He is Risen

Jesus Christ is Risen! Thanks be to God! This is our proclamation on Easter morning, that the tomb is empty and God's promises have been revealed in Jesus Christ, our risen Lord. But what is the call of the resurrection on our own lives? How does this impact our day...

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Triumphal Entry

The Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem is a passage full of contradictions. On one hand we see the outpouring of love that the people had for Jesus. They declare him their king, they sing hosanna's. Yet, within a week they will abandon him.  For his part...

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Resurrection

Text: John 11: 1-45 In the Harry Potter novels the wizard Albus Dumbeldore has a familiar or pet phoenix. The phoenix is a powerful creature and it is not unique to the Harry Potter books. We can find references to the phoenix going back to the Greek historian...

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Found

Our passage comes from John's gospel. Themes that arise are those of community, belonging and understanding. Jesus is absent for much of the dialogue, but his actions are central to understanding the passage. What do we see? How do we react to what we see?  A...

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Divisions

The woman at the well is a famous passage. Jesus meets a Samaritan woman at a well. The engage in a brief exchange and the woman goes away changed.  The disciples are flabbergasted, those that hear about Jesus become followers. On the surface there is nothing out...

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Radical Love

In the second Sunday of Lent we look at the midnight encounter between Jesus and Nicodemus. We allow Nicodemus to ask questions on our behalf, providing a sense of relief that it is alright to ask questions which might seem silly. Additionally, we encounter one of the...

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Giving Up

The first Sunday in Lent deals with the temptation the Jesus faced after his time in the wilderness. The Devil places three temptations before Jesus. In each instances we see Jesus refuting the Devil through good understanding of scripture. Today we face our own...

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Transfiguration

Text: Matthew 17: 1-9 Many of you may be familiar with the line of toys called Transformers. There is of course a movie franchise based on the toys. These toys are robots which can transform into cars. As they drive around in car form they are much like any other...

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Persist

Text: Matthew 5: 38-48 There was once a father who had to go away from his young family for three or four days on business. Anxious that his wife should be properly looked after in his absence, he had a word with the oldest son, who was nine at the time. “When I’m...

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Choose Life

In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus clarifies aspects of the law. Bringing them into sharper focus and providing context to what God intended, but which humanity misinterpreted. In doing so Jesus talks about murder, adultery, divorce and oaths. However, Jesus does not...

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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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