Today, the day that Jesus was raised, the first fruits of God’s promise, the ultimate sign that the temple curtain with all its divisions and barriers had indeed been destroyed, and destroyed forever. Today we gather to celebrate that destruction, to celebrate the end of division, to announce new life, new future, new hope. … More ‘The curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.’
The story of Judas is the story of betrayal that informs all other stories of betrayal. No one is in any doubt what is meant when somebody is referred to, to their face or behind their back, as a ‘Judas’. It is in some ways the ultimate in accusations, the ultimate in insults.
Preached on Sunday, 02.04..2017 By the Reverend Dr. David Sinclair There are perhaps relatively few characters from the bible who have passed into common parlance in the English language. Jeremiah, from the Old Testament, might be one. Next week we will look at Judas, whose story is widely known (or at least an approximation of … More ‘Unbind him, and let him go.’