Surrender to God

Surrender to God

Surrender to God Our passage today is a difficult one. We don't encounter a Jesus we recognize, perhaps this is a Jesus we don't want to follow. When we brush up against hard truths we need to examine what about them makes us uncomfortable.  Scripture: Psalm 69: 7-10,...

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Freely Given

Freely Given

Freely Given Today we consider the grace that we have freely recieved from God and consider the question of what we should do with it.  Scripture: Psalm 100 and Matthew 9:35-10:8.When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and...

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Created in the Image of God

Created in the Image of God

Created in the Image of God God works and moves in ways that I will never understand. Over the past week we have held in tension our ongoing anxiety of a global pandemic and have confronted questions and issues of race that have long been in front of us. The...

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Can I Get a Witness?

Can I Get a Witness?

Can I Get a Witness? It is Ascension Sunday. The day we celebrate when Jesus left the diciples and ascended to sit at the right hand of God. Though it is only afforded a few verses in Luke's gospel, the ascension provides a powerful image. We celebrate the ascension...

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We Are Not Alone

We Are Not Alone

We Are Not Alone We are coming to the end of the Easter season and Jesus is preparing us, as he did with the disciples, for what comes next. In our passage from John, Jesus speaks of the Advocate who will come and be with us. We know the Advocate as the Holy Spirit,...

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Between Vulnerability and Trust

Between Vulnerability and Trust

Between Vulnerability and Trust Our passage this morning is familiar and comforting. Jesus asks that our hearts not be troubled. He reminds us that he is the way, the truth and the life. All comforting statements for us to hear in the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic....

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Life Abundant

Life Abundant

Life Abundant It is Anniversay Sunday! As we celebrate this milestone in our congregation we consider two well known passages of scripture, both of which deal with the comforting pastoral image of the Good Shepherd.  Scripture: Psalm 23 and John 10: 1-10ASome years...

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Going for a Walk

Going for a Walk

Going for a Walk The events from our gospel passage take place on Easter Day. For us they are several weeks removed. However, the events of Good Friday and the empty tomb loom large. Two disciples decide to leave Jerusalem and head for Emmaus. On the Road to Emmaus...

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Demanding God Show Up

Demanding God Show Up

Demanding God Show Up Throughout history the disciple Thomas has been given a bad rap. We call him Doubting Thomas because he refuses to believe that Jesus has risen unless he can physically see it. As I reflect on our passage from John and the role Thomas plays I...

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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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