This is the sermon I preached tonight at Putney Methodist Church at our midnight communion service. The text was John's introduction to his gospel: John 1:1-14. Merry Christmas! My text today strangely does not so from the beautiful words of John’s stirring prologue to his gospel. Rather, they come from the somewhat less saintly figure of … Continue reading Strictly Christmas
This is the sermon I preached this morning at Barnes Methodist Church. Today is the third Sunday in Advent, the day the Church traditionally remembers the person and ministry of John the Baptist. The set gospel reading was John 1:6-8, 19-28. Last year, I was lucky enough to travel to Colmar near the French / … Continue reading Pointing the way
John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with … Continue reading Locust sandwich anyone?