Sermons by Rana Khan

Sermons by Rana Khan

Easter Day 2019

As we celebrate Jesus’ rising again on Easter Day, we reflect on the different responses of the disciples.

Change Your Focus

… from earth to heaven, from down to up. When we are faithful to our citizenship of heaven then we can fulfil our mission on earth.

The Temptations of Jesus

The temptations of Jesus in the wilderness are often seen as generic classes of temptation: material needs, power, immortality. But they are much more than that. Satan was attacking Jesus’ mission by trying to misdirect him into changing his priorities and shifting focus away from the Kingdom.

Ash Wednesday 2019

The prophet Joel issues a challenge to Israel and to us to repent and return to the Lord with all our hearts.

Water Into Wine

This familiar story, which is told only in the gospel of John, is the third of the Epiphany themes and follows on from the visit of the Magi and the baptism of Jesus. It is the first revelation of who Jesus is to the ordinary people Israel, in his home town.

The Baptism of Jesus

Looking at the baptism of Jesus himself helps us to understand what our own baptism is about – not a box-ticking event but a call to action.

Mary and Elizabeth

There is a recurring theme in the Old Testament of God providing for childless women and removing what was a huge stigma in ancient times. In Mary’s case, the provision of a child when she was still unmarried had quite the opposite effect and, willing as she was to do God’s will, she went to her cousin Elizabeth to seek counsel.

Can you drink the cup I drink?

James and John ask Jesus whether they can sit at his right and left hand in his kingdom, and he responds by asking ‘can you drink the cup I drink?’ Such a simple question, like the questions that are asked at baptism, yet revealing that accepting Jesus is not to accept the easy path through life.

Amos on Social Injustice

This morning’s readings, from Amos chapter 5, calls on Israel to act justly, and Jesus talks about the difficulties of the rich young man. Rana looks at these readings from three angles: A call to review your theology A call to challenge our economic systems A call to transform yourself

Who is the greatest?

On the way to Capernaum the disciples argue amongst themselves about which of them is the greatest. Rana looks at the place greatness and ambition have in life today.