Sermon Archive (Page 12)

Sermon Archive (Page 12)

God Comes as a Baby

This Christmas, this story, invites you to kneel at the manger, to welcome the baby, to choose love instead of fear, to be a light in the darkness, that the world might be healed.

Saying Yes to God

Well friends, we’ve made it! We’ve made it to the fourth and final Sunday in the season of Advent. Our waiting is almost over. Almost. This morning’s sermon will wrap up our exploration of the theme we have been following throughout Advent, “Do not be afraid.” We’ve been looking at some of our fears, and at God’s promises in the midst of our fears; God’s words of encouragement, Do not be afraid. Over the Sundays of Advent, our Scripture readings…

Making Peace

We are continuing this week our Advent theme of “Do not be afraid,” exploring our fears and God’s continued call to us of, “Do not be afraid.”

Do Not Be Afraid

As your pastor, I believe Advent, like fibre, is good for you and so I’m determined to keep working on this with you year after year.

Our Circle of Empathy

Sojourners is an evangelical community based in Washington DC. It is a progressive and socially active community, contrary to the common perception of what it means to be an evangelical. Jim Wallis, who is the Executive Director of Sojourners, recently said that the scripture we heard read today from Matthew 25 is the “test” scripture for his community. When thinking about their position on issues or the actions they feel called to undertake, they always ask themselves if they are…

Releasing Our Grip

What Jesus is calling us to is a radical trust, a willingness to accept that we may not know what is best, for ourselves or for others, but that God does.

Back to the Beginning

This text is rooted in an awareness that divorce has consequences, that the fallout from divorce lands disproportionately on those who are most vulnerable, most often women and children.

Who Do You Say That I Am?

In our tradition, we value openness and questioning and the freedom to think about Jesus in a variety of different ways. And I respect the fact that we need to continue to do that. … But we also have to make room for Jesus here among us.

Practicing Church

Our job is to keep practicing our faith; to not take it for granted; to keep stretching ourselves to love one another across our differences