A Case of Identity

A Case of Identity

A Case of Identity Who are we as followers of Christ? In our passage from John this morning this is the question that Jesus puts to Peter. The response is surprisingly simple.  Feed my sheep.  Scripture: John 21: 1-19 Jesus seems to have a way with catching fish. For...

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Peace Be With You

Peace Be With You

Peace Be With You On the second Sunday of Easter we come to a familiar story: Doubting Thomas. The encounter with Thomas has the potential to dominate any discussion that we might have about this passage. While Thomas' point of view is important and his encounter with...

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Easter Sunday 2019

Easter Sunday 2019

Easter Sunday - 2019 Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! This Easter we proclaim once again that Christ is risen from the dead.  Scripture: Luke 24: 1-12 That first Easter morning must have been full of fear. Of course, it wasn’t called Easter then, that name would...

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A Choice of Two Kingdoms

A Choice of Two Kingdoms

A Choice of Two Kingdoms On Palm Sunday Jesus provides a clear choice for us on who to follow.  The powers of empire or the kingdom of God. It is a stark contrast that is provided as we enter into Holy Week. It is a choice that will test our loyalties and will require...

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Have the Poor with You Always

Have the Poor with You Always

Have the Poor with You Always  What would it look like to live in true community with everyone who lived the town of Cobourg? To strike down the barriers of class, ethnicity, gender and so on.  The passage from John's gospel that we look at on this fifth Sunday of...

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Resentment

Resentment

Resentment What is the greatest source of resentment in our lives? What issues, problems and experiences drive us to resent situations in our lives? How do we deal with these complex emotions? What is the source of them? Scripture: Luke 15: 1-3, 11-32The younger son...

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Called to Repent

Called to Repent

Called to Repentance Lent is a time of preparation.A time when the Christian community prepares for the events of Holy Week: The trial, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Part of preparing for these events requires that we examine ourselves and our complicity...

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Sacrificial Love

Sacrificial Love

Sacrificial Love On this Second Sunday of Lent we find Jesus' lament for Jerusalem. Here Jesus turns and squarely faces his destination. Where he must go and preach his final sermon on love, which will take place on the cross. It is an extrodinary passage in Luke's...

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The Temptations of Jesus Are Not Ours

The Temptations of Jesus Are Not Ours

The Temptations of Jesus Are Not Ours We have entered the season of Lent and the journey towards Jerusalem begins with Jesus being sent by the Holy Spirit to the wilderness. Jesus will fast for forty days and be tempted by the devil. The temptation of Jesus by the...

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Departures

Departures

Departures When we think of the hymn Tell me the stories of Jesus. The story of the Transfiguration is not one that immediately comes to mind. It may be a fascinating story that gives us key insights into who Jesus is and how his presence is understood within 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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