Messages

October

  1. October 15, 2017 — Lloyd Letkeman (MB Mission) — Changing Course by 15 Degrees

No Other Gospel

Five hundred years ago, on October 31, 1517, Martin Luther released ninety-five powerful statements defending authentic Christian faith against misleading religious practices. His actions were the catalyst for the Protestant Reformation and inspired countless believers to pursue true repentance and a biblical foundation for their faith.

  1. September 17, 2017 — Walter Fast (Lead Pastor) — Scripture Alone
  2. September 24, 2017 — Walter Fast (Lead Pastor) — Christ Alone
  3. October 1, 2017 — Walter Fast (Lead Pastor) — Faith Alone
  4. October 8, 2017 — Walter Fast (Lead Pastor) — Grace Alone
  5. October 22, 2017 — Walter Fast (Lead Pastor) — For God’s Glory Alone

September 2017

  1. September 10, 2017 — Walter Fast (Lead Pastor) — Pathways to Maturity — Life as God meant it YOU to beAnd they continued in the apostles’ teaching, prayer, fellowship, and the breaking of bread. ~ Acts 2:42

August 2017

  1. August 6, 2017 — Bobby Klassen (Pastor of Student Ministries) & Travis Bergman — Let’s Talk About . . .Therefore, if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. ~ Philippians 2:1 & 2
  2. August 13, 2017 — Viktor Schulz (with Walter Fast, translator) — The Good ShepherdThe Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. ~ Psalm 23:1
  3. August 20, 2017 — Morgan Serger — Hope When Things Seem HopelessGive thanks to the Lord for He is good; His love endures forever. ~ Psalm 107:1
  4. August 27, 2017 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) — Joy in Serving Jesus And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. ~ Colossians 3:17

July 2017

  1. July 2, 2017 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) — The Thirteenth Man—Interceding for Our LeadersI urge, then . . . that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. ~ 1 Timothy 2:1–2
  2. July 9, 2017 — Bobby Klassen (Pastor of Student Ministries) & Gavin Broesky — Don’t Be AshamedI am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes. ~ Romans 1:16
  3. July 16, 2017 — Travis Bergman — Lack and AbundanceAll these I have kept, the young man said. What do I still lack? Jesus answered, If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me. ~ Matthew 19:20, 21
  4. July 23, 2017 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) — Generous God—Generous People!Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine. ~ Proverbs 3:9, 10
  5. July 30, 2017 — Rob Reimer — Accepting the Help of the Holy SpiritTherefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. ~ Romans 8:12-14

June 2017

  1. June 4, 2017 — Paul Kroeker (C2C Network) — The Parable of the Backward Brain BikeSo in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. ~ Galatians 3:26–27
  2. June 11, 2017 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) — Educating Children in the Faith (Sunday School Sunday meditation) – You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others. ~ 2 Timothy 1:1-2
  3. June 25, 2017 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) — Prayer for the Nation, with CommunionMay the Lord reign from sea to sea. ~ Psalm 72:8a

Christ in You the Hope of Glory

  1. May 7, 2017 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) — Feeding on JesusTo them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. ~ Colossians 1:27
  2. May 14, 2017 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) — My Heart—Christ’s HomeThat Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. ~ Ephesians 3:17

  3. May 21, 2017 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) — Fruit-bearers and AbidersYou did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide. ~ John 15:16a
  4. May 28, 2017 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) — Come, Holy Spirit!Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. ~ John 16:7

April 2017

  1. April 9, 2017 — Bobby Klassen (Pastor of Student Ministries) — Swords and FlagsFor you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. ~ 2 Corinthians 8:9
  2. April 16, 2017 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) — Easter & Baptism ServiceVery truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. ~ John 5:24
  3. April 23, 2017 — Ewald Unruh (Regional Director, C2C) — Everyone Can . . . We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:20
  4. April 30, 2017 — Matt Woodmass — Judgment?Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy. ~ Proverbs 27:6

March 2017

  1. March 5, 2017 — Brian Wiebe (SBC student) — Hearing God Speak: From Loud & Clear to Muffled & VagueWhen the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance and said to Moses, Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die. ~ Exodus 20:18, 19

The Last Words of Christ

  1. March 12, 2017 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) — Forgive Them!Forgive each other, as also Christ forgave you. ~ Colossians 3:13
  2. March 19, 2017 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) — Defining MomentsAnd he said, Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. Jesus answered him, Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise. ~ Luke 23:42-43
  3. March 26, 2017 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) — Defining Moments IIMy God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish? ~ Psalm 22:1
  4. April 2, 2017 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) — Defining Moments IIIWhen he had received the drink, Jesus said, It is finished. With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. ~ John 19:30

February 2017

  1. February 5, 2017 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) — The Narcissist and His NemesisPride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall. ~ Proverbs 16:18
  2. February 12, 2017 — Bobby Klassen (Pastor of Student Ministries) — True and BetterYou study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me. ~ John 5:39
  3. February 19, 2017 — Gerald Dyck (Director of Church Ministries, MBCM) — Love AddictsDear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. ~ 1  John 4:7
  4. February 26, 2017 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) — Beautiful FeetHow beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news. ~ Romans 10:15b

January 2017

  1. January 1, 2017 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) — TransitionsLet us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith. ~ Hebrews 12: 1 ,2
  2. January 8, 2017 — Elton DaSilva (Executive Director of Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba) — Enlarge Your TentEnlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities. ~ Isaiah 54:2-3
  3. January 15, 2017 — Gord Penner (Steinbach Bible College) — The Power of GodNow to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen. ~  Ephesians 3:20-21
  4. January 22, 2017 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) with Melissa Dueck — A Bible Story Re-toldHow beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news! ~ Romans 10:13‐15 [No recording]
  5. January 29, 2017 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) — Communion MeditationHusbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. ~ Ephesians 5:25

Advent 2016

  1. November 27, 2016 — Willy Reimer (Executive Director, Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches) — Wonderful Counselor (1st Advent)For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. ~ Isaiah 9:6
  2. December 4, 2016 — Bob Winkler — Mighty God (2nd Advent)For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. ~ Isaiah 9:6
  3. December 11, 2016 — Bobby Klassen — Everlasting Father (3rd Advent)For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. ~ Isaiah 9:6
  4. December 18, 2016 — Travis Bergman — Prince of Peace (4th Advent)For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. ~ Isaiah 9:6
  5. December 25, 2016 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) — Time is NOW!In the fullness of time, God sent his son, born of a woman and under the law, to redeem those that were under the law, so that we might receive the adoption as sons. ~ Galatians 4: 4, 5

November 2016

  1. November 13, 2016 — Rob Reimer (President of Steinbach Bible College) — The Gospel and the Ladder MentalityInstead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. ~ Mark 10:42, 43
  2. November 20, 2016Baptism & Communion ServiceHe was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification. ~ Romans 4:25

Micah vs. Modernity

October 2016

  1. October 30, 2016 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) — Diagnosis: Confronting a Culture Gone SourFor the Father makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. ~ Matthew 5:45 (ESV)
  2. November 6, 2016 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) — Tashlich: Curing a Culture Gone SourWho is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of His inheritance? ~ Micah 7:18a

October 2016

  1. October 16, 2016 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) — Thanksgiving & Mission SundayWhen He saw the crowds He had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. ~ Matthew 9:36, 37 ESV
  2. October 23, 2016 — Bobby Klassen (Pastor of Student Ministries) — Priests of a New OrderBut the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which He is mediator is superior to the old one, and it is founded on better promises. ~ Hebrews 8:6

Amazing Grace – For Tough Times (1 Peter)

September 2016

  1. September 11, 2016 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) — Rattled – Yet Secure!Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. ~ 1 Peter 1:3
  2. September 18, 2016 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) — True Grace Mirrored in All of Life!But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. ~ 1 Peter 2:9
  3. September 25, 2016 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) — Are Christians Merely ‘Do-Gooders’?Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil. ~ 1 Peter 3:13, 17

October 2016

  1. October 2, 2016 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) — True Grace Maturing Through SufferingLet those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good. ~ 1 Peter 4:19
  2. October 9, 2016 — Walter Fast (Senior Pastor) — Life CuesHumble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that at the proper time He may exalt you. ~ 1 Peter 5:6

August 2016

  1. August 7, 2016 — Bobby Klassen — Family MattersFor we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. ~ Hebrews 4:15-16
  2. August 14, 2016 — Mike Kehler — Where Are You?But the LORD God called to the man and said to him, Where are you? ~ Genesis 3:9
  3. August 21, 2016 — Rob Reimer — The Distractions of LifeBut the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop. ~ Luke 8:15
  4. August 28, 2016 — Jonathan Toews — DisciplineMy son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in. ~ Proverbs 3:11, 12

July 2016

  1. July 3, 2016 — Walter Fast — The Mutiny of a MissionaryGod, I knew it! I knew you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love. ~ Jonah 4:1
  2. July 10, 2016 — Charlie Peronto — Immigration and the KingdomFrom now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:16a
  3. July 17, 2016 — Walter Fast — When Tragedy StrikesEven so, every detail of your body and soul—even the hairs of your head!—is in my care; nothing of you will be lost. Staying with it—that’s what is required. Stay with it to the end. You won’t be sorry; you’ll be saved. ~ Luke 21:16–19 (MSG)
  4. July 24, 2016 — Travis Bergman — On the Topic of TruthIf we claim to have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. ~ 1 John 1:6
  5. July 31, 2016 — Bobby Klassen — Religion Is RelationshipReligion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. ~ James 1:27

June 2016

  1. June 12, 2016 — Jeremy & Adrienne Penner — The Meaning of ObedienceThe Holy Spirit said, Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them. ~ Acts 13:2b [no recording]
  2. June 26, 2016 — Walter Fast — Communion MeditationCome to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. ~ Matthew 11:28

Heaven Sermon Series

May 2016

  1. May 8, 2016 — Walter Fast — Reaching Your Final DestinationAccording to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. ~ 2 Peter 3:13
  2. May 15, 2016 — Walter Fast — Reaching Your Final Destination (2)And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. ~ Revelation 21:3
  3. May 22, 2016 — Walter Fast — Heaven—Don’t Settle for Less (Reaching Your Final Destination 3)Everyone who thus hopes in Him purifies himself as He is pure. ~ 1 John 3:3

May 2016

  1. May 1, 2016 — Cohle Bergen — Our Best OfferingDraw near to God and He will draw near to you. ~ James 4:8

April 2016

  1. April 3, 2016 — Travis Bergman — False Expectations and Our FaithI consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. ~ Romans 8:18
  2. April 10, 2016 — Walter Fast (Pastor) — God Speaks – Are We Still Listening?You are famous, God, for welcoming God-seekers. ~ Psalm 5:12 (MSG)
  3. April 17, 2016 — Bobby Klassen (Pastor of Student Ministries) — The Will of GodThy kingdom come, Thy will be done. ~ Matthew 6:10
  4. April 24, 2016 — Bob Winkler — Baptism: A Meditation. With a testimony from Megan Wiens. – All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. ~ John 6:37.

March 2016

  1. March 6, 2016 — Walter Fast (Pastor) — Desperate Measures 2As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven. ~ Nehemiah 1:4
  2. March 13, 2016 — Morgan Serger — Finding Just RightI can do all this through him who gives me strength. ~ Philippians 4:13
  3. March 20, 2016 — Walter Fast (Pastor) — Superior ServiceBehold, my servant shall prosper; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted. ~ Isaiah 52:13
  4. March 27, 2016 (Easter) — Walter Fast (Pastor) — On the Other Side of the CrossThe beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God. ~ Mark 1:1

February 2016

  1. February 7, 2016 — Walter Fast (Pastor) — Desperate MeasuresThis kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting. ~ Matthew 17:21
  2. February 14, 2016 — Walter Fast (Pastor) — Rediscovering Marriage as CovenantLet marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled. ~ Hebrews 13:4
  3. February 21, 2016 — Bobby Klassen (Pastor of Student Ministries) — Spiritual SightFor now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:12
  4. February 28, 2016 — Rob Reimer — Coming to the Lord’s TablePraise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. ~ Psalm 103:1, 2

January 2016

  1. January 3, 2016 — Walter Fast (Pastor) — Doing Well at Show and TellTherefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17
  2. January 10, 2016 — S. Youssef (MB Mission) — What God can Do through You! [no recording] – Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight . . . In his name the nations will put their hope. ~ Matthew 12:18a, 21
  3. January 17, 2016 — Walter Fast (Pastor) — Living the Hospitality of GodWhoever welcomes one of these in my name welcomes me. ~ Mark 9:37
  4. January 24, 2016 — Walter Fast (Pastor) — Would the Real Prodigal Please Stand Up!I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion. ~ Romans 9:15
  5. January 31, 2016 — Ken & Carolee Neufeld — Overcoming AnxietyCast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. ~ 1 Peter 5:7

December 2015

  1. December 6, 2015 — Bobby Klassen (Pastor of Student Ministries) — Angels Reveal and Proclaim Him!The angel said to him, I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news. ~ Luke 1:19
  2. December 13, 2015 — Mike Kehler — What does God want for Christmas?When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. ~ Matthew 2:10–11
  3. December 20, 2015 — Matt Woodmass — Shepherds Recognize and Rejoice in Him!When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about. ~ Luke 15:2
  4. December 27, 2015 — Walter Fast — Communion Meditation

November 2015

  1. November 1, 2015 — Walter Fast (Pastor) — Prayer—Learning to Listen WellSpeak Lord, for your servant is listening. ~ 1 Samuel 3:10b
  2. November 8, 2015 — Walter Fast (Pastor) — Prayer QuestionsIn these days Jesus went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God. ~ Luke 6:12
  3. November 22, 2015 — Ray Klassen (Pastor, La Salle Community Fellowship) — Winning People to God through LoveCome to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. ~ Matthew 11:28
  4. November 29, 2015 — Rob Reimer — The Advent of AdventYou will have great joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth, for he will be great in the eyes of the Lord. ~ Luke 1:14-15a

October 2015

  1. October 4, 2015 — Walter Fast (Pastor) — Prayer Answered by a Loving GodAsk and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you. ~ Matthew 7:7
  2. October 11, 2015 — Walter Fast (Pastor) — Baptism ServiceWhoever has the Son has life. ~ 1 John 5:12
  3. October 18, 2015Thanksgiving Service – Meditation by Malcolm Munroe – Generation after generation stands in awe of Your work; each one tells stories of Your mighty acts. ~ Psalm 145:4
  4. October 25, 2015 — Walter Fast (Pastor) — Multi-Faceted Prayer LifeLord, teach us to pray. ~ Luke 11:1

September 2015

  1. September 13, 2015 — Walter Fast (Pastor) — Landing in FallNow it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. ~ 1 Corinthians 4:2
  2. September 20, 2015 — Walter Fast (Pastor) — Engage! The God We Pray ToHe has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart. ~ Ecclesiastes 3:11
  3. September 27, 2015 — Walter Fast (Pastor) — Discover! Prayer Changes Things!You do not have, because you do not ask. ~ James 4:2 ESV

August 2015

  1. August 2, 2015 — Bobby Klassen (Pastor of Student Ministries) — Faithscapes—The Landscapes of our FaithThe Lord is my shepherd. ~ Psalm 23:1
  2. August 9, 2015 — Walter Fast (Pastor) — Prove it, God!I have loved you, says the Lord. But you say . . . ~ Malachi 1:2
  3. August 16, 2015 — Bob Winkler — Got Wisdom?The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. ~ Proverbs 4:7
  4. August 23, 2015 — Walter Fast and company — Summer Missions ReportsYou who have done great things, O God, who is like you? ~ Psalm 71:19

July 2015

  1. July 5, 2015 — Bobby Klassen (Pastor of Student Ministries) — Stewards of the MysterySo then, men ought to regard us as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the secret things of God. ~ 1 Corinthians 4:1
  2. July 12, 2015 — Walter Fast — Living Like Kings?!Help us, O Lord our God, for we rely on you. ~ 2 Chronicles 14:11
  3. July 19, 2015 — Matt Woodmass — The Third DayThus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead. ~ Luke 24:44
  4. July 26, 2015 — Walter Fast — Communion MeditationThis is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it. ~ 1 Peter 5:12

June 2015

  1. June 14, 2015 — Sunday School Service [no sermon] – For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. ~ John 3:16
  2. June 28, 2015 — Communion Service [no sermon] – That all the days of your life you may remember the day when you came out of the land of Egypt. ~ Deuteronomy 16:3b

May 2015

  1. May 17, 2015 — Morgan Serger (Mid-Way Christian Leadership) — Ready, Aim . . . Fire!I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel that I may share in its blessings. ~ 1 Corinthians 9:22b & 23

Philippians Sermon Series

May 2015

  1. May 3, 2015 — Walter Fast — The Secret Art of JoyThe unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple. ~ Psalm 119:139
  2. May 10, 2015 — Walter Fast — Philippians Chapter OneFor to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. ~ Philippians 1:21
  3. May 24, 2015 — Walter Fast — Think of Yourselves the Way Christ Jesus Thought of Himself (Philippians 2)Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 2:5
  4. May 31, 2015 — Walter Fast — Defragmenting Your Internal Hard Drive (Philippians 3)But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 3:13–14
  5. June 7, 2015 — Walter Fast — Grinning on the Inside (Philippians 4)Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. ~ Psalm 30:5b

April 2015

  1. April 3, 2015 — Bob Winkler — Good Friday MeditationThen they brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means the place of a skull). And they offered him wine mixed with myrrh; but he did not take it. And they crucified him. ~ Mark 15:22–24a
  2. April 5, 2015 — Bobby Klassen (Pastor of Student Ministries) — Christ Sat Down [Easter Sunday]But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God. ~ Hebrews 10:12
  3. April 12, 2015 — Larry Hirst (Chaplain – Bethesda Hospital/Place) — Praise the Greatness of the LordGreat is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. ~ Psalm 145:3
  4. April 19, 2015Baptism & Communion Service (Speaker: Travis Bergman, “Precious Cornerstone”) – This morning, Inna Antipova, Ruben Ebert, Jodie Goertzen, Andre Hiebert, Zoey Penner, and Melanie Reich were baptized.
    To God’s elect . . . who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge ‎ of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood. ~ 1 Peter 1:1, 2
  5. April 26, 2015 — Jonathan Toews — Our Response to Pain and GriefBecause of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning: great is your faithfulness. ~ Lamentations 3:22, 23

March 2015

  1. March 1, 2015 — Andrew Dyck (MBBSC & CMU) — From Dust to BelovedSatisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. ~ Psalm 90:14
  2. March 8, 2015 — Charlie Peronto (CMU Residence Director) — Being Found in the BeatitudesNow when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them. ~ Matthew 5:1–2
  3. March 15, 2015 — Charlie Peronto (CMU Residence Director) — The Inside Coming OutDo not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. ~ Matthew 5:17
  4. March 22, 2015 — Charlie Peronto (CMU Residence Director) — So that Your House May StandTherefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. ~ Matthew 7:24
  5. March 29, 2015 — Mike Kehler — Just Satisfied?!When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, Who is this? The crowds answered, This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee. ~ Matthew 21:10 & 11

February 2015

  1. February 8, 2015 — Bobby Klassen (Pastor of Student Ministries) — Prodigal LoveYet God does not take away life, but plans ways so that the banished one may not be cast out from him. ~ 2 Samuel 14:14b
  2. February 15, 2015 — Larry Hirst (Chaplain – Bethesda Hospital/Place) — God’s gracious work, God’s gracious expectations and God’s gracious motivation for living ChristianlySince, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. ~ Colossians 3:1
  3. February 22, 2015 — Bobby Klassen (Pastor of Student Ministries) — Equality is the GoalIs not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? ~ Isaiah 58:6

Joseph Sermon Series

January 2015

  1. January 4 — Rob Reimer — Turning Bitterness into PeaceClothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature. ~ Romans 13:14
  2. January 11 — Rob Reimer — Dealing with InjusticeWho shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? ~ Romans 8:35
  3. January 18 — Rob Reimer — Becoming a Kind PersonTherefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. ~ Colossians 3:12
  4. January 25 — Rob Reimer — Exposing the Myths of ConfessionI, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more. ~ Isaiah 43:25
  5. February 1 — Rob Reimer — Experiencing Freedom Through ForgivenessDo not repay anyone evil for evil…If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. ~ Romans 12:17a, 18

December 2014

  1. December 7, 2014 — Bobby Klassen (Pastor of Student Ministries) — What to Anticipate While You’re AnticipatingI consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. ~ Romans 8:18–19
  2. December 14, 2014 — Mike Kehler — Have you met Jesus? Hope in the chaosMany, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. ~ Psalm 40:5

  3. December 21, 2014 — Charlie Peronto — When Time Became FullBut when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. ~ Galatians 4:4–5
  4. December 28, 2014Communion & Testimony Service

November 2014

  1. November 30, 2014Baptism & Communion ServiceCome and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul. ~ Psalm 66:16

Seven Deadly Sins — Seven Life-Giving Virtues Sermon Series

Self-Examination Guide (adapted from St. Augustine’s Prayer Book)

September 2014

  1. September 21 — Pastor Walter Fast — Seven Deadly Sins – Seven Life-Giving Virtues IntroductionExamine yourselves . . . test yourselves. ~ 2 Corinthians 13:5
  2. September 28 — Pastor Walter Fast — Pride vs. Humility: Confronting the Sin We Don’t Tolerate in OthersTherefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. ~ Hebrews 12:1

October 2014

  1. October 5 — Pastor Walter Fast — Lust vs. Covenant LoveFor this is the will of God, your sanctification . . . that each of you know how to control his own body. ~ 1 Thessalonians 4:3 & 4
  2. [October 12 — Communion Service (no message recorded)]
  3. [October 19 — Thanksgiving Service (Message — Randy Friesen)]
  4. October 26 — Pastor Walter Fast — The Mole (Envy vs. Contentment)Godliness with contentment is great gain. ~ 1 Timothy 6:6

November 2014

  1. November 2 — Pastor Walter Fast — Grasping for More – But Getting Less? (Greed vs. Gratitude)This most generous God . . . is more than extravagant with you. ~ 2 Corinthians 9:10
  2. November 9 — Pastor Walter Fast — The Sloth and the Ant (Sloth vs. Diligence)Make the best use of your time, for the days are evil. ~ Ephesians 5:16
  3. November 16 — Pastor Walter Fast — The Hunger that Must be Filled (Gluttony vs. Self-discipline)Their god is their appetite. ~ Philippians 3:19 NLT

  4. November 23 — Pastor Walter Fast — Landmine Ahead! (Anger vs. Forgiveness)Sensible people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongs. ~ Proverbs 19:11 NLT

Life of Christ Sermon Series

September 2013

  1. September 15 — Pastor Walter Fast – Why Jesus?There are so many other things Jesus did. If they were all written down, each of them, one by one, I can’t imagine a world big enough to hold such a library of books. ~ John 21:25 (MSG)
  2. September 22 — Pastor Walter Fast – Where was Jesus Before it All Began?In the beginning the Word already existed. He was with God, and he was God. He was in the beginning with God. He created everything there is. ~ John 1:1–3
  3. September 29 — Bobby Klassen (youth pastor) – Jesus in Exodus: Reclaiming and RenamingYou study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me. ~ John 5:39–3

October 2013

  1. October 6 — Pastor Walter Fast – Prepared!And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. ~ Luke 2:52
  2. October 13 — Pastor Walter Fast – Solidarity: One of us – One with us!You are my son, whom I love: with you I am well pleased. ~ Mark 1:11
  3. October 27 — Pastor Walter Fast – C2 (Character x Compassion)When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. ~ Matthew 9:36

November 2013

  1. November 3 — Travis Bergman – Jesus Christ —The Vertical PursuitBe careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. ~ Matthew 6:1
  2. November 10 — Pastor Walter Fast – Jesus at PrayerVery early in the morning … Jesus went to pray. ~ Mark 1:35
  3. November 17 — Lloyd Letkeman (MB Mission) – Jesus’ Holistic MinistryAs you go, proclaim this message: ‘The Kingdom of heaven has come near.’ ~ Matthew 10:7
  4. November 24 — Pastor Walter Fast – Life in the Kingdom: Jesus-styleI am not ashamed . . . for the Gospel is the power of God unto salvation for everyone who believes. ~ Romans 1:16

December 2013

  1. December 1MyHope CANADAThe CrossThe blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ. ~ Titus 2:13
  2. December 8 — Pastor Walter Fast – My Hope Inspires My PraiseMy soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour. ~ Luke 1:46, 47
  3. December 15 — Youth pastor, Bobby Klassen – My Hope Guides My JourneyWhen they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. ~ Matthew 2:10
  4. December 22 — Mike Kehler – My Hope Because of His LoveFor God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. ~ John 3:16

January 2014

  1. January 5 — Pastor Walter Fast – The Making of a Great TeacherJesus went through all the towns and villages . . . proclaiming the good news of the kingdom. ~ Matthew 9:35
  2. January 12 — Pastor Walter Fast – Sermon on the MountWhen Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes. ~ Matthew 7:28–29
  3. January 19 — Pastor Walter Fast – Did Jesus Really Say That?!Where did this man Jesus get this wisdom? . . . And they took offense at him. ~ Matthew 13:54, 57

February 2014

  1. February 2 — Pastor Walter Fast – Tell it Slant—Jesus the StorytellerTo you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. ~ Matthew 13:11
  2. February 9 — Victor Neufeld (pastor of North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church) – The Ultimate Good SamaritanMartha, Martha, the Lord answered, you are worried and upset about many things . . . ~ Luke 10:41
  3. February 16 — Pastor Walter Fast – Money Makes the World Go ’Round?And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by unrighteous mammon . . . ~ Luke 16:9
  4. February 23 — Bobby Klassen (Pastor of Student Ministries) – I Just Wanna Be a SheepAnd He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on His left. Then the King will say to those on His right,Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. ~ Matthew 25:33–34

March 2014

  1. March 2 — Pastor Walter Fast – I Believe in MiraclesRemember the wonders He has done, His miracles. ~ Psalm 105:5
  2. March 9 — Pastor Walter Fast – Sign LanguageThis, the first of His miraculous signs, Jesus performed at Cana in Galilee. He thus revealed His glory and His disciples put their faith in Him. ~ John 2:11
  3. March 16 — Pastor Walter Fast – The Father of CamouflageFinally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armour of God so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. ~ Ephesians 6:10–11
  4. March 23 — Charlie Peronto – The Politics of HealingWhich is easier: to say to this paralyzed man, Your sins are forgiven, or to say, Get up, take your mat and walk? ~ Mark 2:9
  5. March 30 — Bob Winkler – Betrayer, Denier, or Follower?Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. ~ Matthew 11:28

April 2014

  1. April 6 — Rob Reimer – God’s LoveThis is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. ~ 1 John 4:9 & 10
  2. April 13 — Rob Reimer – A Week of ReactionsWe are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong. ~ Luke 23:41
  3. April 18 — Good Friday Service
  4. April 20 — Pastor Walter Fast – The Dawning of FaithJohn went in to the tomb . . . saw . . . and believed. ~ John 20:8
  5. April 27 — Bobby Klassen (Pastor of Student Ministries) – Last WordsJesus answered, I tell you the truth, you are looking for me, not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. ~ John 6:26 (Youth Sunday)

Kingdom Attitudes Series

See The Beatitudes — banners designed and produced by Elenore Dyck and Pat van Nes. Read more

September 2011

  1. September 11 — Pastor Walter Fast (Kingdom Attitudes Series #1) – The True Sacrament is Holy PersonalityNow that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. ~ Romans 6:22
  2. September 25 — Pastor Walter Fast (Kingdom Attitudes Series #2) – A Beggar’s VirtueNothing in my hand I bring, simply to Your cross I cling. ~ from Rock of Ages Worship Together #489

October 2011

  1. October 02 — Pastor Walter Fast (Kingdom Attitudes Series #3) – Strong at the Broken PlacesBlessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. ~ Matthew 5:4
  2. October 09 — Pastor Walter Fast (Kingdom Attitudes Series #4) – Bridled PowerBlessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. ~ Matthew 5:5
  3. October 16 — Rob Reimer (Kingdom Attitudes Series #5) – The Blessing of DesperationBlessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. ~ Matthew 5:6
  4. October 23 — Pastor Walter Fast (Kingdom Attitudes Series #6) – Guard your heart!Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. ~ Matthew 5:8
  5. October 30 — Bob Winkler (Kingdom Attitudes Series #7) – The Miracle of MercyBlessed are the merciful, for they shall be shown mercy. ~ Matthew 5:7

November 2011

  1. November 6— Pastor Walter Fast (Kingdom Attitudes Series #8) – Peacemaking – My Day (to Day) Job!Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God. ~ Matthew 5:9
  2. November 13 — Pastor Walter Fast (Kingdom Attitudes Series #9) – Blessed are those who are persecuted.Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ~ Matthew 5:10