Fear and trembling

Sermon preached at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Fareham, on Easter morning, 24 April 2011. Text: Mark 16:1–8 To listen to the sermon, click here. We know very little about the evangelist Mark. But of one thing we can be fairly certain: he never did go on a creative writing course. What an awful way to…

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Behold, your mother

A sermon preached at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Fareham, on Good Friday 22 April 2011 Text: John 19:26-27 In all the gruesome gore of the crucifixion, amidst the injustice and cruelty, and the terrible suffering and pain, John relates to us a most incongruous scene of touching affection: When Jesus saw his mother and the…

All things in his hands

A sermon preached at Our Saviour Lutheran Church on Maundy Thursday 21 April 2011 Text: John 13:1-15 The more you think about it, the stranger this Gospel reading is. We are very used to it, and we have learned what it means, which is a very good thing. But it is also a good thing…