The Return of the King
Sermon delivered on 11 December 2022, Third Sunday of Advent, at Richmond Presbyterian Church, Richmond, British Columbia. Based on Isaiah 40:1-10 and 2Peter 3:8-14.
A plea for unity; A cry for peace
Sermon delivered on 04 December 2022, Second Sunday of Advent, at Richmond Presbyterian Church, Richmond, British Columbia. Based on Romans 15:1-14 and Isaiah 11:1-10.
Bible Study Fellowship – International
Last season 2021-2022 I transferred mid-stream from local to an international Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) men’s group. The discussion group leader was located in Australia and the group members from all over the world, e.g., the USA, Australia, the UK, Tanzania, Indonesia, Nigeria and a few other countries. It was great to have studied and…
Bible Study Fellowship – Montreal Men
In 2015 we formed a prayer group and asked God to bring faithful men in Christ together in fellowship and in regular study of the Bible…
A collection of sermon texts
Selected sermons given by Victor C. Gavino at The Kensington Presbyterian Church, 6225 Godfrey Avenue, NDG, Montreal. Just posted: Parts one and two of a series on selected passages from Ecclesiastes (17 and 24 July 2022)
Answering the call of Christ: A man’s perspective.
The call of Christ on a man viewed through Philippians chapter 1 verses 27 to 27a. A masculine perspective. Presented at a breakfast gathering for men at the Peoples Church of Montreal, June 11, 2022.
Second year of Quebec-XCC: October 19-22, 2023
If you think you can not – you need to come! If you think you do not need it – You are in great need! Are you up for the challenge?
Inaugural year of Quebec-XCC: October 28-31, 2021
It was an amazing 72 hours!
The Good Samaritan and the Physician’s Oath
A message delivered to a Christian fellowship of physicians, 6 March 2021, online platform. Based on Luke 10:25-37 Familiarity proceeds from experience. Familiarity is an important component of our bedrock of knowledge that gives us courage and allows us to move forward into unknown territory. You know this: as physicians you each have a vast…
Beyond Common Sense
Sermon delivered on 09 August 2015 at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, 3415 Redpath St., Montreal. Based on John 6:35, 41-51 A metaphor: a figure of speech, where one thing is said to be another, even if the first is conceptually unrelated to the second. For example “A mighty fortress is our…
Through the Shadow
Sermon delivered on 31 January 2016 at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, 70 Beaconsfield Boulevard, Beaconsfield Quebec. Based on Isaiah 43:1-7, Psalm 23, Romans 8:31-39 It is probably almost always true that the most difficult moments in our lives shape us the most. It is probably true that who we become depends to a great extent on…
Crossing the Bar – with apologies to Alfred Lord Tennyson
Sermon delivered on 16 August 2015 at the Kensington Presbyterian Church, 6225 Godfrey Avenue, Montreal. Based on John 6:16-21 The Victorian age – the 19th century. In the Victorian era people delighted themselves in natural history – the sciences – and in the arts, as we do today. But the Victorian era is special I…
Read Crossing the Bar – with apologies to Alfred Lord Tennyson
The XCC (Extreme Character Challenge) East
The XCC – 4th Musketeer: a Christian men’s movement. The Canadian chapter’s vision is: “To inspire global passion for adventurous faith and waves of justice.”
A King like no other
In 1922, Helen Howarth Lemmel penned a hymn, a tune that I began to internalize very early in my life, when precisely I can’t even recall. It is a song that many of us here might know by heart. This song is a holdover from the 17th- and 18th-centuries, when pietism held sway over the church’s hymnody.