Preparing for Sunday: The End

This Sunday is our final look at Revelation and the message that it brings to us. Over the past few Sunday's we have seen that Revelation is primarily a book of the Bible which emphasises worship and encourages the body of Christ to persevere. This Sunday we will look...

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Preparing for Sunday: A New Hope

Anyone who has known me for more than five minutes can tell you that I am a fan of the Star Wars films. The struggle between the Rebels and the Empire represents the tension between good and evil. The first Star Wars film was subtitled 'A New Hope' as a new force...

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Preparing for Sunday: Worship

The Book of Revelation is often viewed as a guide to future events. A prophecy of a dark and grim future. However, as we have begun to explore this book of the Bible we recognize that this is not the case. Last week we looked at the beginning of Revelation in a sermon...

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Preparing for Sunday: The Apocalypse

The Book of Revelation holds an interesting place in the Canon of the Bible. It is the last book in the Bible and is often one of the most misinterpreted books. One of the most common mistake around this book is its pronunciation. Many people refer to it as the Book...

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Preparing for Sunday: Make Way for the King

This Sunday is Palm Sunday, a day where we mark the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. A day where we shout out, "Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!" That king is Jesus. Jesus who rides on the back of a young donkey, with robes placed over...

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Preparing for Sunday: An Annointing

We draw ever closer to the events of Holy Week. This Sunday we leave Luke's gospel and examine a passage from John's gospel. The Anointing of Jesus at Bethany. It is an interesting passage, Mary uses expensive perfume on Jesus' feet. This is followed by an argument...

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Preparing for Sunday: The Prodigal

What can we say about the Parable of the Prodigal Son which has not been said before? This parable which Jesus tells is perhaps one of the most well known of all the parables. Sometimes it is nice to return to a familiar story and take comfort in it. The response of...

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Preparing for Sunday: Judging

Scripture is full of comparisons. Whether it is the greatest law, who will inherit the earth, who is to be seen as children of God. Comparisons are made, who is in and who is out. Who is greatest and who is least. One of the great joys of scripture is that our innate...

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Preparing for Sunday: He Knew What Was Coming

We know the story because we've read the book. From cover to cover we have read through scripture. We know how the story of Jesus begins and we know how it ends. Sometimes this can make it difficult to appreciate certain moments, because we know about the...

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Preparing for Sunday: Tempted

Have you ever faced temptation? Did you give in? For most people I imagine the answer to this questions is yes. Temptation is a large part of what it means to be human. We face temptation every day in a wide variety of formats. In some instances temptation is rather...

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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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