Sermons tagged with ‘God’

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Loving God: Message for October 29, 2017

Loving God Message for October 29, 2017 Based on Matthew 22. 34-46 Do you remember the first time you fell in love? My first crush was in grade 5, Charlie was his name, the older brother of a school girl friend. We sat together on the bus, and he would bring chocolate bars. I’m sure […]

God calls Moses, What is God Calling You To

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God calls Moses, What is God Calling You To? Message for September 3, 2017. Based on Exodus 3:1-15 Our story from Exodus is known as the call of Moses, God is calling Moses to rescue his people from the tyranny and slavery of the Egyptians. This story is known as a “call narrative” and call […]

Rector’s Easter Letter 2017

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(11) Mary was standing outside the tomb crying, and as she wept, she stooped and looked in. (14) She turned to leave and saw someone standing there. It was Jesus, but she didn’t recognize him. (15) “Dear woman, why are you crying?”  Jesus asked her. “Who are you looking for?”  She thought he was the […]

Turning a blind eye, message for Lent 4

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Year A Lent 4 2017 “Turning a blind eye” John 9: 1-41 Jesus Heals blind man on a Sabbath So, another gospel story from John, another story of enlightenment this week—of coming to terms with change, through a new way of seeing who Jesus is and what he can do. And at the same time, […]

Hearing the call ~ Second Sunday of Lent

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Second Sunday of Lent, March 12.17 “Hearing the call, heeding the change” Based on Genesis 12:1-4a; John 3:1-17  “The Lord said to Abram, leave your country, your relatives, and your father’s home and go to a land that I am going to show you.” (Gen 12: 1 GNT) Abram is called by the Lord to […]

The Healing of Peter’s mother in law

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Message for a Healing Service, based on Mark 1: 29 – 39 February 19.17 It’s the Sabbath day, and Jesus has been teaching in the synagogue—and as it turns out there was a man there who was possessed by an unclean spirit. And Jesus’ response to this? He orders the evil spirit to come out […]

The Constant Love of God

The Constant Love of God-Message for Feb.12.17

 “The Constant Love of God” Based on Matthew 5: 21-37  Message for February 12th, 2017 So, we’re carrying on today with Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, which are a series of his teachings found in chapters 5, 6 & 7 of Matthew. These teachings are Christian Living in a nutshell—want to know what it means […]

Jesus, are you for real – Message for Advent 3

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Are you for real Jesus? Are you the one? Message for Advent 3. Based on Matthew 11. 2-11   Last week’s gospel reading, if you recall, was the fire and brimstone prophet John the Baptist. He is baptizing all those who are coming to him to repent—confess their sins and be baptized, baptism an ancient […]

Where’s the Good News in that ? Advent 2

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Where’s the Good News in That? Message for the Second Sunday of Advent 2016: Based on Isaiah 11: 1-10, Matthew 3: 1-12 An interesting selection of scripture readings for this second Sunday of Advent. From the OT, a beautifully descriptive passage, a poem from the prophet Isaiah; a psalm of praise; a welcoming to the […]

Still Watching & Waiting, Message for Advent 1

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Message for the First Sunday of Advent: Still Watching and Waiting! Based on: Matthew 24: 36-44, Romans 13: 11-14 Well, you can tell it’s Advent by the New Testament scriptures we have for today — warnings about proper behaviour and the end of the world coming. We hear about Paul’s admonitions to the members of […]