Blog Category: Minister’s Sermons

Love Flows

Exodus 1:8 – 2:10  I have to tell you that these last three months of saying goodbye have been excruciating. It’s hard to say goodbye, There has been and continues to be a lot of grief for me.  Part of the … Continue reading

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Dinner Guests

DINNER GUESTS Galatians 2:15-21                                                        June 12, 2016 Luke 7:36-8:3                                                              Pentecost 4 St. James United Church Rev. Paul Dempsey Last week we were at Crossroads Restaurant at Rosseau enjoying a birthday dinner. My friend Mike and I have birthdays close to … Continue reading

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Who Is Jesus??

WHO IS JESUS? Galatians 1:11-24                                                        June 5, 2016 Luke 7:11-17                                                               Pentecost 3 St. James United Church, Parry Sound Rev. Paul Dempsey   I saw a cartoon of a minister in a pulpit beginning to preach, and he is saying: “to … Continue reading

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Oh, The Things You Can Do!

OH, THE THINGS YOU CAN DO! Romans 12:1-13                                                          May 29, 2016 St. James United Church, Parry Sound Rev. Paul Dempsey Back in the 14th century there was a Sufi rascal named Nasrudin, and there are many stories about him that … Continue reading

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Curious Christians – What can we learn from near death experiences?

CURIOUS CHRISTIANS What Can We Learn From Near Death Experience? 2 Cor. 12:1-10                                                             May 1, 2016 John 14:1-7                                                                 Easter 6 St. James United Church, Parry Sound Rev. Paul Dempsey The subject of death both fascinates us and frightens us. This … Continue reading

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Who Says There Is No God?

WHO SAYS THERE IS NO GOD? Exodus 3:13-15                                                           April 17, 2016 John 10:31-39                                                             Easter 4 St. James United Church Rev. Paul Dempsey I saw a British cartoon with a picture of two cockneys standing next to the signboard … Continue reading

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Curious Christians

CURIOUS CHRISTIANS “Is Religion Doomed to Fade Away?” Rev. 5:11-14                                                               April 10, 2016 John 21:1-19                                                               Easter 3 St. James United Church Rev. Paul Dempsey The film comedian W. C. Fields was an ill-tempered man who hated religion. He hated Christmas … Continue reading

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PERFECT TIMING Luke 22:39-53                                                      March 20, 2016 Palm Sunday St. James United Church My wife, Fern, plays in one of the Handbell choirs at Bracebridge United Church. I have been trying to arrange for one of the choirs to … Continue reading

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An Open Future

AN OPEN FUTURE Isaiah 43:16-21                                                      March 13, 2016 Phil. 3:4b-14                                                          Lent 5   When you have been disappointed many times you learn not to expect too much. You trim your hopes to fit with limited possibilities. Some of … Continue reading

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What Must We Be About?

WHAT MUST WE BE ABOUT? Phil. 3:17-4:1                                                  Feb 21, 2016 Luke 13:31-35                                                             Lent 2 St. James United Church, Parry Sound Rev. Paul Dempsey If I asked you to complete the sentence, “A Christian is…. ” I am sure … Continue reading

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