Trust in the Holy Spirit

Trust in the Holy Spirit

Trust in the Holy Spirit Pentecost is the time of year when we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit. It is also historically when we look at the forming of the church.  What does it mean for us as followers of Jesus today to trust in the Holy Spirit? Jesus speaks...
Unexpected Help

Unexpected Help

Unexpected Help From where does my help come asks the Psalmist. My help comes from the Lord, is the response.  Sometimes God provides unexpected help to us. Help from unlikely sources and unusual places. Scripture: Acts 16: 9-15 Unexpected Help...
Love as we have been Loved

Love as we have been Loved

Love as we have been Loved There are multiple examples of what God’s love looks like in Scripture. Jesus also asks us to go out into the world and to love others. He takes it a step futher by providing an example of what this might look like. In the story of the...
Shepherds

Shepherds

Shepherds Psalm 23 is one of the most enduring passages in scripture. It speaks of our trust in God and the promises we find in that trust.  In light of John 21: 15-19 we are also called to be shepherds to the people of this world. How might we live out that calling...
A Case of Identity

A Case of Identity

A Case of Identity Who are we as followers of Christ? In our passage from John this morning this is the question that Jesus puts to Peter. The response is surprisingly simple.  Feed my sheep.  Scripture: John 21: 1-19 A Case of Identity...
Peace Be With You

Peace Be With You

Peace Be With You On the second Sunday of Easter we come to a familiar story: Doubting Thomas. The encounter with Thomas has the potential to dominate any discussion that we might have about this passage. While Thomas’ point of view is important and his...
Easter Sunday 2019

Easter Sunday 2019

Easter Sunday – 2019 Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! This Easter we proclaim once again that Christ is risen from the dead.  Scripture: Luke 24: 1-12 Easter Sunday - 2019 http://standrewscobourg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/sermons/19-04-21-easter-sunday.mp3...
A Choice of Two Kingdoms

A Choice of Two Kingdoms

A Choice of Two Kingdoms On Palm Sunday Jesus provides a clear choice for us on who to follow.  The powers of empire or the kingdom of God. It is a stark contrast that is provided as we enter into Holy Week. It is a choice that will test our loyalties and will require...
Have the Poor with You Always

Have the Poor with You Always

Have the Poor with You Always  What would it look like to live in true community with everyone who lived the town of Cobourg? To strike down the barriers of class, ethnicity, gender and so on.  The passage from John’s gospel that we look at on this fifth Sunday...
We are the Naked Ones

We are the Naked Ones

We are the naked ones clothed in Your mercy. More safe are we with Your smile upon us than carrying much armour. You are our best protection against wild words that beguile. You are our fod, sweet to taste and sustaining. You are our guide at all times. The knee that...

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