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Newlife Church Toronto Sermons
40 minutes | 8 days ago
Making Sense of the Flood
Understanding the Old Testament Part 5 (Genesis 4-10) How we can make sense of the Flood account in Genesis, see how it connects with Jesus, and how it still speaks to us today.
36 minutes | 15 days ago
Old Testament Shadows and Types
Understanding the Old Testament Part 4 (Genesis+) Why did the disciples get so excited when Jesus opened up the meaning of the Old Testament to them? Learn about types and shadows and you will see!
28 minutes | a month ago
The “Fall” and The Big Story
Understanding the Old Testament Part 3 (Genesis 3) It is so important to grasp the Big Story of the Old Testament so as to make sense of the hundreds of small stories. To watch just the 4 min animation, go to https://go.church.to/arc
31 minutes | a month ago
Understanding the Old Testament Part 2 (Genesis 1 & 2) We read the creation account, and then look at how the rest of the Bible reflects on, and adds to, the event. We end with the key question: How are WE to respond to the creation?
33 minutes | a month ago
Why Study the Old Testament?
Understanding the Old Testament Part 1 (Hebrews 8, Numbers 21, John 3) The purpose of this talk is to convince you of the value of exploring the Old Testament, and to begin the journey.
33 minutes | 2 months ago
Thanksgiving Part 3 (Leviticus 23; Psalm 118) We start with the origins of our Thanksgiving Day, work through the kind of things Jesus gave thanks for, and look briefly at modern discoveries of how thanksgiving changes your brain. Then we do it!
28 minutes | 2 months ago
When Thanksgiving Leads to Victory
Thanksgiving Part 2 (Phil 4:6-7; 2 Chron 20) There is strong Biblical support for the power of weaving thanksgiving into the story of our lives. In more than one place, victory and answer to prayer are linked to giving thanks.
34 minutes | 2 months ago
Giving Thanks Always and for Everything
Thanksgiving Part 1 (Col 2:6-10; 3:16-17) The best remedy for Covid-19 depression is to increase our daily level of thankfulness by taking some practical steps. Here are some suggestions of things you can do.
40 minutes | 2 months ago
What the David and Goliath story is really about
A different take on this well-known story: You don’t have to be a David, and try to defeat Goliath! (1 Samuel 17)
28 minutes | 3 months ago
Meeting Jesus in the pages of John
Gospel of John Part 37 (21:24-25) John’s desire is that we should meet Jesus through his writing. Even if we are Christians, we can meet him in a new and powerful way as we engage in these pages with the one who is both God and human.
28 minutes | 3 months ago
From Shame and Sin to Strength—How Jesus Restored Peter
Gospel of John Part 36 (21:15-23) This story helps us understand how Jesus deals with our failure. Come to him and let him gently restore you and give you strength. Just honestly tell him about it, and accept it is the same gentle Jesus that talked with Peter on the beach that morning.
32 minutes | 3 months ago
A Meal on the Beach with Jesus (where he revealed something new and extremely comforting)
Gospel of John Part 35 (John 21:1-14) People get fixated on the 153 fish, Peter’s clothes or odd behaviour, and miss the wondrous and life-changing point that this story is making.
38 minutes | 4 months ago
What we can learn from Mary Magdalene at the Empty Tomb
Gospel of John Part 34 (John 20) Life from the resurrected Jesus brought life to those around him. You can experience more of that life, as Mary did.
25 minutes | 4 months ago
How Jesus’ Resurrection Directly Empowers Us
Gospel of John Part 33 (John 20 & 1 Cor 15) The resurrection of Jesus was not simply coming back to life, but the start of a new kind of humanity. It gives us access to a new kind of life within us—empowered for victory.
41 minutes | 4 months ago
Jesus’ Burial, with some Insights from Archeology
Gospel of John Part 32 (John 19:31-42) We believe the Bible because it is God’s word, but nevertheless it is encouraging to our faith so see the strength of the evidence. Plus it helps us to visualize and conceptualize what actually happened at a real place and date.
40 minutes | 5 months ago
Why John is so selective when telling the story of the Crucifixion
Gospel of John Part 31 (John 19:17-30) John is very selective, but this is because he is very focused in the unique way he wants us to relate to Jesus as he suffers and dies on the cross, a way that we miss if we don’t follow his references
38 minutes | 5 months ago
What we can learn about ourselves from Pilate
Gospel of John Part 30 (John 18:28-19:16) Pilate was faced with a choice that in some ways is very similar to ours, even if we are a Christian. The challenge is to see what it is for you!
34 minutes | 6 months ago
Bread & Wine: the Body of Christ United
The simple celebration to remember Jesus is so often misunderstood. If we get what was so terribly wrong with the way the Corinthian church was breaking bread, then we have the key to bringing joy to the heart of Jesus. (1 Cor 11:17-34)
41 minutes | 6 months ago
Betrayed, Arrested, Abandoned, Denied and Abused —John 18
Gospel of John Part 29 (John 18:1-27) Jesus was betrayed, arrested, abandoned, denied and abused. Yet those were the very people he came to die for! What manner of love is this?
30 minutes | 6 months ago
How We Should Bring our Complaints to God (Psalms 54, 142)
A third of the book of Psalms is devoted to bringing complaints to God. But the form of these complaints is very specific. By giving us so many psalms in this form, God is telling us that he wants to hear the honest cries of our heart, but also teaching us how he wants us to bring these complaints to him. (Psalms 54, 142)
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