Pastor Janneke's sermon, entitled "Ask!", is based on these words from the Epistle reading: "You do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions." (James 4:2b-3) The sermon focuses on the privilege of prayer. Other passages referenced in the sermon include James 1:5-8; James 5:13-18; Matthew 5:7-11; and Hebrews 4:15-16.
Pastor Aker's sermon focuses on the Gospel reading, John 6:51-69, especially Peter's words to Jesus in v. 68: "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and hae come to know, that You are the Holy One of God."
Pastor Janneke's sermon for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost is based on the Epistle reading, Ephesians 4:1-16. In contrast to the divisiveness of the world and our sinful nature, this passage focuses our hearts on the unity God's Spirit grants us in Christ.