Preparing for Sunday: Fear

Preparing for Sunday: Fear

Fear is an emotion which is present in our gospel lesson this Sunday. Jesus performs a healing miracle, driving demons out of a man. In the events that follow the people that witnessed the healing are fearful of Jesus and they ask him to leave. It is a striking image,...

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Preparing for Sunday: On Hospitatlity

Preparing for Sunday: On Hospitatlity

Have you ever invited someone over for a visit? Perhaps it was tea and a brief chat in the afternoon or maybe you invited your neighbours over for dinner. Either way I am sure you have either entertained company or been entertained yourself. Now think about that day...

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Preparing for Sunday: Your Whole World

Preparing for Sunday: Your Whole World

If I asked you to describe your whole world what would you say? Would you define your world as the space you inhabit, the house you live in, the job that you have? Would your whole world consist of your family and friends? Perhaps you might include the issues you find...

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Preparing for Sunday: Wisdom

Preparing for Sunday: Wisdom

Sunday is Trinity Sunday, where we celebrate the three persons of the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. One God, now and forever. However, the scripture we will be considering on Sunday may appear to be the least likely candidate for Trinity Sunday. We will be...

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Preparing for Sunday: The Advocate

Preparing for Sunday: The Advocate

On Sunday we celebrate Pentecost, the time in the Christian year when we mark the arrival of the Holy Spirit. Jesus promised that one would come after him, the Advocate which would be with the disciples. In Acts we witness the arrival of the Holy Spirit which arrives...

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Preparing for Sunday: The End

Preparing for Sunday: The End

This Sunday is our final look at Revelation and the message that it brings to us. Over the past few Sunday's we have seen that Revelation is primarily a book of the Bible which emphasises worship and encourages the body of Christ to persevere. This Sunday we will look...

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Preparing for Sunday: A New Hope

Preparing for Sunday: A New Hope

Anyone who has known me for more than five minutes can tell you that I am a fan of the Star Wars films. The struggle between the Rebels and the Empire represents the tension between good and evil. The first Star Wars film was subtitled 'A New Hope' as a new force...

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Preparing for Sunday: Worship

Preparing for Sunday: Worship

The Book of Revelation is often viewed as a guide to future events. A prophecy of a dark and grim future. However, as we have begun to explore this book of the Bible we recognize that this is not the case. Last week we looked at the beginning of Revelation in a sermon...

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Preparing for Sunday: The Apocalypse

Preparing for Sunday: The Apocalypse

The Book of Revelation holds an interesting place in the Canon of the Bible. It is the last book in the Bible and is often one of the most misinterpreted books. One of the most common mistake around this book is its pronunciation. Many people refer to it as the Book...

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Preparing for Sunday: Make Way for the King

Preparing for Sunday: Make Way for the King

This Sunday is Palm Sunday, a day where we mark the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. A day where we shout out, "Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!" That king is Jesus. Jesus who rides on the back of a young donkey, with robes placed over...

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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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