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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If

If

On Christ the King Sunday we consider the kingship of Jesus Christ. Normally, we might think of a king who rules over a people and a land. However, in the case of Jesus kingship is different. In establishing the kingdom of God, Jesus does what for a king would be an...

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Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday

This Sunday we remember those who have served in war. We honour their sacrifice and we ask what does it mean as a Christian to support our soliders? How should we respond to issues of war and conflict. Text: John 15: 12-17 Last week Logan, Ethan and I...

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Humility

Humility

Text: Luke 18: 9-14 Imagine, if you will, praying the following prayer. If it is helpful, please close your eyes and bow your heads. Thank you God for loving me. Thank you God for the way your grace works in my life. Thank you God for my health. May I always...

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In All Things Pray

In All Things Pray

Text: Luke 18: 1-8 Prayer. Prayer is a real problem. You see half of us probably don’t pray as much as the other half think we do. And most of us pray for things we really shouldn’t pray for. And all of us have unanswered prayer. And for everyone one 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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