Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
Sunday 25 November 2012: Year B, Christ the King
Texts: Hebrews 10.19-25
John 18.28-38a

Church of the King!
In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

In last Sunday’s Gospel reading, we heard about Jesus predicting the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. Recall that as they left the Temple mount, Jesus’ disciples expressed their admiration for what was, truly, one of the wonders of the world in those days. ‘Look, Teacher! What wonderful stones and buildings!’ they exclaim; but Jesus answers: ‘You see these great buildings? Not a single stone here will be left in its place; every one of them will be thrown down.’ And about 40 years later, it came to pass, as the Temple and the city were destroyed by the Romans after a terrible siege.

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