Prayer: The Glory in the Grey

Prayer: The Glory in the Grey

Almighty God, Creator: In these last days storm has assailed us. Greyness has enveloped and mist surrounded our going out and our coming in. Now again Thy glory clarifies, Thy light lifts up our hearts to Thee, and night falls in peace. But through mist and storm and...

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Jesus is Good, Not Safe

Jesus is Good, Not Safe

Text: Luke 12: 49-56 “Aslan is a lion - the Lion, the great Lion." "Ooh" said Susan. "I'd thought he was a man. Is he-quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion"... "Safe?" said Mr Beaver ..."Who said anything about safe? 'Course he...

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Preparing for Sunday: Division

Preparing for Sunday: Division

If I am not present on Sunday morning take a quick glance at the scripture lesson and you will have the first clue as to why. This Sunday we deal with perhaps one of the most difficult passages in Luke's gospel. It is a passage that makes us uncomfortable. As a...

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Prayer for Justice

Prayer for Justice

Jesus, you call those who follow you to look and act different from the rest of the world. You call us to be a just and loving culture. you call us to live in a way that shows we follow these two rules: "Love God" and "Love your neighbour." Help us to live a life of...

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Little Things

Little Things

Little Things Text: Luke 12: 32-40 This week I sat down to start working on today’s sermon. I was looking forward to flexing some mental muscles after a month’s vacation. It can be hard to get back into the routine of reading and writing. I was concerned...

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Preparing for Sunday: Little Things

Preparing for Sunday: Little Things

Life is made of little moments that when added together comprise the whole of our existence. We don't live event to event, but moment to moment. We may not often count the time, but as it passes by our life becomes full and rich. Jesus makes a statement to the...

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Preparing for Sunday: The Harvest

Preparing for Sunday: The Harvest

Jesus is heading towards Jerusalem. As he journey's there he will visit many communities. To prepare the people for his visit Jesus gathers some of those who have been following him and sends them out ahead. They are to heal the sick and proclaim that the Kingdom of...

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Following Christ

Following Christ

What does it mean to follow Christ? What are the expectations that are put on us as believers? What are the roadblocks we put in our own way? This past Sunday we looked at some of the opposition Jesus faced and the expectations put on disciples in order to discover...

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Preparing for Sunday: Discipleship

Preparing for Sunday: Discipleship

What does it mean to follow Jesus? A simple question which has a multitude of answers. There are a variety of ways which we could approach this question. On Sunday we will approach the issue of discipleship through Luke's gospel. In our gospel text for Sunday Jesus...

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Psalm 119

Psalm 119

It was Sunday morning and as I was preparing for worship it hit me. I was feeling drained. This is probably not what you want to hear about or from your minister. On Sunday morning you would assume that the minister was feeling alive and full of energy just before...

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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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