Sermon Archive (Page 6)

The very emotional prayer of Jesus

Reading of John 17: 6-19 (Right after the reading) We are not sure whether Jesus actually uttered these words. But whether authored by Jesus or by any of his disciples, these words are truly inspiring. They are like a prayer in a moment when you know you will die, sort of your last words on…

Repentance: A pain to gain

I have to admit that of all the topics to write and talk about, repentance has been the most difficult. It is difficult to write about repentance because: first, it is hard to accept that we make mistakes and do wrongs (whether consciously or unconsciously). Second, it is hard to tell others that we need…

Unity, united, working together, one accord, Spirit, Holy Spirit, purpose, Thy Will, God's will

United in heart & mind

This morning’s reading from the book of Acts described a very simple, and yet Oh so difficult, aspect of early Christian life that we’ve lost: All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had. (Acts 4:32) This morning’s…

International Women's Day, March 8, women, Bible, Prisca, Priscila, Mary, Ruth, Naomi, godly women

International Women’s Day

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day, and I would like to take this time to celebrate women in the Church! I realise that throughout Church history, we have had leaders who have said: “What is the difference whether it is in a wife or a mother, it is still Eve the temptress that we…

Christmas – the most celebrated birthday party

Good evening. This is the favorite time of the year for a lot of people. In Panama we have carols and concerts, gift exchanges, kids playing, vacation time, the beginning of the summer and the end of a another year. In many places around the world, this is a time to play with snow, to…

Invasion Forgiveness

Luke 1:46b-55 the Magnificat 1:46b “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 1:48 for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; 1:49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is…

We’re Walking Here

There was a wonderful op-ed in the NY Times this week about the ways people transport themselves safely from one place to another in Manhattan. There are cabs, buses, cars, subways, and bicycles – more bicycles than ever, and the roads are getting friendlier to them all the time — but in New York City,…

Renewal

Romans: Brothers and sister, in light  of all I have shared with you about God’s mercies, I urge you to offer your bodies as a living and holy sacrifice to God, a sacred offering that brings Him pleasure; this is your reasonable, essential worship. Do not allow this world to mold you in its own…