Declare God’s Love

Declare God’s Love

Declare God’s Love Declare God’s Love This past week Rev. Ellis attended the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. General Assembly ran from Sunday through Wednesday evening, full days of debate and discussion about the church and its...
God’s Family

God’s Family

God’s Family God’s Family Our passages today focus on reconciliation, the hard work of forgiveness. It might not look that way at first glance, as the passages have more finger pointing in them than words of forgiveness.  However, if you dig deeper you...
The Greatest Promise of All

The Greatest Promise of All

The Greatest Promise of All The Greatest Promise of All Today is Trinity Sunday, where we celebrate the Triune aspect of God: Father Son  Holy Spirit Our passage dealing with the Trinity comes from the words of Jesus as we find them in John’s gospel. Jesus is...
The Pouring Out of God’s Spirit

The Pouring Out of God’s Spirit

The Pouring Out of God’s Spirit The Pouring Out of God’s Spirit Today is Pentecost Sunday, when we recognize and acknowledge the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is referred to by Jesus as the Advocate, that which will come and remain with us after Jesus...
A Dangerous Place

A Dangerous Place

A Dangerous Place A Dangerous Place One of the most reassuring aspects of scripture is the knowledge that Jesus prays for us. Our passage from John’s gospel today features such an occassion. It is the reason that Jesus is praying for the disciples and us that is...
Abide in God’s Love

Abide in God’s Love

Abide in God’s Love Abide in God’s Love What does love look like? In many ways love as Jesus describes it in our passage today is love in action. Less an emotion and more a tangible act that we undertake. What the passage makes clear is that God’s...

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