sermons by ian banks

The art of hospitality

Can I ask an indelicate question? Who here is in their 80’s? Or 90’s? Anyone older?

Today we have that wonderful picture of the 3 visitors who come to bring startling news to Abraham and Sarah. Well, more to Sarah actually. The news is that within a year, the 89 year old Sarah will become pregnant and have that long-awaited, long-promised child.

I’ll just let that sink-in a moment…

sermons by ian banks

What kind of people?

We’re being asked to choose: What kind of people do you want to be?

“Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength”.

Moses says: is this how you want to be known? If so, you can do it. It’s within your grasp…

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