Sermons on John 3:1-15

Trinity Sunday – One Incomprehensible

“Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!” We celebrate today that God has been revealed to us through the Incarnation of Jesus as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God. Even to say the words is not to clarify, “O yes, now I understand who God is,” but rather it is to confound and confuse us immediately.  As if to deliberately destabilize our…

Trinity Sunday – The door is open

AFTER this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven. Today is called Trinity Sunday in the Church calendar – we celebrate that God has been revealed to us as three persons in one God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – the Holy Trinity.  This Sunday follows the revelations through the first half of the Church year of God as the Father, from whom come all things, the Son, who came into…

Trinity Sunday – Seeing & Entering the Kingdom

After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven. [Revelation 4:1-11] The name of our church here in Utrecht is Holy Trinity, so today, Trinity Sunday, is our Patronal Festival!  What better Patron can one have? We celebrate this feast on the Sunday after Pentecost – it is a kind of bridge Sunday between two halves of the Church year.  In the first half, from Advent to Pentecost we have been following the…

Trinity – A door opened in heaven

AFTER this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven. This morning is called Trinity Sunday – it is in the Anglican Tradition (and in some Lutheran circles), the beginning of the last season of the Church’s year, Trinity season.  All our Sundays from now until Advent, the last half of the year, are named as Sundays after Trinity. In our readings in the first half of the Christian year, from Advent until…