City Baptist Church - Weekly Sermons



Welcome to the weekly podcast of City Baptist Church in Vancouver, led by Pastor Paul Conner. To learn more, visit our website at


  • The Heart Of God's Church

    30/10/2021 Duración: 35min

    Last Sunday's message was an intro to our upcoming Missions Emphasis Weekend. From Matthew 28:19-20, we focus in on the heart of God's Church - His church sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the world. From our message we are reminded of God's power, purpose, and presence, that is always with us. This is what will enable us to fulfil His mission in our everyday lives. Scripture: Matthew 28:19-20

  • God's Purpose In Trials

    23/10/2021 Duración: 41min

    Part 3 of our study in 1 Peter focuses in on God's purpose for trials. Trials purge us, and are permitted by the Father to mold us into His image. Many times God will also leave a trial in our life, which results in a deeper trust and knowledge of Who He is. In seasons of trials, we must continue to trust and remain sensitive to the work He wants to accomplish through it. Trials are apart of our journey of faith, and God will always work these situations for His good and glory.

  • Our Living Hope

    03/10/2021 Duración: 36min

    Part 2 of our study in 1 Peter touched on the powerful truth of how there is Living Hope found in the person of Jesus. This Hope offers us an assurance of God's unending power and that our faith can always be placed in Him. Scripture: 1 Peter 1:3

  • A Unique Letter For A Unique Time

    26/09/2021 Duración: 36min

    Last Sunday's message began a brand new teaching series through the Epistle of 1 Peter entitled "Strangers and Pilgrims". The first instalment sets the stage for the uniqueness of the book and for what we will learn throughout our study.

  • Into The Deep

    11/09/2021 Duración: 34min

    Last Sunday's message was one that challenged our community to be all in. From Luke 5, we see the story of how Jesus commanded his Disciples to whole-heartedly follow Him. As our church begins this new chapter, we celebrate all God has done and unite our hearts in moving forward by faith. Surrendering whole-heartedly does require sacrifice, but when we choose to follow Jesus first, His blessings poor out and are better then we could ever dream. God opens doors for a greater purpose than we see right now, and we must be all in and go "into the deep.

  • Best Friends Forever

    28/08/2021 Duración: 46min

    There is nothing sweeter than unity in the body of Christ. Last Sunday's message reminded us of the many blessings found in Christian fellowship. We are challenged to bear the Fruits of the Spirit through our relationships and to show grace to each-other exactly where we find ourselves today. God designed us to do life together, and we can experience his blessings through seeking unity in the body and experiencing Godly friendships.

  • The Future Is Friendly

    15/08/2021 Duración: 42min

    Our message last Sunday was titled "The Future is Friendly", and gave use beautiful and challenging reminder - If I trust God with my future, I can focus on living for Him today. From Abraham's life, we are reminded that we can claim and believe God's Word over our future. By resting in what He says in His Word, we can focus on glorifying and being faithful to Him in the now. All around, we are given Biblical principles for trusting God regardless of what it seems the future holds.

  • God's Requirements For His People

    08/08/2021 Duración: 43min

    Part 2 of Ground Level continues on the theme of faith and obedience coming together. In this message, we study on what God requires from His people. God commands us to fear Him, walk in "all" His ways, love Him, serve Him, and simply obey His commandments. Scripture: Deuteronomy 10: 12-13

  • Requirements For God's People

    31/07/2021 Duración: 45min

    Todays message kicks off a brand new mini-series titled “Ground Level” where we will be focusing in on Biblical truths on how faith and obedience meet and must coexist. Out first message of the series confirms to use that a relationship with God begins by faith, but is grown through obedience. We look at Micah 6:8 and summarize God’s three commands to “do justly”, “love mercy” and “walk humbly.” Scripture: Micah 6:8

  • Serve The Church

    25/07/2021 Duración: 54min

    As we wrapped up our "Church Defined" series, we were challenged on the simple truth of serving the church. God has uniquely gifted each and every one of us! No matter what season of life we find ourselves in - there is something we can all do to serve through the local church. From our study, we were challenged to discover these gifts God has given, and to seek out how we can put them to use here and now. All around, we are reminded that we must have a passion for the church and make it a priority. But we also must play our part in helping to build it, and as a result see God glorified through our service to Him.

  • Our Passion For The Church

    18/07/2021 Duración: 58min

    Our message last week was a challenge in our passion for the local church. We're reminded that we should make the church an overarching priority in our own lives. As the body, there is a desperate need for us to have connection and community with other believers and gather together to worship. With other points brought to light in regards to this, part 3 of “Church Defined” moves us to search our hearts - to determine whether we are truly seeking first “the kingdom of God.” God loves the church, and we must have a passion for it.

  • The Purpose Of The Church

    11/07/2021 Duración: 44min

    Part 2 of Church Defined focused in on the purpose of the church. Local called-out assemblies are to uphold and proclaim the truth of God's Word. As the body, we are to live out the truth, which will result in God's glory being revealed through our lives.

  • Love What God Loves

    03/07/2021 Duración: 47min

    Our message this week begins a brand new collection of sermons that will study God's purpose and plan for the local church. Jesus is and must be the head of His church. He is the One Who defines it, and will continue to build it through every season. He deeply loves His church, as it is His vehicle today to make disciples and share the Gospel. We are challenged to love the church also, and to ensure we are striving to build it with the right motives and heart.

  • The True Vine

    26/06/2021 Duración: 39min

    Our next instalment in "I AM" covers Jesus' statement "I AM the True Vine." From our study we are challenged to understand that in order to truly know Jesus, we must apply His truth into our lives. God's commitment to our fruit-bearing, is greater then your commitment to comfort. Are we fruit-bearing Christians, and is there evidence of the Holy Spirit's work in our lives? Scripture: John 15

  • The Resurrection and the Life

    17/06/2021 Duración: 44min

    The next "I AM" in our study declares Jesus as the Resurrection and the Life. In John 11, we see the miraculous story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. From our message, we are reminded that there is no situation in which God's glory cannot be revealed. We are also challenged to not let our emotions shape what is true, but rather the truth of God's Word shape our emotions. Our hope is placed in the Person of Jesus, Who holds the power of resurrection and offers eternal life. Scripture: John 11

  • The Good Shepherd

    06/06/2021 Duración: 39min

    The next "I AM" of Jesus is "The Good Shepherd". From John 10, we reveal some very encouraging truths - the Good Shepherd indeed knows His sheep and has given His life for them. We are the sheep and He is the Shepherd. This can fill us with hope, peace, and confidence for the journey ahead as we follow our Shepherd's leading in every season of life. We are also reminded that Jesus died not only for our sins, but to bring ultimate glory to the Father. Scripture: John 10:11

  • The Door

    29/05/2021 Duración: 41min

    The next declarative statement given by Jesus is "I AM the Door". He is the Door to eternal security and a truly abundant life here and now. From John 10, we continue our study and find encouragement in the truth that Jesus came to give us life and freedom found only in Him. Scripture: John 10

  • The Light Of The World

    22/05/2021 Duración: 45min

    For our second instalment in "I AM", we see Jesus declare that He is the Light of the world. From this declarative statement, we are encouraged and challenged. We too must bear this light and let it shine to others. We are in the world, but not of it! Jesus is the Light in the darkness and the only hope for this present world! Scripture: John 9:4-5

  • The Bread Of Life

    16/05/2021 Duración: 46min

    We had such a special time in the Word last Sunday beginning a brand new collection of sermons in the Gospel of John. In our new series titled “I AM”, we will be seeing how these descriptive declarations made by Jesus reveal His character, and how He and the Father are truly one! Our first “I AM” in John 6:35 is the Bread of Life, and this declares His sufficiency and ultimate satisfaction for the human soul. Scripture: John 6:35

  • The Lukewarm Church

    08/05/2021 Duración: 43min

    As we continue on in chapter 3 of Revelation, we now see the church of Laodicea. This church was called "lukewarm" and in desperate need of revival and repentance. They had a deep rooted problem, and were in need of a loving correction. The challenge and application for us today is once again, an examination of our own heart. The Holy Spirit is knocking at the door of our own hearts as we must forsake a "lukewarm" approach to our relationship with Jesus. There is an eternal invitation for repentance, and to allow the fire in our hearts burn again in service to Him. Scripture: Revelation 3:4-22

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