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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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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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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Rev Frank’s Mar 22, 2014 sermon

“SPIRITUAL NOURISHMENT” March 22, 2014 Westmount Park United Church   The season of Lent comes when the days are growing longer and brighter, while inside the trees the sap is stirring that will soon nourish new growth, new life. With nature poised on the brink of the miracle of springtime it is a good time

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Rev Frank’s Mar 15, 2014 sermon

GAMBLING ON GOD March 15, 2014 Westmount Park United Church  I have been told that Canadians spend more per capita on life insurance than anyone else in the world, and that within Canada Quebecers are well above the national average. We are very security conscious. One place we look for security, for comfort and assurance,

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Rev Frank’s Mar 8, 2014 sermon

NEW LIFE IN CHRIST March 8, 2014 Westmount Park United Church Today we heard readings from the first book of the Old Testament (Genesis) and from the first book of the New Testament (Matthew). Each reading describes a crisis moment, a time when extremely important decisions had to be made about what direction the lives

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Rev Frank’s Mar 1, 2014 sermon

WHEN LIGHT BREAKS THROUGH March 1, 2014 Westmount Park United Church   Many years ago Jane and I went hiking with some friends on a trail that went high up in the mountains near Jasper, Alberta. It was a three day hike and all the first day was cloudy and cool. The second day we

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Rev Frank’s Feb 22, 2014 sermon

PAUL’S FIRST LETTER TO THE CORINTHIANS PART VI   CHRIST THE FOUNDATION February 22, 2014 Westmount Park United Church We are now at the end of a six week series of sermons based on epistle readings taken from the beginning of Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. In the past five weeks I have been

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Rev Frank’s Feb 15, 2014 sermon

PAUL’S FIRST LETTER TO THE CORINTHIANS PART V ONLY GOD GIVES THE GROWTH February 15, 2014 Westmount Park United Church   We are now at the fifth in a series of six epistle readings from the opening chapters of Paul’s First letter to the Corinthians. Paul begins this letter with the declaration that it is

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Rev Frank’s Feb 8, 2014 sermon

PAUL’S FIRST LETTER TO THE CORINTHIANS Part IV FAITH THAT RESTS ON THE POWER OF GOD February 8, 2014 Westmount Park United Church   We are now at the fourth in a series of six sermons based on our epistle readings from the opening chapters of Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. I have chosen

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