Contributing sermons since Sep 7, 2003
Contributed on Nov 11, 2018
This message explores Jesus' connection to the Old Testament, particularly in the laws of sacrifice and atonement, and how the Old Testament sacrificial system was necessary, pointing us the the long awaited Messiah who would be the Lamb of God sacrificed for the sins of the world.
Jesus in the Old Testament - Jesus in the Law - November 11, 2018 Today we’re continuing part 2 of a 4-week series on Jesus in the Old Testament. Last week we looked at Jesus Christ in Creation, and today we’re looking at Jesus in the Law. Put up your hand if you want the world to live in peace? ...read more
Contributed on Nov 3, 2018
This message looks at the pre-incarnate Christ.
Jesus in Creation - Finding Jesus in the Old Testament - Part 1 Intro Story: When I was young believer, I wasn’t really clear on who Jesus is. I had a sense that he was divine, that He had the power to forgive sins, and I believed that he had given his life for me, taken away my sins in order to ...read more
The Way Of Jesus - Marker # 7 - I Am Participating In A Community Of Followers Of Jesus On Mission In The World.
Contributed on Oct 21, 2018
This is the last in a series on The Way of Jesus, a template for following in the steps of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ. This message focusses on the community of the beloved, the church, as it participates in the
Way of Jesus Mark # 7 - October 21, 2018 This are notes, a detailed outline of this sermon. Intro: Did you ever win a participation award when you were young? When I was a boy they didn’t have those. They had these instead (meme of bruised arm) I think participation trophies started ...read more
Contributed on Oct 5, 2018
Following Jesus means that we change. We're transformed over time into looking like Jesus - being like Him in our ABC's - attitudes, behaviour and character.
The Way of Jesus # 3 - I Am Becoming Like Jesus in My Attitudes, Behaviours and Character These are sermon notes, rather than my usual full-text sermons. Always learning. Intro: I want to put this up here for us to think about. We’ll come back to it later: "Prayers are tools not for doing or ...read more
Contributed on Oct 5, 2018
The teachings of Jesus are a window, along with all other Holy Scripture, into the heart and mind of God. This is the 5th sermon in a sermon series on "The Way of Jesus", an initiative of my tribe, The Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada
Way Of Jesus #5 - Learning the Teachings of Jesus We’ve been looking at the Way of Jesus anchors Today’s is “I am learning the teachings of Jesus” Meetings in office - best quotes are always from Jesus Way of Jesus is about how to have a Jesus -shaped ...read more
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Contributed on Aug 29, 2014
I was speaking with someone this past week who has spent a great deal of his life travelling around the world, much of it for a mission agency. He spoke of a time when he visited an extremely remote, forested part of India where people live very primitively. He stayed there for a while. This fellow ...read more
Contributed on Feb 13, 2011
JOY IN THE MIDST OF ROUGH WATERS I’ve spent a fair bit of time in recent weeks doing funeral pre-planning for my parents. Making decisions about final disposition of the remains of people you have loved all your life is not any fun at all. It can be overwhelmingly sad. After spending hours ...read more
Contributed on May 23, 2010
Then we have the symbol of being under water. I tell some of the baptismal candidates when meeting with them ahead of time that once they are under the water, the congregation votes how long they should stay under water. The voting process ...read more
Contributed on Jan 11, 2009
My daughter Elia has given me permission to tell this story. Elia faced a huge dilemma in high school when her best friends from junior high days started hanging out with a rough crowd, starting smoking and crossing all sorts of boundaries. In order to keep the friendships she would have to start ...read more
Contributed on Nov 2, 2008
A friend of mine pastors in the Bloor West village in Toronto and runs a "God at the Pub" where he holds open discussions on the Christian faith in a bar setting. He told me the other day that he has all sorts of people there who are not people of faith, but who have told him they want to model ...read more