I asked people to read, in preparation for this message, the seventeenth chapter of the gospel of Mark. Several keeners remarked to me, through the course of the week, that they could not find a seventeenth chapter. I congratulated them for looking it up, and told them to keep my little secret until I preached this message.
There is, of course, no Mark 17, but there is a James 3.1-12, and that’s what this message – on the ninth commandment – is about. “You must not bear false witness against your neighbour” – seems easy enough, but most of us aren’t very good at it!
Listen to the message here to learn more.