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When Words Fail

During our July 9 morning worship service, Pastor Lawrence spoke on “When Words Fail,” a reflection on Paul’s description in Romans 8 of the Holy Spirit’s “groaning” with us during our sufferings “with sighs too deep for words.” Here’s the … Continue reading

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Not Under Law but Under Grace

This past Sunday Pastor Michael preached on Romans 6:12-23, a sermon entitled, “Not Under Law but Under Grace.” Here’s the full audio of the sermon: Here’s a written excerpt: In our Scripture text this morning Paul affirms three things: we … Continue reading

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Dying with Christ, Being Raised with Christ

This past Sunday Pastor Michael preached on Romans 6:1-11, a sermon entitled, “In Newness of Life.” Here’s the full audio of the sermon: Here’s a written excerpt: To say that “we’re saved by grace therefore we can sin if we … Continue reading

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You Are Loved

This post in an adapted excerpt from my sermon in the series “Four Things,” preached at Morden Mennonite on January 10, 2016. Here is the full audio of the sermon: There is something beautiful about falling in love, but there … Continue reading

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God Is For Us

A meditation given on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at Tabor Home, a personal care home in Morden, Manitoba. The Scripture text is Romans 8:31-39. The first deep question about God we all ask is, “Does God exist?” That’s not an … Continue reading

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When Everyone’s Biblical and We All Disagree

This past Sunday, as part of our “Welcoming One Another” series, I preached on Romans 14-15, looking at Paul’s response to the fragile Christian community in Rome in danger of fracturing along a Jew-Gentile fault line. I think we miss … Continue reading

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“Welcoming One Another”

“Welcome one another, just as Christ welcomed you” (Romans 15:7). The words are from Paul’s letter to Christians in Rome in the middle of the first century. They were in the most cosmopolitan city on the planet, where you could … Continue reading

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