Truth Telling

Truth Telling

Truth Telling We continue with our series on the Stained Glass Windows in the Sanctuary of St. Andrew's. Today our window has the following verse, "This is my beloved son, with whom I am well pleased." This passage of scripture is found in the Synoptic Gospel accounts...

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Thy Will be Done

Thy Will be Done

Thy Will Be Done Today's sermon begins a series on the Stained Glass windows that are located in the sanctuary. This week and for the following six weeks we will look at the passages of scripture that are found on the windows and reflect on the. We look at these...

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What was Jesus Like?

What was Jesus Like?

What was Jesus Like? What was Jesus like? It's a common question that can be both easy and difficult to answer. Easy because we can look at scripture and discover a wide range of encounters with Jesus. Each of these provides us with a sense of what Jesus believed....

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Jesus Sides with Compassion

Jesus Sides with Compassion

Jesus Sides with Compassion A question that is often asked about interpretation of scripture is how do we best do that? We bring our own cultural bias towards anything we read. Our gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status informs everything we do. How can we approach...

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A Time for Courage

A Time for Courage

A Time for Courage   Scripture: Luke 12: 32-40 When I took my Homiletics Course at Knox College I was told one thing, figure out the message you want to share with the congregation based on the scripture you are using. To be sure, there are many ways to interpret...

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What to do About Wealth?

What to do About Wealth?

What to do about Wealth? Scripture: Luke 12: 13-21 As I was preparing for today I read the following, “This is one of those weeks when preachers find a text pretty easy to interpret but the sermon hard to deliver.” (Matt Skinner, Dear Working Preacher) Why might this...

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Ask, Seek, Knock

Ask, Seek, Knock

Ask, Seek, Knock What is prayer if not a conversation with God our creator. In our passage this morning the disciples ask Jesus to teach them how to pray. The prayer which Jesus offers is what we now refer to as the Lord's Prayer. However, it is the parable which...

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But First

But First

But First What does it mean to follow Jesus? Is there cost associated with it and whould this 'cost' scare us away from following Jesus? We explore a difficult piece of scripture that many of us shy away from, but we owe it to ourselves to explore what scripture is...

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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...

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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 I moved this week. It was a busy time...

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St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Cobourg is part of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. The congregation was established in 1833 and continues to serve the community.

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