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The Good Samaritan – Pastor Trevor Reu

Sermon – The Good Samaritan

Sunday 14th July – Pastor Trevor Reu

Amos 7:7-8

This what he showed me: the Lord was standing by a wall that had been built true to plumb,[a] with a plumb-line in his hand. And the Lord asked me, ‘What do you see, Amos?’

‘A plumb-line,’ I replied.

Then the Lord said, ‘Look, I am setting a plumb-line among my people Israel; I will spare them no longer.

 

Luke 10:25-37 

The parable of the good Samaritan

25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. ‘Teacher,’ he asked, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’

26 ‘What is written in the Law?’ he replied. ‘How do you read it?’

27 He answered, ‘“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind”[a]; and, “Love your neighbour as yourself.”[b]’

28 ‘You have answered correctly,’ Jesus replied. ‘Do this and you will live.’

29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbour?’

30 In reply Jesus said: ‘A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half-dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he travelled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. “Look after him,” he said, “and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.”

36 ‘Which of these three do you think was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?’

37 The expert in the law replied, ‘The one who had mercy on him.’

Jesus told him, ‘Go and do likewise.’

 

 

Joseph – re united with his brothers – Audio Sermon by Pastor Trevor Reu

Joseph Re-united with this brothers

Sunday 24th February  –  7 Epiphany

Audio Sermon  – Pastor Trevor Reu

Genesis 45:3-11, 15

Joseph makes himself known

Joseph said to his brothers, ‘I am Joseph! Is my father still living?’ But his brothers were not able to answer him, because they were terrified at his presence.

Then Joseph said to his brothers, ‘Come close to me.’ When they had done so, he said, ‘I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt!  And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.  For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will be no ploughing and reaping.  But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

‘So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt.  Now hurry back to my father and say to him, “This is what your son Joseph says: God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; don’t delay. You shall live in the region of Goshen and be near me – you, your children and grandchildren, your flocks and herds, and all you have. I will provide for you there, because five years of famine are still to come. Otherwise you and your household and all who belong to you will become destitute.”

And he kissed all his brothers and wept over them. Afterwards his brothers talked with him

 

 

Job – Resurection Faith – Audio Sermon Pastor Trevor Reu

St Petri Audio Sermon – Sunday 14th October

Job – Resurrection Faith – Pastor Trevor Reu

One of the great books in the Bible is the book of Job.  It deals with two of the greatest predicaments facing the human race.  The problem of human suffering and whether a person will live again after death.

Job is a good man who suffers greatly – he loses his children, his property and is afflicted with a dreaded disease.  His friends visit him and try to help him by attempting to explain his suffering.  Instead of helping and comforting Job they only make matters worse.

Whatever argument they put forward as to why Job is suffering, Job has a counter argument.

Job has his problems with God too, and he on occasions challenges him.  But he does not lose faith in God.  he still has confidence in his saving help.  He declares, “I know that my Redeemer lives … I shall see God”.