Sermons from 2021

Sermons from 2021

Humble, small, lowly and blessed!

December 19, 2021                Humble, small, lowly and blessed! Micah 5:2-5, Hebrews 10:5-10 Luke 1:39-45             A war has been waged for a while now: The two wealthiest men on the planet are fighting over who will rule the universe!…

JOY: FLAMING FLOWERS THAT BRIGHTLY BLAZE

SERMON 1 VAN GOGH The most famous and most popular painting of Van Gogh is Starry Night, painted in 1889. This is painting also one of the most recognized paintings in the world. It has been reproduced onto placemats, cards, posters calendars, jigsaw puzzles, T-shirts and many more. Maybe you can recall the beautiful song Starry, Starry Night by Don McLean which is based…

Forgiveness of sins, Salvation, Mercy, Light, and Peace!

December 5, 2021. Second Sunday of Advent Malachi 3:1-4; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 1:68-79 Forgiveness of sins, Salvation, Mercy, Light, and Peace! Today’s sermon title is rather long.           Did you know that the longest title of a book consists of…

A Tale of Two Options

November 28, 2021                             1St Sunday of Advent Jeremiah 33:14-16, 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13, Luke 21:25-36 A Tale of Two Options           First time visitors to USA are…

Give Thanks!

Thanksgiving Service 2021 Give Thanks!           The reading from Deuteronomy reminds me of the words by John. A. Shed: “He who thanks but with the lips thanks but in part; the full, the true Thanksgiving comes from the heart.”           God took care of ancient Israel. God…

Joy, Awe, and Amazement

Stewardship Sunday 2021         November 14, 2021 Jeremiah 31:10-14, 1 Thes. 5:12-28, Luke 5:17-26 Joy, Awe, and Amazement            “May you live in interesting times”. Actually there is no real evidence that this a Chinese curse.          …

Generous people of a Generous God

November 7, 2021   Malachi 3:16-18, Romans 12:1-8, Matthew 22:34-40, 28:16-20 Generous people of a Generous God           The great Old Testament scholar, Gerhard von Rad pointed out that the oldest creed of ancient Israel is to be found in our OT Deuteronomy 26:5-9: “A wandering Aramean was my ancestor; he went down…

RICH IN CHRIST

RICH IN CHRIST  2 Peter 1: 1-11 (This is the Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God) A while ago, there was an article about the wealthiest beggars in India. Everyone on the list lived day after day on the street from alms in worn-out clothes. They ate leftover food and of what people on the road gave them. At night they searched for cartons and slept in the brutal…

Teamwork

October 24, 2021   Hebrews 10:19-25 Matthew 3:18-27 Teamwork.           Dr. David Geier, leadership and burnout speaker, shares lessons from the world’s best athletes and coaches. In his article, “Ingredients That Make the Best Teams Successful”, he asks the question: “What is it about the great teams that take them…

Faith and sacrifices

October 17, 2021. Hebrews 11:17-19; 13:1-5; 13:12-16; John 13:31-34 Faith and sacrifices           It has been said that in order to make a relationship work, you have to make a lot of sacrifices…to which someone replied…that is why I keep a large number of goats in my garden… The new chef is a deeply religious…