Sermons on Matthew 18:21-35

Trinity 22 – Forgiving love

Dear brothers and sisters, It is a beautiful thing that we may call each other brother and sister. We are not here by accident. We are not here as strangers, nor as colleagues, compatriots, comrades, or even as friends. We are here, bound together, as children of one Father, who has called us to him and to each other. It is our calling, as we repeat every service right at the beginning, that “‘You shall…

Trinity 22 – And still, forgiveness

I am sure that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. [Philippians 1:3] We are near the end of Trinity season and our ascent into the Kingdom of Heaven, we’re considering the highest stages of maturity in Christ. Why do we still have in the Gospel this parable about forgiveness [St Matthew 18:21-35] in the next to last Sunday in the season ?  Surely…

Trinity 22 – Under the Mercy

For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the mercies of Jesus Christ. Our journey in Trinity season into the kingdom of heaven is near its completion. Last week we ended with the call of St Paul to “pray at all times” – meaning a kind of state of mind where we are holding God before our minds, lovingly beholding him, and willing the will of God.  Of course none…