Sermons on Death

Sermons on Death

Descending with Jesus

Link to start of sermon This Sunday’s readings Gospel: John 12:20-33 20Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. 21They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into…

God Makes a Way

Link to start of sermon Service Bulletin Gospel: John 11:1-45 1Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair; her brother Lazarus was ill. 3So the sisters sent a message to Jesus, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” 4But when Jesus heard it, he said, “This illness does not lead to death; rather it is for God’s glory,…

Unexpected

Easter Sunday Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: John 20:1-18 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they…

The Lives We Live

All Saints’ Day Go to Start of Sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Mark 12:38-44 38 As he taught, he said, ‘Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the market-places, 39and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honour at banquets! 40They devour widows’ houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.’ 41 He sat down opposite the treasury, and…

Yesterday, Tomorrow and Today

Seventh Sunday After Pentecost All Readings Service Booklet Afterthoughts In the Romans 8 passage from this past Sunday, there is a phrase in there that I come back to regularly, especially when I find myself in the midst of something difficult. The phrase from Paul is: “I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. ” Romans 8:18 Now Paul knew suffering and the people he was writing to knew suffering.…

Where was He? Where is He?

The Fifth Sunday in Lent Readings Afterthoughts I hope that the sermons have helped you all feel connected during this time when we are physically apart. The gist of what I said in Sunday’s sermon was that we are called by God into life. It is this life that gives us hope in God’s restorative powers, meaningful relationships and a connection to God through His Spirit. I wanted to take a look at a question that is asked by some…