Sermons

  • Sunday, December 18, 2016
    In Praise of Joseph
    Matthew 1:18-25 – “Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah* took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, ...
  • Sunday, December 11, 2016
    Patience Under Suffering
    Be patient, therefore, beloved,* until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. 8You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.* 9Beloved,* do not grumble against one ...
  • Sunday, December 4, 2016
    Shaking Up the Family Tree
    I’m still not sure exactly how or why it happened, but several months ago I impulsively signed up for one of those one-month-free trial subscriptions to ancestry.ca – the online resource that helps track members of your family tree. I never did get around to doing anything with it at the time, and I think ...
  • Sunday, November 27
    And So the Journey Begins
    We’re only at the beginning of Advent, and foremost in our minds is the time-honoured question asked by every impatient child on a long road trip: “Are we there yet?” In one sense, the answer to the question is “yes” – because we know that the promise has already been fulfilled: the birth of the ...
  • Sunday, November 20, 2016
    The Reign of Christ
    The Reign of Christ, which is what we call this last Sunday of the church year before the start of Advent, is one of those peculiar observances that invites a preacher to dizzying heights of eloquent discourse on majestic themes of Christ the King and his power and glory, and how we the loyal subjects ...