1st November is All Saints’ Day and it falls on a Sunday in 2020.
As Rev. Geoff McKee says in today’s sermon: “This is a day of hope in the midst of a relentless pandemic.”
The Lectionary readings for All Saints’ Day are Revelation 7:9-17 and Psalm 34:1-10, 22; and 1 John 3:1-3 and Matthew 5:1-12.
The main text is from Revelation, the final Book of the Bible. Again, according to Geoff: “There is no more challenging book in the Bible than the book of Revelation.”
Geoff explains how the structure of Revelation must be understood before we can extract its full meaning. And how the particular section of the Book – about The Great Multitude in White Robes – can help us to find hope even in a world which may sometimes appear to us to have no future.
This post contains the usual materials: Lectionary readings; prayers; audio sermon; and a musical selection from Kath.[Read more…]