Sunday, 20 May 2012

The Truth Inside Us - Sermon Sunday 20th May 2012

Does my bum look big in this?
- do we ask for the truth?
- do we offer the truth?
- does the truth matter?

What is the truth of Judas?
- Evil?
- dishonest?
- disloyal?
- greedy?
- a man following his calling

What is the truth of Matthias?
- never one of the 12
- constantly with them
- a hanger on
- almost crazy in his sticking around
- a man following his calling

What is the truth of Jesus?
- he kept Judas by his side
- he knew Judas would betray him
- he didn't try to stop him
- he kept these 2 men on the fringe
- he knew there'd be a vacancy
- he trusted the disciples to decide
- he worked with human frailty

What is the truth in ourselves?
- we are human
- we have flaws and frailties
- God knows us, do we know this?
- do we trust God's plan in our lives?
- do we follow our callings?

What is the truth in our church?
- God calls us to trust
- God calls us to accept
- God calls us to follow His plan
- God is in His church and had His plans, we are called to fulfil them
- Jesus left the world and left God's protection and love upon us all

The readings were:
Ezekiel 36:24-28
Acts 1:15-17, 21-end
Psalm 1
John 17:6-19

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