Who wants to be a saint?

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Simon Templar, The Saint (nothing to do with this sermon!)

 Introduction

Last Wednesday was All Saints Day – a day upon which the departed saints of the Church were venerated in medieval times. “But we are Protestants,” you might well say, “and we live in the light of the Reformation. We do not venerate the departed saints or offer prayers to them.” Some would no doubt say that we should not even take note of All Saints Day. But I would disagree. I think it is a good thing to be able to think about the departed saints of God and this season in the Church Calendar gives us a chance to do so. We Presbyterians don’t worship them, or venerate them, or pray to them, but we do thank God for them and seek to emulate them.

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What is a saint?

 But what does it mean…

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