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Monday, November 23, 2015
Jesus: A Case of Mistaken Identity - A Sermon
This sermon is one that I've preached several times this year in different contexts. It picks up some of the ideas of the 'strangeness' of Jesus Christ - one of the themes of this blog. In this case, the theme is developed through an engagement with Mark 8: 27-38. It's been fine-tuned by responses from the congregations of Wesley Uniting Church (inner-city Melbourne), Clarence Uniting Church (suburban Hobart) and East Doncaster Uniting Church (suburban Melbourne).
From Mark 8, I take the themes of curiosity, confession and confusion and build the sermon around that.