Sunday, February 24, 2013

The eyes are the window of the soul

Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 God seals the covenant with Abram and Sarai
Philippians 3:17-4:1 My dear friends, my joy, my crown, hold firm in God.
Luke 13:31-35 Jesus cries over Jerusalem as a hen over her chicks.

For some, the eyes are the first place we look to discover
 whether or not you can trust someone. To gaze deep into
the eyes of another is an intimate act that connects people
on a different level. Abram was faced with a choice to trust
 in God, Paul challenged the Philippians to trust in him and
follow his example of how we should love and treat each
other. The scriptures call us to look deep within and reflect
on what it means to live as children of God in this world.
When we look into the mirror with our own eyes we are
 looking into the eyes of God. What do we see?
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Sunday, February 17, 2013

The window into the wilderness

Deuteronomy 26:1-11 My father was a wondering Aramean.
Psalm 91: 1-2, 9-16 I will raise you up on eagle's wings.
Luke 4:1-13 Jesus tested in the desert.

As we begin the season of lent we are invited to enter a ritual of deep contemplation and reflection by looking into a mirror, and by looking through the window at the reality in which we live. We will begin to contemplate the question, "In what ways have we experienced the wilderness and where have we experienced God's faithfulness in the wilderness?" Like Jesus we are tempted, tempted to go back to what is familiar, back to our old ways. We want to acknowledge and honour our past, but in the wilderness we are on a journey to the future. When we look through the window what do we see?

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Eternal Light

Scripture:

  • Exodus 34:29-35 Shining face of Moses
  • Luke 9:28-36 Jesus with Moses and Elijah
  • 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 Lifting the veil of the mind

Sermon:

Eternal Light
Christ-light, shining on the mountain-top, in the midst of prayer, viewed through eyes struggling to stay awake -- ancestors of the faith bearing witness, words of God speaking from a cloud. This moment reveals who Jesus truly is, and in light of this revelation, we have an opportunity to see who we truly are. "In your light we see light" -- and in your loving wisdom, we know ourselves as if for the first time.

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Claimed or committed?

Jeremiah 1:4-10 Before you were formed in the womb, I set you apart.
Psalm 71:1-6 God is our fortress and sheltering rock.
1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Love is patient and kind.
Luke 4:21-30 Jesus is driven out of Nazareth.

You have been called, you are known, and you have been claimed for a great purpose. Does this frighten you? Does this sense of purpose bring your life clarity? Do you have commitment issues? We hear how Jesus has come into uor midst and fulfilled the scriptures, but now it is our turn. Will we follow? Will we answer the call to be agents of change and transformation no matter what the cost?
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