We were pleased to welcome Revd. Ian Barclay to St. Luke’s as our guest preacher this Sunday. Ian was the vicar here in the 1970s and was responsible for making the church one of the most popular and lively places in the city with hundreds turning up to hear him preach every Sunday. He is a well known speaker, Bible expositor and cartoonist and you can find out more about him on his website here.
He continued our series on James and you can hear his sermon here James 2_14-26
Ian spoke about four words, what do these mean to you?
A legal word which expresses our status before God the judge – Justification
A household word, especially in relation to slavery – Redeemed
A religious word which describes how our sins are constantly dealt with – Propitiation
A financial word describing how righteousness is already ours – Credited
Is it true that good works are the only way to demonstrate our faith?
Liturgy literally means ‘the work of the people’ and describes our whole lives of worship, not just an hour and a half on Sunday. For another perspective on this go to Maggi Dawn’s blog here