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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A Second Look at the Garden of Eden

A Second Look at the Garden of Eden

The story of Adam and Eve, of the Garden of Eden, is a well known story. So well known that we can recount the highlights of this story without much effort. For centuries this piece of scripture has been central to many important issues that are important in our walk...

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Called

Called

History has been marked by significant events. Signposts by which we mark and remember the passing of time. Births, deaths, wars, disasters, marriages. Each of these and more provides a link to other occasions of significance in our own lives. In our passage from...

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Testify to the Truth

Testify to the Truth

On Pentecost we receive the Holy Spirit and give thanks for its continual illumination on the Church. For its mission of illuminating the truth of God's love for humanity. However, while we might receive the Holy Spirit as a gift from God, it comes with an obligation...

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Ascension Sunday

Ascension Sunday

On Ascension Sunday we experience the culmination of the Gospel story. In Luke's gospel the ascension of Christ is not an event marked by great fanfare. In fact Luke only dedicates one sentence to Jesus ascending. Afterwards the disciples continue to worship in great...

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The Master Gardener

Trusting God sounds like it should be an easy thing. However, in our walk of faith there are many times when we might question God's plan for us. When we realize that perhaps we would like a little more control or say in how events are being shaped. Our passage this...

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Psalm 23

Psalm 23

There is an old Spiritual that goes like this: Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen Nobody knows my sorrow Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen Glory hallelujah! When we find ourselves in times of trouble and when we experience moments of sorrow, invariably we find...

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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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