Preparing for Sunday: God Answers

Preparing for Sunday: God Answers

We continue our series on Job. Over the previous two weeks we have witnessed Job's suffering and participated in Job's reaction to God's absence. On Sunday God answers Job our of the whirlwind. It is a powerful and provocative piece of scripture. It also fails to...

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Preparing for Sunday: Surrounded by Darkness

Preparing for Sunday: Surrounded by Darkness

This Sunday we continue our study on Job. Last week we considered Job's predicament and examined Suffering and the Question Why. This week we find ourselves in midst of Job's dialogue with his friends. Our passage this week is a lament from Job. He is lost, he has...

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Preparing for Sunday: Theodicy

Preparing for Sunday: Theodicy

Theodicy, the theological term for the attempt to answer the question if God is good why is there evil in the world? Perhaps put more simply, why do bad things happen to good people? These questions and more are considered in the book of Job. This is a book in the Old...

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Preparing for Sunday: Prayer

Preparing for Sunday: Prayer

I do not think there are enough ways for me to describe how incredible prayer is. It is a vital link of communication between us and God. Prayer with conviction can move people and inspire causes. Prayer allows us to search ourselves and question our own motivations....

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Preparing for Sunday: Who is Wise?

Preparing for Sunday: Who is Wise?

We continue our series on James this Sunday. The opening verse from our passage has James asking the following question, "Who is wise and understanding among you?" An interesting question that might find some individuals boasting of their worthiness and perhaps others...

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Preparing for Sunday: Loose Lips

Preparing for Sunday: Loose Lips

Loose lips sink ships. A slogan that came into use during WWII. It was meant to limit soldiers into giving away important information. Another way of saying it is 'careless talk costs lives'. While most of us today do not operate under such secrecy this slogan has a...

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Preparing for Sunday: Who Gets to Judge?

Preparing for Sunday: Who Gets to Judge?

Who would you rather sit beside: A well dressed individual, wearing the latest in fashionable clothing A shabbily dressed individual, in old clothing that clearly had not been washed in some time At this point you probably think I am asking a trick question. Realizing...

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Preparing for Sunday: Count Your Blessings

A quick search on Google for the saying 'count your blessings' brings up the hymn of the same name. It is meant to be an uplifting hymn reminding Christians of the many blessings we have received by God. Each verse places us in a situation that is difficult. The...

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Preparing for Sunday: Stand Fast

At most churches, on most Sunday's we do not hear a loud triumphant call to battle. We might shout for joy for all that God has done. We may give thanks for God's mercy in our lives. We may pray for forgiveness and continuing grace. However, we do not often hear a...

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Preparing for Sunday: All in the Family

Preparing for Sunday: All in the Family

On the surface our Old Testament reading appears to describe the peaceful transition of power between King David and his son Solomon. Our reading opens with David's death and then continues describing Solomon and his desire for wisdom. This reading which begins in the...

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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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