Synopsis

Navigating through life with Jesus

Episodes

  • Listening for the Voice of God in the Midst of Terrorism

    Listening for the Voice of God in the Midst of Terrorism

    24/11/2015

    Our Church tradition encourages us to observe this last Sunday of the Church year as Christ the King Sunday, our last Sunday for quite a while to claim Jesus as King. King, not as one of a geographic territory or a particular group of us, but King as creator of the world, redeemer of all […]

  • Jesus brings clarity to us all through the eyes of a blind beggar

    Jesus brings clarity to us all through the eyes of a blind beggar

    26/10/2015

    Sermon for October 25, 2015 – Mark 10:46 – 52 Listen to the sermon here: The healing story of “Blind Bartimaeus” challenges us to consider how Jesus responds to those of us who cry out for mercy. Jesus calls us to remove the barriers that separate us from him – not only the culture that […]

  • Jesus is not a trickster, his miracles are often the beginning of his transformation of us

    Jesus is not a trickster, his miracles are often the beginning of his transformation of us

    19/10/2015

    This sermon was preached extemporaneously on October 18 2015. The main theme is that our relationship with Jesus often begins with an attraction and attention to the magical side of Jesus. As we read the Gospel stories, we often seek the miracles for others to be magic for us. But we come to full faith […]

  • Meeting the face of Christ in interesting places………

    Meeting the face of Christ in interesting places………

    27/07/2015

    John 6:1-21 “I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who by the power […]

  • We cannot escape the love of Christ: A Sermon Dedicated to our High School Seniors

    We cannot escape the love of Christ: A Sermon Dedicated to our High School Seniors

    11/06/2015

    1 John 5:9 – 13 & John 17:6 – 19 Listen on youTube here (This sermon dedicated to our two high school seniors: Kathryn and Samantha) As I was doing some research for this morning’s sermon, I discovered there has been tremendous advancement in gaining academic knowledge. Students no longer have to pull all nighters […]

  • This sermon dedicated to my nephew “Doctor” Stephen: Jesus is our living Field of Dreams

    This sermon dedicated to my nephew “Doctor” Stephen: Jesus is our living Field of Dreams

    08/06/2015

    Listen/Subscribe to this Youtube channel: http://youtu.be/B8rZ_WiZHOI May 3, 2015 – I received an invitation the other day to attend a graduation for one of my nephews, a special graduation in that my nephew will be the first medical doctor in our family. It provided occasion for reflection on what inspires one to endure those years of […]

  • Finding faith in moments of joy, disbelief and wonderment…..

    Finding faith in moments of joy, disbelief and wonderment…..

    19/04/2015

    on YouTube: http://youtu.be/OUub8KM7614 Most of you know I am part of the Ministerial Association here in town. We continue to search for common ground at our meetings and it seems we found some at our last few meetings. It seems that the Presbyterians, the Methodists and us all have chipmunks running around our church and […]

  • Jesus opens doors……..

    Jesus opens doors……..

    12/04/2015

    To hear the sermon, click play below: On Youtube, click here: http://youtu.be/9NkR7cVJX3I I have often marveled at the stories of Jesus’ appearance after his resurrection. When I read or hear these stories, I typically say to myself, “I am glad someone met Jesus after his death or I guess I wouldn’t be here now, doing what […]

  • I had known death before, but this time it was personal…..

    I had known death before, but this time it was personal…..

    22/03/2015

     youTube: http://youtu.be/S-7mnrN7xuo John 12:20-33 I had known death before, but this time it was personal. At 21 years of age, I had experienced the loss of loved ones and even of some contemporaries, but nothing compared with this experience. I called him uncle even though he was not a blood relative; he was my father’s best friend. […]

  • Cutting a switch for ourselves or for Jesus?

    Cutting a switch for ourselves or for Jesus?

    08/03/2015

        As a young boy, when I acted up or did something that deserved discipline, my mother would hand me her pruning clippers and instruct me to go out in the yard and cut my own switch. The mental anguish of cutting the switch had its own measure of discipline as I evaluated how […]

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