Radical Neighbours

Luke 10:30-37 I was paid what I think must be the supreme compliment for a preacher and that is to be asked to re-preach a sermon. One of the members of the St. David’s congregation was looking at my sermons that had been posted on line and asked me to preach the following sermon that […]

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Bottom Out: God is There

Matthew 16:21-28 In last week’s scripture reading, when Jesus asks the disciples who they think he is, I was right there with Peter who blurted out, “You are the Christ!” Last week’s story was one of the high points in the life of Jesus. These disciples, whom he has been teaching, have figured out who […]

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Who Do You Say That I Am?

Matthew 16:13-20 I have a story I want to tell you. It is about Farmer John who lived on a quiet rural highway. However, as time went on, traffic began to increase on the highway. The traffic was so fast and heavy that Farmer John’s chickens were being killed off at the rate of six […]

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A Story Worth Telling

Matthew 15-21 Sometimes, reading the Bible can be dangerous because we get the wrong idea from a passage. Take this morning’s story of the foreign woman coming to Jesus for a healing for her daughter. The punch line is self-evident. Jesus looks at the woman and says, “Woman great is your faith!” and her daughter […]

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In the Same Boat

Matthew 14:22-33 The other day, I took a ferry to Bowen Island. It was a beautiful sunny day and what struck me was how smooth the crossing was. Sitting there on the deck, I remembered a winter crossing fifteen years prior that I had taken on the Northumberland Strait between Prince Edward Island and Nova […]

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This Calls for You

Exodus 3:1-15 There are stories in the Bible that seem to be core to our Christian faith. Quite often we learned these stories as children and it good to take a look at these stories again as adults. One of my favourite Sunday School stories was that of Moses meeting God in the burning bush. […]

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