Sermons


  • February 17, 2008

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie John 3:1-17 Nicodemus is an example of an educated and religious person who doesn’t quite GET what Jesus is about. The exchange between Jesus […]

  • February 10, 2008

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Matthew 4:1-11 Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7 Psalm 32 Romans 5:12-19 Did anyone watch the show “Little Mosque on the Prairie” this week? It’s the CBC […]

  • January 27, 2008

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Isaiah 9:1-4Psalm 27:1-61 Corinthians 1:10-18Matthew 4:12-23 Today’s Gospel reading is about the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry in Galilee. The author of Matthew’s Gospel […]

  • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, 2008

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie The following sermon was preached by the Rev. Amanda Currie at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Saskatoon, during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity […]

  • January 20, 2008

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 40:1-11 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 John 1:29-42 I’ve always tended to think of myself as a “middle of the road” Canadian Presbyterian. […]

  • January 13, 2008

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 29Acts 10:34-43Matthew 3:13-17 I grew up, and went to church school, and sang in the choir, and listened to sermons, in […]

  • January 6, 2008

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14Ephesians 3:1-12Matthew 2:1-12 The story of the magi’s visit to the young boy Jesus in Bethlehem is the classic Epiphany […]

  • December 30, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie This morning’s worship service included four reflections on the scripture readings. The first three reflections were delivered in conversation with the children of the […]

  • Christmas Eve 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Luke 1:5-19Luke 1:26-38Luke 2:1-7Luke 2:8-20John 1:1-14 Writing sermons for Christmas is not the easiest part of a minister’s job. Choosing the carols and the […]

  • December 23, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Instead of a traditional sermon, this morning’s reflection on the scripture readings took the form of three reflections. The first two were presented in […]

  • December 9, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Matthew 3:1-12 I have to admit that I’m not a big fan of Santa Claus. When asked at the women’s breakfast a few weeks […]

  • December 2, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie The congregation of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Saskatoon, was happy to welcome four new members on Sunday, December 2, 2007: Eva Anderson, Judy Chow, […]

  • Christmas Memorial Sermon – November 28, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie The following sermon was preached at the annual Christmas Memorial Service for St. John’s Columbarium on November 28, 2007. The service took place at […]

  • November 25, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Jeremiah 23:1-6Luke 1:68-79Colossians 1:11-20Luke 23:33-43 In the course of the liturgical year — the church year — today, we are at the end. This […]

  • November 18, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 Joan Cho, whose words are found on the back of our Sunday bulletins this morning, begins her reflection with a verse […]

  • November 11, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Haggai 1:15b-2:9Psalm 1452 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17Luke 20:27-38 They spent 40 years, exiled in a foreign land. The people of Judah were away from their […]

  • November 4, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Nehemiah 5:1-13Psalm 15James 1:19-27Matthew 25:31-46 Last week was the first time that I haven’t finished delivering my sermon on Sunday morning. Those of you […]

  • October 28, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie 1 Corinthians 14:26-40Psalm 84Colossians 3:12-17Living Faith, 7.3 People often joke that when Presbyterians gather together, there is always food involved. And though that may […]

  • October 21, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Hebrews 10:19-25Psalm 19Luke 5:1-11 Today’s theme, as we continue through our month of Presbyterianism 101, is discipleship. Today we’re thinking about and singing about […]

  • October 14, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Psalm 51:1-12Romans 3:21-26Luke 19:1-10 As most of you know, I have chosen to abandon the set lectionary readings this month in order to focus […]

  • October 7, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Children’s Sermon: “We are the Body of Christ” Do any of you know what today is? Sunday — the day we come to worship […]

  • September 23, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Jeremiah 8:18-9:1Psalm 79:1-9, Refrain #21 Timothy 2:1-7Luke 16:1-13 The parable of the dishonest manager is a tricky one. I suppose that parables aren’t supposed […]

  • September 16, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28Psalm 14, Refrain 21 Timothy 1:12-17Luke 15:1-10 This morning, I’ve chosen to focus on the text from 1 Timothy, some of the […]

  • September 9, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18Jeremiah 18:1-11 CREATED BY GOD, we are God’s special children (Children’s Sermon, part 1) Has anyone ever told you that you’re special? […]

  • September 2, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Psalm 81:1, 10-16Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16Luke 14:1, 7-14 One of the significant things that Jesus was constantly doing during his short ministry in Galilee was […]

  • July 8, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 Two weeks in a row now, we’ve had Gospel stories that are not particularly encouraging. Last week we heard Jesus turning […]

  • July 1, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20Galatians 5:1, 13-25Luke 9:51-62 Today’s Gospel passage begins with a significant moment in Luke’s story of Jesus’ ministry. It […]

  • June 24, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie 1 Kings 19:1-15aPsalm 42Galatians 3:23-29Luke 8:26-39 Children’s Sermon:I would like to tell you a story about a boy named Sam. One day, Sam waited […]

  • June 10, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Psalm 1461 Kings 17:8-24Luke 7:11-17 Beginning with Psalm 146, and then reflecting on the stories we have read today from 1 Kings and Luke’s […]

  • June 3, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Psalm 8 Romans 5:1-5 John 16:12-15 Welcome to Trinity Sunday — the first Sunday after Pentecost each year. Trinity Sunday is […]

  • May 27, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Genesis 11:1-9Psalm 104:24-35John 14:8-17, 25-27 “Wind and Fire” WIND – – Blue, grey, white, invisible power. You can’t see the wind, but you can […]

  • May 20, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Acts 1:1-11 Psalm 47 Ephesians 1:15-23 Luke 24:44-53 Tucked away in a corner of most “stained glass” churches is an “Ascension window,” which usually […]

  • May 13, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Acts 16:9-15 Psalm 67 Revelation 21:10, 22 — 22:5 John 5:1-9 As we move through the season of Easter and towards Pentecost, the readings […]

  • April 29, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Acts 9:36-43Psalm 23Revelation 7:9-17John 10:22-30 “And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love,and they’ll know we are Christians by our […]

  • April 15, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Acts 5:17-32Revelation 1:4-8John 20:19-31 Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come. One of the […]

  • April 8, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie The following presentation of the Easter story was used in an intergenerational worship service at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Saskatoon for Easter Sunday, […]

  • April 1, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Psalm 118:1-4, 19-29Luke 19:28-40 When Palm Sunday comes around each year, we buy some palm branches and we re-enact Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. The […]

  • March 18, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Joshua 5:9-12Psalm 322 Corinthians 5:16-21Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation. The old life has gone; A new life […]

  • March 11, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Isaiah 55:1-9Psalm 63:1-81 Corinthians 10:1-13Luke 13:1-9 Today’s text from the Gospel of Luke begins with some comments by Jesus regarding some recent tragic events […]

  • February 25, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Deuteronomy 26:1-11Psalm 91 (Refrain #1)Romans 10:8b-13Luke 4:1-13 It kind of goes without saying that there are temptations in the world that we face every […]

  • February 11, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Jeremiah 17:5-10Psalm 1Luke 6:17-26 Children’s Sermon:The prophet Jeremiah is describing two types of people… He says there are some people who turn their hearts […]

  • February 4, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Isaiah 6:1-8Psalm 1381 Corinthians 15:1-11Luke 5:1-11 “They left everything and followed him.” Today’s story from the Gospel of Luke is one that invites us […]

  • January 28, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Jeremiah 1:4-10Psalm 71:1-61 Corinthians 13:1-13Luke 4:14-21 Jesus, filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread […]

  • January 14, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Colossians 3:12-17John 13:12-172 Corinthians 9:6-15Matthew 28:16-20 Children’s Sermon:Start music (Mission Impossible Theme Song) (from pulpit) Children of the church school, your mission, should you […]

  • January 7, 2007

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Isaiah 43:1-7Psalm 29, Refrain #1Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Reflection on the scripture texts of today’s lectionary readings, the immediate message that came to my mind […]

  • November 5, 2006

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Isaiah 25:6-9Psalm 24Revelation 21:1-6aJohn 11:32-44 I remember hearing once that the two things that Canadians fear the most are death and public speaking. So […]

  • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, 2005

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie A sermon preached by the Rev. Amanda Currie at the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity service hosted by St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Tuesday […]

  • April 11, 2004

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie John 20:1-18 Acts 10:34-43 Alleluia! Alleluia! Let the Church rejoice and sing this Easter Day! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! We’ve heard […]

  • January 20, 2004

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie The following reflection was shared by the Rev. Amanda Currie at an ecumenical noon hour service hosted by St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Saskatoon […]

  • December 7, 2003

    Sermon by the Rev. Amanda Currie Annabelle phoned me on Saturday morning this week to let me know that she was well enough that she was planning to be here […]


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