Sunday Messages 2016

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Indicator Infant

Sunday, December 25 / Published on March 26, 2017

It’s not just THAT Jesus came, but HOW he came that is ‘a sign unto you’. It’s indicative of the way God works in human lives.  – Harry

Staying Awake

Sunday, November 27 / Published on March 20, 2017

History has a beginning, a middle and an end in the Christian worldview. Most of the books of the New Testament clearly teach that Jesus will return at the end and ‘put the world to rights’. We are in the middle right now, but this gives us great hope.  – Harry

Angel-Like

Sunday, November 13 / Published on March 20, 2017

Jesus was challenged by a religious group of his day who didn’t believe in the resurrection or angels or spirits. Jesus quotes back to them the scriptures that they did believe: “”I am the God of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob.(guys who had died)” He is not the God of the dead but of the living, for to him all are alive.” See Luke 20:27-38.  – Harry

Saints Who are Us

Sunday, November 6 / Published on February 26, 2017

Some traditions consider only the ‘holiest’ of Christian believers to be saints, but Scripture actually defines all Christians as saints – although also sinners at the same time!  – Harry

Sunday, October 30 – We had a guest lay minister today.

Humble or Stumble

Sunday, October 23 / Published on February 20, 2017

According to Scripture, God brings down the proud but lifts up the humble. For most of us this is a lifelong challenge but it also partly explains what God is doing in our circumstances. He’s producing humility in human lives.  – Harry

Bothering God

Sunday, October 16 / Published on February 11, 2017

To bother or not to bother, that is the question. Can we truly bother God? Jesus’ parable about the ‘unjust judge’ suggests that genuine faith requires us to persistently seek God’s help.  – Harry

Bread of Life

Sunday, October 9 / Published on February 11, 2017

Jesus often would take bread, break it, give thanks for it and give it out. There’s a rhythm here which reflects our experience. We have been taken, broken, blessed and given out to the world.  – Harry

Truth

Sunday, October 2 / Published on February 4, 2017

According to this passage, 1 Timothy 2:1-7, God wants everyone to come to ‘knowledge of the truth’. This certainly indicates that knowing truth is not only possible, it’s essential to authentic human existence.  – Harry

Overjoyed

Sunday, September 25 / Published on January 7, 2017

What people don’t seem to realize is that the God of joy has literally saturated human life with his joy. It’s in the beauty and order of nature, the excessive amounts of food choices and the design of the human being – with our smiles, laughter and love of song and dance. God goes one step further and comes to dance with us.  – Harry

Sunday, September 18 – We welcomed the gospel group Freedom Bound, who ministered encouragement through music and personal testimonies.

Triumph Over Terror

Sunday, September 11 / Published on December 29, 2016

Are we truly all cowed and intimidated by terrorism? The worst they can do is kill the body, yet Jesus says “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me, though they die, yet shall they live!”  – Harry

Mutuality, Marriage and Money

Sunday, September 4 / Published on December 13, 2016

‘Mutuality’ is defined as “The condition or state of reciprocity, or sharing”. One of the big themes of the Bible, and particularly the New Testament, is the ‘one another’ theme – as in ‘forgive one another’, ‘pray for one another’ and, especially, ‘love one another’. Here it is again in Hebrews 13:1.  – Harry

For Your Own Good

Sunday, August 28 / Published on March 20, 2017

God disciplines us because he loves us, scripture tells us. Really? That can be a tough pill to swallow, but it’s true. This explains, at least in part, why he allows so much difficulty and suffering in our lives.  – Harry

Sunday, August 21 – We had a guest minister today.

By Faith

Sunday, August 14 / Published on November 29, 2016

According to the Bible ‘faith’ is ‘the CONFIDENCE of things hoped for, the PROOF of things unseen’. (Hebrews 11:1) Notice that this is not the same as our contemporary use of the word, where it usually stands for someone’s religion or their trust in some institution (e.g. ‘she had a lot of faith in the CBC’).  – Harry

The Heart of the Matter

Sunday, August 7 / Published on October 14, 2016

The heart of the matter is It’s The Heart That Matters. The gospel of Jesus is aimed at our hearts. Jesus is he who ‘binds up the broken-hearted’.  – Harry

***Harry was on sabbatical from May 1 to July 31.***

Tracy Thomson

Sunday, May 22 / Published on September 24, 2016

Tracy spoke courageously and eloquently and from a Christian perspective on the effect and the ripple effect of the residential school ‘solution’.  – Harry

All Things New

Sunday, April 24 / Published on December 19, 2016

It’s not entirely clear what the age to come will be like, but we can be assured that it will be wonderful, based as it is on the resurrection of Jesus and his victory over death. Even now there are many glimpses of it, and we are actually engaged in implementing aspects of it – through such things as the pursuit of justice and beauty and spreading the good news of Jesus Christ.  – Harry

Miracles

Sunday, April 10 / Published on September 24, 2016

I think ‘miracles’ is a fun topic. Do they happen? Have you witnessed any? Probably.  – Harry

Hoax or History

Sunday, April 3 / Published on September 10, 2016

If the resurrection of Jesus didn’t happen it’s the biggest hoax in history. The whole of Christian faith is based on the belief that it did.  – Harry

Two Trees, Two Gardens

Easter Sunday, March 27 / Published on September 3, 2016

Scripture tells us of two notable trees: 1) the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and 2) the cross of Christ. The second is the answer for the problem that arose with the first. There are also two gardens: 1) Eden and 2) the garden location of Jesus’ resurrection. This talk considers the significance of these trees and gardens.  – Harry

The Sentence

Palm Sunday, March 20 / Published on December 3, 2016

Much is said about justice and injustice. The greatest injustice of all time was suffered by Jesus, who, having done nothing at all wrong in his whole life was sentenced to the barbaric horror of crucifixion.  – Harry

Extravagance

Sunday, March 13 / Published on August 14, 2016

There are a couple of kinds of extravagance at least. One is represented by Mary, the sister of Lazarus, when she poured super expensive perfume on Jesus’ feet.  – Harry

New Creature

Sunday, March 6 / Published on June 3, 2016

Why does ‘metamorphosis’ have to happen in the animal kingdom? It really doesn’t. Lots of creatures don’t metamorph (metamorphosize?) and they seem to get along just fine. Might God have built signs like these into the creation to teach us something of his marvelous ways?  – Harry

For Example

Sunday, February 28 / Published on April 29, 2016

According to Paul, we’re to consider ancient Israel in their 40 year journey across the desert. We Christians are like them in many ways, but he cautions us NOT to follow their example – NOT to worship a golden calf, NOT to grumble etc. Good advice!  – Harry

Sunday, February 21 – We had a guest minister today.

Temptactics

Sunday, February 14 / Published on March 5, 2016

Temptation is our constant battle in life. We are weak in withstanding it, but Jesus is not. His encounter with the Tempter himself reveals this. The secret tactic for resisting temptation is not being stronger or smarter, but knowing our weakness and inviting/discovering Jesus’ presence and power within us.  – Harry

Lifting the Veil

Sunday, February 7 / Published on March 5, 2016

A lot of us are somewhat in a fog with respect to things like the meaning of life, what’s true, faith in God and so forth. It’s like there’s a veil over our eyes. The Apostle Paul tells us that when we ‘turn to the Lord’ the veil is removed.  – Harry

The Love Standard

Sunday, January 31 / Published on March 5, 2016

We tend to think we’re gracious and caring sorts, and we probably are, but there’s always room for growth. A great measuring stick is the thirteenth chapter of 1 Corinthians – the love chapter…           – Harry

Sunday, January 31 – The message was not recorded today.

Party Time!

Sunday, January 17 / Published on January 29, 2016

One thing many people seem to have heard about Jesus is that he turned water into wine. They may not know that this was at a wedding and it wasn’t a couple of bottles – more like 60 cases! A bit scandalous and not very ‘religious’, don’t you think? What’s it mean?  – Harry

Baptisms

Sunday, January 10 / Published on January 23, 2016

The passage about Jesus’ baptism (Baptism of our Lord Sunday) actually speaks about 3 kinds of baptism: water, Spirit and fire. This talk is an attempt to ‘immerse’ ourselves in a look at all three.          – Harry

Christmas Joy

Sunday, January 3 / Published on January 16, 2016

Joy is one of the trademarks of genuine faith in Jesus. It’s one of the reasons we can’t stop singing and making up new songs. The stories of Jesus increase our joy and this one, about Jesus at the age of 12, is no exception.  – Harry

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