Tag: sunday

Sermon, Sunday, September 4, 2016

“My grievance with contemporary society is with its decrepitude.  There are few towering pleasures to allure me, almost no beauty to bewitch me, nothing erotic to arouse me, no intellectual circles or positions to challenge or provoke me, no burgeoning philosophies or theologies and no new art to […]

Sermon, August 21, 2016

When we were kids our folks drove us to Vancouver every second year. That’s a long car ride. One summer my mom decided the trip was a great venue to listen to Zig Ziglar the positive thinking motivation speaker. He was funny to listen to but truth is […]

Sermon, August 14, 2016

It feels like we’re an unsettled bunch. My observation is that people in our times routinely carry a boatload of stress, pressure and chaos. When you live in the redzone, near crisis constantly, it doesn’t take much to shove you over the edge. Not surprisingly this is an affront to […]

Sermon, August 7, 2016

When I was a teenager I ran track and field.  My favourite races were the 400m and 800m runs.  They were fast and tough—no room for error. My sister also ran. Don’t tell her, but she was always better than me! I remember a conversation I had with […]

Sermon, Sunday September 28, 2014

Before I was married I imagined that because I was so easy-to-get-along-with I could marry just about anyone. When I met Colleen and fell in love, I knew that being married would be a cinch, she was awesome, we already knew I was awesome, we’d be awesome together! […]

Sermon, Sunday September 21, 2014

The Bible tells Christians to ‘hold in the highest regard in love those who work hard among you’. This morning we have the honor and privilege of welcoming Pastor Martinez and his wife Emma to St. Paul’s Leaskdale. Pastor Martinez and Emma have served our Lord Jesus in […]

Sermon, Sunday September 14, 2014

Today is an important day for St. Paul’s as we welcome Meg Patterson into our family. Meg is a seminary student at Knox College. Her home church is Burns Church in Ashburn. Meg will be learning and leading with us from now until March 30 2015. Meg is married […]

Sermon, Sunday September 7, 2014

There are certain events that change the way you live your life. 9/11 is an example. You can’t go near an airport without feeling the impact of that event. Getting married, dropping your kid off at college; all life-changing. The greatest event in all of history is the […]

Sermon, Sunday August 31, 2014

Lord, be with those aching today in ways no one knows. Let them feel it, Your presence gently touching the aloneness that has barnacled itself to hidden places, Your words so close they feel the warmth of You on their face: “I am for you. I won’t let […]

Sermon, Sunday August 17, 2014

Psalm 90:1-2 (MSG) A prayer of Moses the man of God. Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. Bulletin August 17, 2014 Sermon, Sunday August 18, 2014 […]

Sermon, Sunday August 10, 2014

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners, and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the […]

Sermon, Sunday August 3, 2014

Psalm 119 1-8 The Message (MSG) You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. You’re blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. That’s right—you don’t go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set. […]

Sermon, Sunday July 27, 2014

“Enemy-occupied territory—that is what this world is. Christianity is the story of how the rightful king has landed, you might say landed in disguise, and is calling us to take part in a great campaign of sabotage.” C.S. Lewis Sermon, July 27, 2014 – Liz Honeyford 1 Samuel […]

Sermon, Sunday July 20, 2014

“When the shadow of Jesus’ cross falls across our lives in the form of failure, rejection, abandonment, betrayal, unemployment, loneliness, depression, the loss of a loved one; when we are deaf to everything but the shriek of our own pain; when the world around us seems a hostile, […]

Sermon, Sunday July 6, 2014

“Ziklag is the premier biblical location for realizing that when we get serious about the Christian life we eventually end up in a place and among people decidedly uncongenial to what we had expected. That place and people is often called a church. It’s hard to get over […]

Sermon, Sunday June 29, 2014

Train me, God, to walk straight; then I’ll follow your true path. Put me together, one heart and mind; then, undivided, I’ll worship in joyful fear. From the bottom of my heart I thank you, dear Lord; I’ve never kept secret what you’re up to. You’ve always been great […]