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God’s Peaceable Kingdom

A meditation by Michael Pahl on Eternity Sunday, November 24, 2019, called “God’s Peaceable Kingdom.” It is a reflection on Psalm 46. Here is a written excerpt: At some point in our lives, all of us come to this place: … Continue reading

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The Fellowship of God

A sermon by Michael Pahl on June 16, 2019, Trinity Sunday, called “The Fellowship of the Holy Spirit.” It is a reflection on the threefold benediction of 2 Corinthians 13:13 as a way of exploring the Christian doctrine of the … Continue reading

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The Shema

A sermon by Pastor Michael Pahl on January 13, 2019, called “The Shema.” It is the first in a series called “Reading the Bible with Jesus.” The sermon is a reflection on the opening of the Shema, the daily Jewish prayer, … Continue reading

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Why Jesus?

Why do Christians look to Jesus as the centre of our faith and life? Pastor Michael explores this question in this sermon, highlighting three fundamental answers given in the New Testament: Jesus shows us who God is (Jesus is God). … Continue reading

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Jesus Loves Me, This I Know

I can believe that God loves everyone, but am I truly persuaded that God loves me? How do we move from “God so loved the world that he gave his one-and-only Son” (John 3:16) to “Jesus loved me and gave … Continue reading

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The Perfect Portrait of God

I’m not a visual artist. I cannot draw, I cannot paint. My stick figures don’t even look like stick figures. But over the last ten or fifteen years I’ve begun to develop an appreciation for the visual arts. I think … Continue reading

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Trust in God, Love One Another

One of my parishioners in a former church used to say that preachers really only have two or maybe three different sermons. “Every sermon they preach—doesn’t matter the text or the title—is really just a variation of one of those … Continue reading

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