Sermons by Jacob Theunisz, BSc, BTh, usually preached in St. Anna and St. Mary’s Haarlem.

Majestic but not to extremes

A picture says more than a thousand words. It is much quicker to communicate than spoken or printed text, and for a large group of people who are visually oriented, it is easier to remember. That’s why today’s shops and media are full of images, photographs, logo’s, posters and videos. In the time of Jesus all [...]

By |2015-06-18T18:32:44+00:00June 18th, 2015|Sermons|0 Comments

Giving up negative thoughts

Social psychologist Alison Ledgerwood is interested in how people think and how they can think better. One day she asked herself the question, how is it that when I return home from a day’s work, my mood is largely determined by what went wrong during that day, and not by its successes? She found that once our [...]

By |2015-03-22T23:42:15+00:00March 22nd, 2015|Sermons|0 Comments

A sword through your soul

The gospel reading for today is probably very familiar to us. Also, it was part of the reading on the first of February when we celebrated Candlemas. So it is a legitimate question why we are presented with the same text today. Well, this time the emphasis is not so much on the start of [...]

By |2015-11-07T16:03:25+00:00March 18th, 2015|Sermons|0 Comments