Philip has a dilemma. A math problem of sorts. He is surrounded by over five thousand people and it is suppertime. And they’re hungry. He doesn’t have enough money for take out, and all he has to work with are five dinner rolls and a couple of small fish. What’s a guy to do? Join … Read more2021-03-14 Sunday Worship – Lent 4 – “Bread”
Jesus is confronted by the religious leaders after he storms through the temple court, overturning tables and chasing out the merchants. It’s quite a chaotic and dramatic scene and we can sometimes be enthralled by the drama, while pointing our fingers at the objects of Jesus’ ire. But there is a better takeaway from this … Read more2021-03-07 Sunday Worship – Lent 3 – “Heaven”
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”
Some people think there are many things that need to be done to welcome God into their lives. They feel that they have to do something or things in order to be accepted. In truth, there’s not much you can do, except one thing. Take heart, Jesus has done it all for you. This week, … Read more2021-12-05 Sunday Worship – Prepare the Way
On this first Sunday of Advent, our traditional theme is Hope. But we mustn’t forget that Christian hope begins with a great Gift. In our online service, Rev Jim looks to Scripture to remind us that hope is only possible by God’s immeasurable Grace.
When Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, encounters Jesus one misty middle-eastern morning (John 18.33-37), he has one thing in mind: the security of his realm, Caesar’s kingdom. At the behest of the religious leaders, Jesus was arrested and Pilate is questioning him about authority. But Jesus wants nothing to do with Caesar, and centres the conversation … Read more2021-11-21 Sunday Worship “Not of This World”