Sermon: 1 Corinthians 9:1-27
Sermon preached at St Luke’s Liverpool on Sunday the 31st of July. “What privileges should a preacher expect?” from 1 Corinthians 9:1-27
The Conspirator (2011)
Starring James McAvoy and Robin Wright
In 1865, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America, was assassinated. Lincoln was sitting in a theatre watching a play when John Wilkes Booth snuck up behind the President and shot him in the head. It was a tragic moment for the people of the United States. A nation was in mourning and demanded justice. Booth was shot and killed in the ensuing manhunt. But Booth did not act alone. He was part of a conspiracy to assassinate the President. Eight people were brought to caught accused of conspiracy to murder. One of them was Mary Surratt, the owner of a boarding house. The Conspirator tells the story of Mary Surratt’s trial. While the people call for her execution, questions begin to arise. Is Surratt actually guilty? And is the court more interested in vengeance than justice? The Conspirator is not just a movie describing a historical event. Because these are issues that still have an impact today.
I called this sermon “Hey Jude”. I would have mentioned the Beatles song in the sermon, but I couldn’t find a solid enough link. Maybe next time.
Preached at St Luke’s Liverpool on July 17th, 2011.
Sermon: 1 Samuel 15
The final in our 1 Samuel series for 2011. Preached at St Luke’s Liverpool on July 3rd, 2011.