Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive





Deep Roots, Wild Branches – Part 1

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario speaks in Part One of “Deep Roots, Wild Branches”: What is the future of this church? We are living in a time described as post-christendom or post-christian. Post means after or means it faded out. This is the era of the great decline. Most people are de-churched or no-church. The next generation does not know what God has done here. It seems like in Canada an entire generation has come…

A Parable in Action

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario shares a message on Communion when Jesus washes the disciples’ feet entitled “A Parable in Action”: The table is where God shows up. What Jesus knows is the theme of the book of John. He knows the details of peoples’ past life. He knows what’s in the heart of people He is talking to. He knows the disciples are grumbling behind His back. He knows the One who has sent…

Wise and Foolish

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the sermon series “parables: secrets of the kingdom of heaven” with “Wise and Foolish”: Faithfully hearing is building on a particular foundation. Matthew 5:1 to Matthew 7:29 is a discourse on discipleship. Even though these expectations exceed our grasp, know that the Kingdom is one of grace and forgiveness. There’s lots of margin in the Kingdom of God for us to find our way and to become like Jesus.…

Judgement or Reward?

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the sermon series “parables: secrets to the kingdom of heaven” with “Judgement or Reward”: When we receive the Kingdom, when we acknowledge God’s reign and the salvation that it brings into our lives, we’re also accepting the responsibility that comes with naming Christ as the King of our lives. When we become citizens of the Kingdom we get enlisted in Kingdom purposes. How well we get on with the…

The Father’s Heart

Pastor Donna Schultz of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the sermon series on “parables: secrets of the kingdom of heaven” with “The Father’s Heart”: Last week we looked at the deaf hearts of the younger and older sons, they were unable or unwilling to hear the heart of the Father. Taking those first steps towards repentance is moving toward blessing. Right from the beginning of time the Father’s great love for us is being made known. There is…

The Deaf Hearts

Pastor Donna Schultz of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the sermon series “parables: secrets to the kingdom of heaven” with “The Deaf Hearts”: These two boys had hearts that couldn’t hear or didn’t want to hear what the Father might say to them. How much more our heavenly Father has not forgotten our children and He lovingly waits for their return. Somehow the older son had not heard the heart of the Father. They had their methods down…

The Power of Forgiveness

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the sermon series “parables: secrets of the kingdom of heaven” with “The Power of Forgiveness: God’s ability and His desire is to forgive. We are most like God when we choose to forgive someone. Lewis Smede said, “Forgiving is love’s toughest work.” It’s love’s biggest risk. How many times should we forgive? When it comes to forgiveness, if you’re still counting, you’ve missed the point of Jesus’ teaching. There…

Prayer – Habit or Heartfelt?

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the sermon series on “parables: the secrets of the kingdom of heaven” with “Prayer- Habit or Heartfelt?”: One of the sure fire ways to move us beyond this casual kind of prayer life are difficulties. The challenges of life focus our petitions. It is the difficult situations in our life that activate our faith and get us praying. Morgan – “Faith is the answer to a question and therefore…

Touching God’s Heart

Susan Millman of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario shares “Touching God’s Heart”: The importance of obedience and walking in God’s will connected to our eternity. When we hold up to the Lord, “We’ve done this and we’ve done this and we’ve done this … so shouldn’t I have a pathway to heaven, shouldn’t I escape all the difficulties that I’m in?” But that’s not what Scripture says. It says that we come to Jesus. Salvation is not a thing.…

Who is My Neighbour?

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the sermon series “parables: secrets to the kingdom of heaven” with “Who is my Neighbour?” Polarization describes a worsening condition in our day. People are moving a part from each other; people are finding a reason to walk away from each other. The answer to the question, “How do I inherit eternal life?” is to love God with the totality of your being and to afford your neighbour that…