The Obedience of Christ

March 20, 2022
One of the most profound deathbed confessions came from Prof. J. Gresham Machen, the founder of Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.  As he laid suffering in…

God’s Way Of Love

March 13, 2022
C.S. Lewis described God’s love like this: "God, who needs nothing, loves into existence wholly superfluous creations in order that He may love and perfect them. He created the universe,…

He Took Our Place

March 6, 2022
During the Civil War a man by the name of George Wyatt was drawn by lot to go to the front. He had a wife and six children and a…
The Parable of the Unfruitful Fig Tree – Luke 13:1-9 – raises the question of whether we are living a fruitful Christian life, which is to look different from a…

The Supremacy Of Christ

February 27, 2022
A man was arraigned for murder in Los Angeles about 60 years ago.  It was a difficult case with a lot of circumstantial evidence.  The man’s defence lawyer thought of…
In April 1912, a 39 year old Scottish preacher from the Walworth Road Baptist Church in London, Rev. John Harper, was making a trip across the Atlantic Ocean.  He was…

Walking Jesus’ Way

February 13, 2022
Life would be simple if moral and ethical issues together with daily decisions regarding a multitude of things were black and white. It unfortunately is not the case that everything…

Make The Best Of Our Time

February 13, 2022
Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400.  It doesn't carry over a balance from one day to the next.  Every night deletes whatever part…

Go Deeper

February 6, 2022
As Christians we are called to be more than "believers." Yes, belief, holding on to values, having convictions, knowing our doctrine, our theological underpinnings, all that is important. What do…

Blessed Assurance

February 6, 2022
A tightrope walker once strung a cable across Niagara Falls all the way from the American to the Canadian side.  There were about 5000 people who witnessed the spectacle as…

Following Jesus

January 30, 2022
What moved a young man from a wealthy family while being in medical school in the 1850's to go and live in the poorest neighbourhood in London?  What moved him…

Answering God’s Call

January 23, 2022
A Man was telling his neighbour, “I just bought a new hearing aid.  It cost me $4000-00, but it's the best you can buy.”  “Really, what kind is it?”, replied…

Seize The Day

January 9, 2022
In the movie Dead Poet Society Robin Williams used the Latin phrase, “Carpe Diem”, when he wanted to emphasize to his students the importance of doing what you have to…
In 1910, two explorers began their quests to become the first man to ever set foot on the southernmost point on earth.  It was the “Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration”…

Reactions To Jesus’ Coming

December 26, 2021
The most significant world event of 1809 was the fall of Austria by the hands of Napoleon.  In the same year two prominent world leaders, William Gladstone and Abraham Lincoln…

God Came To Us

December 25, 2021
After returning home from a long tour, Bono, lead singer of the pop group U2, returned to Dublin and attended a Christmas Eve service.  At some point in the service,…

Christmas is The Christ

December 24, 2021
A little boy was told by his father to wait in a corner at a store, while he had a tire changed on his car.  It turned out that the…

Beyond The Thick Fog

December 19, 2021
Abraham is sometimes called our ancestor in the faith. As this title indicates, his life-journey required a lot of faith as though he was walking through thick fog. Ironically, although…

The Gift Of Love

December 19, 2021
Christmas stories are fascinating – especially this time of the year.  There is the story of Cibor, a man named Andrew, shared in a Christian magazine.  Andrew went to a…

Joy To The World

December 12, 2021
Dr. Wilt from “The Joyful Noise Letter” in the Dec. 2003 edition asked, “What is Joy?  It is one of the most important things in the whole universe.”  CS Lewis…

Everlasting Hope

November 28, 2021
When George H. Bush was vice president he represented the U.S. at the funeral of Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.  Bush was deeply moved by a silent protest carried out by…

Do You Believe This?

November 28, 2021
About a year ago, I got a phone call from one of the staff at Dunwood Place Seniors Complex. The name of the staff member is Yolanda Yonzon, who used…

The Eternal Reign

November 21, 2021
A priest got news about an hour before worship that king Louis XIV of France would be present.  He decided to ditch his well prepared sermon and to speak on…
One of history’s greatest musical conductors was Arturo Toscanini.  Born in Parma, Italy, in 1867, Toscanini died in his sleep in New York City in 1957.  For years he conducted…

Resume Reading to God

October 31, 2021
Gracious God, we humbly ask that you would grant us the gift of the Holy Spirit so that in the hearing of your most excellent word we may know our…

Only By Grace

October 31, 2021
In his book, “The Mystery of Christ”, Episcopal priest, Robert Farrar Capon, illustrated faith as grace and not earned by works.  He wrote, “Suppose I were to tell you that…

Giving God Your Best

October 24, 2021
On a rainy Sunday afternoon, a brother and sister were playing “Noah and the Ark.”  An old shoe box with holes cut for windows and a door was the ark. …

Conquer Discouragement

October 17, 2021
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the prince of preachers, was said to have severe struggles with depression and discouragement.  It made him feel guilty that he who preached the Gospel of hope…

I Love God Because…

October 10, 2021
An English girl named Elizabeth Barrett suffered a spinal injury and was disabled for the rest of her life.  But her extraordinary poems brought many admirers to her.  Among them…

Take The Step

October 3, 2021
In a remote area in the Republic of the Congo is a river where the native people have to cross over by stepping on rocks.  The current is very strong…

Living With the Right Attitude

September 26, 2021
During World War II, Dr. Victor Frankl from Austria was imprisoned at Auschwitz, where he was stripped of everything he worked for his entire life – his identity; his profession;…

A Prayer For Excellence

September 12, 2021
Rev. Christopher Lanham from Cascades Fellowship Christian Reformed Church in Michigan once talked about a lesson he learned about excellence.  When he was 16 years old, he and his father…

The Audacity Of Faith

September 5, 2021
I found two definitions of “audacity” on Google.  The first is: “a willingness to take bold risks.”  The second is: “rude or disrespectful behavior, impudence.” My sermon title, “The Audacity…

“Fragrance For Christ”

September 5, 2021
There was a factory in northern France where lavender for use in perfumes was produced.  Each evening as the workers headed home and walked the streets the whole village was…

Listening and Doing

August 29, 2021
“Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry.” These are words to live by. Dietrich Bonhoeffer says in his book on Christian community (Life…

Our Rest In Jesus

August 22, 2021
Most of you will be familiar with the story of Sisyphus, king of Ephyra from the Greek mythology.  He was proud and was punished by the gods for his pride. …

Looking Ahead With Christ

August 15, 2021
Strange how our attitude to age varies. You can ask a little girl how old she is and she will proudly hold up three fingers and say "three". Ask the…

One Thing That Matters

August 15, 2021
Ronald Warwick, captain of the luxury cruise ship Queen Elizabeth II, questioned a passenger who paid full fare for his dog to join them on an around-the-world cruise.  Accommodations averaged…

Coping With Doubts

August 1, 2021
The Apostles Commissioned 19 Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were [a]assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came…

Living The Dream

August 1, 2021
Jimmy was playing after dinner and his Mom and Dad were busy with paperwork from work.  They didn't notice the time.  It was full moon, and some of the light…

The Ways Of God

July 18, 2021
It happened in 1948, just a few days before Christmas in Austria.  A flood ravaged a small town, leaving a gaping hole in the wall of an old church building…

We Know

July 11, 2021
Three little boys were in the back yard playing.  Pretty soon they got into this old thing of “You know.”  I think you are familiar with “You know.”  One child…

Our Unchangeable God

July 4, 2021
The grandson of Rebbe Baruch, Yechiel Michal, was playing hide-and-seek with another boy.  He hid himself well and waited for his friend to search for him.  After waiting for a…

I Want More

June 27, 2021
We live in a society that thrives on more.  People everywhere are after more possessions and more money.  Investors warn their clients that you can never have enough when it…

Why We Can Follow Jesus

June 13, 2021
Oscar Cervantes is a dramatic example of Christ’s power to transform lives.  As a child, Oscar began to get into trouble.  Then as he got older, he was jailed 17…