Contributing sermons since Dec 12, 2004
Contributed on May 11, 2007
This sermon but challenges us to think about how we are living as the people of God and how we might shake up our thinking, our relationships, and our communities of faith. . . not just for “shaking’s” sake, but because God is prompting us.
Tonight our theme is REVERBERATIONS…what does it make you think of? Perhaps the younger people in your community who pump up the bass in your neighborhood and shake your windows with their Hip-hop grooves? Well, hopefully, our reflections on REVERBERATIONS will go deeper than that tonight...not ...read more
Contributed on Jun 28, 2005
Today’s sermon marks our final segment of the journey with Joseph. In Chapter 45, the redemption theme “comes together” and Joseph embraces the reality of what it looked like for redemption to happen in his own life and the lives of his family members.
Opener: When I was in Nova Scotia this past week, I was talking with one of the Youth Directors and he is in the midst of teaching an Adult Sunday School where he is doing an overview of the Bible in a Year….they read a big chunk of the text (ie: this week they’re reading Psalm 1 – 30) and then ...read more
Contributed on Jun 17, 2005
Today we will continue to be challenged and reminded of who the Holy Spirit is! Do we as the people of God know that we are not to do life without Him? We can do so many nice and moral activities in this life, but perhaps the deeper call is to move from
Opener: I would like to begin today’s sermon by talking about the person and the working space of the Holy Spirit…He is a person…He is seeking to do a work in our lives and our congregation…but just like anyone else…He is ignorable! So let’s do our best to try and listen to him as we walk through ...read more
Contributed on May 4, 2005
Today’s passage challenges us to think about the Christian discipline of prayer. How is your prayer life? How is our church prayer life? How do we measure a faithful prayer life? Jesus’ parable from Luke 18 offers us some freedom from guilt…and a call
Opener: Please allow me to rant…I often wonder if we Christians take time to reflect on what we look like to the unbelieving world that is outside the four walls of our church…Sunday after Sunday. Why go to church…why be a part of the church community? – This is a question that I have been ...read more
Contributed on Apr 2, 2005
After the resurrection, the followers of Jesus were in a harried state. Some of them were on the run, others were simply trying to make sense of what had happened. In the midst of our life circumstances, how does the Resurrected Christ make himself real
Opener: I hope you had a bad Easter….I know you think I should be saying “I hope you had a good Easter”…but for today’s sermon, it might be better for you if you had a bad Easter. Because when you think back to the first Easter, the disciples weren’t gathering together early on Sunday, excited ...read more