Sermons tagged with ‘God’

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Jesus, the GPS to God – Christmas Eve Sermon

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Christmas Eve Sermon, 2017 Jesus, the GPS to God! Well, it’s here. Christmas Eve. Advent, the four week time of waiting for Christmas and getting everything ready is now officially over. The bazaars, the shopping, the baking, cleaning, the decorating, the attending to and coordinating all the extra and special events that happen only this […]

The Sunday of Peace: “Comfort My People”

The Sunday of Peace: “Comfort My People” Based on Isaiah 40: 1-11 and Mark 1: 1-8   Today’s Gospel reading is the opening verses of Mark. Mark by the way is the oldest of the 4 gospels of the NT, and is the basis for the writers who wrote the Gospels of Luke and Matthew. […]

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 […]