Sermons from June 2019

Trinity 1 – Knowing, Willing & Becoming Love

If we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. Last Sunday we began the second half of the Church year – Trinity season.  The colour is green signifying… growth in the Spirit.  It began last Sunday with the revelation of God as thrice Holy – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God.  Somehow, this mysterious revelation says something about our souls, made in the image…

Trinity Sunday – A true confession of faith

“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. This morning let us look at the Triune God, His Holiness, and how we approach Him. First, the Triune God. There is a longing in the human mind to make God understandable, knowable,…

Gluttony and the great future feast

When I was switching channels on my tv last week, I came across a channel called ’24 hour kitchen’. Watching this for about a minute, I found out you can watch cooking shows with Jamie Oliver or Donald Shekan all day long!  The first line on this channel’s website reads: ‘Everyday we give the answer to the most asked question of the Netherlands: ‘What’s on the menu today?’’ Now this is what most of us…

Pentecost – A mighty rushing Wind

Suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind. [Acts 2:3] As if on cue, on Saturday, there was a mighty rushing wind all day – to turn our minds to the celebration of Pentecost!  A wind to unsettle us, to move us, unseen physically, but we feel the effects, it was something beyond our carefully controlled lives! Today we continue to celebrate Pentecost, the third great feast of the Church year…