sermons

The transformation of water into wine

The Gospel of John tells an interesting story, which occurred at about the beginning of Jesus' ministry on earth: He went to a wedding, where he turned water into wine. This story is unusual in some respects: what happens is a bit of a miracle, more like a magic trick than a messianic work. Although it prevented a somewhat embarrassing situation, but did not turn so directly against ...

Take the plunge

A famous parable of Jesus: Two people go to the temple to pray. One is a Pharisee, the other a publican (Lk 18,9.14). Today, two thousand years after Jesus recounted this parable, we might be tempted to nod knowingly and say, "Sure, the Pharisees, the epitome of self-righteousness and hypocrisy!" Well ... but let's disregard that assessment try to imagine how the parable on Jesus ...

What is freedom?

Recently we visited our daughter and her family. In an article I read the sentence: "Freedom is not the absence of compulsion, but the ability to renounce love for one's neighbor" (Factum 4 / 09 / 49). Freedom is more than the absence of constraints! We've already heard some sermons on freedom, or have already studied this topic myself. The special thing about this statement for me, however, is that freedom is associated with renunciation ...

My eyes have seen your salvation

The motto of today's Street Parade in Zurich is "Dance for freedom". On the activity website we read: "The Street Parade is a dance demonstration of love, peace, freedom and tolerance. With the motto of the street parade "DANCE FOR FREEDOM" the organizers put freedom at the center of attention ". The desire for love, peace and freedom has always been a concern of humanity. Unfortunately, we live in a world that is exactly ...

Reason for hope

The Old Testament is a story of frustrated hope. It begins with the revelation that people were created in the image of God. But it was not long before people sinned and were driven out of paradise. But with the word of judgment came a word of promise - God said to Satan that one of the descendants of Eve would trample his head (1Mo 3,15). A liberator would come. Eva probably hoped ...

Our reasonable worship

"I exhort you, brothers and sisters, through the mercy of God, to give your body as a sacrifice that is living, holy and pleasing to God. That is your reasonable worship "(Romans 12,1). This is the theme of this sermon. You noticed correctly, there is a word missing. In addition to reasonable worship, our worship is a logical one. This word is derived from the Greek "logic". The ministry in honor of God is ...

Carefree in God

Today's society, especially in the industrialized world, is under increasing pressure: the majority of people are constantly beset by something. People suffer from time constraints, pressure to perform (work, school, society), financial difficulties, general insecurity, terrorism, war, weather disasters, loneliness, hopelessness, etc., etc. Stress and depression have become everyday words, problems, diseases ...

Salvation for all people

Many years ago I had heard a message for the first time that has often comforted me since then. I also look at it today as a very important message of the Bible. It is the message that God is saving all humanity. God has prepared a way in which all people can attain salvation. He is now implementing his plan. First of all, we want to look up God's way to salvation ...

The whole armor of God

Today, on Christmas, we are dealing with "the armor of God" in Ephesians. You will be surprised how it deals directly with Jesus, our Savior. Paul wrote this letter in prison in Rome. He was aware of his weakness and put all his trust in Jesus. "Last: Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His strength. Put on the armor of God so you can stand against the cunning attacks of the devil "...