A new reality!

(Isaiah 2:1–5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11–14; Matthew 24:36–44) ‘Tis time the get the decorations out and deck the halls with holly. Or maybe you’re one of those who leaves it all until Christmas Eve. I wonder too if you take it all down on Boxing day, or leave it all up until Candlemas? Christmas. It’s …

Christ the King!

Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 46; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43 Christ the King! He is King! Hallelujah! The finale of the liturgical year celebrates that Christ is King. Next year we begin our liturgical journey again, with the first Sunday of Advent. The beginning of the process looking to the birth of Christ. But today. Today is …

Sermon: Pentecost 17

Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4; Psalm 37:1-10; 2 Tim 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10 The reading from Habakkuk is so right for the times we live in, isn’t it? Perhaps you disagree with that statement, but if I apply what Habakkuk saw to what I see happening around today then the Earth is full of what Habakkuk laments. Our …

What is faith?

Faith. Hmm. What is faith? Keep the faith. Walk in faith. Have faith. It could be  1. Complete trust or confidence in someone or something.2. Strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than truth.3. A system of religious belief.4. A firmly held belief or theory It’s …

The Transfiguration

Exodus 34. 29-35, 2 Cor 3. 12- 4.2, Luke 9. 28b-43. The transfiguration. Three stories of transfiguration in our three passages, because the magnitude of what we hear about today isn’t limited to Jesus. The transfiguration was the point in life where Jesus was affirmed as God’s son and his appearance changed and his clothes …