February 11, 2018

Dave Witt

Dave Witt: True City

Dave Witt of True City Hamilton stopped by to talk about the upcoming True City Conference. As well as share how he sees God at work in Hamilton.

February 4, 2018

Leanne Friesen

“I Didn’t Like That Part!” (And Other Reasons We Treat The Bible Like A Cafeteria)

When we talk about people using Scripture to determine what God is saying, we might ask: Well, who decided what was Scripture in the first place??? In this sermon, Leanne explains how the Bible was put together, and why it matters.

January 28, 2018

Leanne Friesen

“A Big Iota of Difference”

Does one letter make a difference? Did Constantine declare Jesus divine?  Did Santa punch someone in the face?

This sermon addresses these questions and more as Leanne teaches about the Arian controversy and the nature of the Trinity.

January 21, 2018

Leanne Friesen

Diocletian, Donatism, and Andy Savage: 1700-Year-Old Questions That Still Matter!

The topic of this week`s sermon,

Let`s say an emperor declared Christianity illegal. And let`s say, to save their lives a whole bunch of pastors recanted their faith. Then let`s say, when Christianity became legal, pastors wanted to be pastors again. If you think this would be tricky then you`ll see why the Donatist controversy was so important and why we can still learn from it.

January 14, 2018

Leanne Friesen

Does The Queen Poop? (And Other Questions).

Many years ago the church had a question to answer: could a God really also be HUMAN? In this sermon Leanne reminds us of why it is SO important that Jesus was also a human, just like us.

January 7, 2018

Leanne Friesen

The Same New Thing.

Sometimes it might seem like Christians can’t agree on anything! As we see the big things Christians fight about today, we might wonder if the church can survive. In this new series Leanne looks at a controversy in the early church to remind us that God is always working, doing the “same new thing.”

December 31, 2017

Leanne Friesen

“Set Your Mind On Things Above “

As we prepare for the coming year, Leanne reminds us to set our hearts and minds on things above, not on earthly things.

December 10, 2017

Leanne Friesen

Good News For Black Sheep

Everyone’s family has them – the cousin that doesn’t get invited to dinner, the uncle that nobody talks about, the family secrets that stay “hush hush.” Some of us even know what it is like to be “black sheep” ourselves! It may surprise us to know that there are some “spotty” sheep in Jesus’ family tree as well – and what happens with them is good news for black sheep everywhere.

December 3, 2017

Leanne Friesen

Red Threads and Invisible Women

Advent is the time in the Christian Calendar which leads up to Christmas. It is the time when Christians remember the waiting and the longing of those that yearned for the birth of a Messiah. As we remember, we often look back at all the pieces of the story that culminated in the birth of Jesus. And to remember that well, we have to remember the women in the story.

November 26, 2017

Leanne Friesen

The Tree of Jesse

“A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord”

November 12, 2017

Leanne Friesen

The Fig Picker

God’s word through Amos was directed against the privileged people of Israel, a people who had no love for their neighbor, who took advantage of others, and who only looked out for their own concerns.

November 5, 2017

Leanne Friesen

Leaders and Prophets Rebuked

We live in a world that where it’s easy to block out things we don’t like or don’t want to hear. This can be a dangerous way to live if there are times God wants to challenge us or may have a different message for us than the one we always hear.

October 29, 2017

Jessica, Leslie and Leanne

“Special Day Reflections”

Jessica and Leslie reflect on the 500 year anniversary of Reformation Sunday. While Leanne looks at All Saints Day.

October 22, 2017

Leanne Friesen

“What`s THAT You Said God?” When God Works In Surprising Ways

God’s people where living in exile in Babylon when God sent them a prophet to tell them that they would be saved- but the person God was going to use was quite a shock! This sermon reminds us that sometimes God may work in surprising ways in our lives.

October 15, 2017

Dr. Stanley Porter

Isaiah 25:1-9: Let Us Rejoice and Be Glad in His Salvation

Dr. Stanley Porter is the President and Dean of McMaster Divinity College here in Hamilton.
What do Albert Einstein, violins, a mini apocalypse and Isaiah have in common? Listen In as Dr Porter explains!

October 1, 2017

Leanne Friesen

Listen In

We start to dig into our fall series: “Listen In.” Now, don’t get too freaked out by the Scripture passage. It’s definitely intimidating at first, but God’s grace is in this text! The sermon talks about why we blame others, when we feel stuck in our pasts, and also addresses the question: “Do we get punished for sins of past generations?”

September 24, 2017

Leanne Friesen

The Last Shall Be First

It was  Sundae Sunday at MHBC! Pastor Leanne spoke about Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Mathew chapter 20) explaining no matter how long or how hard a believer works during their lifetime, the reward of eternal life will be the same for all who believe.

September 17, 2017

Leanne Friesen

Outliving Our Roof

Leanne talks about living intentionally as a disciple of Christ, even while our lives are full of interruptions.

August 27, 2017

Leanne Friesen

After The Dizzy Spell

What do you need to do after you’ve spun on a baseball bat ten times before you race across the church? You have to RE-ORIENT! This also happens in life. In this sermon Leanne shares from Psalm 138 about the season of Re-Orientation in our lives and the things God calls us to during those times.

August 20, 2017

Leanne Friesen

Why the Ramp Mattered

7 year old Preston started a police chase in Utah when he stole his father’s car. When the police finally caught up to him going 40 mph, and asked why he had done it, he responded: “I didn’t want to go to church!” Have you ever felt the same way? In this sermon, Leanne talks about why it matters that the people of God come together, and how we need to “build ramps” for each other to make that happen.

August 13, 2017

Leanne Friesen

“I Didn’t Think it Would Be This Way”

Leanne looks at Psalm 85, reminding us God can always restore what might seem broken to us.

August 6, 2017

Jessica McGuire

The Vindication of Presence

Jessica looks Psalm 17: A lament written by David, asking God for vindication.

July 23, 2017

Ian Maclennan

Living a Hamburger Life

Ian dives into Psalm 86, a prayer written by David. A prayer that gives us a interesting look at David’s relationship with God.

July 16, 2017

Leslie Makins

New Shoots, New Stability & Cabbage

Leslie talks about how psalms of new orientation highlight a return to stability and remind us that God is in control.

July 09, 2017

Leslie Makins

On Even Keel

Leslie looks at Psalms of orientation,that help get us back on “even keel” emotionally.

July 02, 2017

Leanne Friesen

Psalms: Orientation, Disorientation, & Reorientation

Leanne explains three types of Psalms: Psalms: Orientation, Disorientation, & Reorientation. Then digs in to the Psalm 13, a psalm of Disorientation.

June 25, 2017

Leanne Friesen

Celebration Sunday

Leanne explains the significance of Baptism and what it means to have a new identity with God.

June 18, 2017

Leanne Friesen

Psalm 100: A Song for Ordinary Time.

Leanne kicks off the liturgical calendar season of ordinary time by looking at Psalm 100 and what it means to serve God in our day to day life.

June 4, 2017

Leanne Friesen

“Who Said You Could Do That”?

Sometimes we feel inadequate to do things for God. Leanne reminds us, God through the Spirit says: “You can do that”!

May 28, 2017

Leslie Makins

Mouse In The House.

Leslie talks about the process of waiting well.

May 21, 2017

James Bowick

Jonah Flees From the Lord.

James looks at the the story of Jonah and why he fled to Tarshish before reluctantly going to Nineveh.

May 14, 2017

Leanne Friesen

The Second Resurrection.

Leanne talks about The second resurrection, Christ coming back and “How it all fits”.

May 7, 2017

Leanne Friesen

The Shepherd, The Gate, & The Way.

Leanne reflects on what sets the voice of Christ apart from the others we hear every day. Why is Christ a “Shepherd”? What is the good life? Goodlife fitness? Thrift store Jackson Pollock finds? The way of Jesus is rarely easy, and can even seem illogical, but it is the most beautiful of ways…

April 30, 2017

Leanne Friesen

Recognizing Resurrection.

Sometimes it is difficult to recognize the power of the resurrection in our lives. From bed bugs and jury duty to long walks and real talks, Leanne gives us some practical tips for learning how to see the work, and BE the work, of the resurrection!

April 23, 2017

Leanne Friesen

“Why Not Me?”: When We Think We’ve Missed the Resurrection.

Leanne the God shows himself to people in many different ways.

April 16, 2017

Leanne Friesen

Plastic Straws and Rubber Bands: When God Moves the Earth to Bring Resurrection.

Leanne talks about God showing us new and wonderful things through trying times in our life.

April 2, 2017

Leanne Friesen

“I am the Resurrection and the Life”

Leanne talks about dying to past hurt and letting God heal us.

March 26, 2017

Leanne Friesen

Space For The Mystery

Leanne talks about dying to cynicism and being open to God doing miraculous things.

March 19, 2017

Justin Roberts

The Woman at the Well

Justin discusses the woman at the well and her relationship with Jesus.

March 12, 2017

Leanne Friesen

No Eggs Needed

Leanne invites us to die to the belief that we need to earn our way to God.

March 5, 2017

Leanne Friesen

Unless the Seed Falls

Leanne asks if we have things in our lives that God is telling us to die to.

February 26, 2017

Leanne Friesen

Transfiguration Sunday

On Transfiguration Sunday Leanne talks about letting God make us into what he wants us to be.

February 19, 2017

Leanne Friesen

You have heard that it was said prove yourself, but I say to you: love!

Leanne talks about letting go our need to be right all the time.

February 12, 2017

Leanne Friesen

You have heard that it was said

Leanne talks about Matthew 5: 21-37 and living in the spirit of the law, not the letter of the law.

February 5, 2017

Leslie Makins

Hilltops and Tabletops

Leslie talks about how to be salt and light in the world today.

January 29, 2017

Leanne Friesen

Getting Blessing Backwards

Leanne discusses The Beatitudes and the Sermon on the Mount.

January 22, 2017

Leanne Friesen

Leaving nets and other responses to Jesus

Leanne talks about responding to Jesus one call at a time.

January 15, 2017

Leanne Friesen

I Want to See God!: Revelation and Response

Leanne talks about what to do when we receive a revelation from God and how to respond.

January 8, 2017

Leanne Friesen

The Baptism of our Lord

Leanne begins a series based on the Liturgical Calendar.

January 1, 2017

Leslie Makins

Recounting Remembering Lifting and Carrying

Leslie reflects on 2016 as we move into 2017.

December 18, 2016

Leanne Friesen

Advent Week 4

Leanne talks about how being a light to others in everything we do.

December 4, 2016

Leanne Friesen

Advent Week 2

Leanne talks about how God shows light through our personal darkness.

November 27, 2016

Leanne Friesen

Advent Week 1

Leanne talks about being a light in the midst of darkness.

November 20, 2016

Leanne Friesen

Happy Anniversary!

Leanne reminds us that looking back fondly on the past is good, but our future in Christ is so much better.

November 13, 2016

Leslie Makins

Upside Down

Leslie talks about what it means to be a servant to others.

November 6, 2016

Dallas Friesen

Distinctions and Movements.

Dallas returns to MHBC and delivers a special message.

October 30, 2016

Leanne Friesen

When God says no thank-you to us.

Leanne talks about why God sometimes tell us no, and what to do when it happens.

October 23, 2016

Leanne Friesen

No, I don’t need to do everything myself.

Leanne talks about the wisdom in saying no thank-you to doing everything on your own.

October 16, 2016

Leanne Friesen

No, I don’t need to prove myself to you.

Leanne talks about not wasting time proving yourself to people just to please them.

October 2, 2016

Leanne Friesen

No, You May Not Throw Me Off a Cliff.

Leanne talks about recognizing “cliffs” in your life, remembering that you don’t deserve to be on a cliff and saying no, thank-you.

September 25, 2016

Leanne Friesen

“No Thank You”: Saying no to distractions from our purpose

Leanne talks about when it’s OK to say no thank you to stay focused or your purpose.

September 18, 2016

Leanne Friesen

As The Father Sent Me

Leanne talks about what it means to be sent by Jesus.

September 11, 2016

Leanne Friesen

Sink or Swim

Leanne talks about going all in to follow Jesus.

August 28, 2016

Leanne Friesen
Intercessory Prayer

Leanne talks about the importance of intercessory prayer.

August 21, 2016

Leanne Friesen

Being a Jotham in an Abimelech World

Leanne talks about being a voice against injustice.

August 14, 2016

Leslie Makinks

The Back of the Island

Leslie discusses the lessons found in parable of the good Samaritan.

August 7, 2016

Jessica Ricker
Trust, Faith & Love

Jessica talks about trust, obedience and love.

Previous Series: Words Worth Hiding

July 24, 2016

Leanne Friesen
Words Worth Hiding: Philippians 4:8

Leanne talks about keeping our thoughts positive.

July 17, 2016

Leanne Friesen

Words Worth Hiding: Philippians 4:6-7

Leanne talks about giving our concerns to God when we are anxious.

July 10, 2016

Leanne Friesen

Words Worth Hiding: Philippians 4:4

Leanne talks about understanding joy.

June 26, 2016

Leslie Makins

Words Worth Hiding: 1 John 4: 7

Leslie talks about loving one another.

June 19, 2016

Leslie Makins

Words Worth Hiding: 1 John 3: 1

Leslie discusses the fact that God loves us with no strings attached.

June 12, 2016

Leanne Friesen

Words Worth Hiding: Hebrews 11:1

Leanne talks about faith in action.

June 5, 2016

Leanne Friesen

Words Worth Hiding: Hebrews 10: 24-25

Leanne talks about the importance of meeting with fellow believers on an on-going basis.

May 29, 2016

Leanne Friesen

Words Worth Hiding: 2 Corinthians 12:9

Leanne talks about God’s grace.

May 8, 2016

Leanne Friesen

Words Worth Hiding: Colossians 3: 23

Leanne talks about glorifying God in all we do.

May 1, 2016

Leanne Friesen

Words Worth Hiding: Romans 12:1

Leanne talks about offering our bodies as living sacrifices to God.

April 24, 2016

Leanne Friesen

Bathroom Sinks & New Creations: 2 Corinthians 5:17

Leanne talks about transforming into a new creation through a relationship with Christ.

April 17, 2016

Leanne Friesen

Galatians 2: 20

Leanne talks about relying on the scriptures as a source of security.

Previous Series


April 3, 2016

Leanne Friesen

Spiritual Conservation

Leanne talks about the fact that everyone has equal value to God.

March 13, 2016

Leanne Friesen

King Josiah

Leanne talks about choosing to walk with God,regardless of what life brings our way.

March 6, 2016

Leshia Knopf

King Hezekiah

Leshia talks about the importance of continuing follow God’s plan when life is good and we feel we may not need to.

February 28, 2016

Leslie Makins


Leslie talks about answering a call from God and trusting him even when you have doubts.

February 21, 2016

Leanne Friesen

King Asa and King Jehoshaphat

Leanne talks about Listening to the wisdom of God especially when it might not be what you want to hear.

February 14, 2016

Leanne Friesen

King Ahab

Leanne discusses King Ahab’s relationship with his wife Jezebel and the consequences of not being obedient to God.

February 7, 2016

Jon Miedema

King Ahab

Jon talks about King Ahab choosing to worship Baal instead of God and the consequences that resulted.

January 24, 2016

Leanne Friesen

King David

Leanne talks about David and the process he went through to become king

January 10, 2016

Leanne Friesen

King Us

Leanne talks about the Israel people wanting a King even though it wasn’t necessarily what was best for them at the time.

November 15, 2015

Leanne Friesen

“Stay With Us” – On The Road

Leanne continues a series called On The Road. This sermon looks at the value of staying where we are.

November 8, 2015

Leshia Knopf

Remembering – On The Road

Leshia Knopf is one of our pastoral interns. She continues the series called On The Road. This sermon is about remembering in the midst of suffering.

November 1, 2015

Leanne Friesen

Suffering – On The Road

Leanne continues a series called On The Road. This sermon looks at suffering and how it can be redeemed.

October 25, 2015

Leanne Friesen

Men and Women – On The Road

Leanne continues a series called On The Road. This sermon looks the important role that women (and others) have in community.

October 18, 2015

Leanne Friesen

Unrealized Hopes – On The Road

Leanne continues a series called On The Road. This sermon looks at hopes that we’ve held that did not come true and how we can respond.

October 11, 2015

Leanne Friesen

Listening – On The Road

Leanne continues a series called On The Road. This sermon reminds us that listening is such an important part of our relationships with each other.

October 4, 2015

Leanne Friesen

Meeting Jesus – On The Road

Leanne continues a series called On The Road. This sermon reminds us that when welcoming a stranger, we may meet Jesus in the process.

September 27, 2015

Leanne Friesen

On The Road – Together

Leanne begins a series called On The Road, which looks at the story of the journey on the road to Emmaus in Luke 24:13-35, reminding us that on the road of the Christian life we can be transformed by meeting Jesus and walking together.

September 13, 2015

Leanne Friesen

Come Just As You Are

Leanne looks at the story of Zaccheus and how our church seeks to be a place where all are welcome.

September 13, 2015

Leanne Friesen

Come Just As You Are

Leanne looks at the story of Zaccheus and how our church seeks to be a place where all are welcome.

August 30, 2015

Leanne Friesen

How High Is Your Ladder?

Leanne tackles the “P” word – privilege. How do we live as Jesus calls us in a world where some have more privilege than others.

August 23, 2015

Leanne Friesen

Life In The In Between

“Liminal Spaces” are the in between seasons of life. How does God want you to live in your liminal space?

August 16, 2015

Leanne Friesen

What Are You Planting?

In Florence, Oregon, the sand dunes are being taken over by beach grass planted generations before with good intentions. What are you planting? And what will the implications be for the future?

August 9, 2015

Leslie Makins

The Running Abba

July 19, 2015

Pastor Leanne Friesen

The Priesthood Of All Believers

July 5, 2015

Pastor Leanne Friesen

Mark 4:35-41

June 28, 2015

Pastor Dallas Friesen

Revelation 21-22

June 21, 2015

Pastor Leanne Friesen — audio unavailable

Revelation Hymns (Revelation 16-19)

June 7, 2015

Pastor Leanne Friesen

Revelation 12 and 13

May 31, 2015

Pastor Leanne Friesen

Revelation 8 and 9

May 24, 2015

Pastor Leanne Friesen

Revelation 7

May 17, 2015

Pastor Dallas Friesen

Revelation 6

May 10, 2015

Pastor Leanne Friesen

Revelation 4 and 5

April 26, 2015

Pastor Leanne Friesen

Revelation 2 and 3

April 19, 2015

Pastor Leanne Friesen

Revelation 1

True City Logo

May 3, 2015

True City Pulpit Swap with Kevin Makins and Eucharist Church

The Meal that Changes Everything

March 1, 2015

Pastor Dallas Friesen – The Meal That Changes Everything (Part 2)

Exodus 7-10 – Plagues, Passover and Wine Tear Drops

February 22, 2015

Pastor Leanne Friesen – The Meal That Changes Everything (Part 1)


Beginnings Sermon Series

February 15, 2015

Pastor Leanne Friesen -Beginnings (Part 7)

Genesis 22 – When the Promise is Tested

February 8, 2015

Pastor Leanne Friesen – Beginnings (Part 6)

Genesis 16 – Caution and Comfort

February 1, 2015

Pastor Leanne Friesen – Beginnings (Part 5)

Genesis 12 – The Covenant Begins

January 25, 2015

Pastor Dallas Friesen – Beginnings (Part 4)

Genesis 11 – The Tower of Babel

January 18, 2015

Pastor Leanne Friesen – Beginnings (Part 3)

Genesis 4 – Marked by Grace

January 11, 2015

Pastor Leanne Friesen – Beginnings (Part 2)

Genesis 2 & 3 – Living in God’s World God’s Way

January 4, 2015

Pastor Dallas Friesen – Beginnings (Part 1) – unavailable

Genesis 1 – The Creation of God’s Temple