Sermons

Here you can find the sermon from last Sunday, and other sermons preached at Holy Trinity Church. Below these are available in text, or if you want to see and hear the sermons on video in the past two months click here.

Christmas Day

To watch to this Gospel and Sermon on YouTube please click here. To many as received him…gave he power to become children of God. [Jn 1:12] Today we celebrate gladly, despite the restraints, the Incarnation of God – that God took flesh in Jesus Christ, to dwell among us.  A merry Christmas to you all! But we cry out inwardly…Just let us touch each other, embrace and kiss.Just let us gather as one in large…

Advent 4

I Last summer – which now feels like an eternity away – my girlfriend and I were lucky enough to be able to go on holiday in the Italian Dolomites. After much planning I knew what the culmination of this holiday would be (for me at least), and that was hiking to the summit of Tofana di Rozes, one of the most iconic peaks of the Italian Dolomites. It was not easy to get there.…

Advent 3

This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. We speak of this season of Advent being one full of expectation and hope.  I think we have a general sense of what that means.  There are certain things that we look forward to – probably a holiday from work for some of you, a time with loved ones, no doubt some feasting! – if you are…

St Michael and All Angels 2020

“They overcame [Satan] by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” This morning we are celebrating the Feast of St Michael and all Angels, which is actually on Tuesday this week.  It is fitting in this season of Trinity, as we lift our hearts and minds higher to our end and purposes in God, it is fitting that we look upon…

Lent 2 – Uniting the Elephant and Rider in Love

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?Jeremiah 17:9 In this morning’s reading from Jeremiah, we have this difficult statement about the human heart.  The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?  … What does this mean? I think that it means that, first, we don’t understand ourselves. Sometimes we say things that surprise us, or we have every good intention to do something but…

Epiphany 2 – The wine of joy

Todays’ readings mark the second Sunday of Epiphany. During this Epiphany season, we celebrate the moments that mark who Jesus truly is. On the first Sunday in January, we celebrated the Magi worshipping Christ, which signifies how he is the saviour of the whole world. Today’s reading, taken from John, zooms in on how Jesus “reveals his glory” by showing a sign of who he truly is. The first ‘sign’ that John recounts is Jesus…

Christmas 1 – God in our messiness

Last Wednesday, on Christmas Day, we celebrated the coming of God in Jesus Christ into this world. This is one of the great feasts of the Christian year and we longed for it during the season of Advent. As with all good things but especially with Christmas, we can’t wait till we have it, and open our presents a bit earlier, which sometimes means we run the risk of having had our Christmas joy before…

Christmas – Not just words on a page

The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.(St John 1:9) Many of you will know that Monday was a scary time for Rebekah and Frank Boneschanscher.  Rebekah began to have contractions at 5 months in her pregnancy.  She is in hospital now receiving the very best care, and the contractions have stopped for now – they have both asked for your continued prayers.  I saw Rebekah in hospital in Zwolle and she…

Advent 4 – The Blessed Virgin Mary

And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! In the prayers we say in the lighting of the Advent wreath, we have been remembering different preparation for the coming of Christ.  On the 1st Sunday in Advent we remembered the desire of all people for a Saviour, on the 2nd we remembered the Old Testament prophets who pointed the way,…

Advent 3 – Managing Expectations

Readings: Isaiah 35:1-10, Psalm 80:1-7, 1 Corinthians 4:1-5, Introduction Perhaps you have watched a movie lately. What makes a good movie? Many people like movies that are not too predictable: we want plot twists, character development, originality, a story that makes us think and reflect. Although it can also be nice to watch easy movies of which you know how they end, these are often not the ‘good’ movies. And if you don’t like movies:…