How to be a saint- Sermon for All Saints Sunday, 3 November 2013

Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
Sunday 3 November 2013: Year C, All Saints’ Sunday

SERMON
Texts: Ephesians 1.11-23
Luke 6:20-31 (Readings from NRSV)

How to be a saint

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

Would you like to be a saint? In the our Reformed tradition within Christianity, there is no process to make ‘special’ saints. The Roman Catholic Church, of course, has a legalistic process to create saints. Continue reading

Love and the Law

Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
Sunday 14 July 2013: Year B, Proper 10

SERMON
Texts: Exodus 20:1-17
Luke 10.25-37

Love and the Law

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

People often think that Christianity is basically about morality. They say that Christianity is a way of making people behave well. If you’re good, you go to heaven- and if not, you go to hell. Certainly the Church sometimes gives that impression- that all we are interested in is morality, especially personal, and particularly sexual, morality. Continue reading