Sermons

Following God In Mission

Following God In Mission

The first story in the Book of Acts sees Jesus commission his disciples to go into the world and be his witnesses. (Read the story here) While this is a command he gives specifically to the remaining eleven apostles, it's still something we can do today. The disciples...

Jesus is Risen (Easter Sunday)

Jesus is Risen (Easter Sunday)

The empty tomb stands at the centre of the Christian Faith. While Jesus' death on Good Friday seemed like a catastrophe, his resurrection showed his disciples that he was, the fulfillment of their hopes. Jesus's resurrection solves their immediate problems. It also...

Good Friday – A Dissonant Chord

Good Friday – A Dissonant Chord

The Good Friday story finds Jesus' disciples caught in an in-between space. Like Music with dissonant chords that have yet to find resolution, so they wrestle with the dissonance of Jesus' death. Their experience speaks to ours as we live in a broken world while...

God Works in Ways We Don’t Expect

God Works in Ways We Don’t Expect

How does a crowd welcoming Jesus into Jerusalem turn to a mob calling for his death by Friday?. Jesus elicits such a powerful response because he fails to meet the people's expectations. While they're looking for political deliverance, Jesus is trying to get at the...

Jesus is the Way to God

Jesus is the Way to God

Our deepest needs--security, belonging and significance--can only be properly met by God. But if we agree with this statement we still have no way to come to God. To do so requires that we have some way of interfacing with the divine. As it turns out, Jesus is the way...

The Resurrection and the Life

The Resurrection and the Life

JESUS IS THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE When Jesus shows up in Bethany after Lazarus died, there wasn't much hope that he could do much of anything. People believed that he was able to heal sick people, but not that he could raise someone who was dead and buried. It...

Mission and Spiritual Growth

Mission and Spiritual Growth

It might seem intuitive to say that immature Christians need to come into the church, find maturity and only then go out into the world. But that's not how Jesus sees it. In John 10, Jesus ties together the ideas of Mission and Spiritual Growth.  His people, he says,...

Jesus lights Our Way

Jesus lights Our Way

When Jesus claims to be the light of the world he is telling us that when we allow him, he helps us see a reality that our natural eyes can't see. While we have eyes that see fine, without Jesus we are missing something. I want to explore three ways in which Jesus...

Rejecting Consumption

Rejecting Consumption

In today's passage, we look at Jesus' challenge to live for bread that doesn't spoil. Jesus calls his followers a life of rejecting consumption for its own sake. Instead, he proposes eternal life as an alternative. Eternal life is participation in the life of God. As...