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Lectionary Sermon for Lent 5 A on John 11:1-45 March 29

If I had my time again as a teacher, I like to think I would encourage all serious science and history students to read Robert Frost’s poem, “The Road not taken” That poem concerns a traveller walking through the wood, … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon, 22 March 2020 Lent 4, Year A, on John 9:1-41

A PARABLE FOR MODERNS?Bishop Brian Tamaki, the founder of one of the local mega-churches in South Auckland, is quoted as saying that if his parishioners turn to God and pay their tithes, God will protect them from Coronavirus (N-COVID19). To … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Lent 3 A : 15 March 2020 on John 4:5-42

A superficial glance at today’s lectionary gospel reading might leave us wondering why in our current circumstances – a world in the grip of a new set of financial, political and health crises today -we should be apparently wasting time … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for, 8 March 2020, Lent 2, on John 3:1-17

I guess I am not the only one present who, a few days ago, watched those worrying pictures out of India, where furious Hindus were setting fire to Muslim owned homes, shops and mosques and trying to beat up fleeing … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 2 February 2020 on Matthew 5:1-12 (Epiphany 4A)

Blessed are Those Inspired to Act on the Message It is a shame more aspiring Christians don’t encounter the teaching of one particular modern Christian author, the American Progressive Christian writer, Robin Meyers. Until I came across some of his … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon, January 26 2020 on Matthew 4:12-23 (Epiphany 3)

DANGER AHEAD! Although there is no shortage of examples of potential danger in the modern world, there are some situations where unnecessary risk is just plain daft. When we read of a teenager stepping over the warning barrier to be … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for Epiphany 2 January 19, 2020 on John 1:29-42

CHALLENGED BY THE “AHA” MOMENT I was recently asked an intriguing question by a Minister from another Church who was using his long service leave to find out the variety of ways different church congregations round New Zealand were being … Continue reading

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