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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Love

Love The gospel lesson from Mark is on the greatest commandment. When asked, Jesus replies it is to love God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. If we did this, if humanity could pull this off, it...

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Get Up Jesus is Calling You

Get Up Jesus is Calling You The healing of Bartimaeus is the second healing story in Mark's gospel where sight is restored. Why does Mark share two very similar healing stories in his gospel? What is the significance of Bartimaeus receiving his sight and...

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Sitting in Glory

Sitting in Glory What does it mean to sit in glory with God? I'm not sure James and John know the answer to this question, however they are more than eager to claim this honour. The request of James and John as found in Mark's gospel contains a reference...

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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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