Sermons from February 2020

Sermons from February 2020

Intimacy and No Excuses

Susan Millman shares from John 4:1-26 where Jesus tells the woman at the well that true worshippers worship the Lord in spirit and in truth: The best place to worship God is right where we’re at. Every moment of the day is an appropriate place to worship the Lord, there’s no special place, there’s no special time. The woman at the well had excuses about where to worship Jesus. And we make excuses too. Even though our civilization has great…

Patience

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the sermon series on “The Joseph Stories” with “Patience”: How do we have patience in the journey and patience with each other in the journey? God’s purposes in a dysfunctional world is to teach us to wait and to wait well. Even in adversity there’s an opportunity to prosper. The power of patience to change your outlook – the circumstances may not change, but we can change the way…

Prosper

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the sermon series, “The Joseph Stories: God’s Purposes in a Dysfunctional World” with “Prosper”: God’s purpose in this world is to bless us. God’s desire to prosper means that your setting does not dictate your level of flourishing. Our blessing is not context-specific. Our blessing is a rightful inheritance of what we have in Christ. The level of flourishing has nothing to do with circumstances. Joseph starts Genesis 39…

Chastening

Pastor Jeff Knott of Grace Church in Port Hope, Ontario continues the sermon series on The Joseph Stories: God’s Purposes in a Dysfunctional World with “Chastening”: Meanwhile, God is redirecting. He’s fashioning something beautiful out of the mess and He’s forging a new path. Chastening can mean to prune of excess, pretense and falsity. The vine dresser prunes unapologetically for maximum fruitfulness. Joseph’s life is a case study in how God uses the stuff of life to prune us, to…