Category Archives: Sermon – English

A sermon from Simon written in English.

Clouds from both sides

2 Chronicles 7:1–10 Joni Mitchell famously sang that she had seen clouds from both sides. On one side as ‘angel hair and ice cream castles in the air’ and feathers. But she also saw them as something that brought ‘rain … Continue reading

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The day the world caught fire

Acts 2:1–21 This is the seventh week after Passover. It’s the fiftieth day after Easter. Today is Pentecost, which just means fiftieth day. “Be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere,” Jesus instructed his followers during these 50 days. “Go … Continue reading

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Ascension

Acts 1:3–14 Today’s a day for believing impossible things. Some people find it impossible to believe that men have walked on the moon. Stephen Hawking, the genius physicist who died recently, believed in a time before the big bang. And … Continue reading

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When heaven came on earth

Luke 24:13–35 On Thursday this week is the day when we remember the ascension of Jesus. Today, we are still in the period after the resurrection when Jesus was on earth. During this time, Jesus was seen by many people. … Continue reading

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The disciple’s dilemma

Acts 5:12–42 We have a dilemma. As followers of Jesus, we have difficult decisions to make. How often do we ask, What does God want me to do? Does God want me to take this job, or does he want … Continue reading

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Safety in Jesus

Psalm 23:1–6 We have just heard read one of the most beautiful passages in Scripture. Psalm 23 is a favourite with many people, and those for whom English is their first language usually prefer the more poetic traditional version. It’s … Continue reading

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The resurrection and the life

1 Corinthians 15:12–20 I was recently in England. As you know, I went there to bury my father. All of his family was there. Friends of my father were there. Children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nephews were there. And of course … Continue reading

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