Sermons tagged with ‘baptism’

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Dependence on God – the 101 of Discipleship


Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C 13 February 2022 Jeremiah 17:5-10 Psalm 1 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 Luke 6:17-26   I was baptized in the east crypt of the cathedral in our home town. It is a beautiful space and the oldest part of the Cathedral and dates back to the 11th century. My parents […]

Our identity is in God


31 October – Reformation Day transferred to Sunday, 25 October 2020 Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 46 (7) Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31-36   My first parish had a strong worship committee. So strong that when for the very first time I met Henry Poggemiller, a retired pastor in his 80s, that his first comment to me was […]

Baptism, Vocation, Transformation


Sunday Aug 27 – Proper 16 (21) Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Exodus 1:8-2:10 Psalm 124 Romans 12:1-8 Matthew 16:13-20   “Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.” When I was in grade seven or eight, a few of my fellow students and I argued with our history teacher about the […]

Baptism of Our Lord, Year A – 8 Jan 2017


Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 29 (3) Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 3:13-17   The first baptism in which I was involved – other than my own was that of my friend Piet. I was 17 and worship assistant during the Easter Vigil when Piet was baptized. The next baptism in which I participated was that of the daughter […]