Ask Rev John Series

Below are all of the Ask Rev John Series of Sermons from this summer.

Part 1 – June 23rd, 2019
What is Sin?
Why isn’t there an emphasis on SIN and Judgement in Church anymore?
If my sins are forgiven by Jesus… then why is there still a judgement day? How will I be judged?
When can we get an Elevator… Large Screen…

What is the meaning of the Holy Catholic Church?
Why does the Roman Catholic Church exclude anyone who has not been baptized Catholic from sharing the body and blood of Christ?
Can you explain ‘simply’ the decision of General Assembly re sexuality?
Part 2 – July 7th, 2019

What about the words in The Lord’s Prayer… “Lead us not into temptation”? Why would God lead us into temptation?

[Warning – Listener Discretion Advised]
Follow up from the General Assembly Decision… how can we hold two doctrines in parallel? What does this mean for St. Andrew’s? What does it mean for the PCC?

Sex… what does the Bible say about it? The Church’s attitude toward it? Consequences… authority on ‘what is normal?’ challenges in speaking openly about it? Very binary way of understanding it… Man and woman… Purpose – procreation… abstinence… G, L… and confusion on the rest… LGBTQI+

From Genesis 6… When the Sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, they married and had children
Was this one of the reasons why God destroyed the earth?
“The Nephilim”
Part 3 – July 21st, 2019

There is so much in the Bible that has been used to justify ‘injustice’ ‘inequality’ and has done harm… and continues to do harm… what do we do with that? How can some take parts literally and others not?

Is it more difficult in these electronic and scientific driven times to believe in a “Holy Spirit”?
And why do mainline churches speak so little about a spirit filled life?

Why is Easter different every year?

Can you please explain how Jesus could walk on water?
(I’ve tried it, but it just doesn’t work!)

How do we forgive those who have done the unthinkable (not sexual) act against us?  How does one do this when feelings of hurt block any forgiveness?
Part 4 – August 25th 2019

“The Nephilim”… remember them from a few questions ago?
The Nephilim – “The Giants”… “The Sons of God” who intermingled with the daughters of men… before the world was flooded…
Genesis 6.
Nephilim… in Canaan… this is where we see a genocide being endorsed as a way of creating a ‘final solution’ to the Nephilim problem.
If the Jews were God’s chosen people in the Old Testament, why did they suffer so much persecution and continue to do so?
For your sermons, do you have a guidebook to follow with ideas and suggestions and is there co-ordination for choosing music and hymns to accompany?
Part 5 – September 1st, 2019

What is the Kingdom of God? How can we access it? What does it mean to be a member?
Can you give a few examples of what you do as Guelph’s Police Chaplain?
“No one comes to the Father but through me…”
Jesus is the ONLY way…
“I am the way, the truth, and the life.”
“Love your neighbour as yourself”
How do we reconcile other religions?
Are Jehovah’s Witnesses a true religion?

If you had the chance to interview someone who was prominent in history (living or dead) who would it be, why and what would your first question for this person be?