Category Archives: Sermon – English

A sermon from Simon written in English.

False expectations, true hope

John 15:1–17 This is a true story and a warning for us all. The pilots of the Airbus A300-600 freighter expected to descend through the cloud at 1,000 feet. They expected to see the runway of the airport in front … Continue reading

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A river brings joy

Psalm 46:1–11 What do you do when leaders of nations are talking about shooting missiles and unleashing the dogs of war? What do you do when you feel powerless and the people in power seem to be intent on inflicting … Continue reading

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A time to abstain

Colossians 1:3–14 Most biblical authors assumed that the earth was flat and that the sun revolved around the earth. Merriam-Webster defines an assumption as “a fact or statement taken for granted.” We all make assumptions, even though we know the … Continue reading

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How to argue like Peter

Acts 15:1–21 Jesus was Jewish. His followers were Jewish. As Jesus travelled around Galilee, he went with a group of followers. This was normal for a Jewish rabbi, which is how many people of that time saw Jesus. There were … Continue reading

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Temptation to false worship

Luke 4:1–13 History never repeats itself, but it often rhymes, according to Mark Twain. As we look at Scripture, this would seem to be correct. There are patterns and repetitions all through the Bible, but the situations aren’t exactly the … Continue reading

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The attitude of Jesus

Philippians 2:1–18 Alexander the Great was a king of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon. He was born in Pella in 356 BC and succeeded his father King Philip II to the throne at the age of twenty. He spent … Continue reading

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Are we nearly there?

Matthew 24:32–44 “History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new.” The writer of Ecclesiastes, who calls himself the Teacher, said over two thousand years ago that it had all been done … Continue reading

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