For broadcast on 2CH Sydney, 23 June 2013.
Hundreds gathered at St Andrew’s Cathedral on Friday June 14 to farewell Sydney Anglican Archbishop Dr Peter Jensen, after twelve years leading the Anglican Diocese of Sydney.
Known for his biblical and Reformed preaching, and his evangelical leadership within the worldwide Anglican Communion, Dr Jensen urged the people of the Sydney Diocese to keep the cross of Christ as “the passionate heart” of their message, because “our central task in this age is to serve God by making him known.”
He said the world was “always looking for human and divine celebrities, for gods suitable to its own desires. For our part [he said] we are always tempted to impress the world and to gain the world’s good opinion.”
But “we can never graduate beyond the cross of Christ” because “the divine substitution is the basis for our fellowship, the motive for our worship, and the power which transforms lives.”
I’m Rod Benson for the NSW Council of Churches.