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Gosh, our species loves certainty. We humans love to solve mysteries, to bring the cosmos into human grasp, to understand what makes us tick, from the tiniest cell in our body to the dynamics of international relations. And wouldn’t we love to crack the ins and outs of God. To, in effect, possess God by bringing him, her and they into the range of our human understanding. But God – despite our best, or sometimes worst, efforts – will not and cannot be pinned down. And that’s as it should be.

Click below to read the rest of Sunday's sermon, which explores how the reading from Exodus and the gospel story from Matthew both remind us that we can't put a box - or a lock - around God.

You can watch the sermon on our archived service recording, at around the 17:00-minute mark.