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  • The Passion And Purpose Of The Urban Pastor

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Nov 8, 2004
    based on 2 ratings

    This sermon is a charge to the congregation for the ordination service of an inner city pastor.

    Ordination Service for Outreach Pastor - The Passion and Purpose of the Urban Pastor Ephesians 4:1-5, 11-13; 1 Peter 2:9-10 This is a very special day. I appreciate that you’ve joined us here today. This is a day where we come together to worship God, which has always been the way of God’s ...read more

  • God's Joy Also Comes In The Morning

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Feb 29, 2016

    This is a message given at the anniversary service of an inner-city church in Toronto, Canada.

    Anniversary Service - February 28, 2016 Well…Happy Anniversary to Church at the Mission! Hard to believe it’s been 18 years since we formally launched as Church at the Mission. Actually we didn’t have a name when we started. Two different members of the mission’s ...read more

  • St. Patrick's Day Homily

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Mar 8, 2016

    A mid-week interactive message on St. Patrick's Day for an inner-city mission.

    [This is a mid-week interactive homily given at an inner city mission on March 8, 2016. The factual stuff about St. Patrick's Day was from Wikipedia.] What special day is coming up very soon? It’s not necessarily a major holiday, but it’s still important to a lot of folks. St. ...read more

  • A New Ministry Begins

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Jan 15, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    This is the Induction sermon for the new Assistant Pastor at an inner city church in Toronto

    Can everyone hear me at the back? A preacher asked that once and someone called out: “Yes, but I wouldn't mind changing seats with someone who can't”. Another pastor was greeting folks at the door after the service. A woman came up and said, "Pastor, that was a very good sermon." ...read more

  • Worry Bites

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Sep 25, 2018

    This is a short homily given at an inner city mission in downtown Toronto, to a mixed crowd

    What kind of news makes you happy? Birth of a child; healing of a family member’s sickness; bigger tax return than you thought; a forecast of great days of weather ahead; maybe you won something at the lottery. What kind of news gets you upset? Drama in a friend’s life; maybe the death of a ...read more

  • Fields Of The Fatherless

    Contributed by Tom Davis on Oct 1, 2007
    based on 11 ratings

    Ministry to the poor, the orphan, and the widow is about joining the work of God in his favorite field. Meaning and satisfaction in life don’t come from striving, it comes from loving. The gospel message is a message of love. Loving God means loving peop

    Something is Missing God is passionate about orphans The scriptures speak of a God who cares for the alien, orphan, and widow. When you look, these passages (like Psalm 68:5 and James 1:27) come jumping off the page. God speaks about orphans and widows as a unique and special group of ...read more

  • We Must Capture Our Cities For Christ

    Contributed by Jerry Falwell on Sep 9, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    How to reach the inner cities for Christ amidst their crime, their homeless population, their politics, and their corruption.

    WE MUST CAPTURE OUR CITIES FOR CHRIST By Jerry Falwell The greatest challenge facing America is the cities, their masses, their crime, their homeless, their inequity, their politics, their corruption, their illegal aliens, their dwindling tax base, their crumbling streets, viaducts and ...read more

  • Baptism: No More Living A Half-Life

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Jun 3, 2012

    This is a short sermon for a baptism service at an inner-city mission church www.ysm.ca

    We’re here today to celebrate the baptism of 6 and the child dedication of 6. There is something monumental about a day like today. There’s something huge in the decision to follow Jesus in the waters of baptism. The infants who are being dedicated here today or having infant ...read more

  • Alive To God - Baptism Sermon

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Jun 8, 2014

    This is a message given before a baptism at an inner-city mission church, Church at the Mission (www.catm.ca)

    Baptised for the Glory of God - June 8, 2014 We are here to CELEBRATE. We’re here to celebrate and to acknowledge two very important types of decisions being made today. We’re here to celebrate the baptism of Brent and Christina and Nick, and we’re here to celebrate the ...read more

  • Come ... Together

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Nov 5, 2007
    based on 8 ratings

    Live out the unity we have been given. [This message was given in the context of an inner city and a suburban church meeting together for worship.]

    COME…TOGETHER! Galatians 3.28 S: Unity C: Racism Th: Come…Together Pr: Let’s stop just talking about racism; let’s do something about it… LIVE OUT THE UNITY WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN! Type: Inductive PA: How is the change to be observed? • Change your attitude • Be more than friendly; ...read more

  • Lead The Way

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Jun 7, 2018

    This is a brief message given at an inner-city ministry called Bridges, which focuses on helping adults living with poverty to develop the soft skills they need to succeed in life.

    People love giving advice. “Oh, you’re going out with so-and-so? Well let me tell you what you should be careful about“. “Oh, you just got a new phone. Let me tell you this or tell you that“. “Oh you voteed Liberal...or conservative...or NDP. Well let me tell you about what’s bad about who ...read more

  • Taking It To The Streets

    Contributed by Norris Harris I on Mar 10, 2003
    based on 54 ratings

    This message deals with the imperative of taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Streets of our Cities.

    The Streets of our Chocolate Cities and Vanilla Suburbs have become the Field of Battle and the Stage of Protest. Recently hundreds of thousands of people Have Taken to the Streets for various reasons or causes. On Sunday April 25, 1993 hundreds of thousands of the Gay Community took to the ...read more

  • Fight

    Contributed by Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Jun 21, 2015

    When left with no other recourse than to fight---fight to save yourself and fight to escape because God's battle is an on-going war.

    FIGHT by Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid (June 21, 2015) “Then said Samuel, Bring ye hither to me Agag the king of the Amalekites. And Agag came unto him delicately. And Agag said, Surely the bitterness of death is past. And Samuel said, As thy sword hath made women childless, ...read more

  • The Work Of The Lord Series

    Contributed by Louis Bartet on Jun 7, 2004
    based on 37 ratings

    This section of the little book of Jonah... assists us in calling NT believers, especially leaders, to renewed efforts in at home evangelism and foreign missions.

    TITLE: Jonah: The Work of The Lord TEXT: Jonah 1:1-3 TOPIC: Evangelism and Missions DATE: June 6, 2004 AM Jonah 1:1-3 1 The word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai saying, 2 "Arise, go to Nineveh the great city, and cry against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me." 3 ...read more

  • Reach Out And Touch Someone

    Contributed by Greg Stier on Jan 16, 2007
    based on 13 ratings

    Many churches have focused on entertaining teenagers instead of preparing them, equipping them and unleashing them to reach out to their campuses and their friends.

    Reach out and touch someone I’m thankful to be with you here this morning and the only reason that I’m here today is because a church like this in the suburbs of Arvada reached out to me when I was an inner city kid from a broken family on 20th and Federal in Denver, at the time it was the ...read more