A Model for Pastoral Care

A Model for Pastoral Care

A Model for Pastoral Care The first chapter of Ruth is bleak, perhaps even disheartening. Yet, beneath the surface there is a current of care and compassion. A thread worth pulling on as we discover two women and how they choose to care for one another.  Scripture:...

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What Do You Hear?

What Do You Hear?

What Do You Hear? We sing, We want to see Jesus. In our minds we long for the day we might see Jesus. However, within scripture we are often directed to hear Jesus or listen to him. If we stop and do so, what do you hear? Scripture: Mark 10: 46-52I want you to take a...

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Tell Me Who Are You?

Tell Me Who Are You?

Tell Me Who Are You? The Psalm, Job and Mark's gospel all provide a glimpse of what we believe in God and what the path of discipleship looks like. However, these three passages are far from harmonious. What does it mean to follow Christ, to believe in God? Tell me...

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Why Faith?

Why Faith?

Why Faith? Today we look at Job. On the surface we might simply ask the question why? We may dig deeper and ask the classic question why do bad things happen to good people? However, I think the question Job needs us to ask is why faith?  Scripture: Job 1:1; 2:1-10I...

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Be Salty

Be Salty

Be Salty Today Jesus has a series of moral teaching for us. This section of Mark's gospel kicks off a wider disertation by Jesus on how we should be living rightly with one another. However, over the course of this passage from Mark's gospel there is more than one...

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I Don’t Understand

I Don’t Understand

I Don't Understand Mark's gospel picks up on the same themes this week as we addressed last week. Primarily this comes down to the variety of ways the disciples simply didn't understand what Jesus was trying to teach.  Scripture: Mark 9: 30-37Jesus explains something,...

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Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet? It turns out the most dreaded question that can be asked during a car trip is also one of the most inappropriate questions a Christian can ask of themselves or others. Scripture: Psalm 19 and Mark 8: 27-38 There are a few technical issues with the...

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Table Scraps

Table Scraps

Table Scraps Our passages today focus on reconciliation, the hard work of forgiveness. It might not look that way at first glance, as the passages have more finger pointing in them than words of forgiveness.  However, if you dig deeper you will find that the theme of...

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Look Within

Look Within

Look Within Today's passage finds us agreeing with the Pharisees and scribes. Not something that happens very often, but when they ask Jesus why the disciples don't wash their hands before they eat, we might find ourselves nodding our heads in agreement. Afterall, we...

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Signs

Signs

Signs Our passages today focus on reconciliation, the hard work of forgiveness. It might not look that way at first glance, as the passages have more finger pointing in them than words of forgiveness.  However, if you dig deeper you will find that the theme of...

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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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