Welcome from Pastor John
Welcome to the New Life Sanctuary Church website! NLSC is part of the Canadian National Baptist Convention, and holds to the classic creeds of Christendom. For more on what we believe, click HERE.
“New Life Sanctuary Church” is a rather long and odd sounding name to be sure. Nevertheless the concepts it describes are wonderfully biblical:
New Life. The moment a person accepts Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior they are “born again” (John 3:3-8; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 1:23). That is, they are given a new spiritual nature, a new future, and a new hope (2 Corinthians 5:17). With their sins forgiven, they can enjoy unending fellowship with the Lord (1 John 1:7-9).
Sanctuary. “Sanctuary” is a Latin word for a holy place. At NLSC we trust the Holy Spirit of God to illuminate His word the Bible (1 Corinthians 2:12), which testifies of Jesus Christ (John 5:39). We also trust in the Spirit’s ministry to intercede to God for the saints (Romans 8:26) and to grant to God’s people the peace that surpasses understanding (Philippians 4:6-7), even in troublesome times.
Church. “Church” comes from a Greek word that means “pertaining to the Lord.” At NLSC we strive to do as the early church, who “ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” (Acts 5:42). We believe that Jesus Christ is the grand, unifying theme of the Bible and of all history. He is God’s message and messenger. “All things are of Him and through Him and to Him” (Romans 11:36). “As God,” wrote Augustine, “He is the goal; as man, He is the way.” Above all else, we want to know Jesus Christ and make Him known.
Our website is chock-full of information intended to encourage the saints, educate those interested in the Christian faith, and to challenge those who are antagonistic to it. Sunday morning messages can be downloaded HERE. College-level biblical training and apologetics classes are available HERE. You can take a virtual tour of our Christian Evidences Museum HERE.
I hope you enjoy your exploration of our site. As you do please consider carefully Christianity’s wonderful message as well as its philosophical, scientific, historic, and moral credentials.
Pastor, New Life Sanctuary Church