Contributing sermons since Sep 7, 2003
Contributed on Jan 6, 2019
This is the first message in a series shared by 4 preachers on the Trinity and seeks to motivate listeners to deeper devotion and service to God.
Sermon for CATM - January 6, 2019 - Essential Truths The Triune God: Intro-God is Spirit; a Consuming Fire John 4:21-26; Hebrews 12:28-29 When you read the Bible, when you study the Bible, you learn about God and you learn about you. You learn surprising things about God that expand your heart ...read more
Contributed on Dec 13, 2018
This message explores the advent theme of peace; peace rooted in the person of Jesus Christ.
Sermon – Advent II – Peace in the Storm – December 9, 2018 Have you seen those Facebook relationship settings. You can say you’re: In a relationship, single, divorced, or it’s complicated. It’s interesting how social media has become a relationship tool. You may have seen things like this: ...read more
Contributed on Nov 26, 2018
The final of a four-part series on Jesus Christ in the Old Testament. This message explores a few of the key OT passages prophesying the coming of Christ in the Incarnation
Jesus in the OT: Jesus in Prophecy - Sermon for CATM - November 25, 2018 So we’ve been looking in some depth at Jesus in the Old Testament - Jesus in Creation, Jesus in the Law and Jesus Incognito (His cloaked appearances or theophanies) and today we are looking at Jesus in Old Testament prophecy. ...read more
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
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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