Sermon for Sunday January 14, 2018

1 Samuel 3:1-20 and John 1:43-51 Come and See This week’s Faith Study group had an excellent discussion on being called by God based on this morning’s scripture passages.   In the Old Testament lesson, Simon hears God’s voice calling to him in the night and then, in the New Testament, Nathanael is called by his […]

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Sermon for Sunday January 7, 2018

Matthew 2:1-12 Seek and Ye Shall Find   “Where is the child who has been born the King of the Jews?”   Today we celebrate Epiphany, the arrival of the three Magi to worship the baby Jesus.  This is the number one Christmas scene depicted by religious cards.  Right from the start it is a story […]

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Sermon for Sunday December 31, 2017

Luke 2:22-40 Christmas Story – The Sequel   At the beginning of December, a columnist in the Toronto a newspaper wrote an article entitled, “All I want for Christmas is for it to be over.”  It was written tongue in cheek, a week later he wrote that he was astounded at the amount of mail […]

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Sermon for Sunday December 24, 10 pm

God’s Glory   My favourite words from the Bible in the Christmas story are when the angels appear to the shepherds.  Of course, the shepherds are afraid.  In response to their fear, a whole host of angels sings, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour […]

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Sermon for Sunday December 24, 10 am

Luke 1.26-38 Pardon the Interruption Two years ago, the National Geographic magazine’s December issue ran the headline:  “How the Virgin Mary Became the World’s Most Powerful Woman.”  The article talks about the impact that the Virgin Mary has today upon societies and cultures around the world.  Who would have thought of the impact this young […]

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Sermon for Sunday December 17, 2017

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 and John 1:6-8, 19-28 Hopeful Waiting When I was in Sunday School, we studied the book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.  It is the first of the books written by C.S. Lewis in the Narnia series.  You might know the story.  The main characters are four children who live with […]

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Sermon for Sunday November29

Matthew 25:31-46 The Delight of God     Perhaps it is the loftiest of topics that we are venturing into with this morning’s sermon.  The title: “The Nature of God.”  Lofty because who of us can imagine or fathom the nature of the One who created the heavens by strewing the galaxies across the midnight sky?  […]

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Sermon for Sunday November 19, 2017

Matthew 25:14-30 Once Upon a Parable I have always thought that today’s scripture reading is rather timely where it falls in the lectionary or the rota of readings in the Church on this second last Sunday in November.  It seems to me that there was no great theology that went into choosing this passage of […]

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Sermon for Sunday November 12, 2017

Matthew 25:1-13                                                                   November 12, 2017 In the Meantime Let me begin with a question this morning, and I am going to ask for a show of hands.  How many people are prepared for an earthquake.  I don’t mean just like me with a portable radio and thinking that there is plenty of food in the […]

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Sermon for Sunday November 5, 2017

Matthew 23:1-12                                                           What Should I Do?                                         November 5, 2017 This morning, as we come for our service of remembrance, we come thinking of those who have served in the forces of our country, especially those who paid the supreme sacrifice in order that we might enjoy the peace and freedom that we live in in […]

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