Sermons (Page 19)

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.

Maundy Thursday – A new commandment

Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end… He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it round his waist.  Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel…

Palm Sunday – Let this mind be in you

“Let this mind be in you, which is yours in Christ Jesus: who…humbled himself; by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a Cross. “ The created world around us in this season of Lent is poised to explode in colour – on this wet Spring day the blossoms on trees are just beginning to open – there is the expectation of Easter joy and glory ready to burst forth after months…

Lent 5 – Washed in the blood

How much more shall the blood of Christ… purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God. We are journeying with Jesus during Lent towards Jerusalem.  This morning there is a kind of sharpening of our focus on the results of that journey.  We desire the Paschal feast – the celebration of Easter…but we must first go with him to the Cross. ———— This past week, if you’ve been following the daily readings,…

Lent 4 – Jerusalem above is free

Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother. This is Mothering Sunday, it has been a tradition to remember our mothers this day who gave life to us from their very flesh and who have and continue to nurture us in our earthly life (even if they have passed on to the next – by example, by their wise counsel, and behind the veil, with love and prayers). In England Mothering Sunday has also been…

Be strong and of good courage!

Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened nor dismayed; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. We are continuing a thematic approach to these evenings, focusing on the virtues of the soul.  Tonight we are considering “Courage” or “Fortitude”. I’ve been blessed again with the notes of the student Bible studies – this time Paula has recently led the student Bible study on Courage and prepared a wonderful summary…

Lent 3 – Deliver us from evil…

Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. This Lent we are going up to Jerusalem with Jesus – to the Cross on Calvary and beyond. And in this journey, we are confronted by battles with demons. This is what is being reflected in our readings for the past two Sundays and this morning. To speak about demons and their attacks may sound…

Lent 2 – Spring weeding

This is the will of God, even your sanctification. So, how are your gardens growing? The snow drops and crocuses are blooming everywhere.  Are you seeing some new shoots springing up in your souls as the fruit of your Lenten fasting? This morning we are continuing with our Spring gardening, our Lenten project of attending to the garden that is our soul. Last week I spoke about the giving up of some good, of something…

Lent 1 – Into the Wilderness…

Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. Who could not be moved by the martyrdoms of 21 men on the beach in Libya this week? The Cross of Christ was in their heads and that was offensive to their captors.  They were given the opportunity, yet they would not forsake their trust in Jesus and his death and resurrection for us – even to the…

Quinquagesima – Who’s blind?

Behold, we go up to Jerusalem.  On Wednesday of this week, the Church proclaims, as it has from earliest of times, a forty day fast in preparation to stand with Mary and John and the other disciples in awe before the Cross on Good Friday – that great and terrible day – and to celebrate on the third day after, the great Feast of the Resurrection – Easter. In the Gospel today, Jesus tells the…

Temperate in all things?

Everyone who strives for the mastery is temperate in all things. We are continuing a thematic approach to these evenings, focusing on the virtues of the soul. Tonight we are considering “Temperance”, the cardinal virtue that has been associated with the appetitive aspect of the soul. A week ago Tuesday night, Simone led the Bible study on Temperance and prepared a wonderful summary and excellent questions for reflection, which has helped me prepare tonight. ———— A virtue…