, from Luke 2:8-20.
This Sunday Pastor Peter continued his Christmas series, The Birth of the True King, focusing on God's Work in Times of Darkness, from Matthew 2:13-23.
The Wonder of God's Work in Us, from Matthew 2:1-12. Second message in Pastor Peter's Christmas series, The Birth of the True King.
The significance of Jesus’ birth is becoming increasingly downplayed in our culture during the Christmas season, yet the Bible shows us that Jesus’ birth is the most significant event in…
How are we to engage in spiritual warfare? According to Ephesians 6:11, we engage in spiritual warfare by standing our ground. The word “stand” is mentioned 4 times in 5…
Instruction manuals for households were rather common to the ancient Greeks as husbands and fathers were primarily addressed and given principles on running their households. What is revolutionary about the…
MESSAGE SUMMARY Ephesians 5 provides us with some of the greatest wisdom on marriage found anywhere in the Bible. Marriage is continually referenced and anchored to the Gospel of Jesus,…

Extreme Faith

October 20, 2019

Thankfulness is an appropriate response to an act of kindness. We are repeatedly invited in Scripture to give thanks to God in response to His goodness and grace. God continually…
Personal growth and change is a cultural obsession. You can see this focus in any book store with volumes of books dedicated to personal health (physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, relational).…
After Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead He commanded that his grave clothes be removed because his grave clothes were no longer appropriate to his living condition (John 11:44). As…
MESSAGE SUMMARY Personal growth and change is a cultural obsession. You can see this focus in any book store with volumes of books dedicated to personal health (physical, mental, spiritual,…

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