Sermon for Sunday, 5th October 2014 (Trinity 16/Pentecost 17) — 2 Comments

  1. Enjoyed the material. The church needs to put things in its proper perspective in relation to the teachings of Christ, and sometimes this can be a daunting task. In this particular text it is obvious who Christ is addressing here, the Jewish religious leaders. They rejected God, his share of the vineyard, their loyalty and obedience by rejecting Jesus. Instead they killed Christ, but all this is in God’s plan for our salvation. I believe that Christianity is a life of love for God, neighbours, the world, and ourelves. To do this it requires trust, obedience, and an unwavered commitment to the task afforded to the church (the body of Christ). Unfortunately, most decisions within the church is decided by the minority in whom the majority places their trust in. Church matters can become vey pongltical as in the days of old, instead of inspirational and filled with scriptural relevance.

    I guess at the end of the day the old saying of an officer under authority doing the wrong thing stands: ‘I was just doing my job’. Is the church today saying the same thing, and getting away with it? What can be done about it to make it count and bring about the change that is necessary? Perhaps this maybe a start!

  2. I did enjoy the write up. As a Catholic I’ve been brooding over some of the practices that seeks to discriminate against others in the church but are revered by a few who few who stand to benefit from such exploitation.
    A typical example is the refusal of priests to bury non communicants (those who do not qualify to take part in the holy communion because they have not blessed their marriages). I do wonder why the church does not refuse their collections, dues (both harvest and annual). to me it is hypocrisy. they contribute even in the building of the church.
    Quite insightful. Keep it up.

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