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Mercy for crowds

By |2014-09-28T22:47:31+00:00August 17th, 2014|Sermons|

How do you feel when you end up in a crowd? Are you comfortable with all the opportunities to meet new people and excited about all the unexpected things that happen when you put a large group of people together? Or do you feel rather intimidated by all the colours, smells, noises, opinions, demands and [...]

The right conditions for healing

By |2014-04-18T22:14:49+00:00March 8th, 2014|Articles|

The other day, in one of our Wednesday evening Healing Services, we read the following text from St. Mark, chapter 6. “He left that place and came to his home town, and his disciples followed him. On the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, ‘Where did [...]

Being on a mountain for 40 days

By |2014-03-07T22:16:18+00:00March 7th, 2014|Sermons|

Today is the Sunday right before Lent, Lent being a time of turning inwards, giving up things and considering the painful part of Christ’s and of our own ministry, but also already being aware of the victory that would follow and the reward that Christ has won for us. Now although Lent is still a [...]

Lamb of God or Messiah

By |2014-01-20T20:25:13+00:00January 20th, 2014|Sermons|

The Lamb of God is a title of Christ we use several times in each Sunday liturgy. But to the general public, it is definitely more obscure than the titles of “Saviour” or “Messiah”. Even in the days of John the Baptist it was by no means a common name for the Messiah.  […]

The end of days

By |2013-11-18T20:03:57+00:00November 17th, 2013|Sermons|

The time before Advent is traditionally a time when we look forward, not yet to the coming of Christ, but to the end of days, the latter days, the time before the return of Christ. Christ’s own teaching about this is only given at the very end of his ministry, and prompted by four disciples who [...]

Mercy needs no words

By |2013-06-26T18:28:37+00:00June 26th, 2013|Sermons|

The beliefs of the Pharisees were closer to the teachings of Jesus than those of the Sadducees. Some have even speculated that Jesus might have been a Pharisee. In any case, Jesus got a seemingly friendly invitation for dinner at the house of this Pharisee. […]