When Jesus Tells Stories

When Jesus Tells Stories

When Jesus tells Stories We like stories about Jesus, but when Jesus tells stories it's a whole different situation. Jesus most often told stories in the form of parables. Sometimes we find them difficult to understand and sometimes we find them challenging to live...

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Children of the Light

Children of the Light

Children of the Light Our passage today is a difficult one. The key to interpreting it properly is ensuring we are reading it within its context, which is Luke's gospel as a whole. Upon taking a second read of the passage a critical question to ask ourselves is do we...

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The Lost

The Lost

The Lost What does it mean to be lost? Too often we view this passage from Luke as a message about God's unfailing love. While the message of this love is true, this passage speaks to more than God's desire to seek us out when we are lost. Stopping there removes any...

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The Cost

The Cost

The Cost What does it mean to be a disciple? One of the hopes we may have for our lives is that it is joyful and good. That we might remember more moments of laughter than of sadness and that we would feel God's abundant love.  However, in our passage today Jesus lets...

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Who Are You Having Dinner With?

Who Are You Having Dinner With?

Who Are You Having Dinner With? Jesus eats with a lot of different people in a lot of different settings. We might wonder why he accepts certain invitations, especially when we find him eating with individuals who we might identify as his enemies? In making a judgment...

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Divine Mercy

Divine Mercy

Divine Mercy The theme of mercy is overflowing and abundant throughout scripture. It really should give us pause that Jesus was far more interested in speaking about mercy than he was about judgement. Our passage from Luke's gospel provide a contrast between a...

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Being Rich Towards God

Being Rich Towards God

Being Rich Toward God What does it mean for us to be rich toward God? In the parable of the rich man (fool) Jesus illustrates for us how not to behave. God is generous and gracious towards us and asks that we act with the same sense of compassion towards others. ...

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Seek God in Prayer

Seek God in Prayer

Seek God in Prayer Our passages from Luke today has us looking at the Lord's Prayer. While the passage is small, the importance of this prayer in the life of the church can't be overstated. It's central to much about what we believe in the character of God and...

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Sitting at the Feet of Jesus

Sitting at the Feet of Jesus

Sitting at the Feet of Jesus We pick up immediately after the parable of the Good Samaritan with another passage that flips the script on what we might expect. I think most individuals when they read about the visit of Jesus to Martha's home think that Martha is in...

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Go and Do Likewise

Go and Do Likewise

Go and Do Likwise In our passage from Luke this morning which features the parable of the Good Samaritan we find Jesus using an outsider, someone who was not considered a neighbour, to demonstrate how a neighbour should act.  Scripture: Luke 10: 25-37Go and do...

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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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