Sermons on Truth

speaker, Balboa Union Church, Sunday, English service, Panama City

Slavery or Freedom

Yesterday, July 1st – was Canada Day… in a couple of days, the United States will be celebrating 4th of July – a day of celebration of independence.  Choosing whom to serve.  It seems very appropriate then, that today we consider Romans 6: 12-23 that Phil Edmonston read for us: freedom or slavery, discussing who…

speaker, Balboa Union Church, Sunday, English service, Panama City

Rejoicing in Sufferings

Readings: Romans 5: 1-8 Matthew 9:35 – 10:8 Psalm 100 Rejoicing in Sufferings I invite you to think for a moment about that Olympian champion, the one that sat on the sofa every day watching TV, checking their internet, and reading books.  The one that slept in every morning, had a full cooked breakfast, eating…

speaker, Balboa Union Church, Sunday, English service, Panama City

The Good Shepherd

Welcome to the Good Shepherd Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Easter (or the third Sunday after Easter if you prefer), where every year we remind ourselves of a special relationship that we have with our Creator.  Each year, we read on Good Shepherd Sunday two particular readings: Psalm 23:  The Lord is my Shepherd John…

Being the greatest

Before the passage of Mark 9:33, we have the passage of Mark 9:2, where Mark describes an event called the Transfiguration. Some of the disciples had been with Jesus at a mountain when the face of Jesus was transfigured right before Moses and Elijah appeared next to him. Mark says that John, James and Peter…

speaker, Balboa Union Church, Sunday, English service, Panama City

We all stumble in many ways

If you asked me to name my favourite book of the Bible, I would be hard-pressed to choose between Proverbs and James.  This could be because James seems to be so knowledgeable about Proverbs.  The book of James is quite short:  it has only five chapters and is known for its practical wisdom and common sense.…

speaker, Balboa Union Church, Sunday, English service, Panama City

Put on the full armour of God…

Lectionary: Ephesians 6:10-20 The Bible depicts countless battles. From Genesis to Revelation,  from the time Cain killed his brother Abel, right down to the present day and even into the predicted future and the Apocalypse. In fact, it is estimated that more than 14,500 wars have been fought from 3600 B.C. to present day. Think…

The very emotional prayer of Jesus

Reading of John 17: 6-19 (Right after the reading) We are not sure whether Jesus actually uttered these words. But whether authored by Jesus or by any of his disciples, these words are truly inspiring. They are like a prayer in a moment when you know you will die, sort of your last words on…