Messages (Sermons)

170827 – You Don’t Say

Yr A ~ Pentecost 12 ~ Matthew 16:13-20 So which is it? At the start Jesus says, “Say!” Say who I am. Then after Peter gets the courage to say, Jesus says, “Don’t say!” Don’t tell anyone! And then in…

170813 – Go Fourth – Rest Up

(Off Lectionary) ~ Mark 2:23-28 Today is part 2 of a sermon series about the fourth commandment – to remember the Sabbath and keep it holy – and we’re beginning with a strange passage of scripture. Jesus and the disciples…

170723 – Ladders and Circles

Yr A ~ Pentecost 7 ~ Genesis 28:10-19a The gospel lesson this morning was one of the Kingdom parables.  The kingdom of God is like a seed, a sower, a woman with a lamp and many others.  This morning the…

170709 – Yoke’s On You

Yr A ~ Pentecost 5 ~ Matthew 11:25-30 Abruptly Jesus broke into prayer: “Thank you, God, Lord of heaven and earth. You’ve concealed your ways from sophisticates and know-it-alls, but spelled them out clearly to ordinary people. Yes, God, that’s…

170618 – So Far (Indigenous Sunday)

Pentecost 2 ~ Indigenous Sunday ~ Ephesians 2:14-22 I chose this scripture passage for today because it speaks of a journey of reconciliation between two peoples. In the scripture it was about Jewish/Gentile relations in the early church. In the…

170611 – Bar None

Affirming Ministry Theme ~ Romans 15:1-7 We’re celebrating today, and we here at Faith United are so blessed that we have so much to celebrate! There is a special, energized, positive, spiritual vibe about this place – and it’s not…

170521 – Why United

Yr A ~ off lectionary ~ Acts 15:2-16:5 (selected) If you weren’t United Church, what would you be? I posted that question in an online discussion group comprised of United Church ministers and the number and range of responses it…

170514 – Why Church

Yr A ~ Easter 5 – Acts 2:42-47 Why are you here? Of all the places you could have chosen to be today, why did you choose this place? I’m going to assume you came willingly, that nobody dragged you…