Contributing sermons since Sep 7, 2003
Contributed on Jul 7, 2020
David found his home in God when he was fearful. This is an interactive message with a small group.
This is a psalm of David that speaks to my heart in a powerful way. David was a controversial figure in the Old Testament. He's controversial because he was a deeply flawed person, and yet he gave particular attention to matters of the spiritual life that was quite uncommon during his ...read more
Contributed on Jun 20, 2020
Jesus reveals the Father Heart of God to us.
Fathers Day Sermon - The Father Heart of God A young father to be was pacing back and forth, wringing his hands in the hospital corridor while his wife was in labor. He was tied up in knots of fear and anxiety...and beads of perspiration dropping from his brow revealed the agony of his ...read more
Contributed on Jun 9, 2020
Jesus uses shepherding imagery to express the heart of God. This message talks about the ways that Jesus shepherds us.
June 7, 2020 Sermon - Jesus: I Am the Good Shepherd” So glad that You were able to join us today for our online worship service, and to continue our exploration of the “I AM” Statements of Jesus. I want to pause before we begin this message by acknowledging the extraordinary pain that is being ...read more
Contributed on May 19, 2020
How do we bounce back after a terrible experience? King David helps us to see.
Spiritual Resilience Resilience Synonyms: Flexibility, pliancy (pliable), recoil, snap, pliability, elasticity Resilience is desirable because ? [Enables you to bounce back after a struggle or loss; enables you to adapt to change, which is one of the few constants in life. Have you ever tried ...read more
Contributed on May 19, 2020
We are weak, if we know ourselves at all. But God is the opposite of weak, and in knowing Jesus, God gives us His power to live for Him!
Where Do I Find Spiritual Strength? When we face hardships, when we dwell on the past, when we are not being good to ourselves, we can feel weak. And yet hardships are not possible to avoid. The past cannot be willed away or ignored. We are not good to ourselves for a lot of complex ...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