The Baptism of Jesus

The baptism of Jesus is a cosmic, earth shattering affair. Remove all thoughts of cute babies held over a baptismal font and gently cascaded with water. Instead, envision a wild scene of water splashing, the sky being ripped open and God's voice from the heaven's....

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Christmas Eve 2017

This Christmas Eve sermon finds its focus on Mary's Song of Praise. Words she spoke while visiting with her cousin Elizabeth. These words speak to the promise she believed her child, the Son of God, would fulfill. They are powerful words that are very relevant to the...

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The Rooster Crows

Welcome to the first Sunday of Advent and the beginning of the church year. A time when we reflect on our journey of faith and prepare for the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Advent is a season of preparation as we journey towards a season of joy, peace,...

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When Was It?

The Church year ends with Christ the King Sunday. Today we have a powerful passage from Matthew where Jesus establishes what is important of the Kingdom of God. The question 'when was it?' becomes a common refrain as we seek to understand God's will and our purpose of...

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Prepared

Text: Amos 5: 18-24 & Matthew 25: 1-13 Prepared Please hold. Your call is important to us and one of our representatives will answer you as soon as possible. Please stay on the line, you call will be answered in priority sequence. Next, we cue really...

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Called to Account

The prophet Micah had stern words for the people of Israel and Judah. In our passage today Micah provides a warning about being complacent in the face of material gain, when others are suffering. It is a major call to the way we live our lives and where we place our...

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500th Anniversary of the Reformation

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. A time of great change and upheaval in the church. It is interesting to note that Martin Luther never intended to start a new church or to break away from the Roman Catholic Church. He simply wanted to have a...

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Garments of Grace

Sometimes we worry about what to wear. As a young person at church I often wondered if other frowned upon my relaxed appearance during worship. Reading the Parable of the Wedding Feast, we might think that God is overly concerned about how we dress. However, when we...

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How is the Vineyard?

The Parable of the Tenants provides us with easy targets to point our fingers at. Whether it be the Chief Priests or the elders from the temple or perhaps even the Israelite's themselves. The targets are easy in light of the ending we know is in store for Jesus. This...

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Challenged by God

The question regarding the authority of Jesus has as much to do with the answer as it does with the reasons to ask the question. His authority comes from heaven, this is clear to us as modern readers and it was clear to the chief priests and elders even if they didn't...

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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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