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865 Second Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario
Canada

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church: a church community of faithful disciples of Jesus Christ, worshiping in Owen Sound, Ontario.

Sermon Archives

2016 SERMONS

ADVENT

Dec 18, 2016 - The Sounds of Christmas.  Luke 1:1-20; Matt 2:1-12

Dec 11, 2016 - The Smells of Christmas.  Luke 2:1-7; Isa 11:1-12

Dec 4, 2016 - The Taste of Christmas.  Luke 2:1-10; Matt 26:26-46

Nov 27, 2016 - The Touch of Christmas.  Luke 1:39-45

Nov 20, 2016 - Shepherds and Thrones. Jeremiah 23:1-8  Rev. Dana Benson

Nov 13, 2016 - What do you say?  Isa 65 & 12  Rev. Dana Benson

October 30, 2016 - Sought and Saved.  Luke 19:1-10  Rev. Dana Benson

October 23, 2016 - Lord, be merciful to me, a sinner.  Luke 18:9-14  Rev. Dana Benson

October 9 2016 - Giving Thanks - Luke 17:11-19  Rev. Dana Benson

October 2, 2016 - The Mustard Seed - Luke 17:10-10  Rev. Dana Benson

September 25th, 2016 - Fair Warning - Luke 16:19-31 Rev. Dana Benson

September 18th, 2106 - A Problematic Parable - Luke 16:1-13 Rev. Dana Benson

September 11th, 2016 - What is Lost - Luke 15:1-10 Rev. Dana Benson

September 4th, 2016 - Let Ruin Come Upon Them - Psalm 35.  Rev. Dana Benson

August 28th, 2016 - You are with me - Psalm 23 Rev. Dana Benson

August 21st, 2016 - Hesed - Psalm 103 Rev. Dana Benson

July 17, 2016 - Chew on That  Psalm 1  Rev. Dana Benson

July 10, 2016 - Heart Transplant.  Psalm 51. Rev. Dana Benson

July 3, 2016 - What is it to be human? Psalm 8  Rev. Dana Benson

June 26, 2016 - The Life of the Psalms  Psalm 45; Hebrews 1-2  Rev. Dana Benson

June 19, 2016 - Woe is Me!  1 Kings 19:1-18  Rev. Dana Benson

June 12th, 2016 Left Limping. Genesis 32:22-32  Rev. Dana Benson

May 29, 2016 - Our Great High Priest  Hebrews 7-10  Rev. Dana Benson

May 22, 2016 - One  Ephesians 2 & 4  Rev. Dana Benson

EASTERTIDE

May 15, 2016 - The Disturbing Truth Rev. 3:14-22; John 14:15-17  Rev. Dana Benson

May 8, 2016 - The Power of God in Practice Acts 1:8; Eph 1:15-23  Rev. Dana Benson

May 1, 2016 - A  Gospel-Log  Acts 16:6-25; Psalm 67:2  Rev. Dana Benson

April 17, 2016 - Being and Doing the Mission of God - Matt 28:18-20, John 17:20-24; 1 Thess 1:1-10  Rev. Dana Benson

April 10, 2016 - A Missional God  John 3:16-21; 1 John 4:7-12  Rev. Dana Benson

April 3rd, 2016 - "Even if he does not"  Daniel 3:13-30  Rev. Dana Benson

March 27th - Easter Sunday.  I Have Seen the Lord  John 20:1-18

LENT

March 20th - Palm Sunday - no notes.

March 13th, 2016 - Judgment makes the Garden grow Rom 9:14-33; Matt 25:31-46  Rev. Dana Benson

March 6th, 2016 - The Wedding Banquet John 2:1-10; Isa 25:6-10; Rev 19:6-10  Rev. Dana Benson

February 28, 2016 - Building for the Kingdom  Rev. 21, 22; Romans 8  Rev. Dana Benson

February 21, 2016 - No one shall make them afraid  Micah 4:1-4; Nehemiah 5:1-13 Rev. Dana Benson

February 14, 2016 - Love that Foreshadows Heaven  1 Jn 3:5-11; 1 Pt 4:7-11 Rev. Dana Benson

EPIPHANY

January 31st, 2016 - Living As a Disciple of Jesus  Matthew 28:18-20; John 8:31-32  Dee Renaud

January 24th, 2016 - Faith and Doubt  Psalm 77; Ephesians 2:1-10  Rev. Dana Benson

Rev. Dana Benson

The Fifth Act

January 17th, 2016 - The Fifth Act  Deut 6; 2 Peter 3  Rev. Dana Benson       

January 10th, 2016 - Is the Bible trustworthy?  2 Peter 1:2--2:1; 2 Tim 3:16-17  Rev. Dana Benson

January 3rd, 2016 - Epiphany Sunday:  Whose Story?  Matthew 2:1-12 Rev. Dana Benson

2015 SERMONS

ADVENT AND CHRISTMASTIDE

Christmas Sunday: Dec 27th, 2015 Simeon's Song  Luke 2:29-35 Rev. Dana Benson

Advent 4: Dec 20th, 2015 A service around the O Antiphons.  Ask for a service CD for more details.

Advent 3: Dec 13th, 2015 Is that a Real Baby?  He 2:14-27; Luke 2:1-7; Living Faith 3.2 Jesus Truly Human.  Rev. Dana Benson

Advent 2: Dec 6th, 2015 The Invisible Made Visible  Col 1:15-20; John 1:1-14; Living Faith 3.2 Jesus Truly God.  Rev. Dana Benson

Advent 1: November 29th, 2015 Expectations Fulfilled.  Micah 5:4; Luke 4:16-21  Rev. Dana Benson

Refuge for the Refugee Nov 22 1015

November 22nd 2015 Refuge for the Refugee Deut. 10:17-21; Matt 25:31-46 Rev. Dana Benson  

November 15th, 2015 You asked for a sermon on "Compassion" 1 Kg 17:17-24; Matt 9:27-38 Rev. Dana Benson

November 8th, 2015 The Church: Agent of Peace  Romans 12:1-2; 8:5-14; Col 1:15-23; Ezek 37:26-28  Rev. Dana Benson

November 1st, 2015 A Spirit Shaped Community Galatians 5:16-126 Rev. Dana Benson

October 25th, 2015 The Great Enabler   Romans 8:16-26; Acts 11:1-18  Rev. Dana Benson 

October 18th, 2015 God, the Holy Spirit, is with us! 1 Corinthians 2:9-16; John 14:15-26; LF 4.1 God the Holy Spirit - God with Us.   Dee Renaud

October 11th, 2015 Gratitude and Obedience Deuteronomy 8:7-20; Col 3:12-17; LF 2.4 Our Care for the World.  Rev. Dana Benson

October 4th, 2015  Becoming God's People  Col 3:12-17  Rev. Dana Benson

September 27th, 2015  God's call to love and serve Him  Gal 3:24-29; Eph 1:5-6; Living Faith 2.3 Rev. Dana Benson

September 20 2015  A Distorted Image  Isaiah 6:1-8; Romans 3:21-26; Living Faith 2.5  Rev. Dana Benson

September 13, 2015 Stardust and the Wow-ness of God  Isaiah 43:1-21; Acts 17:24-28; Ephesians 2:4-10; Living Faith 2.1-2.2  Rev. Dana Benson

September 6th, 2015 Laying the Foundation: God   Isaiah 40:18-31; Ephesians 2:17-3:12; Living Faith Chapter 1

Rev. Dana Benson

August 30th, 2015 Pure Religion in an Impure World  James 1:17-27  Rev. Dana Benson

August 23rd, 2015 A Centurion's Faith Ephesians 3:17-19; Luke 7:1-10 Rev. Jim Anglin

August 16th, 2015 It is Finished Psalm 22:16-31; John 19:19-30 Rev. Jim Anglin

August 9th, 2015 Forsaken Psalm 22:1-15; Matthew 27:46 Rev. Jim Anglin

August 2nd, 2015 Blessed are the persecuted!...did I sign on for that?! Matt 5:1-12; Psalm 143; 1 Peter 3:8-18 and 4:1-2 Dick Hibma

July 26th, 2015 Blessed are the Peacemakers Matt 5:1-12 Rev. Dana Benson

July 12th, 2015  Blessed are the Pure in Heart Matt 5:1-12 Rev. Dana Benson

July 5th, 2015 Blessed are the Merciful Matt 5:1-12 Rev. Dana Benson

June 28 2015 - The Righteous Meek Matt 5:1-12  Rev. Dana Benson

June 21st, 2015 - Jesus in the Boat  Mark 4:35-41 Rev. Dana Benson

June 14th, 2015 - Blessed are those who mourn  Matthew 5:1-12  Rev. Dana Benson

June 7th, 2015 - Poor in Spirit Matthew 5:1-12 Rev. Dana Benson

May 31st, 2015 - Born Again?  John 3:1-17  Rev. Dana Benson

May 25th, 2015 - New Life  Acts 2:1-21; Ezekiel 37:1-14  Rev. Dana Benson

May 17th, 2015 - The Story Continues  Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1:15-2:10  Rev. Dana Benson

May 10th, 2015 - Off to Cornelius' House  Acts 10:1-48

April 26th, 2015  Where does God's Love Abide?  1 John 3:16-24 Rev. Dana Benson

April 19th, 2015 Telling Stories Luke 24:33-48 Rev. Dana Benson

April 12th, 2015 Yeah Right  John 20:19-31  Rev. Dana Benson

April 5th, 2015 Where is Galilee?  Mark 16:1-8 Rev. Dana Benson

March 29th, 2015  A Tale of 2 (3) Entries. Mark 11:1-18  Rev. Dana Benson

March 1st, 2015  Immeasurably More!  Eph 3:14-20  Rev. Dana Benson

February 22nd, 2015  Called to Covenant. Dick Hibma

February 15th, 2015  Glory-Light   Mark 9:2-9; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6   Rev. Dana Benson

February 8th, 2015 Compelling Love 1 Corinthians 9:16-23  Rev. Dana Benson

February 1st, 2015  Being Right and Doing the Right Thing  1 Corinthians 8:1-13  Rev. Dana Benson

January 25th, 2015 What Time is it?  1 Corinthians 7:29-31  Rev. Dana Benson

January 18th, 2015  A Question Freedom.  1 Corinthians 6:12-20  Rev. Dana Benson

 

January 11 2015, Baptized and Beloved.  Mark 1:4-11  Rev. Dana Benson

2014 Sermons

ADVENT

December 21st, 2014 Behold, your God!  Isaiah 40:1-11 (40:9)  Rev. Dana Benson

December 14th, 2014:  The Abiding Word. John 15:1-5; Luke 1:39-55;  Isaiah 40:1-11 (6-8).   Rev. Dana Benson

December 7th, 2014:  In the Desert.  Isaiah 40:1-11 (3-5) Rev. Dana Benson

November 30th, 2014:  Comfort my people.  Isaiah 40:1-11 (1-2) Rev. Dana Benson


Reign of Christ:  Nov 23, 2014:  The Shepherdly King and the Kingly Shepherd  Ezekiel 34:1-31; Jn 10:11-16; Matt 25:31-46

Nov 16th, 2014:  Condemnation or Consolation?  Zephaniah 1; 3; 1 Thess 5

November 9th, 2014 Ripping Out the Seeds of Hate Isaiah 2:1-4, Psalm 46, I John 2:7-17 Megan Purdy

November 2nd, 2014  Moving Toward Completion:The Net  Matthew 13:47-50. Rev. Dana Benson

October 26th, 2014:  The Treasure and the Pearl.  Matthew 13:44-46   Rev. Dana Benson

October 12th, 2014:  A Garden of Weeds?  Matthew 1:24-30  Rev. Dana Benson

October 5th, 2014: World Communion Sunday.  The Great Feast.  Luke 14:7-23   Rev. Dana Benson

September 28th, Parables of the Kingdom: The Vineyard.  Matthew 20:1-16  Rev. Dana Benson

September 21st,  Parable of the Kingdom: The Lamp.  Mark 4:21-25; Matt 5:14-16  Rev. Dana Benson

September 14th, Parables of the Kingdom: The Sower.  Matt 13:1-23  Rev. Dana Benson

September 7th:  Power in Parables.  Luke 18:1-14; Mark 4:10-20, 33-34  Rev. Dana Benson

August 24th: Witness: Megan Purdy 

August 17th: Have we Mistaken Our Identity? Megan Purdy

August 3rd:  Filled in the Kingdom of Heaven:  Matthew 14:13-21; Isaiah 55.  Rev. Dana Benson

July 27th:  The Kingdom of Heaven is like.  Reflections on the Kingdom in Nicaragua.  (No notes).  Rev. Dana Benson

July 13, 2014: Already and Not Yet: Megan Purdy 

July 6th, 2014:  Just say no?: Romans 7:13-25  Rev. Dana Benson

June 29th 2014:  Freedom. Romans 6:12-23 Rev. Dana Benson

June 22nd - PAN Commissioning Service

Transfiguration Sunday:  June 15th:  A Table for 3 (or more).  Rev. Dana Benson

Pentecost:  June 8th:  Empowered for Ministry:  Pentecost.   Rev. Dana Benson

June 1st:  Megan Purdy

May 25th:  What's up with the Ascension.  Acts 1:1-14; Eph. 1:15-23   Rev. Dana Benson

May 18th:  Worship as God's People:  Rev. Dana Benson

May 11th, 2014:  Becoming the Whole people of Christ.  Rev. Dana Benson

April 27th, 2014:  Scars and Resurrection     Rev. Dana Benson


Lent & Easter 2014

April 20th, 2014:  EASTER SUNDAY  The whisper of New Creation   Rev. Dana Benson

April 13th, 2014:  PALM SUNDAY:  Passion 101       Rev. Dana Benson

April 6th, 2014:  Megan Purdy

March 30th, 2014:  Let's be honest.    Rev. Dana Benson

March 23rd, 2014:  God helps those who….?     Rev. Dana Benson

March 16th, 2014:  Megan Purdy

March 9th, 2014  Anxiety   Rev. Dana Benson

March 2nd, 2014  Eyewitnesses to His Glory   Rev. Dana Benson

February 23rd, 2014  Being Holy  Rev. Dana Benson

February 16th, 2014: Megan Purdy

February 9th, 2014:  The Art of Prayer   Rev. Dana Benson

February 2nd, 2014:  Simple Prayer  Rev. Dana Benson