Sermons from 2020

Sermons from 2020

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…

On being righteous, blameless and walking with God

October 18,  2020 Genesis 6:1-8, 20-22; John 2:1-11 On being righteous, blameless and walking with God We are here because we are people of faith. We are here because we are Disciples of Christ. We are people of God who are moved to worship and serve God as well as we can. This does of course…

Amazing Grace!

October I l , 2020 Genesis 3, Galatians 2:11-14, John 3:1 1-21 Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 4-5 Amazing Grace! The human race is very good at taking what is good and turn them into something that causes harm. Let me give you a few examples: Nuclear fission is the process of splitting atoms. When in 191 8 Ernest Rutherford split the first atom, he noticed that it released…

Combatting Chaos

October 4, 2020     World Communion Sunday Genesis 4:1-16; 1 John 5:13-21; Matthew 22:34-40             Combatting Chaos          The Book of Genesis informs us that when God created heavens and earth, God looked at everything and saw that it was good, very good!…