Last night, I gave a talk to our Presbytery, the regional judicatory body that oversees my work in the congregation. I spoke about the importance of Christian friendship and the unity of the church, based on the story of the walk to Emmaus in Luke 24.13-35. Have a listen:
It was not lost on a few neighbours that on the week when the church sign announced the message title, “Weeding out the bull”, the contractors were digging in front of the church to decommission our septic system and install our hook-up to the new municipal sewers! However, this message is not about *that* kind of bull. It’s about all the stuff that competes with the truth of the gospel to attempt to deceive the church, and move it away from the focus of Jesus, who is enough!
The three questions I ask you to ponder at the end of the message are: