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Spiritual masquerades

9th Sunday after Pentecost - August 6, 2017 Ephesians 6:10-20 and Matthew 10:28-31 While the show is on at the Northern Jubilee, let’s take a peek at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s amazing and enthralling musical “The Phantom of the Opera”, where a young chorus girl named Christine receives voice training from a mysterious musician she calls the “Angel of Music.” Christine believes this is the angel her ...
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Jesus is the light

8th Sunday after Pentecost - July 30, 2017 John 8:12-20 This past weekend Lynn, myself and numerous other volunteers had the privilege of hanging out with the children of our church at VBS. I love having a time in the year set aside where I can spend time getting to know the youngest generation of our church. I left the weekend with lots of fond memories, new friends, a little more tired, and my...
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Leave a Lasting Legacy

7th Sunday after Pentecost: July 23, 2017 Scripture: Ephesians 2:11-22 and Matthew 28:16-20 “Legacy is more than leaving possessions behind. It's about investing in people with passion and integrity through leadership and love.”  ― Farshad Asl (Author of “No Excuses Mindset” book and also a certified John Maxwell Leadership Coach, Teacher and Speaker). What a wonderful definition of Legacy. ...
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The Blessings of Christ

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: July 16, 2017 Scripture: Ephesians 1: 1-14; John 14:25-27 Waiting for something … this is one of the worst and most arduous tasks that an individual will have to do in their life. It is something that we do not really get good at ever, at least not myself. I remember as a kid how we would count down the days until big events in our lives and it seemed like time...
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Praise the Lord

5th Sunday after Pentecost - July 9, 2017 Psalm 150 and John 4:24-26 Our world today is made up of lists. Lists of popularity, lists of the famous, list of the bests, almost anything can be ranked on a list. When you type in favorite psalms you can get a top ten list. You can even find the most searched for psalms. Today’s reading is Psalm 150. Sadly it is not in the top ten, or the top thirty (...
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Reaching New Places of Thanks

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost: July 2, 2017 Scripture: Psalm 30 and John 6:67-69 This trust psalm recognises that it is not God who causes our calamity – we do it to ourselves. “I shall never be moved,” boasts the psalmist, and that arrogance led to a downfall. Thankfully, despite our faithlessness to God, God continues to be faithful to us. God has the power to turn sorrow into joy. There’...
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The Dishonest Manager – Presbytery Pulpit Exchange

Third Sunday after Pentecost - June 25, 2017 Scripture: Jeremiah 8:18 - 9:1; Luke 16: 1-9 A while ago I read an article published by the Atlantic Journal entitled: “How Wall Street’s Bankers stayed out of jail.” Referring to the Global Financial Crash that started in 2008 which was the biggest financial meltdown since the Great Depression, the article looks a little at what happened and who...
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Be courageous – An Afro-Canadian worship service

Second Sunday after Pentecost - June 18, 2017 Joshua 1:3-9; 1 Chronicles 20:28 At my pre-school age living back home in South Western Cameroon, My mother being a member of the Presbyterian Christian Women Fellowship for many years before I was born had so many choruses she usually sings. She had no formal education and could not speak English, but speaks 2 of our local languages. Usually when we...
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Emotional honesty

Trinity Sunday - June 11, 2017 Psalm 13 and John 6:35-40 Juanita and Jaylene had been friends for years. Suddenly, Juanita felt that Jaylene was distancing herself from their relationship. Jaylene would reply to texts or return phone calls. When they were together, Jaylene didn’t respond to Juanita’s attempts to start a conversation. Juanita didn’t know what was wrong and Jaylene did not appear ...
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When the Spirit leads in very ordinary ways

Pentecost Sunday - June 4, 2017 Acts 2:1-4 and Galatians 5:16-26 Some Christians believe the event described in Acts represents the birth of the Church. When the Holy Spirit was sent to the crowd of believers on that Pentecost Day, fifty days after Jesus’ resurrection, it was the day the movement of Christ-followers was initiated. There was a sound, like the rush of a violent wind from above, a ...
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