Measurements

Living Waters Church | March 3, 2024 Luke 20.41-47, Places of Honour Listen to or watch this sermon here Have you ever had that dream where suddenly you find yourself in front of a large group of people and you’re in your underwear? A dream like that draws out a sense of feeling exposed. There’s aRead more

How to read the Bible

Living Waters Church, January 21, 2024Watch or listen to the sermon here Early in 2024 we’re asking a few key questions: Why and how do we pray? Why and how do we read the Bible? Why and how do we serve? Why and how do we share our faith? These practices have given shape to countlessRead more

And there were shepherds

“…and there were shepherds…” The Gospel of Luke, chapter 2 What is a nativity? A nativity is a snapshot of the scene surrounding Jesus’ birth, a display of the main characters of Christmas. I’m not talking about characters like Tiny Tim or the Grinch, though sometimes they end up involved anyway when children are around. SometimesRead more

Be Light (a Christmas card)

“A light shines in the darkness…” Jesus, according to his first century biographers, was not born into peace, but into tax season, under the thumb of an unimaginably cruel occupying empire (Luke’s account). His life was threatened and his family fled to a neighbouring country while his newborn contemporaries were killed by command of aRead more

Hunter-Gatherer

Luke 19. 1-10Watch or listen to this talk here A couple of years ago our family moved house. We didn’t go far, just two doors down the hall in the same apartment building, from a one-bedroom unit into a two-bedroom. The timing couldn’t have been better as we were about to become a family ofRead more

Climbing Trees

Luke 19. 1-10 Watch or listen here “Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through.” Back in August my friend and I found ourselves in the middle of a rowdy crowd in East Rutherford, New Jersey. There was shouting, cursing, and jostling for position, because the gates to the stadium were about to open. People hadRead more

Wise decisions

Today we’re looking at how we come to wise decisions. “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you” (James). As anyone with a shred of life experience knows, when it comes to decision making the answers we’d like don’tRead more

Wise Work

LWC July 30, 2023Wise Work Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. (Colossians 3.23-24) Our question for today: What is wise work?  For starters, I’m hesitantRead more

Must be this tall to enter

The Gospel of Luke 18.15-17 15 People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to suchRead more