Grace Ni Lectionary Podcast
Triumphal Entry

Triumphal Entry

May 25, 2019

Triumphal Entry - a narrative lectionary sermon with Stuart Foster, Pastoral Worker at Lisburn Grace Communion.

  • Main Text: Matthew 21:1-17
  • The Messiah unexpectedly but as prophesied enters Jerusalem on a donkey. But the same crowds that welcome him with Hosannas were soon shouting, "Crucify him".
  • Cover image copyright crosswalk.com
  • Lisburn Grace Communion website www.grace-ni.org
Last Judgment

Last Judgment

May 24, 2019

Last Judgment - a narrative lectionary sermon with John Magowan, Pastoral Worker Lisburn Grace Communion.

  • Main Text: Matthew 25:31-46
  • Believers receive Grace now - God will judge us according to how we react to human need.
  • Cover image - public domain.
  • www.grace-ni.org 
Bridesmaids (or talents)

Bridesmaids (or talents)

May 23, 2019

Bridesmaids (or talents) - a narrative lectionary sermon with Billy Huston, Elder Grace Communion Ni.

  • Main Text: Matthew 25:1-13 or 14-30
  • The parable emphasises the difference between waiting in faith while doing something and waiting in faith while doing nothing
  • Cover image: The Parable of the Ten Virgins by Phoebe Traquair, Mansfield Traquair Church, Edinburgh.
  • Lisburn Grace Communion www.grace-ni.org 
Labourers in the Vineyard

Labourers in the Vineyard

May 23, 2019

Labourers in the Vineyard - a narrative lectionary sermon with Bob Beggs, Pastoral Worker Lisburn Grace Communion.

  • Main text: Matthew 20:1-16
  • Parable of labourers in the vineyard and the inequalities in life.
  • Lisburn Grace Communion Website www.grace-ni.org 
Transfiguration

Transfiguration

May 21, 2019

Transfiguration - a narrative lectionary sermon with John Magowan, a Pastoral Worker at Lisburn Grace Communion.

  • Main text: Matthew 16:24-17:8
  • Jesus predicts the manner of his death by crucifixion and encourages us to follow him by bearing our own cross. Jesus will be raised the third day - everything is changing and being transformed.
  • Cover image: Free Clipart Library
  • learn more about Lisburn Grace Communion www.grace-ni.org 
Feeding the 5000

Feeding the 5000

April 24, 2019

Feeding the 5000 - a narrative lectionary sermon with Richard Dempsey, Elder Grace Communion UK & Ireland.

  • Main text: Matthew 14:13-33
  • Feeding the 5000, walking on the sea. Jesus speaks with authority and works through and supports his disciples.
  • Image attribution: Stained glass from Saint James the Greater Catholic Church (Concord, North Carolina) artist unknown.
Parables of the Kingdom

Parables of the Kingdom

April 23, 2019

Parables of the Kingdom - a narrative lectionary sermon with Bob Beggs, joint Pastor Lisburn Grace Communion.

  • Main text: Matthew 13:24-43
  • Parable of wheat & weeds. Parable - earthly story with a heavenly meaning.
  • Cover image: ccmaine.org
  • www.grace-ni.org 
The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule

April 23, 2019

The Golden Rule - a narrative lectionary sermon with Stuart Foster, joint Pastor Lisburn Grace Communion.

  • Main text: Matthew 7:1-14, 24-29
  • Jesus commands are greater than Moses. Life is not about making ourselves righteous but proactively living His way showing mercy, forgiveness and love to others.
  • Cover image: The Sermon on the Mount, Carl Bloch Wikipedia Commons free image.
  • www.grace-ni.org
Treasure in Heaven

Treasure in Heaven

April 22, 2019

Treasure in Heaven - a narrative lectionary sermon with David Stirk, Elder Grace Communion UK & Ireland.

  • Main text - Mat 6:7-21 (25-34)
  • Lord's Prayer, treasure in heaven
  • Cover image free photo by Patrick Fore on Unsplash 
  • www.grace-ni.org
Tempted in the Wilderness

Tempted in the Wilderness

April 22, 2019

Tempted in the Wilderness - a narrative lectionary sermon with John Magowan, joint Pastor, Lisburn Grace Communion.

  • Main text: Matthew 4:1-17
  • Jesus is tempted in the wilderness.
  • Cover image: Ivan Kramskoi - Google Cultural Center (Public Domain - commonswikimedia)
  • www.grace-ni.org