Sermons on Matthew 11:2-10

Advent 3 – Stewards of the Mysteries of God

This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. [1 Corinthians 4:4] We speak of this season of Advent being one full of expectation and hope. I think we have a general sense of what that means.  There are certain things that we look forward to – probably a holiday from work for some of you, a time with loved ones, no doubt some feasting! –…

Advent 3 – God is our judge

It is the Lord who judges me. [1 Corinthians 4:4] In Advent we reflect upon the threefold coming of the Lord Jesus Christ – and His arrival brings judgement.  Jesus’ coming in the past brought judgement, we are told that Jesus will judge us at the end of time, and Jesus judges us even now.  Judgement is perhaps not something we like to think about, but this morning I want us to think about why…

Advent 3 – Reactions and responses

O God, our Good Shepherd, you who lead us as a flock. We invite you through spoken words, restore our souls and lead us in paths for your name’s sake. Let your face shine upon us in this place.  Amen. Reactions and responses.  Last night at the Christmas party, some of us heard a lovely piece of piano music by Chopin followed by a variation of a Bulgarian folk song, by Kristian. There was warm…

Advent 3: Stewards of the Mysteries!

Think of us in this way, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of God’s mysteries.  This morning we can feel the growing anticipation and joy of the coming Feast! We cannot contain ourselves it seems – our Christmas party this Friday, people at work having similar gatherings, Nine Carols and Lessons this coming Sunday!  All a kind of Christmas joy and celebration spilling out before the Feast!  And perhaps this is right –…