Sermons by Marieke Sybrandi

Sexagesima – Bearing Fruit

1. Four types of soil We are approaching Lent, a time when many of us take up a Lenten discipline. One thing we may consider is reading God’s Word more regularly. Today’s readings are about how to bear fruit from hearing God’s Word. Jesus’s parable of the sower is a famous one. And we don’t even have to do the interpretation ourselves! Immediately after telling the parable, Jesus already explains its meaning to his disciples.…

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…