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Sermons from August 2019

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings: Isaiah 5:1–7, Hebrews 11:29–12:2 & Luke 12:49–59 The focus of my sermon at St Andrew’s last Sunday morning was on the passage from chapter 11 of the Letter to the Hebrews, and in particular its theme of faith and perseverance. The opening verse of that passage was as follows: “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of…

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings: Isaiah. 1:1, 10–20, Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 & Luke 12:32–40 One of my favourite movies of all time would have to be Field of Dreams. It stars Kevin Costner as ‘thirty-something’ Ray Kinsella, who was born and raised in the city, but who now lives on a farm in Iowa with his wife and young daughter. His main crop, and therefore source…

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings: Amos 8:1–12, Colossians 1:15–29 & Luke 10:38–42 In my sermon at St Andrew’s last Sunday on the Good Samaritan, I focussed on the fact that the dialogue which took place between Jesus and the lawyer, was really an issue of interpretation of Jewish law (the Torah). Through the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus was challenging people that obedience to the…