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A lectionary sermon for 2 September 2018 on James 1: 17 -27 (Year B, Pr 17)

THE GOSPEL OF STRAW ? OR ….ON SECOND THOUGHTS…. A crossword puzzle clue for you: In a word ( 8 letters) what does James, the writer of the Epistle of James, think true religion is all about? The Epistle of … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 26 August 2018 on John 6: 56-69 (Year B Pr 16)

On Offending Christians I suspect that, at least for the most part, hearing stories about Jesus and the saints leaves us feeling uplifted, yet every now and again our sense of well-being is, or at least should be, disturbed. It … Continue reading

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A lectionary sermon for 19 August 2018 on Proverbs 9: 1 – 6 Year B Proper 15

Every now and again it is good to remind ourselves that the people who first tried to assemble the first writings that eventually became our Bible started with a view of the world that is not our view. Historians now … Continue reading

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Sermon for 12 August 2018 on John 6:51-58

BREAD WITH A PURPOSE Well here we are on Lay Preachers Sunday, and it occurs to me that those who haven’t had a turn at leading worship, might not quite appreciate that those of us who are required to be … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 5 August 2018 on John 6: 24 -35

Although each of the gospel writers deals with some common material, each has their own style and each has somewhat different intentions in telling their story. John for example is strongly attracted to metaphor and seems to delight in poetic … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for July 29 2018 on John 6: 1 – 21

The Unexpected Miracle of Treating Others Like they Matter When I think of a story about Jesus doing a miracle I guess I am going to annoy some people when I say that to me at least is the part … Continue reading

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Sermon for 22 July 2018 on 2 Samuel 7: 1-16, Mark 6 30-37

Thoughts on building the home, not the house of God Most young people starting out as school leavers rapidly discover that building a magnificent house is beyond all but the very rich, let alone the most impressive temple in the … Continue reading

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