Sermons by Rev. Robin Jacobson
We don’t become any holier by puffing ourselves up!
As Christ-followers, surely we must know that we are called to notice and to live lives that are dedicated to embracing and reflecting God’s sacred reality
we look today at how we get to ‘experience’ what we believe?
For our faith to be real – more than just some unhelpful abstraction – some vague esoteric theory – it must impact our living in terms of both what we actually experience and then how we live.
How do we get to eat this bread?
Who can you think of that is really particularly hungry for that ‘Bread of Life’ right now, and how can you be useful as part of Jesus’ food to feed them…?
in Jesus Christ, God ensures we understand God’s presence with us as being all very physical.
…they felt free enough to offer it – just what they had – and quite miraculously it was enough!
Why this focus on Jesus and the disciples noticing hunger? What are we to take from this?
How can we take up this call to action: live out our active hope?
This week’s scripture reading is full, rich, and far too nuanced for us to do any kind of justice to it in just one sitting, but we can start, and do so curious to discover where it will lead us.
We all do actually have everything we need to face and to overcome whatever giant Goliaths may be taunting us!
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’