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Knowing the Commander's Intent
8:30am, Sunday, September 2, 2018
Passage: John 10:11-18
Series: General
Duration: 26 mins 21 secs
In the military, officers are trained so that, even when they cannot contact their commander, they still know what to do, exactly as the commander wants them to do it. We have our mental habits that sometimes limit our freedom, because we forget our Commander's intent, even though Jesus left very clear guidance, over and over again. His intent is that we have faith in him, and that we love just as he has loved us. As visiting Pastor Fred Veerhuis makes clear, that's a tall order — fortunately, he also empowers us. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 15]
The Forgiveness Choice
10:30am, Sunday, August 26, 2018
Passage: John 8:2-11
Series: General
Duration: 31 mins 20 secs
Visiting Pastor Fred Veerhuis gives us deep background on what was really going on with the woman caught in adultery, and provides a fresh insight into the cost of forgiveness. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 14]
Walking in Wisdom
8:30am, Sunday, August 19, 2018
Series: General
Duration: 22 mins 13 secs
To complete his time with us, visiting Pastor Dean Zweck explores the common theme of Wisdom in today's readings. What does it mean, in our own times, to live wisely? [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 13]
I Eat With Joy My Little Piece of Bread
10:30am, Sunday, August 12, 2018
Passage: John 6:35-51
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 7 secs
Visiting pastor Dean Zweck examines what Jesus meant when he said "I am the bread of life". This address followed a performance of Bach's cantata BWV 84 ("I eat with joy my meagre bread, my little bit of bread.") [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 12]
The Bread that Endures
5:30am, Sunday, August 5, 2018
Passage: John 6:24-35
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 5 secs
In his final Sunday visiting with us, Pastor John Wilksch explores what Jesus means when he says that He is the bread of life. It's more than just the oven-baked dough. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 11]
Jesus Is the Messiah (not a bread king)
10:30am, Sunday, July 29, 2018
Passage: John 6:14-15
Series: General
Duration: 16 mins 39 secs
Visiting pastor John Wilksch explores the feeding of the 5000, and especially the reaction of some of the crowd, wanting to make Jesus the miracle worker their king - by force if necessary. But Jesus was no bread king. His agenda is somewhat larger. Jesus is the Messiah. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 10]
Hope in Troubled Times
10:30am, Sunday, July 22, 2018
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 13 secs
It's hard to avoid thinking of these days as troubled times. When the prophet Jeremiah brought God's word to Israel, they too were living in seriously troubled times. God's word through Jeremiah reminds us where our hope lies. Thank you, visiting pastor John Wilksch. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 9]
Called to Be Prophets
8:30am, Sunday, July 15, 2018
Passage: Amos 7:10-15
Series: General
Duration: 17 mins 40 secs
Visiting Pastor John WIlksch considers the case of Amos, a humble shepherd and gardener who God called to deliver an important message to the centres of power of his day. In the same way, whatever our daily work, we are called to be prophets, speaking God's word into our modern context. [Organ - Pentecost 8]
My Grace Is Sufficient
10:30am, Sunday, July 8, 2018
Series: General
Duration: 20 mins 48 secs
Lay reader David Paech (channeling our former senior pastor) explores the issues around prayer (particularly unanswered prayer as experienced by both Jesus and the Apostle Paul) and grace. [Organ - Pentecost 7]
His Healing Touch
8:30am, Sunday, July 1, 2018
Passage: Mark 5:21-43
Series: General
Duration: 20 mins 5 secs
Lay reader Cathy Beaton explores the implications of two Gospel stories, the healing of the woman who had been hemorrhaging for 12 years, and the raising of the daughter of the Jewish leader Jairus. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 6]