Have you ever found yourself saying this? It's usually a statement you say when hope is soon to be lost. This sermon explores this question. Sermon scripture: 1 Samuel 17: 32-49; Mark 4: 35-41.
This sermon is based on the texts found in: 1 Samuel 15:34—16:13 & Mark 4:26–34
It is a reflection on the parable of the Kingdom of God being compared to a seed scattered and then when left alone within God's creation, it grows and grows... Why does it grow, what does it require for good growth... are we the same? This Sunday in Brooksdale, we alsoa celebrated the membership of Erin through confirmation and Bill Rothernel through transfer of membership. Many thanks for Bill's reflection shared with us regarding why he has chosen to join our congregation... his words were pure blessing to our Brooksdale ears!
Text: 2 Corinthians 4: 13 — 5:1 ; Mark 3: 20 – 35, by Rev. Doug Peck.
Rev. Doug explores the topic what is the worst that's going on out there? What's unforgivable? And how does Christ ask us to respond?
The Kintore Community has recently celebrated many new babies being born. With these births, new mothers and grandmothers have been born. Theresa Moore is one of those Grandmothers and speaks to the blessing in it all.
Today's Sermon was on John 17:6-19 - Jesus' prayer to God thanking God for entrusting the disciples to him.
How do you avoid jumping from one frying pan into another... wouldn't it be better to jump into something more saving? In Jim Collins' From Good To Great - he quotes CEO Darwin Smith who says, "If you have a cancer in your arm, you've got to have the guts to cut off your arm." Courageous boldness is a big part of this story. His example sheds much light on Jesus' bold words in Matthew 10:24–39 when he tells us we have loses our life for (his) sake will find it.
What is it about getting climbed on by a 3 year old that makes you feel utterly noticed in this world! A holy moment in fatherhood to give thanks for this Fathers Day! (reflection based on Lectionary Reading - Matthew 9:35—10:8)
This Pentecost Sunday (Acts 2: 1-11) our churches are also taking an opportunity to celebrate Canada's 150+. The logo for Canada 150+ pays homage to the great diversity in our history. This is also the case wiht Pentecost... in both stories, the question of how to we unify in a time of division?
It’s ironic that what is destined to save the church has been at the heart of rural community since the beginning. Lectionary Readings (Acts 17:22–31; Psalm 66:8–20; 1 Peter 3:13–22; John 14:15–21)
How is home like date squares and like Christ’s love for us. Listen and find out in this mother’s day sermon.
When Mary Magdalene first notices Jesus' disappearance, it causes her to panic and run for help. With nothing left to go on, she finds herself emotionally collapsing. Our Moderator of the United Church, the Rt. Rev. Jordan Cantwell also says, that many people think Easter is all happy and hallelujah's and yet, likely most people aren't feeling that way. So many people are in a state constant running, just trying to stay a float, and yet likely not far from crashing. When Mary lets herself crash... could it be the beginning of her rising?... and ours?
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