The Best Cure for Worry Warts

There is much that we worry about—health, relationships, money, safety, climate change, lack of decency and civility in an increasing polarized society, etc.  Instead of being “worry warts”, Jesus tells us to not be anxious,…

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No Mere Mortals

No Mere Mortals

C.S. Lewis said “There are no ordinary people. You have never met a mere mortal.” The prophet Elijah’s encounter with the widow of Zarephath reminds us that each person has God-given gifts to offer…

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Saints Who Have Inspired Us

Saints Who Have Inspired Us

All Saints Day is a good time to remember our “cloud of witnesses”, those people who by their words and actions have inspired us on our faith journey with God and follow Jesus more…

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Beggars All

Jesus’ encounter with blind Bartimaeus reminds us to approach God as a beggar, acknowledging that we are broken and imperfect people, in need of God’s mercy and grace. As we humble ourselves before God,…

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God’s Fingerprints

We were created not to dominate and exploit God’s beautiful creation, but live in peace and harmony with all God’s creatures, taking good care of our planet. Like fingerprints, each one of us is…

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An interactive sermon on the faith of a Canaanite Woman

A Good Kind of Stubborn

What can we learn from the encounter of Jesus’ with a persistent and stubborn Canaanite woman who is desperate for Jesus to cast out a demon from her daughter?  When is being stubborn a…

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The Heart of the Matter

An authentic faith is lived from the inside out, rooted in the transformation of the heart.  It begins with a desire to please God instead of impress other people.  As we confess our sin…

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