Sermons on Jeremiah 23:5-8

Sunday Next Before Advent – Our Prophet, Priest and King

Jesus lifted up his eyes, and saw a large crowd coming towards him……And he said, “Have the people sit down.” Today we are at the end of the Church Year. We’ve travelled one more time on earth around the sun.  And the Son of God has shone on us.  We’ve had placed before our eyes, Sunday by Sunday, and hopefully more and more during the week, during our every waking hour and sometimes in our sleep, the…

Sunday Next before Advent – Why is Jesus called Christ?

Jesus lifted up his eyes, and saw a large crowd coming towards him. Today we have come to the end of the Church year. Our readings this morning are a kind of summing up of the year and a looking forward to the year to come. As we go through each Church year, we are meant to come to a certain conclusion about who Jesus is.  In most modern lectionaries the Church celebrates this Sunday…

Sunday Next Before Advent – Gather up the fragments

Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing may be lost. Today we have come to the end of the Church year.  Our Scripture lessons are a kind of summing up of the year and a looking forward to the year to come. The reading from Jeremiah (23:5-8), was a word from God spoken to the people of Judah at the time of their coming exile to Babylon about 600 years before the birth of Jesus. …

Sunday before Advent: Hope for this world and the next

Many of you will know, I have been blessed on November 10 with the birth of a beautiful little girl. After three boys it was extra special to see Jael come into the world – at our home – and being so lovingly received by her older brothers. It is a wonderful time. At first the house is full of restlessness and questions. When will it be born? What will it be? Will everything go…