On the first Sunday in Lent Francis considered baptism. Why did Jesus institute a baptism for all disciples? How was this unique? How is this different from all the reasons leading people to seek baptism for their children today? What is wise baptismal practice for parents wanting to raise their children as disciples?
This sermon continues following Jesus’ launch of his Kingdom Gospel ministry in Mark’s Gospel. It opens up a kingdom perspective on why Jesus does what he does and from there considers how we may join him in that.
In the second of three messages learning from Jesus’ declaration of the Kingdom in Mark’s Gospel, Francis seeks to learn from the first Kingdom incident arising from where Jesus went to Sabbath Day worship. In Mark’s Gospel the confrontation between Kingdoms breaks out early and this has much to teach us. Read on if you…
After weeks of Christmas and Epiphany we finally hear Jesus speak. In one sentence he brings the Gospel of God that he bears as the Son of God. This is considered as Jesus being ‘The Way’ we are called to be and live to realise God’s Kingdom Come.