Contributed on Jul 29, 2003
A personal account of a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace illustrating Jesus’ parable of the Wedding Garment.
My message is a reflection on the combination of a parable (Matt 22:1-14) and a rather special visit to Buckingham Palace which I trust will act as an illustration. When I partially retired I was asked to take on the task of the honorary treasurer of Welfare Service Charity. I found it quite ...read more
Contributed on Aug 26, 2005
Jesus used the Parables of The Talents and The Pounds to teach His followers of the Kingdom of God - of its Coming, postponed in all its fulness until His Return, but in the meantime, Waiting and Working for it, and Accountability for what we do for it.
When Jesus walked the highways and byways of the land of Israel preaching the coming Kingdom of God he caused quite a stir. The religious establishment were generally suspicious and increasingly hostile to His message. His reception by what were known as the ‘common people’ was quite different. ...read more