Sermons on Matthew 27:1-54

Palm Sunday – Bearing our Cross

“Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus …who, became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” Today we have begun Holy Week, the climax of Lent. We look at the Passion throughout this week because it is both history and it is the archetypical story that is at the foundation of our souls and of our culture.  We are shaped by the Passion even if we don’t understand it. …

Palm Sunday – He emptied himself

 “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus: who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant…” This morning we have begun Holy Week, the culmination of our Lent and leading to the most important celebration of the Christian year – the Resurrection of our Lord, Easter Sunday. Through this coming…

Palm Sunday – Mind Christ

“Let this mind be in you, which is yours in Christ Jesus: who…humbled himself; by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a Cross.” Philippians 2:5f Yesterday I was given the gift of a flight over the Netherlands with Stephan Westerbeek van Eerten in a tiny plane, more like a kite – viewing the world and our church from the heavens above.  For a couple of hours we were lifted above our lives here…

Palm Sunday – Let this mind be in you

“Let this mind be in you, which is yours in Christ Jesus: who…humbled himself; by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a Cross. “ The created world around us in this season of Lent is poised to explode in colour – on this wet Spring day the blossoms on trees are just beginning to open – there is the expectation of Easter joy and glory ready to burst forth after months…