Holy Trinity Church

Anglican worship in Geneva

Sermons on Mark

Sermon for the 6th Sunday after Trinity – 7th July 2024

“Son of man!”. “Child of humans!”. “Daughter of woman”. “I am sending you to my stubborn people”. In the Hebrew, Son of Man basically means “human” in this passage. And so Ezekiel is commissioned to his job and calling. Go to stubborn people. What a job – being sent to the people of God who long ago stopped living as God’s people.…

Sermon for the 5th Sunday after Trinity – 30th June 2024

‘Do not invite death by the error of your life, Or bring on destruction by the works on your hands. Because God did not make death, And he does not delight in the death of the living (Wisdom 1.12-13) These are timely words for us from the Wisdom of Solomon for we live in a world which often feels characterised by a…

Sermon for the 4th Sunday after Trinity – 23rd June 2024

If you just had more faith …… Our Bible reading from Job and the story of the calming of the storm in Mark’s Gospel today can leave us with the feeling that if we just had rather more faith, everything would be fine.  We’d be better Christians, freed from anxieties and costly emotions, and set free to serve God in the kind…

Sermon for Sunday next before Lent – 11th February 2024

Sermon: Dedication! 2 Kings 2:1-12; 2 Cor 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9 People of a certain age, who grew up in England, might remember a children’s TV show called Record Breakers. In this show, Roy Castle, an actor, went around finding people who were breaking Guiness World Records, and sometimes, Roy and his team would join in or break the records themselves. But the…

Sermon for Sunday 10th December 2023 – the Second Sunday of Advent

One of my favourite memories of Christmas Eve when I was a child, was polishing silver.  It may seem an implausible pleasure but it is true.  My mother had about six silver bowls, some small and others medium-sized which were carefully stored away during the year.  On Christmas Eve, they would be ceremoniously brought out of the cupboard, wrapped in last year’s…