Sermons by Rev. Chris Fickling

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Matthew 13:24-30 Adapted from The Message Jesus told another story. “God’s kingdom is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field. That night, while his hired men were asleep, his enemy sowed thistles all through the wheat and slipped away before dawn. When the first green shoots appeared and the grain began to…

Rise

Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 (adapted from The Message) At about that same time Jesus left the house and sat on the beach. In no time at all a crowd gathered along the shoreline, forcing him to get into a boat. Using the boat as a pulpit, he addressed his congregation, telling stories.  3-8 “What do you make…

Rest

Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 16-19 “How can I account for this generation? The people have been like spoiled children whining to their parents, ‘We wanted to skip rope, and you were always too tired; we wanted to talk, but you were always too busy.’ John came fasting and they called him crazy. I came feasting and they…

Listen

Matthew 28:16-20 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain towhich Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, theyworshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and saidto them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been givento me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,baptizing them in the name…

Come, Oh Holy Spirit

The following links will provide you with additional activities for the whole family for this Pentecost Sunday:https://sjruc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/PentecostColoring.pdfhttps://sjruc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Pentecost-Spinner.pdf Readings from the Scriptures  (NRSV)  Acts 2:1-21 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled…

May you be one

The following link will provide you with additional information and resources for the whole family for this Sunday, Easter 7: https://sjruc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Easter-Week7.pdf John 17:1-11 After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, “God, the hour has come; glorify your son so that the son may glorify you, since you have given him authority…

Good Lord, Show us the Way

The following link will provide you with additional information and resources for the whole family for this Sunday, Easter 6: https://sjruc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Easter-Week6.pdf John 14:15-21   The Holy Spirit Is Promised 15 Jesus said to his disciples: If you love me, you will do as I command.  Then I will ask the Father to send you the Holy Spirit who will…