Last Sunday morning Sinclair preached an incredible sermon on the teenage and young man Jesus – many tears were shed as the beauty of Christ incarnate was unfolded. I loved the reading of the passage from the first person perspective of Jesus.
Songs– Come O Fount; Ps 139 (New Scottish) ; O Praise the Name; Ps 105:34-45; I Stand Amazed
Readings: Acts 6:1-7 and Psalm 105:23-35
Sermon: Luke 2:39-52 and 3:23 “ Jesus between 12 and 30”
In the evening Harry Mealyea gave the second part of his series on Jonah. It too was a rich feast. I love the differences in preaching styles. Harry reminds me so much (and it is a pleasant memory) of bygone days in the Church of Scotland when there were a significant number of men who really preached the Word in this style. Also listen for a wonderful rendition of Psalm 130.
Songs: O Lord my God, When I in Awesome Wonder; King of Kings, Majesty; Ps 130; Where is the Blessedness I knew.
Reading: 2 Kings 17:1-23
Sermon: Jonah 2 – “The Repentant Prophet”
Quote for this Lords Day….
I read this provocative and wonderful quote this morning:
“We build houses that we may have a habitation; not that we may make an ambitious display. What is beyond our wants, is superfluous and useless. Put on a sandal which larger than your foot! You will not endure it; for it is a hinderance to the step. Thus also a house larger than necessity requires, is an impediment to your progress towards heaven. Do you wish to build large and splendid houses? I forbid it not, but let it not be upon the earth! Build yourself tabernacles in heaven, and such that you may be able to receive others; tabernacles which never fall to pieces. Why are you mad about fleeting things; and things that must be left here? Nothing is more slippery than wealth. Today it is for you; tomorrow it is against you. It arms the eyes of the envious everywhere.” (Chrysostom – Homily 2 – Sermons to the church in Antioch).