A Time for Courage

A Time for Courage

A Time for Courage   Scripture: Luke 12: 32-40 When I took my Homiletics Course at Knox College I was told one thing, figure out the message you want to share with the congregation based on the scripture you are using. To be sure, there are many ways to interpret...

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What to do About Wealth?

What to do About Wealth?

What to do about Wealth? Scripture: Luke 12: 13-21 As I was preparing for today I read the following, “This is one of those weeks when preachers find a text pretty easy to interpret but the sermon hard to deliver.” (Matt Skinner, Dear Working Preacher) Why might this...

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Ask, Seek, Knock

Ask, Seek, Knock

Ask, Seek, Knock What is prayer if not a conversation with God our creator. In our passage this morning the disciples ask Jesus to teach them how to pray. The prayer which Jesus offers is what we now refer to as the Lord's Prayer. However, it is the parable which...

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But First

But First

But First What does it mean to follow Jesus? Is there cost associated with it and whould this 'cost' scare us away from following Jesus? We explore a difficult piece of scripture that many of us shy away from, but we owe it to ourselves to explore what scripture is...

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Trust in the Holy Spirit

Trust in the Holy Spirit

Trust in the Holy Spirit Pentecost is the time of year when we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit. It is also historically when we look at the forming of the church.  What does it mean for us as followers of Jesus today to trust in the Holy Spirit? Jesus speaks...

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Unexpected Help

Unexpected Help

Unexpected Help From where does my help come asks the Psalmist. My help comes from the Lord, is the response.  Sometimes God provides unexpected help to us. Help from unlikely sources and unusual places. Scripture: Acts 16: 9-15 I moved this week. It was a busy time...

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Love as we have been Loved

Love as we have been Loved

Love as we have been Loved There are multiple examples of what God's love looks like in Scripture. Jesus also asks us to go out into the world and to love others. He takes it a step futher by providing an example of what this might look like. In the story of the Good...

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Shepherds

Shepherds

Shepherds Psalm 23 is one of the most enduring passages in scripture. It speaks of our trust in God and the promises we find in that trust.  In light of John 21: 15-19 we are also called to be shepherds to the people of this world. How might we live out that calling...

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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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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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