"love" Tagged Sermons

"love" Tagged Sermons

God is Working

Pastor Donna Schultz of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the Christmas story with “God is Working”: In all of the ways that the Israelites failed, Jesus will do it right. In all of the ways that they turned their back on God, they failed, they yielded to temptation, Jesus the Saviour, the King, He gets it right. Jesus as God’s Son gets is right, there’s nothing out of place. Where is God when the pain is so great?…

Redemption

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the Advent series with “Redemption” based on the life of Ruth: Matthew 1 is the list of people in the back story of Jesus. Is there any evidence that Matthew tweaked the story to make Jesus look better than He was? It’s not what you find in the genealogy of Matthew. Women are included in the genealogy of Jesus. Add to gender out-sider that of culture-outsider and moral-outsider. This…

Agape Love

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the sermon series on Psalm 23 “Life Without Lack” with “Agape Love”: What anchors our lives is faith in God no matter what the need. Along with faith, death to self makes us willing vessels and open receptacles. With these two gifts, God is free to pour into our lives His life-giving love, something the Bible calls agape love. If you think about these three – faith, death to…

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 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…

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…