Date: November 20, 2011
Liturgical Sunday: Reign of Christ – Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost
RCL Scripture: Psalm 100; Ezekiel 31:11-16, 20-24; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46
Sermon Title: What does the Reign of Christ mean to us?
Knox Presbyterian [audio:https://wordsfromthemiddle.ca/wp-content/uploads/111120_-_Knox.mp3|titles=What does the Reign of Christ mean to us?]
St. Mark’s Presbyterian [audio:https://wordsfromthemiddle.ca/wp-content/uploads/111120_-_St_Marks.mp3|titles=What does the Reign of Christ mean to us?]
Well, well, well. This Liturgical year is over. I am as tired as I might have been if I actually worked all year ☺ (please let me know if the symbol just to the right of “year” is not a smiling face, thanks).
As I mention in at least one of the sermons, sorry I haven’t listened to them yet, I don’t think there could be a better Sunday to end the year on than the Reign of Christ. I just wish that would have made preaching easier. I don’t know if it is because I preached yesterday at my first Presbytery meeting, i.e. that was the first Presbytery meeting I had ever attended and I led worship at it, including preaching; but I felt like I was walking (homiletically speaking) through molasses. I am grateful to a Gracious God that the Holy Spirit seemed to have “stepped in” and covered my shortcomings.
This might be a good time to remind myself and everyone that it is the Holy Spirit who takes what I prepare and tailors it to each listener; and that includes anyone listening to the MP3s (heh, I almost called them podcasts but I don’t think they qualify).
Thank you for taking the time to consider listening to these sermons. I am in awe of how the Holy Spirit takes the feeble offerings of this doubly-feeble preacher and turns them into what God’s people need so frequently.
I am looking forward to Advent and preaching on hope and joy and all the rest. May this Advent season be one of renewal to all.
PS I am very much of two minds when it comes to uploading yesterday’s Presbytery message. It is quite short, less than 10 minutes, but if I don’t get any suggestions that I should in fact upload it I probably won’t.
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