We Would Like to See Jesus

Do people see Jesus through us? This is the question that our passage from John's gospel raises in me. Do people see Jesus, through me? A group of Greek's approach one of the disciples and ask to see Jesus. It is a simple and deeply profound request.  At its root are...

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A Movement of Hope

Our passage from John's gospel this morning contains in it one of the most famous lines in all of scripture. In John 3:16 we read "for God so loved the world that he sent his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." A...

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A Sense of Timing

The third Sunday of Lent has us journeying to John's gospel. Here we have a slightly disembodied encounter. We witness Jesus clear the temples courts. An event that surely belongs in the season of Lent, though the positioning in John's gospel is curious compared to...

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To Follow Jesus

The second Sunday of Lent features Jesus speaking openly to the disciples and others who have gathered. He teaches a powerful truth about his future and what it means to follow him. It is a message the Peter has trouble with and for which Peter receives a stern public...

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Lent Begins in the Wilderness

Lent begins in the wilderness. John the Baptist's ministry is in the wilderness. Jesus begins his ministry by being sent by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness. A dangerous, forlorn place. Yet, this is where Lent begins. This is where the journey we follow Jesus...

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It’s Good To Be Here

Transfiguration Sunday comes just before Lent. A reminder of what has transpired in the ministry of Jesus to this point and to prepare us for what comes next. In Mark's gospel, the Transfiguration occurs in the middle. It is both a climax and a launching point. It is...

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PWS&D Sunday

PWS&D Sunday is a time when we can reflect on the work done by this agency of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. We situate our understanding of PWS&D in a passage from Mark's gospel. This passage features the call of Simon's mother-in-law.  Text Mark 1: 29-39...

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What is This?

The passage from Mark's gospel today is the inaugural act of Jesus' ministry. In it he teaches and he heals. However, as is often the case with Jesus things are never as they appear on the surface.  His teaching sets up his authority. His authority is reinforced by...

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Belly of the Beast

The Book of Jonah is well known. It's story is able to be told from memory. It is a story about a rebellious child of God. It is also a story about God's expansive, relentless grace. A strong reminder that we are better off deconstructing our images and idea's about...

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No Good Can Come From Nazareth

Can good come from small, insignificant places? This is the central question of our text from John's gospel. The question is asked by Nathaniel, who shortly after asking would confess Jesus as, 'rabbi, Son of God, King of Israel.' Nathaniel would learn that yes,...

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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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