Sermons on Luke 11:14-26

Lent 3 – Battling the Hydra

Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. This week has been a horror as the violence we hear of so often in the news in other places has come close to home here in Utrecht.  We pray for the families suddenly torn apart unexpectedly by loss and grief and for those struggling to recover wounds to their bodies and to their souls.…

Lent 3 – Separating light from darkness in our souls

Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. We are continuing our Lenten journey to Jerusalem, following Jesus to his Passion and death upon the Cross – it was a death for us, to propitiate, to reconcile us, who are sinners, to God.  Jesus told us to take up our cross and to follow Him.  We participate in that journey to Jerusalem, in…

Lent 3 – A fragrant offering

Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. For three weeks now in Lent we have been going up to Jerusalem with Jesus – and the three Gospels so far have all been about Jesus confronting the devil and his works. It is a prominent aspect of the message of the Gospels, that the world is captivated by Satan and that Jesus has…

Lent 3 – Deliver us from evil…

Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. This Lent we are going up to Jerusalem with Jesus – to the Cross on Calvary and beyond. And in this journey, we are confronted by battles with demons. This is what is being reflected in our readings for the past two Sundays and this morning. To speak about demons and their attacks may sound…