Sermon Blog

13
Jun

The Kingdom of God isn’t what you expect

    Scripture  Mark 4:26-34    Jan Savory As Jesus said at the start of his ministry: “The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”  `The word translated repent, Metanoia, really means changing your mind about someone or something.  Change your mind about the […]

06
Jun

Who are my brothers?

Scripture: Mark 3: 28-37; Memorial Nigel Bunce Who are my brothers?  That’s the question that this week’s Scripture makes us examine.  And, do we have an side track to Jesus just because we attend church every week?  Probably not.  Jesus preached “radical equality”. This tells us that the Kingdom of God is different from the […]

30
May

A Trinity of love for Trinity Sunday

Trinity of love; Trinity Sunday. Nigel Bunce A Trinity of love (justice, kindness, humility) is Gospel oriented, It is unlike doctrines about sin that focus on obedience to rules set by human church leaders. Earlier this month, there was a news item in the Globe & Mail about a religious controversy in Germany. Certain Roman […]

23
May

Pentecost, the third incarnation

Scripture: Acts 2: 1-38       Jan Savory Pentecost has always seemed strange to me. What is different about the Holy Spirit that “came at Pentecost” and the Spirit of God that was mentioned in the Hebrew Scriptures and the Gospels, the spirit hovered over chaos before creation, that spoke to the prophets, that appeared […]

16
May

Growth in our gardens and in faith

Scripture: Deuteronomy 8: 7-10; Mark 16: 12-20: Rogation. Nigel Bunce Growth in our gardens and in faith.  These two aspects of growth come together for us this Sunday. We celebrate Rogation Sunday; and we look forward to Pentecost next week – the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples. Rogation comes from a Latin […]

12
May

Midweek Evening Prayer in the season of Rogation

As we prepare to plant our crops and gardens, we thank and praise Creator God for the blessings of abundance that we hope to receive, in a service of mainly Celtic style prayers. Photo: Cristina Anne Costello, www.unsplash.com.