OUR SERMONS

Conformed to the Image of his Son Romans 8:26-30 To say that the world is a mess would be an understatement.  How do we, as Christians, respond to the sin,…

Groaning

November 5, 2017
Groaning Romans 8:18-25 Have you ever travelled to someplace unfamiliar and struggled to figure out how to get from one part of town to another because the streets didn’t seem…

The Spirit of Adoption

October 29, 2017
The Spirit of Adoption Romans 8:12-17 We’ll be looking at Romans 8:12-17 this morning.  This is the beginning of the final drama that Paul’s been working towards since Chapter 5. …

According to the Spirit

October 22, 2017
According to the Spirit Romans 8:5-11 As I was reading our passage from Romans 8 this past week, I couldn’t help but think of this lantern I acquired back in…

No Condemnation

October 15, 2017
No Condemnation Romans 8:1-4 As I was preparing to preach on Romans 8:1-4 I was listening to Bach’s Jesu, meini Freude.  It’s an entire cantata structured around these verses and I’m…
Taste and See 1 Peter 2:1-10 The Psalmist writes, “Taste and see that the Lord is gracious.”  St. Peter picks up those words in our Epistle this morning as he…

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…