Sermons by Matthew Ruttan

Race and the Kingdom of God

Race and the Kingdom of God

Speaker: | September 06, 2020

This week Pastor Ruttan’s message was inspired by calls for greater racial equality in our troubled world: “Race and the Kingdom of God.”  (Sermon Notes are available here.) During the message he shared bible passages...

Soul Fatigue: A Response

Soul Fatigue: A Response

Speaker: | August 02, 2020

This Sunday,  the message Pastor Ruttan shared introduced the idea of “Soul Fatigue.” Maybe you don’t know what that is—or do you? There is a kind of heart and brain exhaustion that many people are...

Pray - As a First Resort

Pray – As a First Resort

Speaker: | July 26, 2020

This week, Pastor Ruttan talked about “praying and not giving up” (as Jesus tells us to do in Luke 18:1-8).  You can find sermon notes here to follow along with and go deeper with the...

Responding to an Age of Polarization

Responding to an Age of Polarization

Speaker: | July 12, 2020

In this Sunday’s message, Pastor Ruttan highlighted the need for humility in our thoughts and actions. “Don’t be judgmental!” is something you hear a lot these days. But what does that really mean (and what...

Good From Evil?

Good From Evil?

Speaker: | July 05, 2020

This week, Pastor Ruttan explored how the almightiness of God can be comforting through the greatest hurts of life. He did this by looking at the troubling and victorious story of Joseph (in Genesis) with...

Heaven's Expats

Heaven’s Expats

Speaker: | June 28, 2020

This week, Pastor Ruttan focused us on Psalm 85.  He started with the phrase “Flavour your temporary homeland with the taste of your eternal homeland.” In view of our Canada Day celebrations, he talked about...



Speaker: | June 21, 2020

This week we opened our Bibles to Matthew 7:7-27.  Pastor Ruttan argued we live our lives based on what we think is true. So in an age of information overload, how do we know what’s...

Be the [counter-cultural] change

Be the [counter-cultural] change

Speaker: | June 14, 2020

This week, Pastor Ruttan offered us a concise but in-depth look at one of Jesus’ most famous teachings: The Beatitudes. We thought seriously about what it means to be “blessed” in God’s counter-cultural kingdom.  Taking...

We love because He first loved us

We love because He first loved us

Speaker: | June 07, 2020

This week was Westminster’s 58th anniversary, which we celebrated digitally. Pastor Ruttan’s message was all above love.  It’s a challenging time in our world. There is a lot of sickness and a lot of hurt....