Sermon Archive (Page 4)

Sermon Archive (Page 4)

The Gospels

We come now in our helicopter view of the Bible to the gospels – the four books that lie at the centre of our faith.

God teach us how to pray

The structure of the Protestant Old Testament places five books near the middle that are called Books of Wisdom. These five books close out the historical section of the Old Testament.

Children’s Sunday

Our job? To show up, be present, be persistent in our prayers, wait patiently and attentively, with curiosity, endurance, gratitude, and grace for all that God has done and will do for us in this time and in this place. And to say ‘yes’ when the time seems right.

Those Saintly Ones

Like the Christian story and our own story as a church family, the text for this morning is also a story about courage, commitment, or extreme loyalty in the face of threat.

God’s Relentless Invitation

God’s relentless invitation to sign on in new and innovative ways to be about the collaborative work of engaging with a living, loving God; one who desperately needs us to show up and to walk the talk of healing and wholeness.

Do Not Worry

Thanksgiving Sunday is always one of my favourites in the church calendar year as we gather to give thanks and praise for the harvest. It’s one of my favourite days as we begin to notice the cooler mornings and longer nights and all this in the midst of revelling in the brilliant hues of the autumnal colours. Thanksgiving Sunday is one of my favourites because it brings back so many memories from my childhood when I attended South Burnaby United…

Homily for Welcome Back 2018

Being in Christian community means this: ‘if one member of the body suffers, all suffer together with it’ and ‘if one member of the body is honoured, all rejoice together with it’.  (2)

Stand By Me

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…