Sunday Messages 2018

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Jesus had a marvelous way of using illustrations that are universal and timeless. We still get hungry and we still like bread. Jesus says, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry.” (John 6:35) He wasn’t talking about food.  – Harry

the practical trinity

Sunday, July 8, 2018

The Christian experience is ‘Trinitarian’ . In other words, we relate to God, as St. Paul says, like this: “For through him (Jesus) we both have access to the Father by one Spirit”. (Eph 2:18) We put our trust in Jesus and are led by the Spirit into relationship with the Father.  – Harry

Constructing Community

Sunday, July 1, 2018

“O Canada! We stand on guard for thee,” we passionately sing on July 1st and before every hockey game. But how do we actually do that? How do we ‘stand on guard’? I contend that it’s not so much with military might as with building strong community life – and that’s what Jesus came to make possible.  – Harry

Creation Matters

Sunday, June 24, 2018

The scriptural teachings which tell us that God created the universe and everything in it are of critical importance. In other words, creation matters. Here are some of the reasons as to why this is so.  – Harry

Clay Pots

Sunday, June 10, 2018

There isn’t much to a terracotta pot. It’s made of clay, fragile and breakable. In many ways we humans are like that. Nevertheless God uses our weakness to shine his light into the world and demonstrate his power.   – Harry


Sunday, June 3, 2018

The Sabbath day rest was well established by Jesus’ time, but he got into no end of trouble with the authorities for healing (i.e. working) on Sabbaths. In our culture we’ve adopted Sunday as the Sabbath – well, at least, we used to – but there’s nothing in the Bible that instructs us to do that.   – Harry


Sunday, May 20, 2018

When evidence mounts in our lives and minds that something is amiss or something is missing, there’s a good chance that this is the Holy Spirit bringing us to a ‘conviction’. According to Jesus, that’s what He does.  – Harry

10 Day Gap

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Between ‘Ascension Day’, when Jesus took away his visible presence, and Pentecost, there is a 10 day gap. In that 10 days Jesus’ disciples waited and prayed. They were being prepared for the ‘pouring out’ of the Holy Spirit. I believe we need a fresh pouring out today.  – Harry

Power Source

Sunday, May 6, 2018

We’ve had a bunch of hydro outages already this year. When the lights go out we’re cut off from the power source. I think this is a great symbol or metaphor for the genuine Christian experience. Our power source is the ascended Jesus. When we ‘connect’ to him by faith his power flows to us via the Holy Spirit.  – Harry

The Adventures of Phillip

Sunday, April 29, 2018

This Philip was one of the seven (see Acts 6:5), not one of the original twelve apostles. He had a lot of fun telling people about Jesus. God did miracles and healings through him and he received instruction from an angel. He was arguably the first to bring the good news to Samaria and, indirectly, to Africa. He even got whisked 20 kilometres or so instantaneously. Adventures every day in the Spirit!  – Harry

Good Shepherd

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Everybody loves Psalm 23. I think this is because deep down we all want and need a Shepherd – someone to protect and guide and provide. There’s really only one who fills the bill and that One says, “I am the Good Shepherd….I know my sheep and my sheep know me”.  – Harry

Eating Fish

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The point of Jesus eating fish with his friends was to show them that he wasn’t a ghost. He was embodied. As the first one to rise from the dead his body is the pattern for what ours will be. ‘This perishable will put on the imperishable and this mortal will put on immortality’. Jesus has and we will have ‘spiritual bodies’.  – Harry


Sunday, April 8, 2018

Over the centuries people have been taught to be aghast at the skepticism of ‘Doubting Thomas’. I don’t see it that way. He was the only one who hadn’t seen the risen Jesus yet, so of course he doubted. All of us would have doubted and do doubt, until we ‘see’ for ourselves.  – Harry

Easter Everyday

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Some people think the resurrection of Jesus is a myth of hope invented to encourage all of us who are subject to death. I see it as an historical event which proves Christ’s victory over death – and the evidence is strong in support of this. Here are some of the implications.  – Harry

Humble King

Sunday, March 25, 2018

A God who is absolutely humble is invisible to a humanity so infected with pride. He is hidden although he is evident in all creation. The humble, crucified king reveals this God.  – Harry


Sunday, March 18, 2018

Musings on Jesus’ final, brutally honest, prayer in Gethsemane the night before he died. In a way he gave up his life in that garden.  – Harry

Cleaning House

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Soul Man

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Jesus speaks quite plainly about what it will mean to follow him – “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves, take up their cross and follow me…” He doesn’t sugar coat it and in our age of narcissism and comfort seeking that is perhaps not that appealing to many. But what good is it to gain the whole world and lose your soul?  – Harry


Sunday, February 4, 2018

When Jesus started his public work, he simply ‘proclaimed’, “The time has come. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the good news.” This is a ‘proclamation’ or ‘announcement’ or ‘declaration’. Folks can do with it what they will.  – Harry

Authentic Authority

Sunday, January 28, 2018

One of the key ways in which Jesus demonstrated his authority in the spiritual realm was through casting out evil spirits from those oppressed by them. Although our enlightened generation is skeptical about such beings, people remain fascinated with the possibility. The gospels (and all scripture for that matter) simply assume they’re for real.  – Harry

Gone Fishin’

Sunday, January 21, 2018

People often talk about being ‘called’ by Jesus. We point to the story of 4 fishermen – Simon, Andrew, James and John. The first 2 left their nets and followed Jesus. The second 2 left their dad in the boat and followed. What will we leave? How can we leave? Is it worth it?  – Harry


Sunday, January 14, 2018

An important part of the Christian faith is ‘recognizing’ who God is, who Jesus is and that Jesus has called you personally.  – Harry

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