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April 15, 2018: Sadly, due to an ice storm, we had to cancel services. But we do have a link to a sermon preached by Fr. David on the same liturgical day (Easter 3, year B) back in 2012. Enjoy and be edified!
Who Gets the Credit? by the Rev. Canon Dr. David Barker
From Adam and Eve until today the question of who gets the credit often motivates us for both good and ill. Knowing where our strength and power comes from helps us to know where to give the credit. Based on Acts 3.12-19, 1 John 3.1-7 and Luke 24.36-48.
April 8, 2018 — Room at the Table by the Rev. Canon Dr. David Barker
After the Resurrection of Jesus, the church all gathered together, and everyone was welcome. They all treated each other equally. They had all been redeemed by the same Saviour, and now were truly one with one another.
April 1, 2018 — What is Truth? by the Rev. Canon Dr. David Barker
The question Pilate asked is still a pertinent question today. What is the Truth about the Resurrection? How can we tell? Fr. David speaks from the perspective of both logic and experience.
March 25, 2018 — What Motivates You? by the Rev. Canon Dr. David Barker
What is behind what people say? What do they mean by what they say? What about Pilate, Judas, the high priest, the soldiers, the disciples and the crowds? What motivated them? What motivated Jesus?
March 18, 2018 — Covenant or Contract? by the Rev. Canon Dr. David Barker
God promises in Jeremiah 31 that we will be given a new covenant. Is this different from a contract? Is this different from the covenant that Jesus gave us? And what does that covenant mean for us?
March 11, 2018 — Signs—of Spring, of Forgiveness, of Resurrection by the Rev. Canon Dr. David Barker
So many signs are all around us. There are things that comfort us; there are things that frighten us. Yet, in all those signs, God is there, proclaiming the love of Christ who died for us.
March 4, 2018 — Ten Commandments to #MeToo: What would Jesus do? by the Rev. Canon Dr. David Barker
Can the Ten Commandments prevent the kind of abuse that the #MeToo movement stands up against? What is our role as the church? And what was Jesus doing when he ‘cleansed’ the temple? Yes, Jesus would have supported #MeToo and no, he did not chase people with a whip!
Feb. 18, 2018 — Starting over—today! by the Rev. Canon Dr. David Barker
Noah in the Ark was a new beginning. So was the Exodus from Egypt by the Israelites. These new beginnings were a Baptism. How about considering Lent as an opportunity to re-evaluate, think about our lives, and begin again?
Feb. 11, 2018 — Where now is the God of Elijah? by the Rev. Canon Dr. David Barker
Elisha, after seeing the Chariot of Fire, and seeing Elijah taken up to heaven, comes to the Jordan River and makes a daring claim on the power of God. Dare we put our faith on the line as Elisha did?
Feb. 4, 2018 — How We Portray God by the Rev. Canon Dr. David Barker
What images do we use when we talk about God to others? What images are important to us? In this video David talks about some of his early church memories: in St Paul's, Anglican Church in Norval, Ontario; in the Salvation Army Citadel; in an evangelical rally at the Opera House in Orillia; and in the Hamilton stadium with Leighton Ford, Billy Graham's brother-in-law. He also talks about how we use our images of God to affect others.
Jan. 29, 2018 — How close should we get to God? by the Rev. Canon Dr. David Barker
Is it OK to be cautious, or even just a little bit afraid of God? During the time of Moses people were afraid of God. How has that changed, and just how familiar can we be with God? Fr. Barker talks about our relationship with God, and how God’s presence in us is stronger than any other spiritual power.
Jan. 21, 2018 — Context Matters by the Rev. Canon Dr. David Barker
To be Christians in this world we need to know and understand the scriptures. The context in which they were written, and the context in which they were received. Further, we need to know the context of our current world, so that we might put together the message of the scripture and the needs of the world.
Jan. 14, 2018 — The Right Place at the Right Time by the Rev. Canon Dr. David Barker
Being at the right place at the right time depends a great deal on the personal preparation that goes on before.
Jan. 7, 2018: — Baptism and Quantum Entanglement by the Rev. Canon Dr. David Barker
At our baptism, we are joined to Christ: we are buried with him, we are raised with him. As the Spirit of God hovered over the water of creation, inspired the Apostles on the Day of Pentecost and came to Jesus at the Jordan River, so the Spirit of God can touch us and inspire us in each day.
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