Sermons (Page 47)

What’s New in Your Life?

“What’s new?”  This is a common greeting among friends or acquiantances who have not seen each other for awhile.  How would you respond to such a greeting? Would you be searching for something to say? Or, would you come back with a reply like, “Oh, same old, same old, you know.” Most of us like new things. We…

Why Christmas? – Part 3 – A Time to Respond

We live in a world that has more access to information and education than at any other time in history, yet many of us feel stuck…we feel stuck in a job we don’t like, in a relationship that is not going anywhere, and in a place that we don’t enjoy living. The spiritual part of…

Why Christmas? – Part 2 – A Time to See

In Part 1 of our series on Christmas, we saw that there is a plan and a purpose behind seemingly random and disconnected circumstances that should give us confidence that God is at work in our lives. Consider the fact that angels appeared to shepherds to announce the birth of a Saviour. Why did God…

Why Christmas? – Part 1 – A Time to Reflect

This Sunday we begin a three-part series where we take a step back from the commotion and emotion of the season and examine the simple yet profound Christmas story and its meaning to us today. With many of the musicals and decorations and television celebrations that we are exposed to at this time of year,…

Giving as Worship

It may not surprise you that Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, tops the list of the most generous people in the world, having donated $28 billion (the equivalent of half of his own net worth). Warren Buffett, the second richest man in the world, is also the second biggest giver in the world. He has worked closely with Gates and…

Worship as Sabbath Rest

Have you ever heard someone say, “There are not enough hours in the day to do what I need to do!” How many of us Torontonians feel the same way? Life is busy, work is demanding, families are needy, and school can be overwhelming. How can we buy more time? Some try to wake earlier…