The Other Palm Sunday

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You probably have heard about a Galilean who marched into Jerusalem, surrounded by people singing songs and waving branches. But what if I told you there were two of them, and Jesus wasn’t the first?

The story of Judas Maccabeus changes everything about how we understand Palm Sunday.

Following the sermon there is an original reading by a member of our community, Claire. 

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Seeing God in a Kernel of Wheat

Missionary, advocate, and truth-teller Alison Witt steps into the Eucharist pulpit to offer some honest and challenging thoughts about following the Jesus who falls to the ground like a seed.

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Smashed Windows & Turned Tables

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Saturday night, thirty anarchists dressed in black with their faces covered and stormed through a street in downtown Hamilton. They smashed business storefronts and parked cars to protest the changes in our city; specifically the gentrification of that street.

This was the same weekend we helped host a conference in which more than five hundred people, representing over thirty churches, talked about the changes facing our city; including gentrification and affordable housing.

And the gospel text for this week? Jesus destroying the temple.

What is a Christian response to a changing city? What should we make of smashed windows? And what does it have to do with the upside-down Kingdom of God?

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It’s Possible to Waste Your Life

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Let’s get ourselves deeper into the story of Jesus walking towards the cross, and find out what looks like to live a life of meaning.

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Sleeper Agents

The Kingdom of God is a counter-cultural movement, designed to bring an end to the way of the world as is, and usher in a whole new way to be human. Those who align with it should expect resistance.

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A Funeral Sermon

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This Sunday was “TrueCity Sunday” - where we engaged in a pulpit swap with another congregation. Our guest was Lane Fusilier, pastor at Philpott Memorial Church. He shared a few thoughts on grief, having gone through a very hard few years.

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Called to be Vulnerable: There are More Lifeguards than Sharks

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Vulnerability is a popular topic in our culture these days, and for good reason. What does it mean to be called, as Jesus followers, to a life of vulnerability?

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The Strange Religious Ritual of New Years Resolutions

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If you were an alien, scrolling on Instagram; what would you think about this strange concept of “New Years Resolutions?” You’d probably see them as a deeply ritualistic act. Let’s compare and contrast these resolutions with the good news of Jesus.

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The Particularity of Who

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With Christmas around the corner, Pastor Jill looks at what it means for God to take on a particular type of body, and what it can tell us about our bodies.

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“Why Do You Call on the Day of the Lord?”

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When the prophet Amos spoke of “God coming close” it was warning. The people had hidden abuse, violence, and injustice in the shadows for too long, and God, like a blazing fire, was going to burn it all up.

That’s the day of the Lord. What does it have to do with sexual assault, and the #metoo movement?

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Some slides about "the day of the Lord" and "sportz" - hope they help.

Lamb vs. Beasts

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Revelation is a weird and wild book, filled with larger than life imagery. Unfortunately it's also been wildly misunderstood. What is the Revelation of John actually about, and what does he want us to see?

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