Sermons tagged with ‘love’

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The Outcasts Matter


Thanksgiving Sunday, Year A 11 October 2020 Deuteronomy 8:7-18 Psalm 65 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 Luke 17:11-19   How long did the ten lepers live together? They lived in something like a leper colony in no-mans-land, far from towns and villages. They shared the same fate and because they did, they must have understood each other, […]

Divine Tears, Divine Love


Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year A 29 March 2020 Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 130 Romans 8:6-11 John 11:1-45   I did not grow up with the King James Version of the Bible. The version I grew up with was a revision of Martin Luther’s translation of the Bible. And although I generally favour a translation closer […]

What motivates us?


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 […]

Faith and the slippery slope


Proper 4 (9), Second Sunday after Pentecost 3 June 2018 1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20) Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 Mark 2:23-3:6   There are two things we know about Jesus that seem contradictory. The first one is that Jesus was an observant Jew who would visit temple and synagogue who loved and knew the […]

Loneliness, Community, and the Kingdom of God


28 January 2018 Fourth Sunday after Epiphany Proper 4, Year B Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Psalm 111 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Mark 1:21-28   Jesus enters a synagogue, as is customary for him. He encounters a man who has an unclean spirit. We moderns are not entirely sure today about what that means but what is clear is […]

We don’t get saved alone


Wednesday Nov 1 All Saints Day, transferred to Sunday, 5 Nov 2017 Revelation 7:9-17 Psalm 34:1-10, 22 (9) 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12   I have booked our flights. Right after worship on November 19 Jackie and I will fly to Germany to dissolve my mother’s household. My brother and his partner will be there […]