I’m beginning a two-month Sabbatical, called an Inter-Mission, this week coming, so today at worship, I preached a message from Romans 12.6-13 that encouraged the congregation to stay the course, and how to do that. Have a look! The message itself starts at 31:40.
How can we help families love and serve Jesus amid the cultural whirlwind we face today? We garner some ideas from Romans 12.1-5 in this message, which starts at 27:50 in the service. (Apologies for the sound quality – for some reason, the wireless receiver was not turned on.)
The video shown at the end of the message may be see here.
Our old pal Soong came to preach at St. Paul’s this morning, as he was being looked at by a couple of search committees. His focus was Psalm 51.10-12. We also had to say good-bye to Donna, our long-time KidMin coordinator, which we did with love and humour.
You can watch the whole service below, or catch the message, which starts at 39:23.
The song many of us remember, popularized by James Taylor, reminds us of what a friend can be. Jesus talks about this in John 15.9-17. How are we friends with Jesus? And how do we demonstrate our friendship with him? We answer these questions in the message, which starts at 13:15. The service includes the Lord’s Supper. Our substitute musician called in sick today, so I was left to accompany all the singing. Sorry about that!
Staying connected to Jesus, as a branch to a vine, is important, because it’s how we naturally bear fruit. Instead of focusing on bearing fruit, we’re called to focus on being disciples of Jesus, which means we’ll naturally bear fruit. Based on John 15.1-8, you can listen to “Spiritual Viticulture” at 28:05, or watch the whole service below.