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Sermon Audio – For Yours is the Kingdom

This is the last sermon in our series on the Lord’s Prayer, looking at the phrase “For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever, amen.” and following with a discussion of what God’s kingdom is like.

This week didn’t tie off in a nice, neat package. I think we all left with lots rolling around in our brains. Maybe this is one of those things that are uncomfortable but really good for us.

The book I used for my research is “Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes” by Kenneth E. Bailey. You can find it here. I have found it immensely helpful in understanding the Gospels and finding the loving heart of God in them.



Sermon Audio – Lead Us Not Into Temptation

In honour of International Women’s Day, this week we started off sharing stories of women who have inspired us. We continue with a discussion of “Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one” and end up reminding ourselves of the character of our God who loves us and is for us.


Lead us not into temptation…

This Sunday I will be looking at the phrase “Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil / the evil one” from the Lord’s Prayer. My apologies to anyone else who was looking forward to hearing Brian West speak, he had something else come up and is no longer able to make it.

Here are some questions to ponder this week:

  • How does temptation work? What are the roles of God, the devil, and us?
  • Why are there two different versions (evil vs the evil one)? Is there a difference?
  • Why would Jesus teach us to pray this way?

Last Sunday was kind of amazing to me, as everyone brought their questions and ideas and we learned together. I am hoping we can do that again. See you Sunday,


Sermon audio is here

Sermon Audio – Forgive us our sins…

This week something very special happened. While Greg was speaking, people interrupted with their own questions and thoughts. Greg ran with it and we had an amazing time of learning together. So this recording includes not only what Greg shared, but also what the rest of our little community shared, with permission of course.

Some helpful links I thought of as I listened are below:

The definition of forgiveness by Brad Jersak that Greg shared.

An article on a four step apology. We use this in our home and it helps a lot, especially when modeled by the parents to the children and to each other. After Greg’s suggestion, I  am mulling over whether to leave off step 4 or change it in some way.

Love to our little gathering and to those joining from a distance.


Forgive Us Our Sins…

This Sunday Greg McKone will be sharing with us on the phrase “forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us”. In the wrong hands, this could be a scary topic, but Greg is a very safe person and an incredible encourager. I know what he says will bring us life.

Some questions to ponder this week:

  • What is forgiveness?
  • What is the cost of unforgiveness?
  • Why does Jesus connect these two?

Blessings on your week. See you Sunday,


Sermon Audio is here

Sermon Audio – Our Daily Bread

This is the recording from February 11, where Tracey McKone shared with us on the phrase “Give us this day our daily bread” from the Lord’s Prayer.

Give Us This Day…

This Sunday we are privileged to hear from Tracey McKone on the phrase “Give us this day our daily bread”.

In her preparation, Tracey has come up with three questions for us to consider with Jesus this week.

  1. Jesus, why did you include this phrase in the Lord’s Prayer?
  2. How have you been providing for me this week?
  3. Are there any areas of my life where I am prone to grumbling?

I bless you to see more clearly how Jesus is taking care of you. See you Sunday,


Edit: The audio for this can be found here

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