Palm Sunday Reflections

Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019 Scriptures: Luke 19:28-40   (Read passage HERE) Luke 19:45-48   (Read passage HERE) Luke 22:1-6        (Read passage HERE) Luke 22:14-20   (Read passage HERE) Luke 22:24-30  (Read passage HERE) Today’s message was a drama presentation — it took the form of five conversations, each concluding with a brief reflection by Paddy. The…

Lent 4

Sunday, March 31, 2019 Scripture: Psalm 32    (Read passage HERE) Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32   (Read passage HERE)

Time to Change

There’s a church in Calgary that ran a series of Sunday evening services, entitled “News to Good News.” The minister would take the headlines from the Saturday morning paper and make that the topic of his sermon for Sunday night. It was a conscious effort to connect what people were talking about during the week…

Lent 2 – Repent

Sunday, March 17, 2019 Scripture: Luke 13:31‐35  (Read passage HERE) Traditionally we call Jesus, our Prophet, Priest and King. They are three equal titles for Jesus but in practice, we are much more likely to emphasize his kingly reign over us or his priestly sacrifice. Today we catch a quick glimpse of Jesus our Prophet, calling…

Lent I

Sunday, March 10, 2019 (Today’s service was planned and led by the children of our Sunday School) Scriptures: Mark 1:12-13     (Read passage HERE) Luke 13:18-21   (Read passage HERE) Luke 13:29-30  (Read passage HERE)

Love Your Enemies

Sunday, February 24, 2019 Scripture: Luke 6:27-38  (Read passage HERE) One of the truisms of preaching is that generally people prefer sermons that include some clear application to our everyday lives.  It’s to do with how our minds work.  Some people like thinking in big terms: paint me a picture of where we want to end…

On the Level

Sunday, February 17, 2019 Scripture: Responsive Psalm 1  (Read passage HERE) Luke 6:17-26              (Read passage HERE)