Sermons

  • Sunday, May 15, 2015
    The Power of Pentecost
    When I was practicing law in New York, I would regularly attend the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center. I suppose Italian opera is the finest of any – my relatives loved Aida and Pagliacci. But there’s one opera that has inspired me most over the years, an opera that prodded me to leave law and ...
  • Sunday, May 1, 2016
    The Peace That Jesus Gives
    The Peace That Jesus Gives Over the last year, prompted by my own health issues, I have done a lot of reading on the effects of stress on our bodies. Dr. Robert Anderson, who has researched the subject of stress extensively, says that he used to think that 35 to 40 percent of the problems he ...
  • Sunday, April 24, 2016
    A New Commandment Church
    A New Commandment Church The two most monumental events that have changed the course of human history took place in an upper room. The first upper room is a drab flat over a dingy laundry in a poor district of London in the 19th century. Through the dirty windows we see a man working passionately at ...
  • Sunday, April 10, 2016
    Resurrection Living
    When I was serving in the Diocese of British Columbia as Congregational Development Officer, I received a call from a priest friend in another Canadian diocese. He got right to the point. “Gary,” he said, “I am thinking of leaving the ministry.” I was shocked. I had known this man since divinity school. He was a ...
  • Sunday, April 3, 2016:
    The Power to Forgive
    When the first missionaries came to Alberta, they were fiercely opposed by a young chief of the Cree tribe named Maskepetoon. Eventually, however, he responded to the gospel and became a Christian. Shortly after his conversion, a member of the Blackfoot tribe killed his father. Maskepetoon rode into the village where the murderer lived and ...