English-speaking church in Eindhoven

Sermons from 2019

The Temple And Bracing For Hard Times

As we near the end of the readings from Luke’s Gospel we hear challenging words from Jesus for his generation about the Temple. These are heard as words relevant for us living in times before the return of Jesus which will be challenging for followers of Jesus.

Grace Leads Us To Righteousness And Salvation

After offering many teachings and engaging incidents along the road south Jesus arrives in Jericho on his way to Jerusalem. In Jericho he surprises local tax administrator Zacchaeus with an unmerited offer of relationship and acceptance that melts the heart and transforms the mind of this legal crook. That’s the power of grace to lead…

Justice-Seeking Faith

Jesus constructed a story to bring teaching to his disciples and those missing the main thing in his message of the Kingdom. After some opening comments about discipleship and setting the context, Francis takes us to meet the Judge and the Widow. The Widow is Jesus’ example of a disciple sharing God’s priority on righteousness…

Encouragement

Today we picked up the first verses of Paul’s tender letter to his young friend Timothy. Pastor Francis reads it as a letter of encouragement from which we might learn much both about bringing encouragement and receiving it. After an opening greeting and words of affirmation, Timothy is asked to reboot what God has given…

Jesus Speaks About Hell

Hsiang Ling opens up Jesus’ parable from Luke 17 of ‘The Richman and Lazarus’ in technicolour detail. She breaks through any assumed familiarity we may have about this to show how the human heart is rightly judged and draws us to reconsider the glories of God’s grace in Christ that lead to heaven.

Jesus And The Rock

Fresh from a tour of biblical sites in Israel, Francis looks at a key verse in the Gospels where the question of Jesus’ identity is addressed. This conversation took place in a setting with a lot of context to the point that the context is part of the message.