A sermon preached at Lower Mountains Anglican Parish on 1 August 2021 in the middle of a Covid lockdown in Greater Sydney.
This sermon emphasises the why and how of faith and love in the mess of the world – COVID or not. Christian encouragement really matters, where standing firm in your faith is one of the greatest encouragements. Prayer is also our first and last resort – this should not be forgotten in a world of suffering!
- The mess
- Until Jesus returns, suffering is normal (3-4)
- Even when it’s messy and hard, Christian encouragement really matters (1–5)
- Holding on to Jesus is a powerful encouragement to others (6–10)
- Prayer is our first and last resort (11–13)