Sermons by Richard Kidger (Page 2)

Gospel of Mark

The Gospel of Mark – Part 4

Gather a group of friends together for a movie night and you will usually find someone pulling for an action film. Action movies have been blockbuster hits for decades. Superheroes are the latest attraction. Who doesn’t want to marvel at the earth’s mightiest heroes joining forces to take on threats too big for any one hero to tackle? Some would say there is a lot more to superhero movies than the explosive encounters between good and evil. The story plots usually include a major threat to our existence as we know it. One film critic has said that during troubled times – economic upheavals, rising crime rates, and other circumstances that tend to keep people on edge – it is nice to think or believe that there is somebody out there who could protect us from all that. If we were to step back and look at how the New Testament portrays how Jesus lived when he walked the earth, we would see a man of action. In fact, wherever he went, he sent waves and ripples through communities with his presence, his teachings and miracles. You would often hear how ‘all the people were amazed’ at who they encountered and what they saw. The book of Mark in the Bible is known for its focus on what Jesus did… some have called it an action-packed docudrama of a man – the son of God – who emerges as the Kingly Messiah. Join us as we travel through this book together.

Gospel of Mark

The Gospel of Mark – Part 3

Gather a group of friends together for a movie night and you will usually find someone pulling for an action film. Action movies have been blockbuster hits for decades. Superheroes are the latest attraction. Who doesn’t want to marvel at the earth’s mightiest heroes joining forces to take on threats too big for any one hero to tackle? Some would say there is a lot more to superhero movies than the explosive encounters between good and evil. The story plots usually include a major threat to our existence as we know it. One film critic has said that during troubled times – economic upheavals, rising crime rates, and other circumstances that tend to keep people on edge – it is nice to think or believe that there is somebody out there who could protect us from all that. If we were to step back and look at how the New Testament portrays how Jesus lived when he walked the earth, we would see a man of action. In fact, wherever he went, he sent waves and ripples through communities with his presence, his teachings and miracles. You would often hear how ‘all the people were amazed’ at who they encountered and what they saw. The book of Mark in the Bible is known for its focus on what Jesus did… some have called it an action-packed docudrama of a man – the son of God – who emerges as the Kingly Messiah. Join us as we travel through this book together.

Gospel of Mark

The Gospel of Mark – Part 2

Gather a group of friends together for a movie night and you will usually find someone pulling for an action film. Action movies have been blockbuster hits for decades. Superheroes are the latest attraction. Who doesn’t want to marvel at the earth’s mightiest heroes joining forces to take on threats too big for any one hero to tackle? Some would say there is a lot more to superhero movies than the explosive encounters between good and evil. The story plots usually include a major threat to our existence as we know it. One film critic has said that during troubled times – economic upheavals, rising crime rates, and other circumstances that tend to keep people on edge – it is nice to think or believe that there is somebody out there who could protect us from all that. If we were to step back and look at how the New Testament portrays how Jesus lived when he walked the earth, we would see a man of action. In fact, wherever he went, he sent waves and ripples through communities with his presence, his teachings and miracles. You would often hear how ‘all the people were amazed’ at who they encountered and what they saw. The book of Mark in the Bible is known for its focus on what Jesus did… some have called it an action-packed docudrama of a man – the son of God – who emerges as the Kingly Messiah. Join us as we travel through this book together.

Gospel of Mark

The Gospel of Mark – Part 1

Gather a group of friends together for a movie night and you will usually find someone pulling for an action film. Action movies have been blockbuster hits for decades. Superheroes are the latest attraction. Who doesn’t want to marvel at the earth’s mightiest heroes joining forces to take on threats too big for any one hero to tackle? Some would say there is a lot more to superhero movies than the explosive encounters between good and evil. The story plots usually include a major threat to our existence as we know it. One film critic has said that during troubled times – economic upheavals, rising crime rates, and other circumstances that tend to keep people on edge – it is nice to think or believe that there is somebody out there who could protect us from all that. If we were to step back and look at how the New Testament portrays how Jesus lived when he walked the earth, we would see a man of action. In fact, wherever he went, he sent waves and ripples through communities with his presence, his teachings and miracles. You would often hear how ‘all the people were amazed’ at who they encountered and what they saw. The book of Mark in the Bible is known for its focus on what Jesus did… some have called it an action-packed docudrama of a man – the son of God – who emerges as the Kingly Messiah. Join us as we travel through this book together.

Let's Talk

Let’s Talk – Part 3: Anxiety

There is a lot of talk and focus on mental health issues these days, with advertisements and company sponsorships encouraging people to speak up and seek the help they need. We are hearing more stories of deep struggles as people are coming forward to share their experiences. This is backed up by statistics saying that one in five Canadians will suffer with mental health issues in their lifetime. Being a person of faith does not exempt us from the conversation. And it does not exempt us from facing deep challenges in our own lives. What it can do is drive us to the bible to see what God says about things – things like our inner self, our thoughts and emotions. This month we will look to God’s word for comfort and solutions to some of life’s most challenging questions.

Resolved

Resolved – Part 3: Living Purposefully

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl chronicled his experiences as an Auschwitz concentration camp inmate during World War II, describing how he survived emotionally and spiritually by identifying a purpose in life to feel positively about, and then immersively imagining that outcome. His book, Man’s Search for Meaning, is on a  list of the ten most influential books in the United States. At the time of his death in 1997, the book had sold over 10 million copies and had been translated into 24 languages. What happens when life has a purpose? We’ll complete our series RESOLVE with a discussion on making a change in your life that will renew your passion for living.