City Baptist Church - Weekly Sermons

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Welcome to the weekly podcast of City Baptist Church in Vancouver, led by Pastor Paul Conner. To learn more, visit our website at https://citybaptist.ca.

Episodes

  • The Good Shepherd

    06/06/2021 Duration: 39min

    The next "I AM" of Jesus is "The Good Shepherd". From John 10, we reveal some very encouraging truths - the Good Shepherd indeed knows His sheep and has given His life for them. We are the sheep and He is the Shepherd. This can fill us with hope, peace, and confidence for the journey ahead as we follow our Shepherd's leading in every season of life. We are also reminded that Jesus died not only for our sins, but to bring ultimate glory to the Father. Scripture: John 10:11

  • The Door

    29/05/2021 Duration: 41min

    The next declarative statement given by Jesus is "I AM the Door". He is the Door to eternal security and a truly abundant life here and now. From John 10, we continue our study and find encouragement in the truth that Jesus came to give us life and freedom found only in Him. Scripture: John 10

  • The Light Of The World

    23/05/2021 Duration: 45min

    For our second instalment in "I AM", we see Jesus declare that He is the Light of the world. From this declarative statement, we are encouraged and challenged. We too must bear this light and let it shine to others. We are in the world, but not of it! Jesus is the Light in the darkness and the only hope for this present world! Scripture: John 9:4-5

  • The Bread Of Life

    16/05/2021 Duration: 46min

    We had such a special time in the Word last Sunday beginning a brand new collection of sermons in the Gospel of John. In our new series titled “I AM”, we will be seeing how these descriptive declarations made by Jesus reveal His character, and how He and the Father are truly one! Our first “I AM” in John 6:35 is the Bread of Life, and this declares His sufficiency and ultimate satisfaction for the human soul. Scripture: John 6:35

  • The Lukewarm Church

    08/05/2021 Duration: 43min

    As we continue on in chapter 3 of Revelation, we now see the church of Laodicea. This church was called "lukewarm" and in desperate need of revival and repentance. They had a deep rooted problem, and were in need of a loving correction. The challenge and application for us today is once again, an examination of our own heart. The Holy Spirit is knocking at the door of our own hearts as we must forsake a "lukewarm" approach to our relationship with Jesus. There is an eternal invitation for repentance, and to allow the fire in our hearts burn again in service to Him. Scripture: Revelation 3:4-22

  • The Faithful Church

    01/05/2021 Duration: 43min

    In our study through Revelation we now come to the church of Philadelphia, which was a faithful church. This church had held fast to sound doctrine and was faithful to proclaim the Gospel and make disciples. We see that Jesus took notice of this, gave them hope and reminded them of His promise to come again. It is so encouraging to study this church as they are an amazing example of the church we are called to be today. Looking to God's Word can also provide us hope and peace, as we continue on in our mission to help others find and follow Jesus. Scripture: Revelation 3:7-13

  • The Dead Church

    25/04/2021 Duration: 38min

    The next chapter of our study through Revelation brings us to the church of Sardis. This church was spiritually "dead" and a warning was given to them in this regard. No church is exempt from entering this state - however, there is always hope for spiritual renewal! The challenge from Sardis is this - are you spiritually dead? Are you in need of a renewal in your heart? We must ask the Holy Spirit to examine our hearts, and through His power reveal that underneath our outward expression is a genuine faith. God is moving here and now, and we as His people have an opportunity to join in what He is doing! He is calling us to repentance! Scripture: Revelation 3:1-6

  • Trouble Within

    18/04/2021 Duration: 43min

    Last Sunday we continued our study in Revelation by looking at the church of Thyatira - this was a church deeply rooted in false teaching and many other ungodly practices. From studying this church, we again receive a strong reminder on our mission to uphold sound doctrine, and that there is no place for ungodliness in the church. But this same principle can and must be applied to our own lives! We are the temple of the Holy Ghost, and many times we can tolerate practices and belief systems that have no place in the life of a believer. We must remember that God calls us to repentance, and there is always unending grace and mercy offered to those who come in need.

  • Infiltrated By The Enemy

    10/04/2021 Duration: 48min

    As we continue our study through the book of Revelation, we heard a strong challenge from the church of Pergamos. This was a church that had allowed all sorts of false teachings, doctrines and horrific practices to infiltrate their church. Whilst more subtle, this can sadly be the case today for local bodies who don't consistently teach the foundational truths of God's Word. As the church and bride of Christ, it is our mission to uphold sound doctrine and proclaim the true Gospel of Jesus. We must guard our own hearts from ungodly influences, and allow the Holy Spirit to enlighten us to the truth of His Word. We can know God will continue to build His church here and now, and with that knowledge, continue to proclaim and live out the Gospel. Scripture Revelation 2:12-17

  • Death Could Not Hold Him

    03/04/2021 Duration: 30min

    Our Easter Online celebration was a phenomenal time. Pastor Paul brought an encouraging message on experiencing the hope found in resurrection. Because of the resurrection, we no longer need to fear. When we receive Him, we die to our old selves and are raised to life with Him and in Him! But this hope also gives us a mandate - a commission to share this same living hope with those in need. The gospel is for everyone, and we all must share it with the world!

  • Persecuted Not Abandoned

    13/03/2021 Duration: 44min

    Last Sunday we continued in Revelation chapter 2 and studied the church of Smyrna. Smyrna was a persecuted church, but not abandoned. As the church today, persecution is indeed part of the christian life. But as God's people, we can confidently know He will never abandon us. His promises of provision and protection reign true today, and we can know His gospel message will continue to spread here and now. As we fulfill our God given purpose, we too will be persecuted - but never abandoned. We must be faithful in being the church He has called us to be. Scripture: Revelation 2:8-11

  • The Church That Lost Its Love

    07/03/2021 Duration: 46min

    Part 2 of our Revelation series challenged us to return to our "First Love". We mustn't let discouragement cause us to loose our passion and commitment for the ministry and furthering of the Gospel. We should ask the Holy Spirit to search our hearts, and reveal what must be removed. Regardless of the season, we are the church - and our mission and purpose remains true. Scripture: Revelation 2:1-7

  • God's Plan Revealed

    27/02/2021 Duration: 37min

    Last Sunday, we began a brand new series that will go through the book of Revelation. Our first message solidified that understanding the truth of this unique book can give us a confidence and purpose as we follow Jesus even through uncertain times. The book of Revelation is God's future plans revealed to us! Scripture: Revelation 1

  • Hang In There - God's Answer to Discouragement

    21/02/2021 Duration: 44min

    Last Sunday, Pastor Paul brought a message full of hope and encouragement. This season we all face has definitely been discouraging in many ways, but from the life of Elijah we receive God's answer to this. We must submit to His wisdom and sovereignty, remember His love and grace which is always over our lives, and confront the lies we believe. We must always remember God's promises and know that in every season, He is with us and faithful. We can choose to trust Him and receive His love, grace, and peace.

  • Renewed In Christian Behaviour - Part 3

    06/02/2021 Duration: 35min

    Last Sunday's message closed off our Renew series! To end off our study, we were again reminded to find renewal through repaying evil with good. This is a way of life that will set us apart from all others. Because of who we are in Christ and what He has done for us, it is possible to live in this way. This is a reality of the Christian life and essential to experiencing the full life God has for us. Forgiveness is a key part of Christian behaviour, and living in this way will advance God's kingdom and the gospel here and now! Scripture: Romans 12

  • Renewed In Christian Behaviour - Part 2

    30/01/2021 Duration: 37min

    Our message from last Sunday continued focusing in on finding renewal through serving others! We were challenged in the command to "love your enemies" and repay evil with good. We also were reminded to identify with those in need, and to "weep with those who weep". Like Jesus, we need to serve others by rejoicing with them in victory and weeping with them in times of trial. All around, our message points us again to unity within the church and truly loving others as Jesus loves us. By showing this love even to those who may not seem to deserve it, we can find renewal that only comes through serving Jesus. Scripture: Romans 12

  • Renewed In Christian Behaviour

    23/01/2021 Duration: 38min

    Our message last week focused in on finding renewal through serving others. As we continue to look at Roman's 12, we're reminded that we are called to love one another. As we saw last week, we all play a special part in the body of Christ, and so we must be attentive to know the needs of other! This is how we can live out the grace of God and be a light even in this difficult season. You may have a special way to encourage and strengthen someone that no one else could! The world will know we are Jesus' disciples by our love, and this love is for everyone. Scripture: Romans 12

  • Renewed In Service

    16/01/2021 Duration: 46min

    As we continue our Renew series, we are reminded of the spiritual gifts God gives us and challenged to use them in our service to Him. If we are part of the body of Christ, we have purpose, destiny and a part to play in advancing the Gospel. Our gifts are given to us to glorify God and shine His light into others. We must have a humble heart, strive for unity in the body of Christ, and exercise our spiritual gifts in service to Him. This is how we can live a fulfilled and abundant life in Jesus. Scripture: Romans 12

  • Transformed

    09/01/2021 Duration: 42min

    Week 2 of our new series continues our study in Romans 12. We now focus in on the need for our lives to be transformed by the Gospel and through the Holy Spirit. We are challenged to look at what we consume into our hearts daily, and if it is causing us to become more like Jesus or fill our minds with a worldly influence opposed to His Word. The message from last Sunday is a strong challenge once again, reminding us to surrender to His Spirit, and let our minds be renewed through Jesus to be transformed into His image. Scripture: Romans 12

  • Renew

    02/01/2021 Duration: 39min

    The first message of 2021 kicks off our new series, Renew. We begin our study together in Romans 12, and the power found in renewing our hearts and minds through Jesus and His Word. Often times, renewal requires a removal of something. We must surrender every part of our lives to Jesus, and allow His peace and Word to rule in our hearts. Scripture: Romans 12

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