Everything you wanted to know about Christianity
inside the Anglican Parish of the Otways church...
right here, every week except...
Sundays and public holidays...LOL Just kidding! :-)
Please join me each week for our reflections
of sermons conducted during our church service.
Plus, occasional splashes of humour and epiphanies!
With much Love and Blessings
Rev. Jenny Brandon
The parables of the Kingdom in Matthew 13 had a unique purpose in Jesus ministry.
It was with these parables that Jesus sought to test the hearts of the crowds
and to force them to commit either to be with him
or against him.
WHEN Jesus preached about the kingdom of God, the Romans occupied the Holy Land and were ruthless in the way they maintained law and order.
On the surface things may have seemed hopeless, but the Jewish people had hope. Hope that the promised Messiah was at hand.
MATTHEW 10:24-39 certainly seems to make the old adage,
“Life wasn’t meant to be easy!” true!
And how often do people think that having a relationship with God would make life easier? With God on their side, they’ll slide through life with no problems.
About the author
Rev. Jenny is an ordained Priest of the Anglican Diocese delivering services at Anglican Parish of the Otway churches every week.
With great depth of knowledge and a spiritual practice that shows she walks her talk and has taken her to the far reaches of N.T. Australia working with indigenous youth and elders.