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Lectionary Sermon 23 September 2018 on James 3:13-4:3, 7,8a

Lectionary Sermon for 23 September 2018 on James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a The other day I was reading a Listener at my favourite coffee shop and I came across a quote that said: “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. No-one is entitled … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 16 September 2018 on James 3 :1-12 Pr 19 B

Words with Consequences If you are under the delusion that our nation is warm and tolerant towards refugees try tuning to a typical talkback session when refugees are discussed.. Typically from those I have heard, a good number of callers … Continue reading

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Sermon for 9 September 2018 on Mark 7 24-30

Jesus Called Her A Dog! I guess to some extent we are all prisoners of our genetic make-up and governed by community mores. The evolutionary scientists point to the selected characteristics which make us seek our support from those who … Continue reading

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A lectionary sermon for 2 September 2018 on James 1: 17 -27 (Year B, Pr 17)

THE GOSPEL OF STRAW ? OR ….ON SECOND THOUGHTS…. A crossword puzzle clue for you: In a word ( 8 letters) what does James, the writer of the Epistle of James, think true religion is all about? The Epistle of … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 26 August 2018 on John 6: 56-69 (Year B Pr 16)

On Offending Christians I suspect that, at least for the most part, hearing stories about Jesus and the saints leaves us feeling uplifted, yet every now and again our sense of well-being is, or at least should be, disturbed. It … Continue reading

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A lectionary sermon for 19 August 2018 on Proverbs 9: 1 – 6 Year B Proper 15

Every now and again it is good to remind ourselves that the people who first tried to assemble the first writings that eventually became our Bible started with a view of the world that is not our view. Historians now … Continue reading

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Sermon for 12 August 2018 on John 6:51-58

BREAD WITH A PURPOSE Well here we are on Lay Preachers Sunday, and it occurs to me that those who haven’t had a turn at leading worship, might not quite appreciate that those of us who are required to be … Continue reading

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