Weekly sermons from Trinity Church Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Trinity Church is an English-speaking international church seeking to make and grow disciples of Jesus Christ. https://trinitychurcheindhoven.org
In our Easter celebration, Jaap Haasnoot explored the difference that Easter makes to our world. Focusing on Mary Magdalene weeping at the tomb, we celebrate with her as she realizes that Jezus has been resurrected. We have hope because there has been Easter. We live in a world that has seen Easter, and that changes everything.
Palm Sunday 2021
In this Palm Sunday sermon, Peter unpacked the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem at the start of the Passover festival in light of the events that would soon follow. On Palm Sunday Jesus was welcomed into Jerusalem as King. But how do we welcome Him into our lives? Believing is not just a matter of words alone. Jesus taught His disciples, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.” [John 14:15]
The Grain of Wheat
Focusing our attention on the parable of the grain of wheat that dies in order to produce many seeds (found in John 12), Peter explored what this means for us. The self-giving love demonstrated by Jesus is our model and to trust Jesus as Lord, serve Him as our King, and allow Him to be the captain of the ship of our life is the way of Christian discipleship.
Love and Grace
On this fourth Sunday of Lent, Jan Waterschoot explored the meeting of Jesus and the Pharisee Nicodemus. Jesus speaks this crucial message:
For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not perish but may have eternal life. (John 3:16)
This message of love and grace is what it’s all about.
The New Covenant
In this special service, in which one of our adult congregation members was baptized, Peter reminded us that “God had always wanted a people of His own; a holy nation, a kingdom of priests. Not a people far off, quaking in fear at the bottom of a mountain, receiving the law on tablets of stone.” God provides the Holy Spirit as a spring of living water bubbling up within us, prompting us to repentance, obedience, and faith.
What it means to follow Jesus
In this sermon, Peter explores what it means to follow Jesus. He came to be an obedient servant and this is the model for us all to follow. “If anyone will come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” [Mark 8:34b]