Sermons from August 2019

Sermons from August 2019

WE’RE RICHER THAN WE THINK

Yes, I have taken today’s title from the advertising slogan of a bank, which says “You’re Richer Than You Think.” But I have changed it to read, “We’re richer than we think.” And that’s because of our relationship with God through Jesus Christ. In Christ we are rich toward God.       In our spring garage sale, we have a silent auction in which…

EXPLORING THE GIFT OF FAITH

There is nothing more basic to the Christian life than faith. We Christians call ourselves people of faith. We refer to congregations as “communities of faith.” In 1st Corinthians 13 Paul lists the three spiritual gifts God has given us for Christian living – faith, hope and love. Paul refers to love as the greatest gift, but names faith first,

MANDATE FOR A CONGREGATION

Sunday August 11 Matthew 10:5-15 As soon as something in our society is seen to be out of order a Royal Commission is set up to deal with it.  One day it is suspected that tax-revenues are being misspent or that medicare claims are being falsified or that organized crime is taking over legitimate businesses.  At this point a commission is convened. …

OUR MERCIFUL NEIGHBOUR

Many people today say that they don’t really know their neighbours. We don’t have as much in common with our neighbours as we did in previous generations. Sometimes there are language and cultural and religious barriers. But over time you can get to know your neighbours. On one side of our home we have a Muslim family, and on the other side a Chinese family. Certainly…