Contributed on Jun 20, 2010
This is the intro to my summer series on the "Kingdom of Heaven is Like. . ." We are using the Inukshuk as the frame work for the series so this intro sets it up
You see them everywhere now, along the road, in people’s gardens, as jewellery, they are everywhere. Correct me if I’m wrong but most of us never knew what an inukshuk was before the Canadian Heritage commercials. But now most of us know at least “now the people will know we ...read more
Contributed on Jun 27, 2010
The question isn't what is the treasure. The question is what is the Kingdom like? The answer is: a treasure
It is a serendipitous story, which is a story about serendipity. Serendipity, isn’t that a great word? It is probably one of my favourite words. You know what serendipity means right? Serendipity means an unexpected discovery. You know when you are looking for something and you find ...read more
Contributed on Jul 14, 2010
This is week 3 of our series on the Kingdom of Heaven is like. . . This week it is like a man hunting for the perfect pearl and what he was like
He had it all, at least on the surface. A good business, a fine family, status in the community. He had everything it would appear, but not quite enough. Some men craved after gold or silver or jewels not this man. Those things were all so cold and inanimate, forged and moulded deep inside an ...read more
Contributed on Jul 18, 2010
This is my fourth sermon in the series and looks at how we are to be productive as we act as God's kingdom here.
It seems strange to mix the sacred with the everyday, to describe the eternal with the ordinary, the infinite with the finite. And yet that is exactly what Jesus did when looking for a way to illustrate the Kingdom of Heaven, a treasure in a field, a merchant looking for a pearl the tiniest of ...read more
Contributed on Jul 25, 2010
This is week five of our summer series and this message looks at the seeds of influence we scatter as we live.
When I was a ten or eleven years old my sister somehow conned my parents into buying a horse, it wasn’t long and one horse led to another and before you knew it I had been introduced to the concept of farming, at least in the sense that we had a small barn and livestock. When we moved to ...read more
Contributed on Aug 1, 2010
Part of my summer preaching series this week we look at the impact the Kingdom of Heaven has on the world
6 The Kingdom of Heaven is Like Yeast For seven of the eight parables that Jesus began with the line “The Kingdom of Heaven, or the Kingdom of God is like. . .” he used everyday events that were happening around those he was teaching, outside, but in one instance he took them out of the fields ...read more
Contributed on Aug 22, 2010
This is week seven of our series the Kingdom of Heaven is like and this message looks at the tares sown amongst the wheat
7 The Kingdom of Heaven is like Wheat and Weeds When I was in High School we did the musical “The Music Man” and in that play is the line by the lead character Professor Harold Hill, the Music Man himself, “what we have here is trouble, trouble right here in River City.” In ...read more
Contributed on Aug 29, 2010
This message is our eighth in the series and looks at the greed and grace of this story.
8 The Kingdom of Heaven is Like a Landowner The story is told that a man once encountered Abraham Lincoln walking down the street with his two young sons and both boys were howling. “What’s wrong with the boys Abe?” the man asked. “What’s wrong with the boys is ...read more
Contributed on Sep 6, 2010
This ties up my summer series on the Kingdom of Heaven and brings us to what we need to do with what we have learned.
I have a confession to make and I hope you don’t think less of me after I’m done; That’s right I love country music. I love listening to the new artists like Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Dean Brody and I love listening to the outlaws from the seventies like Willie and ...read more