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Lectionary Sermon May 31, 2020, Pentecost Year A on Acts 2: 1 – 21

Challenged by Fire and MysteryMaking sense of the strange accounts of Easter and its aftermath has long been a challenge for Christians in a scientific age. And if that wasn’t hard enough, before we can reflect on much of the … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 24 May, 2020 (Easter 7 Year A) on John 17:1-11

FINDING RELEVANCE IN TODAY’S SET TEXT? Some parts of the Bible are a real challenge for those seeking guidance for current real life challenges. Sometimes it is pure happenstance that a particular set reading coincides with a current issue. And … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for May 10 2020 (Easter 5 A) on John 14:1-14

Deeds Greater than Those of the Master?Occasionally, life can get very tough indeed. One of the hardest lessons for those of us enjoying lives of comfort and privilege in a local setting where the majority enjoy lives of security – … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon Easter 4 May 3 2020 on John 10:1-10

On Being the Sheep or the GateThe gospels portray Jesus as a master story teller and as a wonderful example of someone who lives his message. Many hymns we sing in our worship services focus on praising Jesus and of … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Easter 3 Year A (April 26, 2020) on Luke 24; 13 -35

The Emmaus Road: A Parable about Jesus?There are some strange stories in the Bible and I suspect many of them are so bizarre we were never intended to take them all as literal, particularly with some of the weird stories … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 19 April 2020 Year A Easter 2 on John 20: 19-31

LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE SKEPTICS The expression “Doubting Thomas” is traditionally used to heap scorn on those who question some aspect of faith. I want to suggest that this is not just a disservice to Thomas but even a … Continue reading

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Sermon for Easter Sunday Year A

It is not surprising that Easter matters to the wider Christian Church. Yet if we have ever moved from one section of the Church to another I am guessing we have all realized that there is a disconcerting variety of … Continue reading

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