Christ prays for the well-being of his church

Scripture Readings 1John 2:18-27; John 17:20-26 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Something has crept into church life in the last decade or two.  They call it church shopping.  Driven by our consumeristic world, a church, or more so a congregation—even irrespective of the particular of its doctrinal position—has to have certain … Continue reading Christ prays for the well-being of his church

Jesus is the Christ and Lord

Scripture readings Psalm 16 Acts 2:22-41 Introduction Brother and Sister in the Lord, There were numerous occasions as a child when we were caught out being mischievous and dangerously disobedient. In some cases Dad would not even listen to what we called “reason”. The more you tried to defend yourself, the more it added to … Continue reading Jesus is the Christ and Lord

The Intercession of Christ (2)

Scripture Readings Exodus 28:6-21 John 17:11-19 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, we might make the mistake to disregard everything the Old Testament in connection with sacrifices and offerings.  It is true that we living on this side of the cross of Christ do not need an earthly high priest, neither an altar, … Continue reading The Intercession of Christ (2)

The Intercession of Christ (1)

Scripture Readings Psalm 20 John 17:6-13 Introduction My dear brother and sister in the Lord, Jesus Christ, Early in January this year, St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow, Scotland, invited Muslims to its recent celebration of Epiphany, which marks the revelation of Christ’s deity through the wise men’s visit to the infant Jesus.  Madinah Javed … Continue reading The Intercession of Christ (1)