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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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