Monthly Archives: January 2019

“Life out of balance”

Texts: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 (the Body of Christ); Luke: 4:14-21 (Jesus preaches in Nazareth) Ever since stories about Jesus and the letters of Paul began circulating in the Roman Empire, the church has described itself as The Body of Christ. … Continue reading

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Honest to God

Text: Mark 8:27-35 (“take up your cross”) Truths that we find difficult to accept are also ones that can open us to healing and love. This is a message I take from our Gospel reading this morning. Jesus tells his … Continue reading

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Nobody special

Text: Luke 3:15-22 (the baptism of Jesus) The church sometimes calls Jesus a powerful king. But if so, he is a remarkably humble one. He is born as a helpless infant. He never achieves political or military power. He is … Continue reading

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“Go West, young man!”

Text: Matthew 2:1-16 (the birth of Jesus; and the flight of the Holy Family) When I was 19, I hitchhiked out West in search of adventure. I had finished my first year of university in Ontario; and I planned to … Continue reading

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