Sermons tagged with ‘discipleship’

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The Promise of Justice

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We are thankful to share our Lenten worship with St Anne’s Steveston, Gilmore Park UC, and St Alban’s Anglican. Isaiah 55:1-9   Isaiah 55:1-9 in many ways is about the transformation of desire. And part of the salvation God has worked in Jesus is the transformation of our desires, to desire true things and to […]

Dependence on God – the 101 of Discipleship

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Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C 13 February 2022 Jeremiah 17:5-10 Psalm 1 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 Luke 6:17-26   I was baptized in the east crypt of the cathedral in our home town. It is a beautiful space and the oldest part of the Cathedral and dates back to the 11th century. My parents […]

The Peace of Christ

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Second Sunday of Easter, Year B 11 April 2021 Acts 4:32-35 Psalm 133 1 John 1:1-2:2 John 20:19-31   The disciples are behind locked doors. They are afraid the authorities will come for them, too. It is a small miracle that they are no longer scattered but are together again. It would be easier to […]

Fear and Amazement

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The Resurrection of the Lord, Year B 4 April 2021 Acts 10:34-43 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Mark 16:1-8   On Good Friday, shortly after our service, I received a call from CNKW about whether I would be available for a short interview in the afternoon. The call was brief, and I was told […]

Where Faithful Discipleship May Lead

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Second Sunday in Lent, Year B 28 February 2021 Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22:23-31 Romans 4:13-25 Mark 8:31-38   That the apostle Peter has difficulty with Jesus’ announcement of his suffering and death shouldn’t surprise us since it’s not exactly our idea of a great time either. I mean, who wouldn’t go to great lengths […]

When the end is a beginning

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Second Sunday of Advent, Year B 6 December 2020 Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8   If you have ever read the Gospel of Mark from the beginning to the end, and this is a good one to start with because it’s the shortest of the four gospels, you will have […]

Open Doors, Open Hearts, Open Minds

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Proper 21 (26), Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year C September 29, 2019 Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 Psalm 91:1-6, 14-161 Timothy 6:6-19 Luke 16:19-31   When we lived in Winnipeg I knew the funeral directors well. In part because we lived there long enough for that to happen. One funeral home would occasionally provide tickets to a […]

What it means to follow Jesus

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Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany / Proper 5, Year B 4 February 2018 Isaiah 40:21-31 Psalm 147:1-11, 20c 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Mark 1:29-39 We always read the scriptures from our own perspective and, of course, we believe that God speaks to us through the scriptures and that God speaks into our own time and lives. […]

Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A – 22 January 2017

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Isaiah 9:1-4 Psalm 27:1, 4-9 (1) 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Matthew 4:12-23   The first time I came to Canada was as a student at the Vancouver School of Theology. In the summer before I went back home I took a course in Clinical Pastoral Education at Health Science Centre Hospital. That is where Jackie and […]