Sermons by Rev. Robin Jacobson
This world of ours is wonderful, as Louis Armstrong sang it, filled with beautiful nature and with good people and with kindness and respect, and love, it truly is. But it’s also so desperately fraught
And so, why the Trinity? Why is it so important that we, as Christ-followers, believe with all our hearts that we are called to hold this difficult and mysterious doctrine as one of the foundation stones of our faith?
This day marks God’s ‘Holy-Spirit-empowering’ of the church that Jesus Christ had established.
What is the radically inclusive vision that God would have us/me embrace, and how do we/I get to implement it?
Let us celebrate Ascension Day.
We grow into the joyful & abundant life that Jesus teaches as we allow ourselves not to get stuck in any of the more immature stages of our faith.
None of us like to have our biases/opinions challenged.
our vision of God is just too small.
‘JESUS CHRIST IS RISEN TODAY! But do we know that? Do we see it? Hear it? To what extent do we actually embrace it?
What had once been the mission of Jesus Christ alone, is now the whole mission and purpose of the Christ-worshipping church.
Mark 16:1-8 Those poor women are described in Mark’s Gospel as having been ‘Greatly Astonished! ‘Trembling’, ‘Bewildered’ ‘Afraid!’ and who can blame them? Utterly discombobulated! What were they to make of this? What are we to make of this? All they were wanting to do that morning was simply anoint the dead body of someone whom they had deeply loved, and followed, but for whom everything had seemed finished by that ghastly Good Friday tragedy, and that’s when they made…
A service remembering Christ’s Crucifixion.
A service remembering the night Jesus was betrayed and put on trial. Tenebrae (Latin ‘darkness’) refers to the extinguishing of light – in our case, candles.
This Palm Sunday morning as we wave our palm branches, our prayer is that our Hosannas would be the result of our having glimpsed the truth of who Jesus REALLY is
I thank God for where I am given to see that evidence of Christ at work right here in our community.
‘In Community with those at the Margins’
Sadly, people don’t know how deeply loved they actually are!
John puts this story of Jesus causing havoc in the temple right at the beginning of his ministry.
Exposing and releasing the most real stuff is ALWAYS what Jesus mostly does!
This – Jesus – is all God’s doing!
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of our journey into Lent.
What is God’s light currently revealing of creation to you?
Isaiah makes God’s strength palpable, tangible, profoundly contextual.
Risk being about God’s business, God’s agenda & God’s purposes
What are you hearing from God as you allow yourself to listen?
discovering what God has revealed and continues to reveal in Jesus Christ about ourselves
Great is Thy faithfulness O God.
asking God to help me discern just where God was