Sermons by Richard Kidger (Page 18)

The Lord’s Prayer: RELATIONSHIP

Up until the 1970’s it was typical for Canadian children to recite the Lord’s Prayer each day at school. Even now, those not familiar with the Bible will likely have heard it at some point in their lives. The Los Angeles Times reported that on Easter Sunday 2007, it was estimated that many of the two billion Catholic, Anglican, Protestant and Eastern Orthodox Christians who were sharing in the celebration of Easter would read, recite, or sing the short prayer in hundreds of languages. Why is this prayer so famous? And what can we learn from it today?

Labour Day: WORK AND REST

Wouldn’t it be great to have The Endless Summer just like the 1966 iconic surf movie? Its title comes from the idea, expressed at both the beginning and end of the film, that if you had enough time and money it would be possible to travel and follow the summer around the world – in effect making our summer endless. But for most of us, that is not reality. So as summer draws to a close, we start a new season of work. There are seasons and ‘rhythms’ in life, including the rhythms of work and rest. This week we will look at what the Bible has to say about the importance of these rhythms and how to manage them to truly enjoy and thrive in this life.

The Faith That Works: FRIENDSHIP

Motivational speaker Jim Rohn famously said that we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. When it comes to relationships, we are greatly influenced — whether we like it or not — by those closest to us. The people in our lives affect our way of thinking, our self-esteem,…

The Faith That Works: ACTION

Today we can engage in people’s lives simply by looking at an electronic screen. We have Facebook friends we have never met, gaming buddies across the world, and opportunities to share what we think on any number of blogs. These virtual worlds have their place in enriching our lives, but they can also cause us…

Who Needs a Second Chance?

None of us plan for failure in our lives, but at some point we must admit that something went wrong and we need to deal with it. Our tendency is to deny we have failed or beat ourselves up – reliving our failures over and over. Is there a way we can find peace with ourselves and others and move forward? That is what we will look at this week through the life of Jonah, one of the most beloved stories in the bible. Whether you believe it historically or figuratively, the story of Jonah reveals God’s wisdom in dealing with both our own failures and the failures of others.