Sermons tagged with ‘following Jesus’

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Of Cloaks and of Letting Go


Proper 25 (30), Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 24 October 2021 Jeremiah 31:7-9 Psalm 126 Hebrews 7:23-28 Mark 10:46-52   One of the great gifts of being a pastor is the people I meet, you included, which is one reason why I am here this morning and not at convention. When a group from […]

Following Jesus


Proper 19 (24), Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost 16 September 2018 Proverbs 1:20-33 Psalm 19 James 3:1-12 Mark 8:27-38   It must have been so difficult for the disciples to follow Jesus. I mean, in many ways I envy them, but in other ways I do not. It must have been confusing because Jesus rarely fulfilled […]

Our Spiritual Needs and Jesus


Second Sunday in Lent 25 February 2018 Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22:23-31 Romans 4:13-25 Mark 8:31-38   There is an ad that has been popping up on my facebook feed for a church in downtown Vancouver. They’re a sizable church on Georgia Street and I am happy that they are able to do ministry downtown. […]

What it means to follow Jesus


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


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 […]