Sermons by Pastor Jeff Knott

Sermons by Pastor Jeff Knott

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…

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…

The Parable of the Great Banquet

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the sermon series “parables:  secrets of the kingdom” with “The Parable of the Great Banquet”: God is a god of joy. He delights in His creation. C.S. Lewis “Joy is the serious business of heaven.” When God’s perfect purposes are realized amongst us, that event will be a celebration – a cosmic-wide celebration! Excuses that people have to not come to God’s great banquet are the cares of life…

Of Seeds and Yeast

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the sermon series on parables: secrets of the kingdom of heaven with “Of Seeds and Yeast”: When we make Jesus King, when we submit to His Kingly rule, your life begins to take shape and begins to change. He makes you ready for growth so that you’re given everything you need to flourish. The Kingdom is never in trouble. The church, yes, as an expression of the Kingdom, we…

The Parable of the Hearers

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario begins the sermon series “parables: secrets of the kingdom of heaven” with “The Parable of the Hearers”: Stories are the medium that Jesus chooses to reveal and disclose what God is like, what He’s doing in the world and what His expectation is for us. We see in the parables God’s sovereign purposes being displayed and told. They are stories with great intent – kingdom intent. This parable helps us…

Communion with Community

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario speaks on “Communion with Community” where we honour Christ at Communion in how we treat each other: Inattention breeds contempt. When we stop focusing on our relationship and focus more on our hurts and demands, that’s when we begin to devalue each other and that’s when we find it easy to get into that negative funk and it spirals down from there. It has application with communion as well. The…

Christ’s Baptism and Ours

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario speaks on “Christ’s Baptism and Ours” for Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019: Baptism depicts Christ’s death and resurrection. Baptism is an outward declaration of an inner work. Christ’s baptism reminds us that it was an important part of His identity and it ought to be a part of our identity as well. Jesus was meant to be baptized by John for preparation for His ministry. Why would Jesus need to…

Take and Write

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues “Run With Horses: A Sermon Series Through Jeremiah” with “Take and Write”: What is it that makes people people? What is it that sets us apart from any other species? People live their lives inside stories. We daydream all day long. Jeremiah was reminded of what God had done in the past and that catapulted him into thinking about what God wanted to do in the future. Obedience isn’t…

Embracing Exile

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope Ontario continues with “Run with Horses: A Sermon Series Through Jeremiah” with “Embracing Exile”: I’m blown away by God’s patience and His willingness to forgive is excessive, but there are times in history and times in our lives when God says, “Enough is enough” and He brings correction and He brings disruptive change. God doesn’t bring us to that painful place just to leave us there; He brings us to that…