Sermon The Wisdom of God is the Wisdom of the Cross

The Wisdom of God is the Wisdom of the Cross

Wisdom of God or Wisdom of the World? We struggle. Every day presents new challenges and old temptations. And yet, we know to turn to God. Do we always turn to Him? Nope. It may seem obvious that the wisdom of God should be our first choice in every situation but our old Adam loves …

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Sermon Christ’s Love Forms Our Love

Christ’s Love Forms Our Love

Words Matter Remember the old schoolyard saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”? Well, it’s rubbish. Words can hurt because they matter. But the inverse is also true – words can heal and more importantly, words can share love. We continue this Lenten season with the focus on …

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Sermon The Life of Repentance

The Life of Repentance

Lent is known as the season of repentance. While that may sound depressing to confront and confess our sins, it is a blessing of the greatest means. We get to acknowledge our inclination to sin, seek forgiveness and absolutely receive it. But it doesn’t start and end with Lent. The life of repentance is a …

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Sermon Repentance is Preparation

Repentance is Preparation

People always want to know “what will tomorrow bring” or “what should I do to prepare for emergencies?” These are, in some ways, the wrong questions for us as Christians to ask. Instead, we might more productively ask “what is the meaning of this life” or “what should I be paying attention to, today, that …

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Sermon Living a Life of Repentance

Living a Life of Repentance

We continue our Lenten theme of Repentance with another reminder of God’s grace. We need the reminder because we tend to be short-sighted and get bogged down in the ways of the world. Outside of God’s grace, life is meaningless as many a philosopher will tell you! But under His grace, we have meaning, purpose …

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Sermon Living in the Last Days

Living in the Last Days

We live in good times but it’s easy to question that sentiment. Scandals, natural disasters and pandemics abound. But we know these are good times because we are in the Last Days. Living in the last days means we enjoy a life of repentance. A life of repentance means turning away from the ways of …

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Sermon Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

What is the point of Lent? It is a time for repentance and the forgiveness of sins. “Repentance” is not a word you are likely to hear just anywhere, so let’s take some time to delve into it — the core of the Christian faith. Tonight’s sermon text is from Joel 2, 12 “Yet even …

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Sermon Repentance

Repentance

Today’s sermon text is from the first chapter of Mark, 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” The hardest part of what Jesus said in this text seems …

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