The Bible continually warns us of the dangers of listening to false teachers. It is a good warning for us today, too. There is a false Gospel out there, teaching that your faith means you deserve all the riches in the world that God has to offer. This prosperity Gospel feeds on our desire for an easy-going, … Read more2021-02-28 Sunday Worship for Lent 2 – “Commit”
Why was Jesus led to the wilderness to be tempted? Is it simply to symbolize our own lives in the wilderness? Was this just an example of how we can avoid our own temptations? This week, Rev. Jim makes an important connection between our fall into sin, Jesus’ temptation by Satan, and our vindication from … Read more2021-02-21 Sunday Worship “Vindicated”
When Jesus does anything, he always has a specific purpose in mind. He does everything for good reason. And it’s no different when he invites his three closest friends to follow him up a mountain. This week, Rev. Mathew Seeram walks us through Mark 9.2-9 to reveal three important lessons from Jesus’ Transfiguration.
What is the true purpose of the Church? Fellowship? Outreach? Worship? Community engagement? Astronomical attendance? Programs? All these things are good, but are they the actual purpose of our existence as a community? This week, Rev Jim unpacks Matthew 28.18-20 to reveal the real reason Good Shepherd St. Catharines exists. (Hint… it’s none of the above.)
When you are called to have faith in God, you’re not being invited into a shaky relationship. You’re committing to the firm reliability and strength of Jesus and putting your trust in someone who is reliable and honest; benevolent and steadfast. Someone who is far greater and trustworthy than anyone else you’ve ever known. How can … Read more2021-01-31 Sunday Worship “Trust”
Last week we ended our lesson with the disciples’ invitation to “Come and see” Jesus. But once someone has done that, what’s next? Is acknowledging Jesus all there is? This week, Rev Jim takes us through two short verses of God’s word, unpacking two small but powerful words, as we read from Mark 1.14-20.
We all like a good rescue story. Whether it’s news of a person being reunited with a loved one, or a lost pet reunited with its family — even a good news story about a rescue from the Niagara Gorge, can warm our heart. Rescue stories give us a sense of hope.This week, we are … Read more2021-01-17 Sunday Worship “Come and See”
Sometimes it can seem like all the walls around us are crashing down. And it’s hard to find comfort and security from our society. Are there any certainties to rest in? This week, Rev. Jim finds hope for us in Jesus’ Baptism as we open the Bible to Mark 1.7-11.
What was so wise about the wise men? Rev. Mathew Seeram answers the question as he opens up the Gospel of Matthew 2.1-12
Bishop Charlie Masters brings us Seasonal Greetings from his kitchen, and opens the Word for us to Luke 2!, Welcome, +Charlie!