Matthew 6: 9-13
Today, Guest Preacher Professor Jonathan Boston speaks on The Christian Faith and Public Life.
Jesus commands us to love our neighbours. But what does this commandment mean for our many and varied roles – whether as parents, employees, employers, students, investors, citizens, public servants, retirees or elected officials?
Watch the recorded sermon here: https://youtu.be/Oj2VzFCsQ3A
Since we have accepted Christ Jesus as Lord
let us live in union with him,
keeping our roots deep in him,
building our lives on him,
and becoming stronger in our faith. (Colossians 2:6-7)
The Sermon - Fullness of Life in Christ – can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/LKumHvIGxAc
Wounded & Abandoned: The Parable of the Good Samaritan through an Intergenerational Lens.
Reading: Luke 10: 25-37
The commentator Robert Capon claims the parable is misnamed! The focus of the story is not the ‘good Samaritan’, but rather the ‘man who fell among thieves.’ This, then, should be ‘The Parable of the man who fell among thieves’ – a man who descends into dangerous territory, where he is robbed of life.
Watch the recorded sermon here: https://youtu.be/X5kjJv_rhUg
Who is my Neighbour?
Luke 10:25-37: A man walks up to Jesus and asks him what he must do to inherit eternal life. In response, Jesus tells the story of the Samaritan who showed active mercy to a man in desperate need.
The story is told of an Englishman in discussion with another man, who happened to be Jewish. The Englishman said to the Jewish man, “Why do you Jews always answer a question with a question?”
The Jewish man replied, “Why shouldn’t we?”
Our reading from Luke’s Gospel for today of the Parable of the Good Samaritan reminds me a bit of that story.
Watch the recorded sermon here: https://youtu.be/0UXpKHy00y
We thank you, O God, for your hand that cares for us with hope, your heart that beats to the rhythm of our life, and your breath that fills us with love.
Open our eyes to the unexpected compassion alive and active in our world and lead us as your disciples to be the unlikely agents who give your love a smiling face.
Fake News or Real News!
2 Kings 5:1-14
Luke 10:1-11 & 16-20
“Whose voice do you listen to?” Often it is the one we agree with because that reinforces our point of view.
Our response often depends on the circumstances in which we find ourselves. In our reading from 2 Kings for today we find a very ancient example of status, money, power, politics and the looming threat of war provided by a Military leader, a King, a Prophet of God and captive slaves.
Watch the recorded sermon here: https://youtu.be/wCI8Pp2j82U
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