Temptation

Temptation

The Grimm Brothers tale of Hansel & Gretel is an age old story of temptation. Hansel and Gretel are lured by candy into the witches house. It is a cautionary tale to avoid temptation and to be wary of strangers. How does temptation play out in our own lives today?...

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The Mountain Top

The Mountain Top

The church year continues and we find ourselves on the doorsteps of Lent. Soon we will journey with Jesus to Jerusalem, the events of Good Friday and Easter Sunday. However, before we can arrive in Jerusalem first we must travel with Jesus to the Mountain Top. Jesus...

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Invitations

Invitations

In life we all receive invitations. These invitations take on many forms. In some instances we are invited to social gatherings and in others we invite people and events into our lives. Just as we are able to receive invitations we are also able to invite others into...

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Two Sermons on the Magi

Two Sermons on the Magi

The visit of the Wise Men or Magi to Jesus is marked by the celebration of Epiphany. It is a season of light, of realization and expectation. While the story of the Wise Men is often one of grandeur and wonder there is another story found embedded within Matthew's...

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

This sermon is from the evening service. The text for the sermon is John 1: 1-14. Christmas Eve, 2015 - Evening Service The opening of John’s gospel which we heard read tonight is one of my favourite passages in scripture. On one hand I enjoy the poetic...

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What is it all About?

What is it all About?

The third Sunday of Advent is when we light the candle of Joy. Our gospel reading this week continues to deal with the ministry of John the Baptist. We receive a harsh message from John followed by some instructions that we might find peculiar. Text: Luke 3: 7-18 What...

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Future Hope

Future Hope

As we enter Advent and a new church year we look forward to Christmas. For many December is the time that they countdown to Christmas. However, receiving the Christ child requires that we prepare ourselves for that gift. Advent then is a time of preparation. At time...

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What is Truth?

What is Truth?

In our reading from John's gospel we have a glimpse at the conversation between Jesus in Pilate. Jesus tells Pilate that "Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice." Pilate responds to Jesus with the question "What is truth?" It is a potent question and...

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Three Widows

Three Widows

What does it mean to give to the church? What does an offering look like? Today we will consider giving and offerings from the unlikely source of three widows. Text: Mark 12: 38-44 & Ruth 3: 1-5; 4: 13-17 Three Widows Benjamin Franklin said “There are...

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The Greatest Commandment

The Greatest Commandment

Today we begin a short series on the Book of Ruth. Ruth is a small book which is found in the Old Testament. It is a story which starts in the midst of famine, death and despair. However, throughout the Book of Ruth we see faithfulness towards God in action. We also...

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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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