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Behold, I bring you joy!

God came into the world at night. The message of God’s action was conveyed by a heavenly host in the dark: “Behold, I bring you tidings of great joy …”[1] Today, in the season of Advent at literally the darkest … Continue reading

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funeral sermon in Advent: Faith in the Night

From the Gospel of John, the first chapter (v.5.9): “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it … The true light, which enlightens everyone, is coming into the world.” These days, we walk in darkness. … Continue reading

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Funeral sermon for an African-Canadian: Room for all

‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling-places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if … Continue reading

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Into the deep end

I’d like you to meet Harry Truman, at the end of his life. This is not Harry Truman the 33rdpresident of the USA. This is Harry Truman, the eighty-three-year-old who, in March 1980, refused to budge from his home at … Continue reading

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There’s a hole, PART 1: Meant to be

The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; but of the … Continue reading

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funeral sermon – Epiphany

Something of eternal consequence had already started the day before Derry died. As is customary in the weekly bible study at Faith, we take turns reading the scripture for the day. And we read that same scripture over three times, … Continue reading

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From Loss to Life

“I have learned to be content with whatever I have. I know what it is to have little … and of being in need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”  -Paul, to the Philippians 4:11-13 One … Continue reading

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