OUR SERMONS

Signposts and Shadows Hebrews 10:1-25 & St. John 19:1-37 Signposts are helpful in getting us where we’re going, but they’re not the same as the destination.  A few weeks ago…
A New Commandment 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 & St. John 13:1-15 Actions often speak louder than words.  It’s true and it’s why we have all sorts of aphorisms to make the…
To Grasp or to Give? Philippians 2:5-11 The Gospels are, in many ways, a tale of two kings.  As we’ve seen in our study of Luke’s Gospel, Jesus came as…



Feasting and Fasting Luke 5:27-39 This morning we’ll be looking at Luke 5:27-29.  In the last part of verse 5 we saw the Pharisees gathering to evaluate and pass judgement…
Your Sins are Forgiven Luke 5:17-26 Back in the Fall of 2011 the Occupy protestors took over Diana Krall Plaza in Nanaimo.  Veronica and I were down there for the…

Be Clean

March 2, 2014
Be Clean Luke 5:12-16 I want you to think this morning about what it’s like to be on the outside.  And not just to be on the outside, but to…
They Left Everything and Followed Him Luke 5:1-11 What does it look like to follow Jesus?  What’s involved?  What does Jesus ask us to do?  Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote that “When…
With Power and Authority Luke 4:31-44 We all know the old saying that talk is cheap.  We’ve all probably at some time told someone: “Put your money where your mouth…

He Came to Nazareth

February 9, 2014
He Came to Nazareth Luke 4:14-30 As we’ve made our way through these first chapters of St. Luke’s gospel, one of the key things we’ve seen is that Jesus’ ministry…

Temped by the Devil

February 2, 2014
Tempted by the Devil Luke 4:1-13 Who is Jesus?  What does it mean to be the Messiah?  What does it mean to be the Son of God?  And how does…
The Holy Spirit Descended and a Voice Came from Heaven Luke 3:21-38 As we’ve seen so far, one of St. Luke’s key themes is the identity of Jesus. Verses 21-38…
The Voice Crying in the Wilderness Luke 3:1-20 In Chapter 2 we were confronted, along with Joseph and Mary, with a Jesus who doesn’t quite fit all of our expectations…

Did you not know?

January 12, 2014
Did you not know? Luke 2:40-52 During Christmastide we often sing a profound question in the form of a carol: What child is this, who laid to rest, on Mary’s…
A Light for Revelation Luke 2:21-39 In these first two chapters of his Gospel, St. Luke sets the stage and prepares us for the life and ministry of Jesus.  The…

In Those Days

December 29, 2013
In Those Days Luke 2:1-20 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. (Luke 2:1) Those are the familiar words that begin…
To guide our feet in the way of peace Luke 1:57-80 For many years Zechariah and Elizabeth had prayed for a son—someone to carry on their name, someone on whom…
You shall call his name Jesus Luke 1:26-56 When we were last in the first chapter of St. Luke’s Gospel we read about Zechariah and the visit paid to him…
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