Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

The day is near!

December 1, 2019        First Sunday of Advent The day is near!             Life is good! Life is challenging! Life is interesting! Life is beautiful. Life is hard, life is wonderful, life is sad! Life is new and exciting and life is old and boring! Life is outright dangerous! Life is all…

Image of God!

November 24, 2019 Christ the King Sunday Jeremiah 23:1-6, Colossians 1:11-20, Luke 23:33-43           Image of God!           Every New Year’s Eve, the last day of the calendar year, I do what most people do: I become a bit nostalgic as I look back on the past year, thinking about…

When will it be?

November 17, 2019  When will it be?             It was exactly 50 years ago that the white only Springbok rugby team toured the British Isles. At the time Nelson Mandela had already spent 5 years in prison on the infamous Robben Island, the violent system Apartheid was entrenched, the security apparatus used…

Here I am, Lord!

November 10, 2019 Stewardship Sunday.  2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 and Luke 20:27-38 Here I am, Lord!           Theologians and church leaders over the centuries have asked some really strange questions?  Thomas Aquinas in 1270 posed the question: “Can an angel be in several places at once? Can several angels be at…

Hurried, Happy and Grateful!

November 3, 2019 Communion    2 Thes 1:1-4, 11-12; Luke 19:1-10 Hurried, Happy and Grateful!             Zacchaeus was a small, wealthy, busy man with a terrible job! He was a tax collector! As you know, tax collectors were a despised group of people. They collaborated with the enemy, the Romans and the…

Keep your faith

October 27, 2019 Joel 2:23-32, 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18, Luke 18:9-14 Keep your faith             I recently read an article that was thought provoking: “Robotic priests are emerging worldwide, some powered by artificial intelligence. Mindar, made of aluminum and silicone, can preach sermons and interact with the devout…

Never Give Up Hope

October 20, 2020 Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 and Luke 18:1-8 Never Give Up Hope           “When Americans glance 30 years into the future, they see a country in decline economically, politically and on the world stage. While a narrow majority of the public (56%) say they are at least somewhat optimistic about…

On Faith, welfare and gratitude

October 13, 2019 On Faith, welfare and gratitude Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19           Jesus in John’s Gospel says about his Disciples that they “do not belong to the world” but he then also says: “I am not asking you to take them out of the world.” In the world but not of this world. What does it mean?…

World Communion Sunday

October 6, 2019 World Communion Sunday 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10             “Increase our faith!”, the Disciples said. The Lord replied: “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed….” We immediately think: Big faith is better than small faith! More is better than less! Who would not like to be able to tell a…