OUR SERMONS

Sin Shown to be Sin

October 1, 2017
Sin Shown to be Sin Romans 7:7-25 In Romans 7, Paul’s focus is on the law—on the torah, given by the Lord, through Moses, to the Israelites.  We looked at the…

Released from the Law

September 17, 2017
Released from the Law Romans 7:1-6 The theme of St. Paul’s letter to the Romans is that the gospel reveals the righteousness of God.  Let me unpack that, since we…

Slaves of God

September 10, 2017
Eternal Life in Christ Jesus our Lord Romans 6:15-23 I was reading this week that some schools in the Lower Mainland are introducing Internet filters that bar kids from accessing…

Present Yourselves to God

September 3, 2017
Present Yourselves to God Romans 6:12-14 We’ll be looking at Romans 6:12-14 this morning.  It’s a short passage.  It’s shorter than what I originally planned to look at today, but…
In Step with the Spirit Galatians 5:13-26 There’s an episode of an old TV show I used to watch in which the hero winds up in prison.  While he’s in…
Alive to God in Christ Jesus Romans 6:1-11 When I was about seven years old my mom came home from the grocery store with a box of my favourite cookies. …

Grace Abounded

August 20, 2017
Grace Abounded Romans 5:12-21 This morning we’ll be continuing our study of St. Paul’s letter to the Romans as we look at 5:12-21.  In our passage today, Paul prepares us…
Examples for Us 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Jesus has given us new life and he expects us to live it.  It’s easy to fall back into old ways; it’s easy to…
They saw his Glory Luke 9:28-36 I was thinking this week of Harold Abrahams.  The movie, Chariots of Fire, told the real-life story of him and Eric Liddell.  They were runners…
While We Were Enemies Romans 5:6-11 Nineteen years ago this past Fourth of July, Veronica and I were in Friday Harbor, down on San Juan Island.  We visited the little…

We Rejoice

July 23, 2017
We Rejoice Romans 5:1-5 This morning we’ll continue our study of Romans by launching into Chapter 5.  Romans 5 begins the second section of Paul’s letter.  In the first four…

Reckoned to Us

July 16, 2017
Reckoned to Us Romans 4:16-25 For my birthday, one of my school friends gave me a recording of the radio broadcast of Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”…
The Father of All Who Believe Romans 4:9-15 We human beings benefit from signs and symbols.  It’s one thing to hold an abstract idea in your head, but it’s another…

Abraham Believed

July 2, 2017
Abraham Believed Romans 4:1-8 I want to begin this morning with a story.  It’s a story found in the early chapters of Frist Maccabees.  The Jews in the church in…
The Great Banquet St. Luke 14:16-24 St. John tells us in our Epistle, “Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth” (1…

Who is Jesus (Part 2)

June 18, 2017

Who is Jesus (Part 1)

June 11, 2017

When the Day of Pentecost Arrived Acts 2:1-11 Pentecost.  I mentioned to someone last week that Pentecost will be here soon and he responded, “Pentecost?  I thought you were an…
Waiting and Working 1 St. Peter 4:7-11 & St. John 15:25-16:4 As I said in the homily this past Thursday, on Ascension Day, the Ascension is sort of the Church’s…