Sermons by Rana Khan (Page 2)

Sermons by Rana Khan (Page 2)

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.

Who do you say I am?

Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.” Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him.

Jesus the Bread of Life

Jesus as the bread of life is a well known phrase. Here Rana explores some of the themes of sharing and justice associated with it, and how Jesus is just as essential to us as the very food we eat.

Amos’ unpopular message

Amos brought God’s word, his call for justice and equality, to the kingdom of Israel. But they were a kingdom with wealth, influence and military might and they did not listen.

Children of God

Mark’s gospel tells of the disciples trying to send away children being brought to Jesus, and Jesus reminding them that the Kingdom of God belongs to children such as these.

The Birthday of the Church

With the coming of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, the Christian church was born and great commission started to be enacted.

I have other sheep

Jesus said “I have other sheep that are not of this sheepfold. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.” – John 10:16 In today’s reading we hear Jesus explaining that the Kingdom of God is not an exclusive club but one which is open to all and which welcomes all.

Thomas – from Doubter to Defender

Thomas, forever known as Doubting Thomas, often seems to be one of the weaker disciples. History tells a different story as we hear how Thomas went on to become one of the greatest evangelists of his time.