Sermons on John 1:1-14

Christmas – Candle lights candle

“The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.” [John 1:9] Late Monday night we started our Christmas celebrations in darkness – and with one lit candle – and we recognized a kind of fragility.  A slight wind could blow the first candle out.  And yet that flame passed from one person to another…and soon the whole church was aglow with the warmth of candlelight.  I think we find it so…

Christmas – The Word made flesh

“And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.” [St John 1:14] On Saturday we had our Crèche service for the children and we went through the story of the incarnation told in children’s songs and in very simple story telling.  We all know it well, it is a story most of us have heard since we were children.  How is this more than a nice story? I’d like us to think about what…

Christmas – True & humble

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given.“  What a year this has been in politics and in the media…it’s been a year full of surprises about the world we live in. On the political front, there have been the surprises of Brexit and of American politics. Never have we seen such strongly held oppositions on so many issues – with people claiming the high moral ground on both sides…

Christmas – Behold his glory!

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us full of grace and truth….and we beheld his glory“ Today is a day for joy and for peace; it is a day for songs and for feasting! We have a simple message to us from God – it comes to us in our Bible readings and in the crèche scene here.  God loves us and took flesh to become one of us that we might…

The Word was made flesh

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us…full of grace and truth.“ A Happy Christmas to you all! Today we celebrate and ponder the great gift of God coming into our midst to save us and to lift us into the divine life, the life that is eternal. God made that promise of salvation in ancient times. Our first lesson today is from the prophet Isaiah, through whom God spoke to the people of…