Christmas + Communion - Lead Pastor, Dr. Rob Patterson

December 5, 2018

Ever wondered about the connection between Christmas and Communion? Listen to this amazing message as Dr. Rob Patterson unveils the connection between this 2 mysteries.

Preached at Scott Street Church on Sunday, November 25, 2018 

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The Word of God - Footsteps of Faith Series - Dr. Sarah Patterson

November 22, 2018

Dr. Sarah Patterson takes us through the amazing miracle of how The Bible came to be. This message contains important images and graphics as Dr. Patterson explains and unveils the different means and people God used to make his Word so accessible to humanity. We recommend to watch this message in Youtube to follow better the presentation of Dr. Sarah Patterson.

Watch the entire service at https://youtu.be/P3VSQ6X2VMA

Preached at Scott Street Church on Sunday, November 18, 2018

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Salvation - Footsteps of Faith Series - Paul Moore

November 15, 2018

“Sin is any act, thought, desire, emotion, word, or deed, or the absence of these, that displeases God.” Mennonite Brethren Confession of Faith

Salvation works in the past, the present and the future:
- Past – the penalty of our sins has been dealt with
- Present – the power of sins is broken by the Holy Spirit
- Future – we shall be delivered from the very presence of sin

“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
So, what about it? Are you ready to trade your sins for His salvation? Are you ready to believe that when God said that if you confess, He will forgive, that He meant it?

Watch the entire Service on https://youtu.be/qrKfFLo2pec

Preached at Scott Street Church on Sunday, November 11, 2018

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The Mission Of The Church - Footsteps of Faith Series - Pastor Rob Patterson

November 8, 2018

"If you boil it down, our mission is pure and simple. Make disciples – discipleship, Love God and love your neighbour – love and serve." Rob Patterson

Listen to this inspiring message as Pastor Rob walks you through our Confession of Faith and unpacks what and how we can live in Mission as we follow Christ footsteps!

Watch the entire Service on Youtube.com/scottstchurch

Preached at Scott Street Church on Sunday, November 4, 2018

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Shedding Light on The Lord’s Supper - Footsteps of Faith Series - Lead Pastor Dr. Rob Patterson

November 1, 2018

An inspiring and insightful message  about the meaning of Communion by lead Pastor, Dr. Rob Patterson.

Luke 22:14-23 “When the hour came, He reclined at the table, and the apostles with Him. Then He said to them, “I have fervently desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” Then He took a cup, and after giving thanks, He said, “Take this and share it among yourselves. For I tell you, from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” And He took bread, gave thanks, broke it, gave it to them, and said, “This is My body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same way He also took the cup after supper and said, “This cup is the new covenant established by My blood; it is shed for you. But look, the hand of the one betraying Me is at the table with Me!"

"Only a Messiah Who is both King and Lord of the universe could make such a heavenly
holy meal earthly possible." Dr. Rob Patterson

Watch the entire Service on Youtube.com/scottstchurch

Preached at Scott Street Church on Sunday, October 28, 2018

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75 Years Anniversary Message - Lead Pastor, Dr. Rob Patterson

October 26, 2018

Listen or watch in our YouTube channel our special anniversary service. Celebrating 75 Years of God's faithfulness.

Full video available at www.youtube.com/

Preached at Scott Street Church on Sunday, October 21, 2018

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Creation and Humanity - Footsteps of Faith Series - Lead Pastor Dr. Rob Patterson

October 19, 2018

" If I asked you the question – you are Mennonite brethren – what do you believe – about

1. God
2. The church
3. Baptism
4. Discipleship
5. Marriage, singleness and family
6. Work, rest and the Lord’s day.

I suspect that you would say – well pastor Rob, I believe what the bible says – that’s a good answer. Now, what does the Bible say about – God, church and these other things. It says a whole lot. Thankfully our Mennonite Brethren leaders have written a “confession of Faith” – a book that helps us understand what we believe. I want to know what I believe – I want us to be strong in our faith, and I want us to stand firm on Scripture, I want us to know what we believe. My job is to create mature, strong – faithful, brilliant Christian brothers and sisters.

So, over the coming months we will be looking at the core of our faith – We are calling it the footsteps of faith – following in the footsteps of Christ
Today we will be looking briefly at our role – humanity’s role as God’s creation.

Our MB “Confession of faith” book says. “Humans are the crowning act of creation, were are designed to live in fellowship with God and in loving and helpful relationships with each other. God created us male and female in his own image. After creating us, God gave us the mandate to rule and care for creation as a sacred trust and the freedom to obey or disobey him. Through the wilful disobedience of Adam and Eve, sin entered the world. As a result, human nature is distorted and people are alienated from God and creation. Creation is under the bondage of decay. Humans and all creation long to be set free. say “Sin, guilt, or death did not prevail. God is creating a new heaven and a new earth in which there will be no evil, suffering, and death. The first signs of this new creation are already present in those who accept God’s forgiveness through Christ. In Christ all things are being reconciled and created anew.”
But this is not the end of the story – we are set free.

We find it in Philippians 2 "Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose.

The key words are "work out" and "work in".

Work out is our part. Work in is God's part. We are to work out what God is working in.

So yes - we are people of God, he has chosen us, but we also have some work to do to live out our faith.

This doesn't say "work for" your salvation. It says "work out" your salvation . The Bible says "Salvation is not of works, lest any man should boast." The scripture in Philippians is written to Christians. And he is telling Christians to “Continue to work out your salvation”

God is saying develop what you already have. If you're born again, keep growing. Work it out. None of us are “done”. Our salvation continues to grow – if we remain alive in Christ.

What do you do in a physical workout? You do a workout not to get a body but to develop the body you already have. When you work out a puzzle, you already have all the pieces. You've just got to put it together. When we work out our salvation – we all ready are saved, we have what we need, but we are maturing, becoming stronger.

Paul says, "...work out your salvation..." Focus on the word "your". He's talking about an individual assignment. We are responsible for our growth. Our salvation, not somebody else's. Yours. Individually. God wants to work out the implications of faith in your life.

Your faith is important to God – it is your responsibility. I am your pastor and teacher, but I can’t make you grow, I can’t make your learn – it is up to you to listen – read – learn and grow.

Every person who is a born-again believer starts life as a baby in Christ. Whether the new convert is six or sixty, that person is still a new Christian and needs to grow in the Lord. A baby Christian who has been saved for forty years is a tragedy. God intends for us to grow and mature so that we can be a positive influence in the lives of others.
Take your salvation seriously; it has eternal implications. It's a life or death issue here. Nothing is more important than your own spiritual growth. Take it seriously.

"...for it is God who works in you..." That's God's part. Think about that word - "works". In the original language – Greek the word is energien. We get the word "energizer" or "energy" from this Greek word. God is the energizer for change in our lives.

He says, "I will give you the power to do what you want to do, need to do. I will empower you, energize you." God is the energizer to will and to act. He will give you the will power and the ability to grow and change.

There are three key things that God uses to change you, to energize you, Sometime these things hit us like lightning and sometimes they slowing change our nature.

The first Key is the Bible – God’s word
He uses the word of God, the Bible to change us.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 says "The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives; it straightens us out and helps us do what is right. It is God's way of making us well prepared at every point..."

1. God puts His Spirit in us. This is where the power to change comes from.

Slide 11. Romans 8:11 says "Once the Spirit lives within you, He will bring to your whole being new strength and vitality."

2. God changes us through circumstances and people

God choses to use everything in our life to teach us. Some people say that in my happiness and joy – God whispers to me – but in my struggles and pain he shouts.

Slide 13 Romans 8:28-29 "To those who love God and are called according to His plan everything that happens fits into a pattern for good. For God chose us to bear the family likeness of His Son."

3. He's more interested in our character than our comfort.

Hebrews 5:8 "Jesus learned obedience through suffering."

Please be sensitive to the work of the Holy Spirit within you. Discern what is right, and move according to the work of his Spirit in your inner being.

And lastly ask God, what are you trying to change in me through the circumstances I am experiencing. What are you saying through my pain, through my challenges, through my circumstances.

What do we believe about Humanity – about how God changes and grows us. We believe that we are God’s children and that he is changing us each and every day through his word, his Spirit and the circumstances of our lives. "

Preached on Sunday, October 14 at Scott Street Church

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Thanksgiving, Joy and Compassion - Harvest Mission Fest Message - Lead Pastor Dr. Rob Patterson

October 3, 2018

Inspired on Psalm 67, Pastor Rob Patterson takes us through a journey 12 thousand kilometers journey to Kenia where he served as a Pastor in Mathare.

"The church is just a shack in the Changaa district. The church is used as a school during the week. The church is made a thin wooden sheet that over time have become covered in grime. There is no ceiling but the roof is made from old metal sheets that leak whenever it rains. As the service starts people slowly drag themselves in. The church is full of street kids when you start, they just want to follow the white folks around to see what they are up to. So they follow us into the church and sooner or later loose interest and slip out.

The people come to church in whatever clothes they have. The women are usually in a dress or a wrap around piece of cloth called a Lesoo or a kanga, and the men have mismatched pants and jackets, they come looking really good, wanting to wear their best for Jesus.

They come to sing and praise. They come and are thankful for all that they have. For their children and their families. For the roof of tin or plastic that covers their homes. For their health, and for the food in their stomachs. They pray for people who have no clothes, no roof and no food in their stomachs.

These are a thankful people – they love life, they love their families, they even loved Sarah and Me. They game me a name – because they don’t have an Rob for Pastor Rob – they took a month and decided to call me Macharia – it is like curious George. They are so poor, but so rich, they have little but are so grateful for what they have.

Psalms 69:30 (NIV) says: "I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. This will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hoofs. The poor will see and be glad-- you who seek God, may your hearts live!"

As I look around I wonder how much you have to be thankful for this morning. For your children and your families. For the roof over your head, for warmth, telephones, running water, garbage pick up. For your health, and for the food in your stomachs.

So, as the scripture in Colossians 3:12 says, let's clothe ourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

As we celebrate harvest mission Sunday let us give with grateful hearts. Grateful for God’s love and care for us. May we have hearts of compassion for the needy and the poor in Canada and around the world."

Preached on Sunday, September 30 at Scott Street Church

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Induction Service for Lead Pastor, Dr. Rob & Dr. Sarah Patterson - Officiated by Rev. Bruce Burgess

September 26, 2018

Listen to this wonderful induction service as Rev. Bruce Burgess commissions Lead Pastor Dr. Rob Patterson and his wife Dr. Sarah Patterson into Scott Street Mennonite Brethren Church.

Celebrated at Scott St. Church on Sunday, September 23, 2018

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Prepare Your Way Before The Lord - Paul Moore

September 21, 2018

I think within each of us there is a desire to have a stronger faith, and a deeper walk with God – and we are blessed to be able to look at the lives of others, and see what it was that enabled them to do just that
In 2 Chronicles 27, we read this about King Jotham: “So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God.”

There is still a blessing today for those who will set their hearts to seek after God. Jeremiah 29:13 says “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
So we ask these questions: Do we prepare our hearts to seek the Lord?
Do we prepare our hearts for His presence?
For His house?

What is it that we do to make sure that our hearts are ready to receive the precious Word of God?
When you prepare your ways before the Lord, and you come to service ready to give of yourself to worship and the Word, what you get back in return is so much more than you could have anticipated.

Preached on Sunday September 16, 2018 at Scott Street Church

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