Sermons by Pastor Jeff Knott

Sermons by Pastor Jeff Knott

Our Magnificent God

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the Sermon Series “Life Without Lack” with “Our Magnificent God”: Dallas Willard, “Wherever your mind goes, the rest of your life goes with it.” A mind is a terrible thing when it’s set on the wrong thing. When we lose our capacity to focus our minds on right things, our lives go in wrong places, our lives become chaotic, our lives become disconnected. We get the reality we fixate…

Living the Fullness of Psalm 23

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario begins a sermon series on “Life without Lack” with “Living the Fullness of Psalm 23”: There is divine abundance available to us. There is so much unlocked potential that when we bring everything to God and God into everything it releases something in our lives. In the Scriptures, God’s love letter to you and I and His plan for the world, there is great power and transforming power as we…

Deep Roots, Wild Branches – Part 3

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario completes the mini-series on Deep Roots, Wild Branches – Part 3: The church has been in maintenance mode a long time, maintaining this inherited way of doing church. It’s time to return to the God of mission, to the God who’s heart is broken over our nation and the lost souls that are all around us. It’s the mission of making disciples who make disciples, sharing God’s love, inviting people…

Deep Roots, Wild Branches – Part 2

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario speaks in Part Two of “Deep Roots, Wild Branches”: An entire generation has grown up within Canada and they do not know the Lord. They do not know who the God of Israel even is, let alone what Jesus has done on the cross and resurrection, what Jesus has done in the nations of the world and what Jesus has done in this place and on this soil. We are…

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 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…
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