In this podcast, we discuss the meaning of Mary of Bethany's extravagant gesture of anointing Jesus' feet. We also discuss Paul's recognition that the resurrection changes everything - including the meaning and significance of our personal histories.
The central theme of this podcast is our responsibility as Christians to mend relationships. We discuss the contrasting reactions to repentance in the Parable of the Fig Tree and the Parable of the Prodigal Son. We discuss Paul's conception of reconciliation and his charge for us to be ambassadors for Christ.
The week's sermon touches upon the Parable of the Prodigal Son in Luke's gospel and Paul's exhortation to be "ambassadors for Christ" in Second Corinthians to urge us to look for opportunities to mend relationships.
Lent is the season of repentance. In Luke 13, Jesus admonishes his audience to "repent or perish". There are a number of dimensions of repentance. This sermon focuses upon the social or outward dimension of repentance as a complement to the personal or inward dimension.