11:00am, Sunday, November 22, 2015

Citizens of Another Kingdom

When Pope Francis addressed a joint sitting of the US Congress last September, he spoke truth into the bastion of power, both right and left. The church has not always been good at avoiding the lure of power. But in his trial, Jesus also spoke truth to those in power, who really didn't understand anything about him. In place of power, Jesus shows us servanthood; in place of violence, compassion. His topsy-turvy world calls us to be citizens of another kingdom, one that has our first allegiance. (This sermon followed a performance of cantata BWV 117 "Sei Lob und Ehr dem hoechsten Gut" (Praise and honour be to the highest good).) [Organ/choir - Christ the King Sunday]
Duration:20 mins 35 secs