Sunday, December 18, 2011

Message from December 18, 2011

The fourth and final message in our Advent series highlighting prophecies about Jesus, made 400 years before He was born.

Holiday Thoughts 2011 Days 19-25

These are like the chocolates from Advent calendars. Sure, you can have them all on the same day, but rationing them out is a better idea :)

Sorry there is no Day 19. For whatever reason, it vanished from my computer.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Message from December 11, 2011

This is part #3 in our series on Old Testament prophecies about Jesus. Although I always edit the messages before they go online, it's usually just taking out "umms" and "ahhs". The editing of this message involved adding a few words, because of confusion that arose from the sermon.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December Devotion Day 1

Every day during the month, a new Holiday Thought will be put on this blog. Each thought will contain a scripture reading, a devotional thought, and a prayer.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Message from November 27, 2011

This is the beginning of a series called Unpredictable, which shows several Old Testament prophecies about Jesus, and what they mean to us. This message tells us what the word Shiloh means, and how it helps us to live as free believers.

Message from November 20, 2011

This is one of my favourite sermons to preach. It talks about food. It also shows us the changes that have been made since Jesus came, and how that matters to us.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Message from November 13, 2011

As Paul closes his letter to the Colossians by reminding them that he was in prison, we as believers should remember what we have been set free from, as well.

Title: Remember Your Chains
Text: Colossians 4:18
Series: Putting Christ First #15 (last in series)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Who I Am in Christ

Neil Anderson, who has done such good work over the years with books like Victory Over the Darkness and The Bondage Breaker, compiled a list of the Christian's identity in Christ. This is a foreshadowing of the message for Sunday, November 13.

Directions: Right-click on this picture, and tell it to open in a new tab or a new window. Click on the image to make it larger, and you can then print off the good stuff!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Message from November 6, 2011

As the sermon series on Colossians begins to wrap up, the apostle Paul shares some personal words on friends and coworkers for the Lord. What do we do with a "top-ten" list of Christian qualities? It's easy to be discouraged, but there's a better way.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Message from October 23

Is the Christian faith a series of rules and checklists? I hope not! This message presents us with a list of things we should do, like praying and so on, but then shows us the more important thing - Jesus.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Message from October 16, 2011

Today's message gives some practical, God-focused tips on getting along with those around us, and some general principles for guiding our lives.

Title: JOYful Relationships
Text: Colossians 3:18 - 4:1
Series: Putting Christ First #12

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Message from Thanksgiving, October 9, 2011

A shorter message on how we draw strength to live our lives as thankful people.

Text: Colossians 3:15-17
Title: Thankful Living
Series: Putting Christ First: Colossians #11

Monday, October 3, 2011

Message from October 2, 2011

They say that church would be great if it weren't for all the people. Getting along with others is sometimes hard, but it's important for people to love each other. This message gives us some ideas about what that looks like.

Title: Extreme Makeover
Text: Colossians 3:12-14
Series: Putting Christ First #10

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Message from September 25, 2011

No one likes a leech, someone who takes and doesn't give back. This message speaks of one of the purposes of Centreville Baptist... serving, that is, serving God and others.

Title: Improving Your Serve
Text: Mark 10:35-35

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Message from September 18, 2011

This was a fun message to bring. You really had to see the pastor wearing blue floral swimming trunks and an orange Hawaiian shirt. It was quite a sight.

Title: What Not to Wear
Text: Colossians 3:5-11
Series: Putting Christ First #9

Monday, September 12, 2011

Message from September 11, 2011

We all want to get mercy, but it's a lot harder to give it. Jesus told us that mercy is an important part of our lives in our dealings with others. And it's important for churches to show it too.

Title: The Reach
Text: Matthew 9:9-13

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Friday September 16, 7PM - Music Night at Faith Christian Church in Centreville.

Saturday September 17, 9:30AM - Worship Conference at Shelburne Baptist Church with Dr. Harry Gardner and Rev. Wayne Fevens, $5 for lunch.

Sunday September 18, 6PM - Drop-In and Hangout at the church for kids, tweens and teens - food, games and music.

Friday September 23, 7PM - Games Night for all ages. Drop by!

Saturday September 24, 9AM - Men's Retreat at Camp Jordan, Jordan Falls. $10 per guy.

Friday-Saturday, September 30 - October 1 - Women's Conference at Island Gospel Tabernacle. Inquire for more information.

Message from September 4, 2011

What does Jesus mean to you? This message makes us ask some tough questions about ourselves but brings us back to what Jesus has done for us.

Title: This is the Life
Text: Colossians 3:1-4
Series: Putting Christ First, #8 in Colossians

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Message from August 28, 2011

What is grace? We talk about it, we sing about it, but do we know what it is? The first part of this message talks about what we as people should do with grace. Then, part 2 leads us into what it means for us as a church.

Title: Saying Grace
Text: John 1:1-5, 10-18

Monday, August 22, 2011

Message from August 14, 2011

This is from last week's Sunday service. The sermon is about rules and laws that Christians follow, but maybe shouldn't. This could even be considered controversial by some people. You might want to listen...

Message Title: Duty Free
Text: Colossians 2:13-23
Series: Putting Christ First #7

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Message from August 7, 2011

Who are you? What makes you... you? What do you use to define who you are? The book of Colossians gives us some hints about who we really are. (Hint: It's not about you.)

Message: Identify Yourself
Text: Colossians 2:6-12
Series: Putting Christ First #6

Monday, July 25, 2011

Message from July 24, 2011

It's so easy to get tired doing good things. It can get pretty thankless sometimes. Burnout happens so easily. This message is about burnout, and what we can do to avoid it.

Title: Running on Fumes
Text: Colossians 1:24 - 2:5
Series: Putting Christ First #5

Monday, July 18, 2011

Message from July 17, 2011

Life would probably be easier if there weren't so many people around that we don't get along well with. This message is about reconciliation, fixing broken relationships.

Title: Give Peace a Chance
Text: Colossians 1:19-23
Series: Putting Christ First #4

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Message from July 10, 2011

What does Jesus matter? How much is He worth? How important is He? This message answers questions like these.

Title: High Priority
Scripture: Colossians 1:15-18
Series: Colossians - Putting Christ First #3

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Message from July 3, 2011

As we continue our series through the book of Colossians, we see the writer Paul telling us to live a life worthy of what God has done for us. So, what does that look like? And what has God done for us?

Title: If You Only Knew
Text: Colossians 1:9-14
Series: #2 in Colossians - Putting Christ First

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Message from June 26, 2011

This morning I started a new series on the small New Testament book of Colossians. The first in the series is about what should make the church different from a social club or listening to a motivational speaker. What's the difference?

Text: Colossians 1:1-8
Title: Can You Spare Some Change?
Series: Putting Christ First #1

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Message from June 19, 2011

This message was a change of plans, but I felt it needed to be said. In it I talk about the need for the Holy Spirit in our lives, if believers are going to live what we say we believe.

Text: Romans 8:1-17
Title: An Urgent Filling

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Two Weeks of June Sermons!

This message was from this morning, June 12. The whole service was celebrating a "Christianized" version of the Jewish feast Shavuot, also called Pentecost. The main idea is that the Holy Spirit changes people from the heart.

Title: A Feast of the Ages
Scripture: Acts 2:1-4, Hebrews 8:7-10

This message is from June 12, and it wraps up our I Serve a Risen Saviour series, lessons from John 20-21. The message is about pointing to God in everything we do in life.

Title: No Matter What
Scripture: John 21:15-23

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sermon from May 29, 2011

This was a fun message to preach! I used sound effects and tried to sound like a bunch of fishermen gabbing about what happened the other day, when Jesus showed up at the shore.

Text: John 21:1-14
Title: Who's the Boss?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sermon from May 22

We all doubt sometimes, and that's OK. This message is about what to do when you doubt.

Title: I Doubt it
Scripture: John 20:24-29

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sermon from May 15

This message is about fear. What fears keep us from doing our best?

Title: Let My Love Open the Door
Scripture: JOhn 20:19-23

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sermon from May 8, 2011 - MOTHER'S DAY

This is part 2 of our series called I Serve a Risen Saviour: Lessons from John 20-21. In this message, we see a lady named Mary Magdalene, who was a devoted follower of Jesus. We can see lessons to help our own walk with God.

Scripture: John 20:10-18
Title: A Woman's Devotion

Monday, May 2, 2011

Message from May 1, 2011

This past Sunday we started a new series called I Serve a Risen Saviour, studying what happened after that first Easter, from John 20-21.

This is the first message, about how we should trust God, even if we don't understand a lot of things in life.

Scripture: John 20:1-10
Title: I Don't Get it

Sunday, April 24, 2011

RESURRECTION DAY - April 24, 2011

What a great day! We had a fantastic sunrise breakfast - a big thank-you goes out to all who helped. And I was thankful to meet so many new people.

We had a great worship time this morning as well. Special music, kids activities, and the pastor dancing around in a musical drama...!

And as for the message...
Scripture: Acts 2:22-28
Title: But God Raised Him

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sermon from April 17 - Palm Sunday

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This finishes up our series on Were You There? This is about the thief on the cross next to Jesus, and the centurion soldier who watched Jesus die. Jesus still changes lives!

Scripture: Luke 23:32-49
Title: Were You There? #5 - Choosing Change (The Criminal and the Soldier)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sermon from April 10, 2011

I'm trying a new format for posting my sermons - hope it works! Hit the PLAY button to listen, and I think you can hit the MENU button to download the message.

Do you ever make mistakes? Jesus' follower John did. We can learn from John about how to deal with failure and fear.

Scripture: John 19:25-27
Message: Were You There? #4 - A Flawed Follower (John)


I have not been able to post the sermon from April 10, 2011. I'm not sure why, but when I am finally able to post it, I will. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Personal Note from Pastor Pat

To those who attended the induction service last night, April 10, I just want to say thank you so much. I felt so appreciated and loved, as did my family. I'm so glad to be here as God's servant on Cape Island!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Pastor Pat's Induction on Sunday 6:30PM

On Sunday evening, we will be having an induction, a welcoming service for Pastor Pat. The service will start at 6:30, followed by snacks and refreshments. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sermon from April 3, 2011

As we continue through our "Were You There?" series, we discover a man named Simon who was forced to help Jesus carry His cross. And in a sense, Jesus calls all of us to bear His burden.

Scripture: Mark 15:21-24
Title: Cross Carrier (Were You There #3 - Simon of Cyrene)

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Everybody is invited to attend a potluck meal at the church following the morning worship - at about 11:45 or so on April 3. Hope to see you!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sermon from March 27, 2011

In our continuing series called "Were You There?", where we examine the lives of people who watched Jesus'crucifixion, today we learn from Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus, and how they broke free of religion in order to serve Jesus.

Message Title: Were You There? #2 - Religious Rebels (Joe and Nic)
Scripture: John 19:38-42

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sermon from March 20, 2011

This week I began a series of messages called Were You There? They look at people and groups of people who were at the cross, so many years ago, when Jesus was crucified. This first message looks at the religious leaders, asking if we are like them...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sermon from March 6, 2011

John 5:16-20 tells the story of a time Jesus upset some religious people by doing good on the Sabbath, and said He was working, because God is always at work. So what difference does this make to us? Might God have something in store for us, too?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sermon from March 13, 2011

I preached this on the Sunday following the devastating quake/tsunami in Japan. People asked Jesus about why bad things happen, and we often ask the same thing.

Title: Wonder Why?
Scripture: Luke 13:1-5


This is the new website for Centreville Baptist Church on Cape Sable Island in Nova Scotia. I hope to use this site as a useful way to connect and communicate with folks wanting to know more about the church or God.

My intention is to keep this site updated often, with recent sermons and announcements being posted promptly.

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