Sermons tagged with ‘violence’

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Violence and our relationship with God


1 John 4:7ff 7Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that […]

Discerning God’s presence and living peaceably


Proper 21 (26), Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 30 September 2018 Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 Psalm 124 James 5:13-20 Mark 9:38-50   The Book of Esther was written to explain the Jewish festival of Purim. Even though the book of Esther is a work of fiction, in locating the story in Persia we learn […]

Second Sunday of Easter, 23 April 2017


Acts 2:14a, 22-32 Psalm 16 1 Peter 1:3-9 John 20:19-31   Before we moved to Abbotsford in 2002 I knew very little about Abbotsford. I knew a little about its geography and I remembered a murder case of a teenage girl that made national headlines. The perpetrator was dubbed the Abbotsford Killer. Later I met […]