MBC Sermons 2018

Selected Sermons from Summer@MBC 2018

Dwayne Cline - Sunday, July 1 2018

The Glorious Gospel • July 1, 2018 • Dwayne Cline

When I stood in the back yard of the home I grew up in all I could see was forest and field. Country stretched before me for as long as I could see. Never did I expect or imagine that God would call me to minister at a church in the heart of the city. God has a heart for the city. The city is alive with various cultures, languages and people groups. The poor live in the heart of the city. God has called His people to love the city. I have had the privilege of pastoring at Hughson St since they called me to serve here on January 1, 1995. God has provided me with a wonderful wife and ministry partner, Aimee. We are blessed with four beautiful children named Ethan, Abby, Jewel and Ivy. When I look out my back yard today I see the city and hear God's voice calling me to love the people in our city.

David Robinson - Sunday PM, July 22

Let's Talk Tiredness • July 22, 2018 • David Robinson

David Robinson has been pastor of Grace Bible Church in Cambridge, Ontario for the past 22 years. He is also chair of the board of the Canadian Biblical Counselling Coalition in Canada (biblicalcounselingcanada.ca) and Director of the Biblical Counselling Certificate at Heritage College and Seminary in Cambridge. He is married to Eva and they have three children.

Rick Baker - Sunday AM, July 8

The Danger of Being Ruined Waistcloth • July 8, 2018 • Rick Baker

Rick Baker became Lead Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church, Oshawa in 2001. His time is spent preaching, teaching, and team leading. Rick’s passion is leading a disciple-making church who WORSHIP Christ, CONNECT with God and each other, and REACH out to the lost. He is married to Lyn and has three grown children all serving in vocational ministry: Graydon (SIM) married to Sarah, Jordan (Calvary, Oshawa) married to Jordan Clare, and Bronwyn (Church Unlimited, Corpus Christi), and three grandchildren: Lukumay, Boanerges, and Ruby Mae. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, London Baptist Seminary and has a Doctor of Ministry from Liberty University.

Adam Brown - Monday, July 16 2018

Why Isaiah? • July 16, 2018 • Adam Brown

Adam is the lead pastor at Southshore Bible Church in Barrie, Ontario (www.southshorebible.org). With a Ph.D. in the Old Testament, Adam is devoted to helping the local church to grasp the fullness of the Gospel from every page of Scripture. Adam is married and has a six year old daughter. He blogs regularly at www.beholdingtheglory.org.

Paul Martin: Aug 11 - 18 2018

Sunday PM, Mon-Fri AM • August 12, 2018 • Paul Martin

Paul Martin is the senior pastor of Grace Fellowship Church in Toronto, Ontario. After leading the plant in 2000, he was involved in helping three other churches start in the city. He hopes to be involved in launching many more. His passion for training leaders has led him to teach at local seminaries, as well as oversee a long-standing mentoring program for potential future pastors. His love for the kind of Gospel cooperation modelled by his hero, George Whitefield, inspired his work with the Grace Connexion, the Hogtown Baptist Pastors’ Fellowship, the Toronto Gospel Alliance, 9Marks, and The Gospel Coalition Canada. His zeal for the preaching of God’s Word has led to work with The Charles Simeon Trust. His affection for the disabled community, especially after disability entered his family through his son, has given him opportunities to speak for The Elisha Foundation and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. It also prompted his zeal to protect the unborn and work closely with a local pregnancy care centre. He has been married to Susan for more than twenty-five years and loves to spend time with her and their four children. Sadly, he is a pathetically loyal fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and remembers well the last time they won the Stanley Cup. He was 10 months old.

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Juan Sanchez, Aug 1, 2018

Our Practice of Mercy • August 1, 2018 • Juan Sanchez

Since 2005, Juan has served as senior pastor of High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and holds an MDiv, a ThM, and a PhD in systematic theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to training pastors in the United States, Latin America, South America, and Eastern Europe, Juan is also a council member of The Gospel Coalition and cofounder and president of Coalición. At the denominational level, Juan serves as President of The Southern Baptists of Texas Convention and in 2016 was appointed to the faculty of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary as assistant professor of Christian theology. Juan came to faith in Christ at the age of 17 out of a Roman Catholic background, and since 1990 has been married to Jeanine. They live in the Austin metro area and have five daughters, two son-in-laws one granddaughter, and one grandson.

Sunder Krishnan: Aug 18-25, 2018

Sunday AM, Mon-Thurs PM, Fri AM • August 19, 2018 • Sunder Krishnan

Sunder Krishnan grew up in the capital city of New Delhi, India He completed high school in 1961; graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology in 1967; and received his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1969 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. In June 1969, he joined the staff of Atomic Energy of Canada in Toronto. Most of his eleven years on staff were spent in safety analysis of nuclear generating stations. In 1971 Sunder and his family began worshipping at Rexdale Alliance Church.. He served as a member of the Executive Committee and then on the Board of Elders for eight years. In October 1980, Sunder resigned his position with Atomic Energy of Canada and joined the pastoral staff of the church where he served for nearly 36 years until his retirement in June, 2016. His primary passions are teaching the Word and mentoring the next generation In 1971, he and Shyamala were married. They have two married children, Vijay and Sheila and six grandchildren, Rebecca, Matthew, Benjamin, Noah, Joel and Gideon.

Josh Moody - Sunday AM, July 22

How Confession Can Change Your Life • July 22, 2018 • Josh Moody

Josh Moody is the senior pastor of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois. He is the president and founder of God Centered Life Ministries. His books include John 1-12 For You (The Good Book Company 2017), 7 Days to Change Your Life (Abingdon Press 2017), How Church Can Change Your Life (Christian Focus 2015), Preaching to the Affections (Christian Focus 2014), Journey to Joy (Crossway 2013), Jonathan Edwards and Justification (Crossway 2012), No Other Gospel (Crossway 2011), and The God-Centered Life (Regent 2007; IVP UK 2006). Pastor Josh grew up south of London, became a follower of Jesus in the Church of England, was an undergraduate at Cambridge University where he was president of the Cambridge Inter-Collegiate Christian Union. He is married to Rochelle, and they have four children.

John Mahaffey: Aug 11 - 18, 2018

Sunday AM, Mon-Fri PM • August 12, 2018 • John Mahaffey

John is the Lead Pastor of West Highland Baptist Church, Hamilton, ON. He and his wife Andrea served as missionaries with SEND International in the Philippines. He led two church planting teams of Filipino and foreign missionaries in establishing three churches affiliated with the Alliance of Bible Christian Communities of the Philippines. Prior to moving to Hamilton he pastored Morningstar Christian Fellowship, Toronto, a large multicultural church with people from over 70 nations. John is a graduate of Central Baptist Seminary and pursued further theological training at Asian Theological Seminary, Tyndale Seminary and McMaster Divinity College. He assisted Arab World Ministries in the founding of Adam House, a ministry to refugees in downtown Toronto. He also served until recently on the Board of Heritage College and Seminary. John was part of the original group of pastors who formed the National Council of The Gospel Coalition in 2005 under the leadership of D.A. Carson and Tim Keller. He is an original Council member for TGC Canada and also sits on the Executive Committee. John and Andrea have four adult children and two grandchildren. Two of their children are in ministry, a daughter serving with Daystar among the Ojibway people of northern Ontario, and a son serving as an assistant pastor in Toronto. In his spare time, John can be found bombing around Hamilton on his 1957 vintage Vespa scooter.

Jonathan Griffiths: Aug 22, 2018

The Greatest Miracle of All • August 22, 2018 • Jonathan Griffiths

Jonathan has been Lead Pastor at The Met since 2016. A native of Toronto, Jonathan lived in the UK for many years, where he most recently served on the staff of the Proclamation Trust in London. He studied theology at the University of Oxford and holds a PhD in New Testament studies from the University of Cambridge. He is the author of a number of books, including Hebrews and Divine Speech (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014), Teaching 2 Timothy (Christian Focus, 2014), and Preaching in the New Testament (IVP, 2017). Jonathan is deeply committed to expository preaching and loves to train and mentor others in Word ministry. He serves on the council of The Gospel Coalition Canada. Jonathan and his wife, Gemma, have three children and live on the south side of Ottawa. Having moved from the UK, they are learning to embrace Ottawa’s cold winters and wonderful (if mosquito-filled!) summers. When not playing with the children or taming the garden, Jonathan likes to keep up to date with current events – particularly politics and economics.

Lee Lewis: Aug 26 PM, 2018

The Purification of Faith • August 26, 2018 • Lee Lewis

Lee Lewis and his family recently moved to Austin, Texas where he is Pastor of Soul Care Ministries at Radiant Church. The previous three years were spent in Canada where Lee was the Pastor of Biblical Soul Care for Harvest Bible Chapel in Muskoka. During that time he also served in a directing/ consulting role for a network of church plants in Ontario. Lee also served as a pastor at The Village Church for nearly 10 years and is a member of the Association of Biblical Counselors. Lee is married to Andrea, and they have four children; Luke, Abel, Leah, and Miriam.

Kaj Ballantyne: Aug 26 - Sept 2, 2018

Sunday AM, Mon - Fri PM • August 26, 2018 • Kaj Ballantyne

In 1996, after years of spending his summers in Muskoka working at various summer camps, Kaj moved to Muskoka full time to develop and launch a one-year wilderness discipleship school at Muskoka Bible Centre called, Summit College. The school was driven by his passion to see young people grow in a grace-filled, gospel-centred community while being called to live radically different lives following Jesus. After over a decade in that ministry Kaj stepped out into a new adventure of planting Harvest Bible Chapel Muskoka in Bracebridge, Ontario. Harvest Muskoka has since added a 2nd campus in Parry Sound and is prayerfully looking to launch a 3rd campus in Huntsville later in 2018. Kaj is married to Libby and they have three daughters named McKinley, Elianna and Chloe.

Scotty Smith: Aug 4 - 11, 2018

Sunday AM and Mon-Fri PM • August 5, 2018 • Scotty Smith

Scotty Smith, a native of Graham, North Carolina, is a graduate of The University of North Carolina, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Covenant Theological Seminary (D. Min). After planting and pastoring Christ Community Church, Franklin, TN, for 26 years, Scotty assumed a position on the pastoral staff of West End Community Church, as Teacher in Residence. He also serves as adjunct faculty for Covenant Seminary, Westminster (Philadelphia), RTS, Orlando, and Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Scotty has authored ten books, including, Unveiled Hope (with Michael Card), Objects of His Affection, Restoring Broken Things (with Steven Curtis Chapman), Everyday Prayers: 365 Days to Gospel Centered Faith, and most recently, Every Season Prayers: Gospel-Centered Prayers for the Whole of Life. Scotty also invests time mentoring, coaching, and encouraging leaders in many different contexts. Among his hobbies, Scotty enjoys photography, fishing, cooking and exercise. Scotty, and his wife of 46 years, Darlene, continue to live in Franklin, TN. His message titles for the week are: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Matt. 5:8 Sunday Morning: Our Longing to See God and the God We Long to See Monday: A Pure Heart Is a Heart Righteous in Christ Tuesday: A Pure Heart Is a Heart Righteous by Christ Wednesday: A Pure Heart Is a Whole Heart Thursday: A Pure Heart Is a Guarded Heart Friday: A Pure Heart Is a Hope-filled Heart

Lee Lewis: Aug 29 AM, 2018

Meaning Through Christ • August 29, 2018 • Lee Lewis

Lee Lewis and his family recently moved to Austin, Texas where he is Pastor of Soul Care Ministries at Radiant Church. The previous three years were spent in Canada where Lee was the Pastor of Biblical Soul Care for Harvest Bible Chapel in Muskoka. During that time he also served in a directing/ consulting role for a network of church plants in Ontario. Lee also served as a pastor at The Village Church for nearly 10 years and is a member of the Association of Biblical Counselors. Lee is married to Andrea, and they have four children; Luke, Abel, Leah, and Miriam.