Sermons from July 2022

Sermons from July 2022

24 July 2022

This morning we will be looking at another one of the wonderful stories in Luke’s gospel – the walk to Emmaus. This story is only found in Luke’s gospel, with this very brief mention in Mark

17 July 2022

Theme:        Meals as Enacted Salvation – Chapter 5 IntroductionToday we reflect on Chapter 5 of ‘A Meal with Jesus’ by Tim Chester. Chapter 5 is about Meals as enacted salvation. In Chapter 5 Chester explores the theology of food and meals, the Passoverand the Last Supper. According to Chester, “To understand the Lord’s Supper,  we need to sketch a biblical theology of food and meals.”His theology of good and meals are: We Use Food for Control Instead of Looking…

10 July 2022

Intro to Reading Three weeks ago, we read about Jesus at a meal with a tax collector. The Jewish people had a gracious system to provide public revenue for widows, orphans and the homeless. They had tithes and land tax, but so-called “tax collectors” were people who went outside that system and disgracefully collaborated with the foreign Roman Empire. The tax collector was someone who needed divine grace and he found it in a meal with Jesus. Two weeks ago…

3 July 2022

Introduction Thursday morning, 30th of June 2022. 4.35 am at my desk seeking to write my reflection for today. I woke up around 2.30 am lying in the bed re-reading Chapter 3, of ‘A Meal with Jesus’ – Meals as Enacted Hope. After re-reading the chapter I got up and went to the kitchen. Washed the pots and wok, plates and bowls, and started making soup for Thursday’s study group. As I washed, I was reflecting on the chapter I…