Sermon for 29 April 2012: The Shepherd’s Voice

Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
Sunday 29 April 2012: Year B, The Third Sunday of Easter
SERMON
Texts: 1 John 3:11,16-18
            John 10:11-18
The Shepherd’s voice
based on 3 May 2009
In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

When Pontius Pilate had Jesus on trial, he asked him, ‘What is truth?’ In today’s Gospel reading Jesus is answering that question for those who will hear. Continue reading

Sermon for 22 April 2012: Being God’s children

Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
Sunday 22 April 2012: Year B, The Third Sunday of Easter

SERMON
Texts: I John 3:1-7
Luke 24:36b-48
Being God’s children

In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ – a question asked by anxious parents, nosy aunties- and careers advisers. And most of us have probably given different answers to it as we grew up. I remember being a bit depressed by the question when I was about second year in Secondary School, because I genuinely didn’t know what I wanted to do. I’d quite liked to have done something in science or technology, but I could never cope with maths. So I wondered if I could find something which needed me to use language, because I was good an English.

As a result, I very nearly became a journalist. Continue reading