Giving Up

Giving Up

The first Sunday in Lent deals with the temptation the Jesus faced after his time in the wilderness. The Devil places three temptations before Jesus. In each instances we see Jesus refuting the Devil through good understanding of scripture. Today we face our own...

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Transfiguration

Transfiguration

Text: Matthew 17: 1-9 Many of you may be familiar with the line of toys called Transformers. There is of course a movie franchise based on the toys. These toys are robots which can transform into cars. As they drive around in car form they are much like any other...

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Persist

Persist

Text: Matthew 5: 38-48 There was once a father who had to go away from his young family for three or four days on business. Anxious that his wife should be properly looked after in his absence, he had a word with the oldest son, who was nine at the time. “When I’m...

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Choose Life

Choose Life

In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus clarifies aspects of the law. Bringing them into sharper focus and providing context to what God intended, but which humanity misinterpreted. In doing so Jesus talks about murder, adultery, divorce and oaths. However, Jesus does not...

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Salt and Light

Salt and Light

What kind of disciples are we? To whom do we belong? These are just two of the questions which our passage from Matthew's gospel seeks to address. Jesus puts these questions to the disciples by referring to 'salt & light.' These two common, ordinary elements are...

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The Beatitudes

The Beatitudes

The Beatitudes are a beloved piece of scripture. They remind us that the promises of God do not mirror the promises of this world. In fact, God's promises often put the promises of the world upside down.  The Beatitudes Text: Matthew 5: 1-12 The 1952...

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Come and Follow

Come and Follow

How does one become a disciple of Jesus? If we look to Matthew's gospel when Jesus calls his first followers, we learn that it is a remarkably easy thing. Jesus calls, we follow. Text: Matthew 4: 12 - 23 Come and Follow Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven...

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Come and See

Come and See

What does it mean to follow Jesus? To Come and See what he has to teach us? Our passage from John this morning has us encountering Jesus just after his baptism, before his ministry starts in earnest.  Text: John 1: 29-42 Come and See There is a...

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Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth

We are at the Second Sunday of Advent and the theme is peace. Our message comes to us from John the Baptist to prepare a way for the Lord, to make straight his paths. However, in order to understand the expectations that people had for the Messiah we need to turn our...

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In Days to Come

In Days to Come

It is the first Sunday of Advent and we celebrate the hope that is to come in the birth of Jesus Christ. Advent is a time to prepare and in preparing we look to the words of the prophet Isaiah.  Text: Isaiah 2: 1-5 In Days to Come Last week was 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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