Sermons by The Rev Dr Jos M Strengholt

Trinity 1 – Rich Man, Poor Lazarus

Who is responsible for the horrendous fire in the apartment block in Kensington, London?  Not just a complete building, but many lives have been destroyed. Who is responsible? The people in the building had complained about a lack of proper fire security systems, but nothing was done by the owners.  And the local city council did not take action.  And maybe the construction company used dangerous cladding. We do not know yet, but for sure,…

Good Friday – Christ for all Nations

I have very mixed feelings about Good Friday.  Feelings of guilt, shame, and thankfulness.  All those mixed together.  Perhaps you share these feelings. 1 Appearance beyond human semblance Throughout the Gospels we meet with a Jesus who was attractive to be in touch with; people came to him by day and by night, men, women, children, educated and non-educated. But …. on this Good Friday, we remember Him as the one no-one wanted to look…

Lent 2 – Jesus welcomes all

Was our Lord Jesus Christ harsh to this foreign woman?  Did he try to keep his distance from a woman who was not part of the religion and the culture of Israel?  Did he have a negative attitude to people who were not from his tribe? 1  Jesus meets foreigner Jesus travelled to the area of Tyrus and Sidon, now called Lebanon.  He did this as he hoped for some relaxation.  By going outside the…