Angel or Devil?

Matthew 16.13-20 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you sayContinue reading “Angel or Devil?”

Disturb us, Lord…

Heston’s last sermon at the Ascension was unscripted, so we can’t upload the text to this blog. However, the sermon ended with this poem by Francis Drake: Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves, When our dreams have come true Because we have dreamed too little, When we arrived safely Because weContinue reading “Disturb us, Lord…”

Violence and Hunger

A Sermon by Heston Groenewald There have been horrific headlines from Palestine this week. And tomorrow marks 100 years exactly since Great Britain declared war on Germany in 1914. It’s easy to feel pretty helpless as we read about all this… So this morning I’d like us to think about VIOLENCE. Violence is right atContinue reading “Violence and Hunger”

The kingdom of Heaven

A sermon by Margaret Offerman Nearly always when Christians gather to worship they say the lord’s prayer, with its  pledge to hallow the name of God and to will that his kingdom may come on earth as it is in heaven. Jesus had a poetic imagination.  When he wanted to convey the wonder of theContinue reading “The kingdom of Heaven”

A Place with no Outsiders or Believing the impossible

Isaiah 56:1-8 Thus says the Lord: Maintain justice, and do what is right, for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed.  Do not let the foreigner joined to the Lord say, “The Lord will surely separate me from his people”; and do not let the eunuch say, “I am just a dryContinue reading “A Place with no Outsiders or Believing the impossible”