Sermons on 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

Lent 2 – Battling demons

O woman, great is your faith: be it done for you as you desire! We are now into our second week of Lent, into a kind of wilderness if we are practicing some kind of spiritual discipline.  The fast can make us a little more agitated, and yet if we are motivated by love, by drawing closer to God and to our neighbour in our agitation, we should also be seeing some new life, a…

Lent 2 – Jesus welcomes all

Was our Lord Jesus Christ harsh to this foreign woman?  Did he try to keep his distance from a woman who was not part of the religion and the culture of Israel?  Did he have a negative attitude to people who were not from his tribe? 1  Jesus meets foreigner Jesus travelled to the area of Tyrus and Sidon, now called Lebanon.  He did this as he hoped for some relaxation.  By going outside the…