Holy Trinity Anglican Church

Sermons and Reflections

A Way of Encounter – Reflection for 11 NOV 2018

We tried something new today. Instead of a reflection, we provided a way of listening to the sermon. Most of my (Fr Rob) sermons progress in the same general pattern from an encounter with the text in its original context to a translation of that context to out current situation then an invitation to the Table and a sending into the world. This follows the path of our parish life in submitting ourselves to Scripture, being formed in liturgy and Sacrament, and joining together on a Sacred journey.

How Can I Be Holy?

How Can We Be A Holy People?

Encountering the Text

  • Who exemplifies personal holiness in the text?
  • How does the community attempt to image God as a Holy People?
Encountering Ourselves

  • How can we exemplify personal holiness?
  • In what ways does the Church image God as His Holy People?
Coming to the Table

  • What will you bring to the table?
  • As you encounter Christ, how do you hope to be transformed personally and as a parish?
Going into the World

  • How are you called to be holy?
  • How are we called as a community to image Christ to the world as His Holy People?

Scripture references (Mark 8:34-35, Mark 10:17-22, Mark 10:35-52; Mark 11:1-13:2, Deuteronomy 14:22-29; 24:17-22, Jeremiah 7:3-7, Malachi 3:5, James 1:27, Philippians 2:6-11, Romans 12:1-2, Psalm 51:15-17, 1 Corinthians 11:17-34)