Meeting Jesus: When We’re Confident

Familiarity breeds…… You know the saying, right? And it’s SO true. It’s really easy to begin to take safety shortcuts when we’ve been doing a risky task for years.  They say that the people most at risk for injury on the job site are the newbies and the ol’ timers. […]

Meeting Jesus: And Distracted

“I’m…… SO……. busy…..” How often haven’t you heard that? Or maybe even said it? Three cheers for Google Calendar (or equivalent) – keeping our life organised.  Otherwise things would be in chaos.  Never keep all the commitments and to-do’s straight. WHEW!! Some people wear their busyness as a badge of […]

Meeting Jesus: A Word About Stuff

They are springing up absolutely EVERYWHERE! Storage units – rented by people because they’ve run out of room to store their stuff. I’d say I’m different, but actually I’m in the process of putting up another outbuilding to “temporarily” store the overflow presently crammed into my machine shed. STUFF – […]

Meeting Jesus: When You’re Not Wanted

You can’t share what you ain’t got. That’s the lesson from this past Sunday’s message at KCRC, part of the MEETING JESUS summer teaching series. The whore and the theologian – a stark contrast. Both meet Jesus at a party.  The way they respond to him is also a stark […]

Meeting Jesus: Alone, In A Mob

Mobs can be powerful.  And destructive. People get run over by mobs – sometimes those who are targets of the mob rage, and sometimes even people who are part of the mob. Takes a powerful, brave, wise person to be able to stare down and stop a mob. Jesus is […]

Meeting Jesus: We Do, Can She?

What is it about people that we can so easily, sometimes, shut certain people out Because we don’t think they’re good enough. Or haven’t done enough. Or – maybe even because they are just plain “other.” It’s troubling.  We pride ourselves on being a nation of equals. Racist, discriminatory,  xenophobic […]

Meeting Jesus: When We Are Out Of Options

“Here. Hold my beer. Watch this!” The sort of summer moment when somebody thinks they’ve got a situation well in hand.  What’s about to unfold should be NO PROBLEM. And as they try to do it, everything unravels.  Maybe even a youtube video results. Perhaps you haven’t had that.  But […]

Meeting Jesus: As We Are

We’re BACK!  It was great to have a break this summer.  But equally great to get back to our home church community at Kemptville Christian Reformed Church – a gracious and beautiful bunch of very down to earth, and imperfect, people. Being imperfect means you need someone to understand you, […]

Meeting Jesus: In Submission

Welcome back to another podcast in the KCRC teaching series Meeting Jesus.  Every once in a while we encounter people that have a huge impact on our lives.  We are different (hopefully for the better) after having met them. Jesus is one of those people.  And we’re excited to be […]

Meeting Jesus: He’s Not What You Expect

Meeting certain people changes EVERYTHING. Saw a segment of an interview with someone who met Elvis once. She’s been reliving that moment for over 40 years. Someone I know was at an event with a speaker who had a series of profound physical challenges in his  life.  Listening to the […]