Gratitude and humility: Sermon for 21 October 2012 by Peter W Nimmo

Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
Sunday 21 October 2012 : Year B, Proper 24

SERMON
Texts: Job 38.1-15
Mark 10:35-45
Gratitude and humility

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

A politician was once heard to remark, ‘One must not be a name-dropper, as Her Majesty remarked to me yesterday’ (Penguin Dictionary of Jokes, 198.1). Continue reading

Is there anyone else there? A sermon for 14 October 2012 by Iain Todd

Old High St Stephen’s Church of Scotland

14 October 2012: Sermon

IS THERE ANYONE ELSE THERE ?: Iain Todd

Text: Job 23:1-9, 16-17

 Anthony De Mello, a thought provoking theologian and writer once told the story of the man who was walking close to the edge of a cliff when he lost his footing, slipped and fell. Fortunately for him his fall was broken when he became ensnared in a tree. He hung there for some time shouting for help before calling out ‘God help me’. He then heard this voice saying ‘Let go – I will catch you.’ Repeat – The man thought about it for a moment and then called out again – ‘Is there anyone else up there?’ Continue reading