Rev Graeme preaches that transfiguration is one of the most mysterious events in the whole bible. It’s certainly hard to explain logically. Yet, it plays an important role in the gospels.
It has been reported to me that there are quarrels among you! Paul writes: “It has been reported to me… that there are quarrels among you, my brothers and sisters” 1 Corinthians 1:11
How wise are you? Sometimes we can think we are wise, but it all depends on the standards that we follow to measure wisdom. We might be wise by human standards, particularly compared to some others, but true wisdom comes from God and makes human wisdom pale into insignificance.
In the ancient world, no one took pride in a cross. It was a symbol of shame and embarrassment. Having someone you loved nailed to the cross caused a permanent stain to your reputation. But God chooses the cross to reveal his glory. In shame and dishonour, God shows his honour and glory. In weakness and death, God shows his strength and life.
As I (Jeremy Watson) prepare to move to another church, I often think to myself, “Will people think I’m better than their previous Vicar? Will they hang on my every word when I preach? Will they think I’m unbelievably caring? Will they all be attracted to my exciting personality?’’ Truth be told, I don’t actually think these things. Because if it’s a healthy church, a church that’s centred on Jesus, the answer will be no.
Rev Jeremy Watson preaches on 1 Corinthians it has lots of practical relevance for daily living, covering issues of church unity, settling arguments, spiritual gifts, proper worship, marriage, divorce, singleness, sexuality and many more. But in particular, it is a book about how the gospel of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ teaches us to live.