Sermon 24th May 2020

  • The focus of the reading from Matthew is on Jesus’ last words.
  • He has all authority over heaven and Earth.
  • He sends them to go make disciples.
  • They are to teach obedience.
  • He reassures his eternal presence.
  • How did Paul know what to teach?
  • Paul knows that he is not the teacher.
  • He tells the Ephesians that he prays for them.
  • That the true teacher, the Spirit, will show them and teach them who God and Jesus are.
  • We see what Paul has come to understand of God and Jesus.
  • The power of God, seen in the resurrection.
  • Paul defines all the areas that Jesus has authority over.
  • He uses the body to show the position of all things.
  • Jesus the head.
  • Church the Body.
  • Everything else under Jesus’ feet.
  • Jesus is in all things, but the Church, the people, are fullness of Jesus.
  • Jesus was more than a man.
  • We are not just followers, we are Jesus’ presence in the world.