SERMON SHORT FOR DECEMBER 16th, 2018

SERMON SHORT FOR DECEMBER 16th, 2018 TELL THE STORY Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 1:1-4 We have the Gospel stories because someone a long time ago, in some place far, far away, was inspired to tell the story of their experience with Jesus the Christ. We keep doing that. And we always find ways to tell the…

Sermon Short for December 9th, 2018

Sermon Short for December 9th, 2018 COMING CLEAN Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 3:1-6, Luke 1:68-79 The prophets Malachi and John the Baptist are a good pair to talk about as we journey through Advent. They both talk about the coming of God. Oddly, though, they seem of mixed opinions: is this a good thing or a…

Sermon Short for December 2nd, 2018

Sermon Short for December 2nd, 2018 PROPHECIES, PORTENTS AND PASSINGS Jeremiah 33:14–16, Luke 21:25–36 We enter into the season of advent – the waiting time – the anticipation time – the hope time. Advent one is the candle of HOPE This will be expressed in a sermon about the promise of God. That promise expressed…

Sermon Short for November 25th, 2018

Sermon Short for November 25th, 2018 A CLEARER PICTURE OF JESUS Revelation 1:4b-8, John 18:33-37 This is Christ the King Sunday or Reign of Christ Sunday. What a loaded term – Christ the KING. What does it mean? I fear that all too often Christ’s followers – we CHRISTians – understand the KING title to…

Sermon Short for November 18th, 2018

Sermon Short for November 18th, 2018 My church includes … Isaiah 56:1-8, Mark 11:15-18 Jesus kicks the money changers out of the temple. That’s pretty violent work for a man we call “Prince of Peace.” I think this happened because he was just fed up with people making so many rules about who can get…

Sermon Short for November 11th, 2018

Sermon Short for November 11th, 2018 Conflicted – in and out Psalm 85, John 14:25-31 More and more I am conflicted over my role in Remembrance Day. For the past few years I have led our community’s cenotaph service with the Legion. Ever since becoming a minister I have led my church in some sort…

SERMON SHORT FOR NOVEMBER 4th, 2018

Wipe away the tears! Isaiah 25:6-10a, John 11:32-44 This Sunday we celebrate All Saints Day. It is a time to remember our loved ones who have left us. It is also a time to recognize that our mortal reality ensures that we, ourselves shall pass on some day and be one of those remembered as…

Sermon Short for October 28th, 2018

Sermon Short for October 28th, 2018 Following Jesus – There’s a trick to it Mark 10:17-31, Job 23:1-9, 16-17 We come to church hoping to be better for it. We hear words and sing songs and pray about being good followers of Jesus. But there is a trick to this that we often brush aside.…

HARVEST CHANCEL – THIS SUNDAY

REMEMBER: We add to our Thanksgiving celebration with the HARVEST CHANCEL. Bring things from your garden or from your kitchen cupboards – flowers, vegetables, fruit, cans – anything that you give thanks for. We’ll place these on the chancel for a glorious decoration of our thanks for our abundant blessings.