Sermons on Holiness

A Sting in the Tale: 2 of 3: The Prodigal Son

I wonder how would you react if you saw a church leader having lunch with a group of people who were guilty of fraud? Or maybe a Bible study leader hanging out with known drug addicts? Would you be a bit shocked, perhaps even judgmental, that they would even consider associating with such people? This is how Jesus was treated by the religious people of his day. We can distance ourselves from God not only in obvious rejection of him, but also in our religious morality – and this can be the more dangerous if it goes undetected…

How to be a total loser

Supposing there is a God, and supposing there is an after-life, and supposing God is going to divide the world into those who get to be with God forever, and those who will be excluded, how will he make that call? Most of us have a moral-skyscraper in our minds with Nelson Mandela and Mother Theresa on the top floor, and Robert Mugabe and Jimmy Saville in the basement, and most likely God will draw a line (quite a bit below our floor obviously), and that will be the divider. Come and join us as we consider Jesus’ surprising teaching on this crucial subject.

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