Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

Lament

February 28, 2021       Genesis 17;1-7, 15-17, Romans 4;13-25, Mark 8:31-38        Lament             Last Sunday’s sermon title was: Complain or Proclaim?  The gist of the sermon was that God’s people, in spite of difficult circumstances should not…

Complain or proclaim?

February 21, 2021        Genesis 9:8-17; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15 Complain or proclaim?               A 2018 article by two psychologists started with these words: “Americans find an alarming number of things to complain about.” Apparently, the rate of complaints in…

Selfish to selfless

          Transfiguration           February 14, 2021 Selfish to selfless             When someone is told that she is selfish, it is undoubtedly seen as a criticism, a response to a negative action. After all the Bible is clear…

All things work together for good.

February 7, 2021         Psalm 18:1-6; Genesis 45:1-8;  Romans 8:28-39;  Mark 8:22-26  All things work together for good.                         A Good Ending…

Trusting God

January 31, 2021.   Exodus 16; Colossians 1:15-23; John 6:22-40 Trusting God             As a child, I loved the Bible story about the bread from heaven called manna. Children intuitively see both the generosity of God and the stubbornness of the Israelites. maybe the children’s Bible helped to solidify the…

Honesty, Truth & Respect

January 24, 2021  Isaiah 64:1-12;  Acts 17:16-34; John 16:4-15 Honesty, Truth & Respect The earliest form of writing appeared approximately 5000 years ago. From the earliest writings we find evidence of the existence of religion. It is generally accepted that societies practiced various forms of religions long before they had written things down. Religion is…

Called and Equipped

January 17, 2021  Isaiah 6:1-13; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; John 20:19-31 Called and Equipped               Brett Steenbarger is a professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in Syracuse, NY. In a recent article in the Forbes magazine he described three groups of people at a workplace:…

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…