The final sermon for Good Friday, preached at the Liturgy, was from Mother Anne-Marie. Good to see so many more people there this year!
We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you, because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
This is our God, the Servant King. If you have been with us during the two hours preceding this service you will have been listening to reflections on this hymn written by the contemporary hymn writer, Graham Kendrick. Continue reading
On Good Friday we preached a series of sermons based on Graham Kendrick’s hymn The Servant King. I preached the first sermon.
In the name of the Living God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.
Reading – Philippians 2.1-8
If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,
who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God
as something to be exploited,
but emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,
he humbled himself
and became obedient to the point of death –
even death on a cross. Continue reading