A great cloud of witness
An extract from the Dean's sermon for Sunday, 18 August 2019:
We look to Jesus as we find ourselves ‘running the race’ with all those other people now in the grandstands, as it were, cheering us on.
He is the source of our faith, and benchmark for our own faithfulness to God’s call on our particular lives.
The text describes Jesus as the “pioneer and perfecter of our faith”.
It is his faithfulness which reveals God’s eternal compassion and love for us all.
This is not because he persuaded God to forgive us.
God needed no convincing!
Rather, Jesus is the key for us because in his faithfulness we see the eternal character and disposition of God to all people, all the time, in all circumstances.
And that is really good news.
The full text of this sermon together with video may be found online.