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Lectionary sermon for 10 March 2019 (Lent 1C) on Luke 4: 1 – 13

A MESSIAH WITH HUMAN WEAK POINTS? “Shalom. This is Luke from Radio Palestine, on site in the wilderness, about to interview a very hungry man, Jesus, otherwise known by some of his admirers as the Messiah. So tell me Jesus, … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for March 3 2019(Transfiguration Year C) Luke 9 28-36 (+ 37-43)

COMING DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN-TOP Many churches today are not full. To the modern way of most people’s thinking, some parts of the Bible seem decidedly ill-suited for our secular age. Think for example of those accounts of a naked Adam … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon 24 February 2019 Epiphany 7C Luke 6 27-38

JESUS’ WORDS – OUR RESPONSE I wonder what those in the non Church community would make of the typical modern Church setting for young people where a good part of the expression of worship appears to be the singing of … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for February 17 2019 on Luke 6:17-26

Jesus does some Plain Talking As we start to re-orientate ourselves to some of the key passages in the New Testament, particularly those we often associate with the beginning of the approach to Easter, it is good to remind ourselves … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 10 February 2019 on Luke 5: 1-11

THE CALL TO “FISH” Several times over the last few weeks I have been approached by strangers downtown who are keen to share religious books or pamphlets apparently intended to save me from God’s judgement, give me a real purpose … Continue reading

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Invited Sermon by Richard Small on Luke 4:14-21: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31

Ka mua, ka muri… think….adjusting the rear vision mirror. For most of us the holiday season is long gone. We are back into the familiar grind at home, school (particularly stationary lists and uniforms for some of us) and here … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 3 February 2019 (Epiphany 4) on Luke 4: 21-30

Today’s gospel seems to present a puzzle. Luke portrays Jesus as an accepted and invited young preacher coming back to his own home patch. From Luke we not Jesus had already been teaching in synagogues in the area, gaining a … Continue reading

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