Category Archives: Progressive Sermons

Lectionary Sermon for 30 June 2019 on Luke 9:51 – 62 (Pentecost 3 C)

The Gospel challenge to “Church-ianity” Have you ever wondered how it is that on occasion we, as groups of followers of Jesus, appear to pay so little attention to what Jesus actually taught? I guess as individuals we can all … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 23 June 2019 Year C on Luke 8: 26 -39 (Pr 7 C, Ord 12C, Pentecost + 2)

Demons For Moderns For the modern sceptical generation, this story of Jesus healing the man possessed with demons must seem troubling at several different levels. First, and perhaps most obviously, aren’t we supposed to have moved past a belief in … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 16 June 2019 on John 16: 12-15

ADDRESS: ON BEING SHAPED BY OUR CLAIMED FAITH Sometimes trying to sort out and pigeonhole the meaning of words and ideas somehow misses the point. Without careful thought, repeating words and ideas from the Bible or even from the pulpit … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for June 9, 2019, Pentecost Sunday, Year C, on Acts 2: 1-21

Two questions for you about Pentecost. First question… Is the Acts version of the story a factual account? – and the second: Does it set us up for our journey as followers of Christ? Perhaps only one of these questions … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for June 2, 2019 (Easter 7 C)on John 17:20-26

Human Beings into a Unity of Doers!   If you have ever prayed a prayer that remained unanswered you are in good company. In this morning’s gospel reading, the writer of John’s gospel records Jesus doing precisely the same thing. His … Continue reading

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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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