This sunday we were looking at a barnstorming passage; Jesus’ woes to the Pharisees and Teachers of Law in Luke 11. You can find the sermon on the resources page.
I resisted the temptation to have a field day and instead tried to put our own house in order. This critique of the religious institutions of Jesus day seemed painfully relevant, and so I suggested six commitments based on the six woes that would form the basis for a manifesto for church on the corner.
UPDATE. This manifesto has provoked plenty of discussion (which is good!) but it is important to recognise that these commitments are not some random ideas, rather it is a direct translation of the six woes to the Pharisees in Luke 11 put into practice. Just wanted to clear that up!