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Progressive Sermon for 14 June 2020 on Matt 9.35 -10:8 Pentecost 2, 43A

The Call to Practical Mission: ( Gospel Reading: Mt 9:35 – 10:8) (Please note that today I have lent on some mainstream Methodist resources to help me assemble the following!!) Now, almost unexpectedly, we find our New Zealand churches returning … Continue reading

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Sermon for 7 June 2020, Trinity Sunday, Year A on Matthew 28: 16-20

Trinity and Covid-19: Where the rubber hits the road.It may well be an understatement to state much of the world’s population is struggling with consequences of the latest pandemic. Community shutdowns, overwhelmed health systems and sudden collapse in business confidence … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Easter 3 Year A (April 26, 2020) on Luke 24; 13 -35

The Emmaus Road: A Parable about Jesus?There are some strange stories in the Bible and I suspect many of them are so bizarre we were never intended to take them all as literal, particularly with some of the weird stories … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Good Friday, Year A, on selected passages from John Chs18 -19

Good Friday Sermon, Year ASince we are now at a point in political history when there has been much written and said about walls, have you noticed the irony associated with Jesus’ crucifixion? Jesus had spent much of his mission … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for Palm Sunday (Lent 6 Year A) April 5, 2020 Matthew 21:1-11

CALLED TO WATCH – OR SOMETHING MORE?Palm Sunday is a curiously appropriate festival as a backdrop for the setting of the current Coronavirus upheaval. However I would argue the relevance comes not so much in the significance of Jesus in … Continue reading

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