If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say

If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say

How often do we consider how the words we speak might hurt or offend other people? Do we think before we speak or do we put the proverbial foot in our mouths? Our passage from James this morning looks at the sin we can commit when we are careless with how we speak....

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Mercy Trumps Judgement

Mercy Trumps Judgement

Today we continue our study of James. Our passage this morning deals with the distinctions we make between ourselves, the judgements that may occur as a result and finally with how James urges us to respond. You may find it helpful to read the article Who Gets to...

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Giving and Receiving

Giving and Receiving

Sola Fide. If I am saved by faith alone, why do anything? Welcome to the first in a series of sermons where we focus in on the Book of James. A book from the Bible which is known for its heavy leaning towards doing God's work. Throughout this series we will consider...

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Armour of God

Armour of God

What does  it mean to put on the whole Armour of God? Should Christians today be adopting an image that promotes violence and warfare? Let's take a look at Paul's letter to the Ephesians and try to gain a better sense of what it means to wear the Armour of God. You...

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The Family Business

The Family Business

There once was a man. He was a powerful man. Blessed with riches and resources beyond what most people know. He was in charge of a large territory and he defended that territory. Over time he made enemies of other powerful individuals. At times they would go to war...

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Living Bread

Living Bread

John's gospel is where we find the many "I Am" statements that Jesus makes. This morning we look at Jesus' statement "I am the bread of life." During the children's story the observation was made by the children that this really is an odd thing to say. Yet, as an odd...

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Walk the Talk

Walk the Talk

Is it mission or evangelism? Which one do we pick? Is it possible to do both? Our gospel lesson from Mark this morning allows us to ask that question. For many people the idea of evangelism can be threatening. However, this does not need to be the case. Jesus and the...

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The Whole Truth

The Whole Truth

There is something to be said for personal space. The piece of real estate that you keep to yourself, an area that you guard and don’t allow anyone else into. It’s a comfort zone, we feel a little safer, a little more secure. When we enter into a crowd we...

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Voices of Security

Voices of Security

When the storms of life threaten to overwhelm us. When the questions that are posed to us are too big for us to handle, we nee to look towards an alternate source of wisdom than our own. In part this is what the Book of Job and the story of Jesus calming the storm are...

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God’s Promise

God’s Promise

In life we make a lot of promises. To our parents, our siblings, spouses and friends. Some of these promises we keep and others we don't. In the passage from Ezekiel that we will consider today we receive promise from God. What does it mean to us that God makes...

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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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