Rev Frank’s April 26, 2014 sermon

“NEW BIRTH INTO LIVING HOPE” I Peter 1:3 April 26, 2014 Westmount Park United Church In our reading from the Book of Acts Peter accuses his fellow Israelites of doing a terrible and tragic thing. He denounces them for conspiring to kill Jesus of Nazareth by handing him over to the Romans to be crucified.

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Readings for April 26, 2014

John 20: 19 31 It was late that Sunday evening, and the disciples were gathered together behind locked doors, because they were afraid of the Jewish authorities. Then Jesus came and stood among them. “Peace be with you,” he said. After saying this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled

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Rev Frank’s April 19, 2014 sermon

“DO NOT BE AFRAID” Matthew 28:10 April 19, 2014 Westmount Park United Church   All of Jesus’ disciples had good reason to be afraid. Their close friend and leader had been arrested and cruelly executed, and there was no telling who might be next. It was out of fear that the men had all fled

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Readings for April 19, 2014

 Matthew 28: 1‑10 After the Sabbath, as Sunday morning was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. Suddenly there was a violent earthquake; an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled the stone away, and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were

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Rev Frank’s April 18, 2014 sermon

CHILDHOOD MEMORIES April 18, 2014 Good Friday Westmount Park United Church   I grew up in a family that went to church every Sunday morning. Actually we would all go to Sunday School because while the adults worshipped upstairs in the sanctuary the children were downstairs in the basement, and my parents were Sunday School

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Readings for April 18, 2014

Isaiah 53: 4 12 Surely he has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases; yet we accounted him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed. All we like

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Rev Frank’s April 12, 2014 sermon

“ARE YOU STILL SLEEPING” Matthew 26:45 April 12, 2014 Westmount Park United Church   Who was responsible for the death of Jesus? He was executed by Roman soldiers on orders from the governor, Pontius Pilate. Imperial Rome was responsible for his undeserving and tragic death. But Pilate was acting at the urgings of the religious

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Readings for April 12, 2014

THE TRIUMPHAL ENTRY – Matthew 21: 1 11 When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them

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Guest sermon April 5, 2014

“THE SPIRIT OF GOD DWELLS IN YOU” Romans 8:9 April 5, 2014 Westmount Park United Church   The title of this sermon comes from today’s epistle reading where Paul says to the Christians in Rome, “The spirit of God dwells in you.” Paul’s message to the Christians in first century Rome, and to us today,

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Readings for April 5, 2014

Ezekiel 37: 1 14 The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were

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