Contributing sermons since Sep 10, 2018
Contributed on Nov 26, 2018
How the coming of the Christ Child brings hope to the World.
There are four stages to life: a) When one believes in Santa Claus. b) When one doesn’t believe in Santa Claus. c) When one plays Santa Claus and finally, d) When one looks like Santa Claus We chuckle but there is enough truth to this to temper our humour. Some day most of us are going to look ...read more
Contributed on Oct 16, 2018
An overview of the Book of Revelation that underlines the fact that God will triumph in the end. If our life in linked to God's then we too shall win.
Some years ago, on a two-hour flight from Winnipeg to Calgary I ended up seated next to a young woman in her late twenties. As we made our way over the seemingly endless grain fields I asked the inevitable question: So, what do you do for a living? I'm a palm reader; a fortuneteller was her ...read more
Contributed on Oct 8, 2018
What is the main lesson we learn from the Book of Esther?
I want to begin my sermon this morning with complete honesty – yours, not mine. Here is the question: How many of you glance, not read or buy but glance at the tabloids when you in the Supermarket checkout? How many of you read the tabloids’ headlines? I saw one that read: • Royal Couple ...read more
Contributed on Sep 17, 2018
What grace really means
Toward the latter part of the Psalter there is a group of 15 Psalms known as the Psalms of Ascent. Jewish pilgrims sang these 15 Psalms as they made their way to worship in Jerusalem for the three great feasts. The one Psalm I want to focus on this morning from this group is Psalm 130. READ This ...read more
Contributed on Sep 10, 2018
To see how our unremarkable prayers cause some remarkable things to happen
When Georges Vanier became our first francophone Canadian Governor General in 1959 he made two requests. First, he asked that the signage outside of Rideau Hall be bi-lingual. And second, he asked that they build a prayer chapel inside the official residence. Vanier said that he prayed every day ...read more