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Lectionary Sermon for 26 May 2019 John 14: 23-29

The Second Coming? – (R Open minded): Parental guidance not a bad idea. Like health warnings on food and tobacco, it might be that sometimes even sermons should require a warning to flag potential discomfort on the part of the … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 19 May 2019 (Easter 5 ) on John 13: 31-35

ARE WE HAPPY JUST WATCHING? I have a confession to make. When it comes to sport I prefer to be numbered among the spectators. When it comes to the really big games like the Rugby World Cup I am more … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for May 12 2019 (Easter 4) on John Ch 10: 22 – 30

IS THE SHEPHERD’S VOICE MEANT FOR US? The expected answer to today’s gospel question posed by Jesus followers sounds predictably trivial. “Are you the Messiah?” they asked him. As Church goers, do we think of pausing in our answer? Don’t … Continue reading

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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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