Category Archives: Christianity

Lectionary Sermon (Homily) for Sunday 26 November 2017 (Matthew 25: 31- 46 )

The lectionary organizers designate today as Christ the King Sunday. It is intended to be the day when the teaching of Jesus is summarized in its true perspective. Matthew has arranged his gospel in a typically traditional Jewish form and … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon (homily) for Sunday 19 November 2017 (Matthew 25: 14-30)

TALENTS OF THE CASUAL PART TIME CHRISTIAN To hear some leaders of great nations or even large Churches explain it – success or failure depends on the wisdom and efforts of the boss. If we prosper it is because we … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 12 November 2017 on Matthew 25: 1-13

INSPIRED TO?…… I guess from time to time a large number of Christians have considered themselves inspired by some of Jesus’ wisdom as recounted by the Gospel writers. Yet given some of the realities of the day to day problems … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon 29 October 2017 on Matthew 23: 1-12

NOT JUST THE PHARISEES First the reading in Matthew from Chapter 23 1Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, 2“The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat; 3therefore, do whatever they teach you and follow it; but … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 22 October 2017 (on Matthew 22: 15-22)

IN PRACTICE WHOSE IMAGE DOES OUR FAITH ENCOURAGE US TO SEE A rich but miserable man once visited a rabbi seeking understanding of his life and how he might find peace. The rabbi led the man to a window looking … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 15 October 2017 (Matthew 22: 1-14)

Thoughts on Spitting Against Heaven I have often puzzled about churches where the faith followed appears to have little to do with the reality of the world in which the followers find themselves. The temptation is to try to pursue … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 1 October 2017 on Matthew 21: 23-32)

(Sorry – just back from an overseas trip – I posted this sermon on last week’s date.  I plead old age and a wandering mind) Jesus’ parables are generally easy to follow but not all are simply vivid and memorable stories. … Continue reading

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