Luke is writing in a patriarchal society, which is reflected in the rituals Jesus’ family perform at the Temple. But Luke balances his gospel to emphasise that the Good News about Jesus is for everyone – men and women, old and young – no one is excluded.

Listen to the sermon preached by the Revd Bryce Amner on Sunday 31 December 2017.

The scripture readings are  Luke 2:12–40, plus Exodus 13 and Leviticus 12.

20min, 51 sec

Sermon: The Good News never excludes