Trusting Jesus Utterly

Trusting Jesus Utterly Do we trust Jesus? Do we trust the promises of God that are revealed to us in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ? Our reading from Luke features Jesus reading scripture in the synagogue. After he finishes reading, Jesus declares...

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Abundant Grace

Abundant Grace What does it look like to receive and offer abundant grace? Is it an extravagant gesture or can it be something ordinary? The first miracle Jesus performs in John's gospel is an act of grace. Jesus extends his unusual brand of hospitality to the guests...

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An Ordinary Day

An Ordinary Day Luke's depiction of the baptism of Jesus is a very ordinary affair. By all accounts it was an oridnary day when Jesus arrived at the Jordan River for his baptism. The encounter is so ordinary, that it begs the question how often do we miss the presence...

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God With Us

God With Us Emmanuel, God with us. What does that mean? How is God with us and perhaps more poignantly, who exactly is God with? Is it me or is it you? If it's both of us, what happens when we are at odds with one another? As we explore our relationship with God these...

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Our Children

Our Children The passage today deals with the story of Mary, Joseph and Jesus as they travel to Jerusalem for Passover. We are told that is an annual trip that the family takes. However, this year Jesus decides to stay behind and spend extra time in the Temple.  It is...

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No Room at the Inn

No Room at the Inn We find ourselves once more at Christmas Eve, eagerly awaiting the expectant birth of our saviour, Jesus Christ.  But what does it mean to await and welcome a child when there is no room? How does the message of Christmas inform our lives? John's...

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Make Straight Your Paths

Make Straight Your Paths During the Second Sunday of Advent the candle of Peace is lit. A time when we reflect on the coming Prince of Peace. However, our reading from Luke's gospel which feature the introduction of John the Baptist and his call to repentance feels a...

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Hope

HopeHope is the first candle which is lit during Advent. Advent a season of preparation, a season of hope. The gospel lesson from Luke seems an odd choice to partner with the theme of hope. However, as we discover there is much in the words of Jesus that...

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A Perspective Not A Place

A Perspective Not A PlaceWhat does the kingdom of God look like? Is it a city on a hill? A fortress full of gleaming towers? Is it a garden restored? We might argue that God's kingdom is all of these things and yet none of them. Based on the reading for...

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Blessed Are The Peacemakers

Blessed Are The PeacemakersThe sermon for this past Sunday we delivered on November 11, 2018, 100 years since the Armistice of the War to End All Wars. The reality is that the past 100 years have seen many more wars, conflict and violence have engulfed the...

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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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