But which way is the Gospel? - A sermon for Lent 1
About 20 years ago, I for a time often attended what would probably be described as a rather fundamentalist church. The reason to be honest was that this church had a few rather enticing women even though any mission to corrupt them, was an abysmal failure on my part.
One of the practices of some within this church was to occasionally give a verse of scripture to others. Generally, the motive was to encourage friends in their Christian walk. Only once did someone offer me a verse. It was Isaiah 1 verse 6;
“From the sole of your foot to the top of your head
There is no soundness ---
Only wounds and bruises and open sores,
Not cleansed or bandaged or soothed with oil.”
Mmm. I guess it was his way of telling me that I was a heretic. Whether he was right or wrong, in the immortal words of the late Ian Richardson’s “House of Cards” creation, the scheming Frances Urquhart, “I could not possibly comment.”