Grace is a gift. The gift is a Person. The Person is the Hope. The Gift is free. The Person is Jesus. The Hope is life!
A Seasonal Message from Rev. Jim November 27, 2020 Good Shepherd Family and Friends, I bring greetings to you this year from my home office. It seems I have been holed up here for months, as we honour God in protecting one another from the spread of the coronavirus. Indeed, the whole world has been … Read moreA Confident and Quiet Christmas
This week: “There is no shortage of movies about the end of the world. Hollywood is great at telling these kinds of stories. But what about the reality of the final day; the truth about the world’s end as we know it? How can we be assured that, when all is said and done, we … Read more2020-11-22 Sunday Worship – “Day of the Lord”
What does it mean to be spiritually ready? This week, Rev. Jim opens the Scriptures to Jesus’ Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids in Matthew 25.1-13 and what it means for the Christian to “be prepared”.
How deep is your understanding of the Gospel? This week, Rev. Jim opens the Scriptures to Paul’s opening prayer in Ephesians 1.15-23, to discover how we can get a deeper understanding of the Gospel’s message of hope, promise and power.
Are your relationships within the Church centred around friendships? Bible study? Prayer groups? Or are they centred around the Gospel? This week, Deacon Rev. Mathew Seeram draws from 1 Thessalonians 2.1-8, to help us understand the centrality of the Gospel, and not ourselves, in our relationship with each other.
“Render to Caesar what belongs to him” – That was Jesus’ answer when asked by the religious leaders if it’s okay to pay Roman taxes. They were trying to get Jesus to say something that would get him in trouble with the authorities. But Jesus wasn’t simply endorsing obedience to the laws of the land. … Read more2020-10-18 Sunday Worship “Render to God”
With all the surrounding anxieties that come with our current times, how can we avoid worry? Join Rev. Jim as he walks us through Matthew 6.25-33, and Jesus’ teaching on anxiety and God’s care.
We all crave stability. It brings us comfort and security. But a quick glance at the world today, and we discover that stability is all too fragile and tenuous. And when we lack stability, our faith can waver. Join Rev. Jim as he walks us through the Parable of the Tenants in Matthew 21.33-44, to … Read more2020-10-04 Sunday Worship “Cornerstone”
This week, What is the basic response to the Good News of Jesus? Is it for everyone? Rev Jim offers a teaching on Jesus’ Parable of the Two Sons from Matthew 21.28-32. It’s a simple story, but it comes with a tough message for Jesus’ audience. What do you think?