Sermons from Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills in Toronto
Jesus has invited us to come to him for rest. Can we trust him? Who needs this rest? And what kind of rest will he give?
We all desire beauty, but the true beauty does not point us to the creation but to behold the creator who is beautiful. Beholding the beauty of God leads us to worship and delight in His Son Jesus Christ.
We live in a world that wears us down. We’re burdened with worries, fears, responsibilities, and all kinds of things we can’t control. For those who are weak and weary, Jesus offers true rest.
What does it mean to be created in the image and likeness of God? Here is a topic with vital importance to everything from friendship to abortion to racism to church life. Is everyone born with a special connection to God? And what does it mean to be like Him?
Jesus wants a response from you. So far some people have responded strongly in faith or strongly in opposition to him. But what about those of us who aren’t certain how to respond? What does Jesus want from us?
If it is really Jesus’ desire for the kingdom of heaven to come through us, does that mean we’re doing something wrong if the world is standing against us? How do we live for the kingdom of God in the face of human opposition?
David was betrayed by family and friends. The people he served were the same ones trying to sell him into the hands of his mortal enemy. Yet, he did not stop doing good and looking to God. This example might look impossible to us until we consider Jesus. The Greater David walked through betrayal far worse than David. And He continued to entrust Him…
Those who want the heavenly kingdom to come must know that Jesus' plan is to bring it through them. The kingdom of heaven comes to earth through those the King sends.
Entering a dark room from a sunny day can leave you blind for a few moments until your eyes adjust. As they do, you might begin to see things you missed when you first came in. Sometimes our understanding of God is like this. We cannot see what, or Who, is right in front of us. Genesis is a book that declares God is There. And it trumpets that argu…
We see Jesus healing, teaching, calling and leading. He is the one and only Lord.
Can you answer this question? What is a church? Much like trying to answer questions like 'What is love?' Or, 'what is music?', we might find we think we know what something is until we go to explain it. In this sermon, we seek to answer that question as plainly and helpfully as we can. In so doing, we hope every Christian will love their local chu…
Blessed are the pure in heart. If we call ourselves disciples, we'll want to grow in purity of heart.
When God performs a true revival in someone's heart, the soul of that person becomes dependent on God. God becomes the source and supply to achieve anything in life. Therefore a person with a revived heart lives in constant dependence on him.
It is possible to find deep joy and grow deep roots through real suffering.
We take a look at the importance of discipling for every member, and why everyone should have a Paul, a Barnabas and a Timothy.
Today we take a look at those who make up the church, and from Romans 12 we see that the church is a mixed group of people saved by mercy, united in the gospel, and living for the glory of God.
A healthy church needs deacons that are biblically defined and governed.
As those bought by the blood of Christ, Peter teaches us that God is very intentional about those who he places over his church to care for and guide them. Here are five things elders do.
The New Testament refers to the church as a temple. This speaks volumes about the significance, shape, and function of the church
Christians are called away from a life characterized by sin and called to a life characterized by righteousness. What does this life look like? It’s a life that reflects the perfect character of Jesus.
Jesus has a bride, and he cares for her deeply. How Jesus relates to his bride, the church, should change everything about the way we treat the church as well.
In a world that rejects and topples authority and prizes autonomy and anarchy, Matthew preaches a different narrative. Jesus has the authority to save.
In Matthew 8:18-27, the disciples are confronted with who Jesus is and what it costs to follow him. If we are to be followers of Jesus today, we must also grapple with these same questions.
You may have seen a sickly church that still boasts of its great history. It is an ungainly sight. Jesus was not interested in what the professing Christians in Sardis had done, but who they were today. There were so few true Christians left in that poor assembly. Yet, God knew who they were and He was not going to let them go.…
In the midst of troubling times and a lot of social commentary, Revelation 7 gives us a vision of where we're going, so that we have hope for today.
As churches begin to re-open across Ontario, we have great reason to rejoice and give thanks. But this doesn’t mean we can afford to become idle in our walk in Christ. As our circumstances change, there are things we should always remember, always pray for, and always do for the good of the church and the glory of God.…
Is there a Jezebel in our church? Can Christians really get taken up with the “Deep things of Satan?” There is more than one way to fail at this race. And when Jesus looks at the church in Thyatira, He finds so much good in them. Really, He does! And then He spots a glaring fault. We too easily miss the fact that tolerating sin will almost inevitab…
'What the world needs now is...' How would you end the sentence? As we look at Matthew 8, we find that the needs and hopes of the people hinged on Jesus, and even in our day, that still remains true.
Nobody wants to be labelled a sell-out; a person who violates their convictions just to save their neck. But compromisers like this do exist. The problem becomes, what to do with them when they are in the church. Do we just pray for them? Should we ignore them? Should we scold them? Jesus looks at the church in Pergamum and sees compromisers in the…
Culture is something that every church has but can sometimes be hard to define. Our culture must ultimately be determined by what we value most and therefore must be intentionally forged. Ruth 4:1-12 instructs us on how to embrace a culture of redemption that displays the beauty and power of the gospel.…
There are many things every church should seek to be, but perhaps none as daunting as setting their mind to be willing to die if that is what it takes to follow Jesus in their day. The church at Smyrna got that news from Jesus Himself. Would they be willing?
We are prone to think that faith is merely passively waiting on the Lord. But in Ruth 3, we are reminded that God often calls us to an active faith that is full of risk and offers great reward. The question we need answered is, what does active faith require?
The Revelation of Jesus Christ is not just a piece of exciting and colourful apocalyptic literature, it is a letter to real churches. It is letter in which Jesus addresses those churches directly and spells out ways in which they are doing well and ways in which they need to immediately change. Each church is unique in her situation, but taken toge…
As the Sermon on the Mount comes to an end, both the audience back then and we ourselves are faced with the same question: What will we do with the words of Jesus?
The gospel makes a radical difference in the life of a Christian. It severs their bond to the old order and establishes a new bond to the heavenly order of Jesus Christ. With this new resurrection life comes a new purpose, a new reality, and a new hope. Therefore Christians are called to be upward-looking people.…
There are many reasons we give ourselves not to go to God in prayer, but in this passage Jesus teaches us that God is a good Father who wants his children to come to him expectantly.
Love changes everything, especially what we think of our own privileges. In this last sermon on Christian unity, we see that more mature believers bear a special burden to ensure that this loving unity is maintained. Since they are strong, they can powerfully deny their freedoms for the greater good of the church. The solution is not legalism or fu…
In the Parable of the Talents, Jesus teaches that you will give an account to him for the knowledge he has entrusted to you. The truth of this parable is light to guide disciples in faithfulness as they prepare for that Day.