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Fool’s Gold (Luke 12:13-21)
In this short and snappy parable Jesus gives a very strong warning against greed. But what is wrong with greed?
How do we respond to the global and personal pressures that we are facing? Do we retreat from the pressures or persevere? In this passage from Luke, Jesus tells his disciples to expect pressures on a global and personal scale but gives them the resources and encouragement to stand firm.
Bishop Rose preached this sermon at St. Luke’s church for our confirmation service. There were 14 candidates confirmed from four churches across Thanet.
Finding Mercy (Luke 18:9-14)
Where does your confidence lie? In the government, family, friends or yourself? In this parable that Jesus tells, it is the one who puts their confidence in God rather than themselves who find true mercy! Where do we put our confidence? I wonder particularly in the past few weeks whether we have questioned where ourContinue reading “Finding Mercy (Luke 18:9-14)”
Eternal Perspective (Luke 16:19-31)
Sometimes when we see things from the perspective of the future, we can see warnings for how we live now. In this story that Jesus tells, he wants to warn us from the perspective of life beyond death. Kwasi Kwarteng This week we have seen one of the most dramatic falls in recent political history.Continue reading “Eternal Perspective (Luke 16:19-31)”
Get Smart (Luke 16:1-15)
How should we make the most of our money for eternal uses? In this sermon Colin Gale unpacks one of Jesus’s parables and his follow up application around our use of money. Here’s a story I heard on the radio a few years ago about the prospective start of someone’s career. I’ll read it outContinue reading “Get Smart (Luke 16:1-15)”
Welcome Back! (Luke 15:1-3,11-32)
Jesus tells great stories, but what is he trying to do with the Parable of the Lost (or prodigal) Son. The clue is in the context in which he tells it. The story both assures those sinners coming to him in repentance and challenges those who criticise him for welcoming them.
Who is my neighbour? (Luke 10:25-37)
After loving God, the greatest command according to the Bible is to ‘love your neighbour as yourself’? But who counts as a ‘neighbour’? That is the question an expert in the Old Testament Law poses to Jesus. Jesus responds with a story and a question.
A Time of Grief (Lamentations 3:22-33)
With the death of Queen Elizabeth, feelings of great sadness and grief can emerge as well as a sense of uncertainty and concern as we enter into an unfamiliar new era. How can we respond? The book of Lamentations was written at a time of extreme grief and insecurity for God’s people. Yet, it’s central verses hold out a sense of hope in such circumstances.