Sunday Sermon 03.02.19

Epiphany – 4th Sunday

Delivered by Rev’d Stephen Monsiegneur at St Thomas’ Anglican Church North Ipswich

Jesus has just read from the prophetic scripture of Isaiah. At first he is well received by those present, but as he goes on this reaction changes to one of anger and rejection.

What is going on?

What did Jesus do to elicit such an abrupt and negative change in the tone of the audience?

What does it say to us?

As some will know I did not always identify as an Anglican but rather I was firm in my self-awareness as a Roman Catholic. In fact even after meeting and marrying Ursula who was Anglican, I was convinced that while nice well-meaning people, they did not quite understand the requirements for a relationship with God…