Dec8ThuDecember 8, 2022
Yes, believe it or not, we have just started a new year. The first Sunday in Advent marks the beginning of the Church year.
I’ve often wondered why this is. After all, wouldn’t it make more sense to begin the year with a significant event such as the birth of Christ? Then again, the coming of God into the world, in the human form of Jesus his Son, is such a significant event that it demands a time of waiting and preparation. Without it, we are liable to miss the real reason for the season.
Nov16WedNovember 16, 2022
The end of November is nigh, and the Advent season will soon be upon us. What a joyful time it can be as we eagerly await the season of anticipation and celebration of our Saviour’s birth. This season can also be a time of stress, busyness and financial woe; and if we allow it, the decisions facing our congregation could easily...
Oct16SunOctober 16, 2022
Have you ever had one of those days where nothing seemed to go right, and everything seemed to conspire against you? If you can answer, “No”; then God Bless You!
Sep19MonSeptember 19, 2022
It has been a very busy summer and I was so glad to have been given the opportunity to share the message while Pastor Jonathan was away. I remember the very first time I was asked to preach, I almost said, "No thank you" because I was unsure; not of my ability to speak in public, but of my readiness and worthiness to stand in the pulpit. After all, I had no training in homiletics and could barely understand what Matthew Henry had to say. The idea of unpacking a portion of scripture was simply out of the question.
Jun21TueJune 21, 2022
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7: 13-14 (NIV)
This passage comes from the concluding section of the Sermon on the Mount...
Apr3SunApril 3, 2022
Do you have fears? Most of us do to one degree or another. Some of us fear heights, closed spaces, illness, or spiders and insects. Others fear public speaking, abandonment, isolation, humiliation, shame, or sadness. Fear is an emotion in response to a threat, real or otherwise.
Being afraid, on the other hand, is to be filled with fear. It is the adjective to fear’s noun and is used to describe ones’ anxiety concerning a situation or thing.
Mar4FriMarch 4, 2022
Lawrence Peter Berra – aka “Yogi” – was not only an American baseball legend, but he was also well known for his ability to turn a phrase. Over time, these quotes became known as “Yogi-isms”. Here is one:
Feb2WedFebruary 2, 2022
“Now is the winter of our discontent, made glorious summer by this son of York; and all the clouds that low’r’d upon our house in the deep bosom of the ocean buried.” (Richard III, Act 1, Scene 1)
This opening line to one of Shakespeare’s best known plays is often quoted to describe dismal and unhappy times,...
Dec9ThuDecember 9, 2021
Do you have any particular memories of the Advent Season? I certainly do. As a young boy I couldn’t wait for the Sears and Eaton’s Christmas Catalogues to arrive (yes I am THAT OLD). When they finally appeared, with their glossy pages bulging with colourful pictures of the latest toys and games, I would tear...
Nov13SatNovember 13, 2021
The whole Israelite community set out from the Desert of Sin, traveling from place to place as the LORD commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. 2 So they quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.” Moses replied, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you put the LORD to the...