In this beautiful sermon to conclude the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Jan showed us how everyone, regardless of label or status, is equal in the Church. No one is excluded, everyone is included.
Many of us have a passion to help those in need, but we need compassion to make this a reality. In this challenging sermon, Dan Eze charged us to act with radical compassion and offer ourselves to the service of others.
Our Archdeacon, Sam van Leer, gave a wonderful sermon to start our Advent season discussing how Advent is both a time of “looking out” (being of sober mind, awake and alert in word and deed) and “looking forward” (joyfully awaiting the coming of Jesus and the restoration of all things).
The Bible is a before, during and after collection of writings centred on Jesus and his coming. Today Francis orientated to feature what Jesus first preached as a public message. Isaiah gave details of his coming, Matthew documented them and Paul picked up the pieces when new Christians messed it up.
This is both a standalone message and a footnote to the recent series on Worship. Love is desirable for everyone for its own joy. Paul makes the point that its essential for Christian spirituality as exercised in service and worship.