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Pastor Peter Law

Mercy for the Poor
September 25, 2022
Stewardship

Mercy for the Poor

by Pastor Peter
When running a race where you are at any particular time isn't important. It only matters where you end up. The same is true in the relationship between this life and the next. Do we live our lives for here and now, or do we live with the end in mind? Do we enjoy ease…
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September 18, 2022
Stewardship

How We Use Our Money

by Pastor Peter
What does money have to do with a Christian’s expectations of the age to come? Quite a bit, actually. The resources we have are a sacred trust from God. And while we can’t take them with us, how we use them in this life will have consequences in the life to come. In today’s sermon,…
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September 4, 2022
Stewardship

Jesus Demands Everything

by Pastor Peter
When Christians think about making disciples, our first impulse is often to make it easy. But Jesus doesn’t make following him easy. Instead, Jesus demands everything. In his culture, there were no stronger ties than family ties. Yet he demands that his disciples’ allegiance to family take a back seat to their allegiance to him.…
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July 24, 2022

Jesus’ Teaching On Prayer

by Pastor Peter
In Luke 11, we read Jesus' teaching on Prayer. Jesus begins by teaching his disciples a ritual prayer (The Lord's Prayer) and then talks about what prayer tries to achieve. Prayer, as Jesus teaches it, moves our hearts away from an obsession with ourselves.  Instead, it directs our attention towards what God is doing in…
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July 17, 2022

Spiritual Disciplines

by Pastor Peter
Spiritual Disciplines Allow us to Recieve In the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus affirms that we should love our neighbour as ourselves. Yet, if you constantly try to serve others, you may find yourself getting burned out. The problem, it seems, is that when we serve others, it is meant to come from the…
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July 10, 2022

Making the Stranger Into a Neighbor

by Pastor Peter
Religious faith can call us into deeper love and mercy or it can make us self-satisfied. Jesus shows this tension at work in the parable of the Good Samaritan. The Lawyer who is questioning wants to know who is his neigthbor (whom must he love, so he can figure out who he doesn't have to…
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July 3, 2022

Lambs Among Wolves

by Pastor Peter
In the Kingdom of God, sometimes less is more. We see this when Jesus sends out his disciples as lambs among wolves to announce the coming of his Kingdom. Jesus instructs the disciples to be like lambs because their victory shows God's power at work in them. They also embody Jesus' lamb-like vocation that will…
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June 26, 2022

Helping People See God

by Pastor Peter
In North America, Christians often struggle with a perception problem. We claim to follow a God whose defining characteristic is love. But people outside the church see us as judgmental and intolerant. We need to ask ourselves who they would think God is by looking at us. Christians' Job is helping people see God. We…
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June 19, 2022

Hope In Disappointing Times

by Pastor Peter
God's people are no strangers to scandal. But God is at work through them even when they are faithless. So when we see the next scandal, we should remember that God is in it for the long haul and that he's going to accomplish his purposes in spite of the faithlessness of his people. That…
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June 12, 2022

Discerning the Spirit’s Leading

by Pastor Peter
When Jesus tells his followers to make disciples of all nations, he gives them an impossible task to carry out. Or at least it would be impossible without the help that he had also promised them. The Spirit guides the church helping us as we partner with God in his mission to the world. But…
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June 5, 2022

Love is Power, Says the cross

by Pastor Peter
When Paul tells us that he's not ashamed of the gospel (Romans 1:16) he's not talking about tolerating it when people look down on him because of his faith. Instead, he means that while the gospel looks weak, he sees it as strength. The world refuses to believe that a guy dying can be anything…
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May 22, 2022

At the Lord’s Table

by Pastor Peter
At the Lord's table, we see how God extends hospitality to the excluded. Around the table, Jesus eats with sinners and tax collectors. At one meal in particular (the last supper) he expresses his expectations for his followers. After washing their feet (serving them) he instructs them to follow his example. He tells them to…
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