Blessed Are The Peacemakers

Blessed Are The Peacemakers

Blessed Are The Peacemakers The 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 globe....
Love

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 would be...
Get Up Jesus is Calling You

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 what is...
Sitting in Glory

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...
Look Love Come Follow

Look Love Come Follow

Look Love Come Follow The passage from Mark pairs nicely with last weeks sermon. In fact if last week was the ‘sex’ sermon, then this week is the ‘money’ sermon. Perhaps this is fitting as Wednesday October 17 is International Eradication of...
Stop Making Lists

Stop Making Lists

Stop Making Lists The passage from Mark’s gospel that occurs in the lectionary this week is one that is preached with care. It is known as the ‘divorce text’ and just hearing the word divorce brings a wide range of emotions. Often while reading this...

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