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January 10, 2021    Jeremiah 17:1-13, Ephesians 2:1-10, Mark 2:1-12               The prophet Jeremiah describes the sin of Judah as being deeply ingrained. He compares it to an inscription carved with an iron pen, an engraver’s tool. With a diamond point it is engraved on the tablet of their hearts,…

Faith and Trust

January 10, 2021   Faith and Trust Jeremiah 17:1-13, Ephesians 2:1-10, Mark 2:1-12             The prophet Jeremiah describes the sin of Judah as being deeply ingrained. He compares it to an inscription carved with an iron pen, an engraver’s tool. With a diamond point it is engraved on the tablet of their hearts,…

New Year

January 3, 2021     New Year           Happy New Year to you! Another new year! And I don’t know anyone who feels that we need more of 2020. There was not a lot of dancing and joy in 2020. We pray and hope that 2021 will be better than its predecessor. But no-one knows of course how this year will unfold.…

Christmas Eve

December 24, 2020 Christmas Eve Isaiah 9:1-7; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20             A few years ago, to celebrate International Youth Day, youth ambassadors of the world were asked: “If there is one thing you could change in the world, what would that be?” Here are some of the youth ambassadors’ answers: Khalid from…

Love

December 20, 2020 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Romans 16:25-27 and Luke 1:39-56 Love             Pastor Michael Kirby tells an interesting story. Several years ago, someone began stealing the baby Jesus from the outdoor manger scenes in his Chicago neighborhood. No-one could explain why someone would steal baby Jesus. It…

Joy

December 13, 2020    Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24, Luke 1:26-38                                         Joy…

Fear, joy and peace

December 6, 2020 Isaiah 40:1-11, Luke 1:8-25, 57-66, 80 Fear, joy and peace                It is said that we live in two minds – fear and joy. Perhaps many of us live mostly in fear? Fear is manifested as our everyday anxieties where we find ourselves living in the regret of the past, or…

Knowing what God wants?

November 8, 2020 Stewardship Sunday Psalm 119:1-11 Jeremiah 15:15-21, 2 Timothy 3:10-17, John 13:31-35 Knowing what God wants?             In 2016, the Oxford Dictionary named post-truth as the word of the year. It defined post-truth as “Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less…

A New Approach

November 1, 2020    John 1:1-18   Acts 8:26-40 A New Approach             Someone recently mentioned that watching the news is depressing and exhausting. “I see all the suffering in the world. I want to do something to help but I don’t know what to do. And now I feel guilty, sad and…

Fulfilling all righteousness

October 25, 2020   Ephesians 3:14-21, Matthew 3:13-17 Fulfilling all righteousness The stories of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel and Noah and the Flood are somber but honest stories. They are old stories but they are our stories as well. We all relate to a world that is beautiful, good, full of potential and harmonious. At the same time, we are familiar with how quickly…