Sermons by Rana Khan
So many of the attributes of God are expressed by our mothers and those who care for us.
Jesus heard God’s voice: ‘this is my son with whom I am well pleased‘. Saul also heard God’s voice: ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?‘ but it was a voice which transformed him. God still speaks today and if we will only listen we too can hear his message and be transformed.
Paul was accompanied at the start of his Ministry by Joseph, nicknamed Barnabas or Son of Encouragement. Rana looks at the ministry of Barnabas and the qualities that made his quiet and unassuming work so important to the early church.
The parable of the wedding banquet is one of the more difficult to understand, seemingly creating more questions than answers. Why were the guests so unwilling to attend? Why was one guest thrown out for not coming with the right clothes? And what does all this say about the kingdom of God?
Peter asks ‘how many times must I forgive my brother?’ and the book of Genesis tells no less than five stories of sibling rivalry. We need to look carefully at our relationships with our families and within our Christian family.
God’s invitation is to everyone. There are no exceptions, all are invited. Who are we not reaching out to as He would wish?
Elijah has gone from a high, after defeating the prophets of Baal, to a deep depression after receiving death threats from Jezebel. Where does he go from here?
The parable of the sower seems straightforward, but it’s also easy to miss the point. Rana takes a deeper look at the stony ground …
Jesus invites all who are burdened to come to him and take his yoke upon them. What does he mean? What sort of burden is he talking about?