It was business as usual.
He was speaking of the temple of his body. The religious people that day just didn’t get it. They didn’t understand that he was talking about the temple of his body because they were about business as usual. It was business as usual that day when Jesus showed up at the temple. Animals were being bought and sold. Coins were being changed. All the usual people had their usual places and usual roles.
It was business as usual.
Is the Messiah a priest or king, and whose son is he? Matthew 22.34–46 So near and so far, it was almost touching distance, only twenty nine thousanths of a second and he would have won the formula one race. I am amazed in sport at just how small the difference is between winning and coming second. But that is … Read More
Who was Luke and what was his message? Luke 10: 1-9 According to the web site Britannica.com Luke flourished in the 1st century CE, and his feast day is celebrated today, October 18. Christian tradition has it that he is the author of the Gospel and Acts; he was a companion of the Apostle Paul, and the most literary of … Read More
They had his name right but his identity wrong. Matthew 16.21-28 Peter seemed to have had a problem with Jesus, just who is he? He had been teaching, healing and involved in conflict with religious leaders for some time. Crowds had been coming out to see Him, and Jesus was the hot topic of conversation. He was a first-century celebrity. … Read More
Revelation and Responsibility Matthew 16.13-20 This week we are joined by Bishop Rob Wickham via video. There is no text for this sermon. The Rt. Rev’d Rob Wickham, St Mary Magdalene, Enfield, 23/08/2020 Revelation and Responsibility Matthew 16.13-20 This week we are joined by Bishop Rob Wickham via video. There is no text for this sermon. The Rt. Rev’d Rob … Read More
“Yes Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.” Matthew 15:27 Black lives matter, a cry we are hearing across the world. Many reply yes, but don’t all lives matter. That is true and yet this looses what is at the heart of that cry. As a child the harsh reality of racial hatred … Read More
Following Christ’s route of ministry – Trinity 3 2019 Allegedly in the 1980s you could go to the bus station in Istanbul and catch a red double-decker bus to Beijing. That’s over 4000 miles, and it took several weeks. Quite an adventure though – through Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and the steppes of Central Asia. Or perhaps it simply isn’t true, … Read More