Date: September 25, 2011
Liturgical Sunday: Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon Title: Can we really be like Jesus?
Knox Presbyterian [audio:https://wordsfromthemiddle.ca/wp-content/uploads/110925_-_knox.mp3|titles=Can we really be like Jesus?]
St. Mark’s Presbyterian [audio:https://wordsfromthemiddle.ca/wp-content/uploads/110925_-_St_Marks.mp3|titles=Can we really be like Jesus?]
Another week, another question and another answer.
As anyone who has listened to me preach for an extended time will tell you, I spend a lot of time reminding all of us about the Incarnation, i.e. the mystery of Jesus Chris being fully human and fully divine at the same time. There are several places in Scripture that we can go to see this but one of the very best is our Philippians reading. I return to this text somewhat frequently, for example it is one of my favourite “beginning of Lent” texts.
The main point of this week’s sermons is that the answer to the titles’ question is Yes. We can be like Jesus – not in his divinity or anything like that – we can have the same attitude that he did. We, too, can decide that it is less important to hold on to our appropriate and reasonable prerogatives than to minister to the world around us.
Have a great week,
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