Sermons by Rana Khan

Sermons by Rana Khan

Easter Day 2020

Julian Stedman leads this morning’s service from St Catwg’s church in Llangattock as we all come together to celebrate that great day when Jesus was raised from the dead.

Psalm 121

Psalm 121 is one of the Songs of Ascent, used by worshippers ascending to the Jewish temple, and used by us too today as we focus our eyes upon God.

Salt and Light

Where does the word salary come from and how was salt used in the Roman world of Jesus’ time? These are just some of the questions Rana asks as he looks at these parables of Jesus.

Lamb of God

Near the beginning of John’s Gospel, John the Baptist sees Jesus for the first time and says “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”

John the Baptist

John sends his disciples to ask Jesus ‘are you the Messiah or should we expect someone else?’ We don’t know whether John himself had doubts or whether he wanted his disciples to be reassured after his imminent death. They were all expecting the Messiah, but Jesus, instead of simply saying ‘yes, I am he’, gives them the evidence so they can see the truth for themselves.

Prophecy and Hope

The prophets of the Old Testament were not popular people. They looked odd, they didn’t say what people wanted to hear, but they were God’s messengers. And although we often associate them with messages of gloom and doom, what they brought was hope – a hope that things could be restored and repaired.

Bible Sunday 2019

Psalm 119 is a masterpiece of Hebrew literature. The section we look at today, verses 129-136, underlines the importance of the Word of God which touches every aspect of our lives. Our calling is to help spread that Word to the very ends of the Earth.

Wrestling with God

Jacob wrestles with God as he waits to cross the Jabbok River. Sometimes God plants a vision in our hearts and we have to wrestle with God and with our own doubts when we consider how to respond.

Fire, not Peace

Although we refer to Jesus as Prince of Peace, in Luke’s Gospel (Luke 12:49-53) he says he has not come to bring peace but fire and division. How does this apparent contradiction stack up with what we know about Jesus?