This morning’s message is the last in a series of five sermons on the Bread of Life Discourse found in the sixth chapter of the gospel according to John. Some of you will, no doubt, be heaving a huge sigh of relief. Others of you will be thinking, “Oh, no, I love the symbolism, the mystery, and the complex language and concepts found in John’s gospel”. Some of you will be saying, “I don’t want anyone to even try to…
For me, these stories from scripture reach out to us from across the vast space of time and eternity and they remind us that God’s got time for us.
Laura continues our discourse on the meaning of “sharing bread” as explained in John’s gospel. The book of John is full of miracle stories but they alone are not John’s prime message, he takes a more mystical view.
Jesus, God with skin on, invites us to come and see and believe relationship with him is essential for our spiritual well being.
Starting this morning and for the next four Sundays in a row, our worship services are built around the sixth chapter of the gospel according to John!
to simply live to praise God’s goodness, bask in God’s love, celebrate God’s presence and know all is well even in uncertain times.
Let us get on the business of loving, caring for all God’s creation, at least living well.
To explore “fair balance” in the context of Canadian and Scottish history, and our relationship with our Indigenous people.
Are we up for the task? More’s the pity us if we are not.
Rev. Liz introduces the story of Abraham and Sarah. The we hear testimonials from each of Betty Chenoweth and Helen Brandt to expand on that theme. Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-8.
We can sail where the Spirit winds blow us, trusting that the builder knows best.
Haida Gwaii is an example of a sabbath place.
As we celebrate our ongoing need to grapple with the doctrine of the Trinity dating back to its inception some 300 years after Jesus walked the earth, my fond prayer is that we might risk daring to re-visit the topic anew.
Pentecost Sunday is one of my favourite high holy days in the church calendar year!
Of course, its not a schmaltzy or romantic understanding of love-its more of an understanding of love as self-emptying.