A sermon preached at United Reformed Church of Clifton, February 14, 2021 During the last year we have been trying to see the big story that unites all of God’s plans. We’ve traced God’s plan from Genesis, through Abraham, Moses, David and the prophets and see how they all prepare way for Jesus. We’re discovering … Continue reading The Transfiguration (Luke 9:28-36)
The first story, set in Capernaum, deals with people enjoying power and status both from the Roman realm and the Jewish hierarchy.
The scene in Nain is decidedly more rustic and lower class. There is a “large crowd,” but there are no dignitaries, no intermediaries, no prepared speeches.
Thankfully, Jesus doesn’t bother with such distinctions. Continue reading A Study in Contrasts: The Centurion and the Widow of Nain–Luke 7:1-17
This post includes clips from the TV series, “The Chosen” to illustrate Jesus’ compassion for all kinds of outcasts and misfits. Continue reading Outcasts and Other Sinners Luke 5: 12-16 and 27-32
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