“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?
Most of us have heard the phrase “in the 11th hour.” It means “at the last minute” and mostly points to some sort of last-minute rescue or the discovery of a solution to a problem “just in time.” This week, Rev. Jim opens the Scriptures to Matthew 20.1-16 to explain the source of this common … Read more2020 09 20 Sunday Worship “Abounding Grace”
What is something we love to give, but hate to receive? We do it all the time. Judgement. In fact, it’s such a habit that you’ve probably already done it today more times than you think. It’s rampant in the “comment” sections all over the web! This week, Rev Jim wraps up our summer lectionary … Read more2020-09-13 Sunday Worship “Judgement and Mercy”
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2020 @ 9am Over the past few months, we have suspended the administration of Holy Communion at the directive of our Diocesan Bishop. However, recently these restrictions have been lifted. Consequently, GSC will commence Services of Holy Communion Sunday September 13, 2020 (online Services will continue). At the moment, in order to … Read moreHoly Communion Returns
What does it mean to live a “virtuous” Christian life? What does it mean for our relationships within the church and out in the world? This week, our Ordinand and Bible Teacher, Mathew Seeram, opens the book to Romans 12.9-21.
How often have your changed your mind? On the little things of life, probably a lot. But Christians are bombarded with messages every day trying to convince us to change our mind on issues that are important to our faith, and to God. Media, advertising, entertainment and even sporting events now market specific causes or … Read more2020-08-30 Sunday Worship “Transformation”
This week: “In his letter to the Romans, Paul offers us a wide angle view of how things really are, providing us with with a landscape view of God’s plan, and Christian life in a fallen world. This week, Rev Jim opens the book to final verses of Romans chapter 8 to find four assurances … Read more2020-08-02 Sunday Worship: “Assurance”