Tag Archives: parable

Christmas Day – funeral sermon

Jesus said, ‘The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. ‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like … Continue reading

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Surprise ending

The Arnprior Rapids were destined to lose. If you asked me, midseason, to write the history of the 2017 Fall season of the Lanark-Renfrew Highschool Football League, it would sound completely different than it actually turned out in the end. … Continue reading

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Relationships over Resources

A member of this congregation sent me an email including a list of short phrases called paraprosdokians. A paraprosdokian, according to my online dictionary, is a derivative of a Greek word which means, ‘beyond expectation’. It is a wordplay, a … Continue reading

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Laetere!

“This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!” (Psalm 118:24) Lent is a journey through the desert. It is dry. And there’s little for comfort. Let alone luxury. It is a … Continue reading

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Becoming the new

I spend a lot of time in the car. With over 30 years of driving experience, I pride myself in being a good driver who is well-prepared and always thinking ahead.  Especially when it comes to fuelling the car. In … Continue reading

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An opportunity

By golly, we do it to ourselves! Time and time again. There’s a sense in the gospel text for today (Matthew 21:33-46) that we are the captains of our own demise. Let’s stay with the allegory to mean that the … Continue reading

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Are you an honest sinner?

A Christian leader (Laurence Freeman) commented on the 25th anniversary edition of “Rolling Stones” magazine. It contained interviews with pop music icons over that time period, starting with John Lenin all the way to Madonna. He was wondering why young … Continue reading

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