OUR SERMONS

Alive Again

February 22, 2015
Alive Again Luke 15:11-24 This morning we’ll be looking at verses 11 to 24 of the fifteenth chapter of Luke.  Before we get there, though, remember what’s been happening.  In…

Rend Your Hearts

February 18, 2015
Rene Your Hearts Joel 2:12-17 & St. Matthew 6:16-21 Our lessons this evening for the First Day of Lent tie in very well with what we’ve been studying in St.…

Joy in Heaven

February 15, 2015
Joy in Heaven Luke 15:1-10 We’ve all experienced a noisy part next door or down the street and been annoyed that it kept us awake.  Or maybe we were miffed…

Count the Cost

February 8, 2015
Count the Cost Luke 14:25-35 A week or two ago I was reminded of a game I’d long since forgotten: Oregon Trail.  It was the first computer game I ever…

Invite the Poor

February 1, 2015
Invite the Poor Luke 14:1-24 Doug was my first roommate.  He and I were randomly assigned to the same set of rooms by a University computer.  In our dorm that…
Sermon for the Conversion of St. Paul Acts 9:1-22 & St. Matthew 19:27-30 As we’ve been making our way through St. Luke’s Gospel one of the themes we’ve seen Jesus…

Strive to Enter

January 18, 2015
Strive to Enter Luke 13:22-35 My wife is fond of reminding me that being wrong feels just like being.  Even when a knowledgeable person confronts us, our ignorant certainty and…

Like a Mustard Seed

January 11, 2015
Like a Mustard Seed Luke 13:10-21 What does the kingdom of God look like?  And how has it or how will it come?  Brothers and sisters, what we think of…

Unless You Repent

January 4, 2015
Unless You Repent Luke 13:1-9 How do we respond when bad things happen?  Do we blame God?  Do we blame the devil?  Do we blame ourselves or the person to…

A Gospel of Life

December 28, 2014
A Gospel of Life St. Matthew 2:13-18 Christmas is a celebration.  A few nights ago we were singing “O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant…come and behold him, born…

Division

December 21, 2014
Division St. Luke 12:49-59 Last Sunday I dropped into a friend’s open house and before too long I found myself deep in conversation with a stranger, who had noticed from…

Be Ready

December 14, 2014
Be Ready St. Luke 12:35-48 About ten years ago Veronica, Alexandra, and I headed off on a trip to Kelowna to visit family.  We’d packed quickly the night before and…

Do Not Be Anxious

November 30, 2014
Do Not Be Anxious St. Luke 12:13-34 From the day that humanity was cast out of the garden we’ve lived with ever-present anxiety: what am I going to eat, where…
Acknowledge Me Before Men St. Luke 12:1-12 As we make our way through St. Luke’s Gospel we see that one of his key themes is discipleship—what it means to follow Jesus.  At…

Woe to You

November 16, 2014
Woe to You St. Luke 11:37-54 Exactly sixteen-hundred years ago a British monk named Pelagius stirred up an enormous controversy.  In 410 he moved to Carthage in northern Africa.  He…

Full of Light

November 9, 2014
Full of Light St. Luke 11:29-36 When we were last in Luke’s Gospel two weeks ago we saw Jesus confronted by a crowd.  He had just cast a demon out…
A Yet More Glorious Day 1 Corinthians 15 Have you ever tried to put together a second-hand puzzle and been frustrated by extra pieces that didn’t belong?  I remember going…
Hear the Word of God and Keep it St. Luke 11:14-28 Are you with Jesus?  Or are you against him?  I would expect that all of us would very quickly…
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