Sermons from May 2019

Ascension – He goes and we go with Him

As they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight… They were gazing into heaven as he went… [Acts 1:9-10] It is forty days since we celebrated the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus.  It is the same period of time that those first disciples were blessed with resurrection appearances of Jesus – Luke says, He “showed Himself alive after His passion by many proofs.” At the end of…

Easter 5 – Ask and it shall be given you

It feels very good to be with you today. It is always like coming home when I enter this church that is so dear to me, and it is lovely to see so many familiar faces and to know that even at a distance we have stayed somehow together through our prayers. Today’s Gospel passage comes at the end of what is called ‘the farewell discourse’ of Jesus, at the Last Supper. As the disciples…

Easter 3 – Walking the Way of the Cross (after Easter)

Walking in the Way of the Cross There are few books or movies that have spoken more to people in the past decades than Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’. In this story we are witnessing the battle between the fellowship of the ring and the dark lord Sauron. It is a battle between good and evil, between freedom and slavery, between life and death. Gandalf, Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas lead the battle against Sauron’s armies.…