Sermons on Matthew 22:34-46

Trinity 18 – Faith under Fire, Responding with Love

Opening prayer: Lord, may our mere human words be faithful to your written Word, and point us to the Living Word, Your Son our Saviour, Jesus Christ. [attr to +John Pritchard] I guess I am stating the obvious when I say, ‘We live in interesting times.’  In the late 1930s, a British ambassador to China was told by a friend that there was a Chinese saying: “May you live in interesting times.”  It was not…

Trinity 18 – Waiting for the revealing of Jesus

You are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. In these final Sundays of the Church year, we are considering the highest stage of the Christian life, the life of holiness, the life of a recovery of the image and likeness of God in our soul,…

Trinity 18: Who is Jesus?

Who is Jesus? This question has fascinated people for already two thousand years. In his own time everybody in Israel felt the urge that they needed to get to grips with who this person is. And in our own day, it is not different. Everybody has an opinion. And theology of the last 50 years in particular has again focussed on what is called “the quest for the Historical Jesus”. This sermon will not explore…