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  • Simeon's Song

    Contributed by Marc Bertrand on Nov 5, 2004
    based on 50 ratings
     | 4,695 views

    A first person Christmas narrative focussing on the prophecy of Simeon when the Christ Child is brought to the temple.

    a) Oops - Waiting. I have been waiting here... It is not an unusual thing to a Jew... waiting that is. For 400 years we waited in Egypt... for 40 years we wandered the desert...for years we waited for a king... for centuries we have waited in exile... we have waited under the Babylonians, the ...read more

  • Jonah

    Contributed by Marc Bertrand on Nov 5, 2004
    based on 36 ratings
     | 5,179 views

    A first person narrative of the life and ministry of Jonah. Best done with a bit of a sense of humour. Told from the perspective of a Ninevite.

    I. Not every fish that swallows a man is a curse from God. Sometimes it is the very token of God’s mercy that sends the fish, especially when the alternative is drowning. II. Sometimes the best news is bad news before it is good news. Sometimes a blessing looks first like a curse. Sometimes ...read more

  • An Intimate Meal For A Multitude Series

    Contributed by Marc Bertrand on Nov 5, 2004
    based on 21 ratings
     | 2,136 views

    Have you stood on the edge of possibility, looking at the vast expanse before you and feeling utterly inferior or incompetent for the task? Have you ever wished that you had more to offer?

    Introduction: When was the last time that you found yourself standing at the dead end road of life wondering how you had got there and where God was? Have you stood on the edge of possibility, looking at the vast expanse before you and feeling utterly inferior or incompetent for the task? Have ...read more

  • A Supper With Sister Series

    Contributed by Marc Bertrand on Nov 5, 2004
    based on 17 ratings
     | 1,391 views

    I heard God calling me the other night. It wasn’t something powerful or amazing, it was just a quiet questioning in my spirit saying, ‘Do you have some time for me today?’ Of course part of my mind says, ‘Lord, what do you think I’ve been doing all week

    Introduction: I heard God calling me the other night. It wasn’t something powerful or amazing, it was just a quiet questioning in my spirit saying, ‘Do you have some time for me today?’ Of course part of my mind says, ‘Lord, what do you think I’ve been doing all week? I’ve been preparing sermons ...read more

  • Treasures, Trees And Transformations Series

    Contributed by Marc Bertrand on Nov 5, 2004
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,652 views

    So we see an extraordinary parallel. For Zacchaeus stands up and makes the pronoucement, (if you will permit a paraphrase) “I surrender all that I have to own you.” And Jesus, reply is similar, “I surrender all that I am to make you mine.”

    Introduction: What would you do if you knew you had less than two weeks to live? Less than two weeks to accomplish anything of significance in life? Less than two weeks to spend with loved ones? Less than two weeks? Today is Palm Sunday. A day when we normally remember the entry of the Lord ...read more

  • The Bread, The Cup, And The Lamb Series

    Contributed by Marc Bertrand on Nov 5, 2004
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,070 views

    A Good Friday focus on the last supper. When our congregation observed Good Friday this sermon had hymns and communion worked between the points.

    Introduction: How old was the little Lord Jesus when his family returned from Egypt? You remember the story; the wisemen came and brought their gifts to the little child. Many feel that Jesus may have been nearly 2 when they arrived. Herod insanely jealous and anxious to keep his throne declared ...read more

  • Communion: A Living Sermon

    Contributed by Marc Bertrand on Nov 5, 2004
    based on 43 ratings
     | 5,420 views

    Communion pictured as a living sermon proclaiming I. Christ’s Death, II. Christ’s Church, III. Christ’s Coming

    Intro: A woman in the church once shared with me a humorous story about her son. Once after a church service he had complained to her that the adults had all been given a snack, but none had been given to the little children. At first Candy was unsure of what he was thinking, but when she asked ...read more

  • It's Not About Me; It's About My Dad

    Contributed by Marc Bertrand on Nov 5, 2004
    based on 28 ratings
     | 3,015 views

    So what is Jesus telling us about his kingdom? If you want to be great, become small. God isn’t looking for us to be independent, but dependent. The strongest in the kingdom of heaven is the one who realises that they have no strength themselves, but t

    Intro: My dad’s bigger than your dad! My dad’s stronger than your dad! My dad’s smarter than your dad! My dad’s faster than your dad! Does this sound familiar? The cries and taunts of childhood, usually tossed at our mortal enemies. Why did we use such words, what purpose did they serve? ...read more

  • Moses And The Ark

    Contributed by Marc Bertrand on Nov 5, 2004
    based on 33 ratings
     | 4,019 views

    Through the action of faith Moses mom prepared the future deliverer of Israel for his task. By faith she protected him; surrendered him; and trained him. Mother’s Day.

    Today is Mother’s Day and I wanted to begin our service with a few significant questions to test your knowledge about Mothers. First, how many people here have had a mother? Good, just checking to make sure you’re arms all work. Does anyone know who was considered the greatest prophet in the Old ...read more

  • Thanksgiving In Nain

    Contributed by Marc Bertrand on Nov 5, 2004
    based on 55 ratings
     | 3,819 views

    A thanksgiving sermon. What happens when the Lord of Life encounters a procession of death on the outskirts of the village of Nain? A worship service is waiting to happen.

    Intro: The Spring of the Year. I. Two Crowds a. A Jubiliant Crowd 1. A crowd which had traveled all day with Jesus 2. A crowd which had witnessed a miraculous healing 3. A crowd that was asking the question, who is this Jesus? 4. Like the feeling you get when you pass an overturned mini-van ...read more

  • To Forgive: God's Grace Filled Example

    Contributed by Marc Bertrand on Nov 5, 2004
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,454 views

    A consideration of the parable of the unforgiving servant, and the danger of living in a prison of unforgiveness.

    Intro: C.S. Lewis wrote, “Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive, as we had during the war. And then, to mention the subject at all is to be greeted with howls of anger. Forgiveness is so often such a difficult thing because it means that something has ...read more

  • Dinner To Go Series

    Contributed by Marc Bertrand on Nov 5, 2004
    based on 54 ratings
     | 3,131 views

    A Narrative in five movements: Heavy Hearts, Broken Hearts, Passionate Heart, Burning Hearts, Peaceful Hearts

    I. Heavy Heart – The Long Walk Home There’s a grief that can’t be spoken. There are wounds that will not heal. My eyes are blind; my heart, a stone. Somehow the sun has nerve to rise again. Somehow the clouds break to reveal a blue sky. Somehow the birds still sing. Somehow it is still ...read more

  • Significance In Light Of Eternity

    Contributed by Marc Bertrand on Nov 5, 2004
    based on 41 ratings
     | 3,718 views

    A great message for New Year’s. Focussing on the importance of evaluating our lives in light of God’s eternity and in a right relationship with him.

    Intro: It was a disaster on a national scale! Hundreds of thousands of deaths within four decades, over the age of 20 only two of the entire generation survived. It must have been a terrible time, a solemn time, I don’t imagine that many a day passed when another body was not committed to the ...read more

  • Supper In The Sick Ward Series

    Contributed by Marc Bertrand on Nov 5, 2004
    based on 22 ratings
     | 1,567 views

    Jesus teaches us something. The place we often think of as a garbage dump of human refuse, becomes in God’s eyes, a sick ward. People aren’t sick and depraved because of the wrong they do, they do what is wrong, because they are sick. Jesus is the cure

    Supper in the Sick Ward Subject: Forgiveness/Repentance Theme: Healing from Sin Portion: Luke 5:27-32 Process: Inductive Intro: Is there anything so intimate as time spent over a meal? Through every known culture we discover that more happens at a meal than simply eating. At a meal ...read more

  • The Debtors Dinner Series

    Contributed by Marc Bertrand on Nov 5, 2004
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,673 views

    The Pharisee’s were so furious over the forgiving of this woman’s great debt of sin, that they neglected the fact that they too had a debt which they were unable to pay.

    Introduction: Two men took a line of credit from an individual financier. Both used the line of credit for various purposes. One was careful to only dip into it for small amounts, a little extra to cover the mortgage on a tight month, or a few hundred extra to cover financing on a good used ...read more