Sermons from March 2019

Sermons from March 2019

RESTORING OUR JOY

Last week I told you about how I learned to skate. My first experience on the ice was not a happy one. But after a few more tries I got it.  Today I want to tell you about a much more recent experience. Right after Christmas I bought myself a pair of new skates. It was the first new skates I’ve owned in 45 years. The old ones had served me well. But whenever I took…

STANDING, FALLING, STANDING AGAIN

The title of today’s sermon may lead you to think that it’s for people who are learning to skate or ski.  Well, it’s not, but I certainly remember my first time on ice. My mother took me one afternoon to the local arena. I was six years old. She put my new skates on, took me out on the ice, and I’m sure she was doing her best to hold me up. But before I even reached…

WHERE WE SEE HIS GLORY

Sometimes we say about someone – “That person really in their glory.” We usually say it when we see someone doing exactly what they want to, or exactly what God intends them to do, using their God-given gifts to the fullest. For example, when we hear and watch John Shillingberg play one of his special organ pieces or when he’s conducting the choir we say, “John’s in his…

DELIVER US FROM EVIL

I read of something that happened a few years ago in Quebec. The story didn’t mention the town or city. Anyway, two brothers, Antony and Jerome, wandered off from their backyard and entered a local Toys R Us store. While amusing themselves Antony and Jerome slipped into a playhouse where they quickly fell asleep. When they woke up, the lights were out, and the store was…

MERCIFUL FATHER, MERCIFUL CHILDREN

      Today we are going to speak about this quality called mercy. In Luke 6:36 Jesus said, “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” But first let’s go right back to Genesis chapter 1. God said, ‘“Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness… and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air,…