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Sermon Archives

Please note: the following sermon series were previously presented by both Pastors Leigh and Joyce Straiton at Meaford Bethany

“The Kingdom of God” (presented May 1 - June 5, 2011)

This series of sermons explores the ‘Kingdom of God,’ the ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ as illustrated through the parables of Jesus.

Summer Sermon Series 2011: “Falling Into Greatness: Reading, Studying and Praying the Psalms [1] (presented June 26 – September 4, 2011)

We will be taking a look at some of the Psalms that speak directly to the heart of our own selves. This sermon series is based on the book “Falling Into Greatness” by Lloyd John Ogilvie.

This sermon series is “about how to fall into greatness.” (Ogilvie 1984, p. 9) Dr. Ogilvie writes: “In our fast-track race through life, problems trip us. We stumble and fall.” (Ogilvie 1984, p. 9)

The great news is this: like the loving heavenly Father that He is, God is ready to grab hold of us when we do fall. We are caught up and embraced in the everlasting arms of a loving God. We realize God’s true awesomeness. We experience His grace – unmerited, unearned, undeserved, YET unchanging, unqualified and unlimited. God is always there to turn our hurts and pains, our fears and frustrations, our discouragements and disappointments into a deeper awareness of our own possibility and promise at being great through God. God’s grace + our gratefulness = greatness.

[1] Ogilvie, Lloyd John. Falling Into Greatness. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, Inc., 1984.

“CADENCE: Living in Step with the Spirit of God” [1] (presented February 6, 2022 through February 27, 2022)


This series of sermons explores God’s rhythm in our world in a series of messages entitled ‘CADENCE: Living in Step with the Spirit of God’.

God is a God of rhythm. Even from the beginning of time, God created the world to have a certain cadence to it. God has created human beings to have a cadence as well. We were not designed to live full speed and non-stop. We were not created to live without boundaries and limits. From Genesis to Revelation, sunrise to sunset, and birth to death we see that life has a natural cadence to it. In this series we will see how cadence affects all of life from both a God’s eye view and an individual perspective.

In this 4-week series, we will try and show how God's intended cadence affects all of life.

[1] Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture is taken from the New Century Version (NCV)®. Copyright © 1987, 1988, 1991 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Lenten Series – 2022                    The Season of Lent (presented March 6 – April 10, 2022

Lent, in the Christian church, is a period of penitential preparation for Easter. These SIX (6) messages follow the Revised Common Lectionary Scripture readings for Year “C”. Starting with the Sunday (March 6, 2022) following Ash Wednesday, they are completed with Palm Sunday (April 10, 2022) leading into Holy Week or Passion Week. The following Sunday, once Lent is over, is Resurrection Sunday or Easter Sunday.

"Jesus – the Revealed Christ" (presented April 24 – June 24, 2022)

This sermon series, “Jesus – the Revealed Christ” invites you to walk along the road to Emmaus, to check out the nail prints in His hands, and share breakfast on the beach. This series invites you to walk with Jesus on your own journey of faith, to develop a deep relationship with him, and acknowledge Jesus as your personal Savior and Friend.

Sermons for Special Days of 2022

This collection of archived sermons were presented on special days to mark significant church or national events within the calendar year.

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