Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

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:…

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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…