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Lectionary Sermon for August 20 2017 (Genesis 45: 1-15)

Forgiving the Unforgivable Not all funerals are sad, not all weddings are glad, and not all family parties are welcoming affairs – but on the other hand, funerals, weddings and family get-togethers can sometimes tell far more about family relationships … Continue reading

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A SERMON FOR AUGUST 13 2017 on GENESIS 37: 1-28

Some stories in the Old Testament seem disconnected with today’s world because our lives are just too different. This is not the case today’s story of Joseph which continues to have a sort of timeless appeal because it reflects some … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 30 July 2017 on Matthew 13:31-52 The Parable of the Mustard Seed

If there had been a single parable that might qualify Jesus for inevitable execution by crucifixion I suspect this story of the mustard seed would provide all the evidence the Jews or the Romans might need.   We might also have … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 23 July 2017 Matthew 13: 24-30,36-43

The Wheat and the Tares in a Modern Context It is all very well to state the blindingly obvious that the times they are a changing.   What is not nearly so clear is to decide what the changing times mean … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 16 July 2017 on Matthew 13:1-9,18-23

Today we encounter another well known parable. I guess in some ways, if instead of listening like bored children to familiar stories, if we were to try to relate the Gospel stories of Jesus not just to real lives but … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 2 July 2017 on Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

Ours is not the first generation in history where people have displayed feelings of superiority when they involve themselves in conversations describing the shortcomings of those who have chosen different paths of enlightenment. It is an age old game where … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for June 25, 2017, on Matthew 10:24-39

There are some passages in the Gospels that are just plain awkward. The first impression of today’s passage from Chapter 10 in the gospel of Matthew is that at the very least this passage hardly fits the traditional artist’s image … Continue reading

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