Dealing with Narcissim

In November 0f 1998, I began a sermon that had been percolating in my mind for a few days. It was going to be a message about Samson, the Judge from the Old Testament. If you’ve attended Sunday School or VBS, you know who I mean, the dude with the long hair who was betrayed…

Dealing with Depression

I’m sure you’ve all seen it. The meme that says: If 2020 was a math problem.If you're going down a river at 2 mph and your canoe loses a wheel, how much pancake mix would you need to re-shingle your roof? The idea is that we can’t make sense out of what has happened in…

I Am the Resurrection

Where is he?  Where?  Where is he?  How many times had she asked that question over the past four days?  Her only brother had come down with some mysterious virus, and nobody could do anything for him.  Well, nobody except for their friend Jesus.  How many times had he reached out his hand and the…

Good Friday, Who Do You Say He Is?

It was the question on the minds and lips of many people’s lips that day.  “Who is this man Jesus?” He was the centre of attention and everybody had an opinion about who he claimed to be and who he really was.  And I would suspect that you could find yourself relating to at least…

The Blessing of the Treasure

Here we are, week four of money month 2021, you still doing alright?  Are we having fun?  For those who are visiting with us or new to Cornerstone this is an annual event.  Each March I take the opportunity to teach the theology of stewardship, which is a fancy way of saying we look at…

The Strategy of the Treasure

Last week we started with tales of treasure and tales of pirates. Which reminds me, do you know why pirates are called pirates? Because they arrgg. That was free. So here we are. Week two of Money Month! In case you weren't here last week or if you are new to Cornerstone, I made a…

The Reality of the Treasure

When you think of a treasure, what crosses your mind? Perhaps something buried by a pirate? When I was a boy, when I thought about treasure, I thought about Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver from Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel “Treasure Island”. By the way, Long John Silver was the ship’s cook, not the ship’s…

I Am the Good Shepherd

I am the Shepherd "I am." Over the past six weeks, we have been looking at the various times that Jesus describes himself using the phrase "I am."  And so we have examined Jesus words and meaning when he said "I am the way," "I am the truth," "I am the life," "I am the…

Chapter 45

The next morning found us on our way back to Jerusalem.  Jesus told us that there was something he had to do at the temple. “I’ve been thinking about it all night,” Jesus said.  “Solomon would be turning over in his grave if he could see what’s happening inside the temple gates.” I wasn’t sure…

Chapter 44

The road between Jericho and Bethany was pretty barren, and it wasn’t long before the crowd became a group and then the group became a few, and soon it was just us walking along the road. The conversation had turned bleak again, Jesus was insisting that the time was getting close.  He spoke of being…