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Lectionary sermon 22 September 2019 on Luke 16:1-13 (Year C)

FORGIVE US OUR TRESSPASSES This week I was sent an Email on behalf of my four year old granddaughter. She had asked for my opinion on whether or not God had teeth! Caught off guard, the best I could think … Continue reading

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LECTIONARY SERMON 15 September 2019 on Luke 15:1-10

CAN WE FIND VALUE IN THE LOST? If I asked you what is the best way to respond to Jesus and his story of the missing sheep, how would you reply.  To start us thinking, let me tell you another … Continue reading

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The Joys of Spring

THE JOYS OF SPRING by Bill Peddie (Sorry, you cant expect me to be serious all the time!!) O God, don’t say that Spring is here! The very word can trigger fear The effing weeds all start to grow The … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon 8 September 2019 (Year C) Luke 14:25-33

The Embarrassing Side of the Ledger When Karen Armstrong, one of the most respected modern theologians and specialists in comparative religion, was speaking about her latest book “ The Lost Art of Scripture” she said “there’s a lot of bad … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 1 September 2019 on Luke 14:1,7-14

On Taking the Message Seriously While most Christians claim to believe that Jesus was the way, the truth and the life, in reality, followers who genuinely try to follow his teaching tend to be so far out of step with … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 25 August 2019 (year c) on Luke 13: 10 – 17

The Modern Sceptic and the Miracles from Yesterday Are we meant to simply praise or worship Jesus for his words and actions – or do we ourselves expect to be challenged by what he is reported to have said or … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 18 August 2019 (Year C) on Luke 12:49-56

An Unvarnished Truth A Bible quiz question: in terms of the total pages written, which New Testament author wrote the most? No not Paul! Luke as the only systematic historian of the emerging Christian Church with his detailed “Acts of … Continue reading

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