Sermons tagged with ‘fear’

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Choosing Trust and Hope

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Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C 19 December 2021 Micah 5:2-5a Luke 1:46b-55 Hebrews 10:5-10 Luke 1:39-45, (46-55)   It has been no easier for churches to plan for Christmas than for anybody else. Virus mutations, public observance of health restrictions, vaccination rates, and in turn the issue of new health guidelines have guided our […]

Loving Those Who Are Different

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Trinity Sunday, Year B 30 May 2021 Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 29 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17   I grew up in a world of much fear. I am not speaking of the cold war and nuclear war heads nearby. That was not really a topic around our dinner table. But I remember my grandmother’s warnings not […]

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 […]

What motivates us?

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Proper 6(11), Fourth Sunday after Pentecost 17 June 2018 1 Samuel 15:34 – 16:13 Psalm 20 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, (11-13), 14-17 Mark 4:26-34   It was in June of 1992 that Jackie and I came back to Canada. We moved to Saskatoon where I would complete my theological studies. We were young and had little […]

Dreams and Visions. What kind of dreams and visions?

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The Day of Pentecost 20 May 2018 Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Romans 8:22-27 or Acts 2:1-21 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15   I attended the special City Council meeting on Thursday. I arrived at 6:25 pm and signed in as speaker number 71. With everyone being given 5 minutes to speak, not accounting for the transition […]

Focus and Distraction

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12 November 2017 Proper 27(32), Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 Psalm 78:1-7 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Matthew 25:1-13   Just before the weather turned I hiked up Crown Mountain. It’s behind Grouse, you can see it from Richmond. It’s beautiful up there and it’s not far. About forty minutes into my hike a park […]