Pilgrim Uniting Church

12 Flinders St, Adelaide, SA

SUN 18-MAR-2018 - 9.30 AM Sermon
Rev Dean Eland – Length 23:39

Lent 5 – The sermon addresses the way churches and their congregations can view themselves, and react, when conditions change. Formerly prosperous neighbourhoods can become disadvantaged and marginalised for a variety of reasons; and it is important for a church to face reality, not keep harking back to a glorious, successful past. It takes effort to adapt to a changing landscape – to discern what can be done and what cannot be done, and find the wisdom to know the difference. In John's gospel we are taught that a grain of wheat, in dying, can produce much more; and the seed in the ground is our self-giving, in the place to which we've been called.
Jeremiah 31: 31-34; John 12: 20-33