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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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Lectionary Sermon for Epiphany One: January 5 2020 on Matthew 2: 1-12

Returning Home by a Different Path Some parts of the Christmas story are so much part of our culture that they seem embedded in very dubious un-Christian customs. This year in one Christmas cracker, I encountered the following “joke”. ” … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for May 5 2019 (Easter 3) on John 21: 1-19

A corny story currently doing the rounds goes something like this. Three animals, two dogs and a cat, arrived one day at the Pearly Gates. God himself was sitting on a throne at the entrance. “Well my son”, He said … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 14 April 2019 (Palm Sunday) Year C on Luke 19:28-40

You Choose When we read about the significant events in the story of Jesus I guess the easy task would be to decide what the event meant for the key characters. Only then I suspect are we ready for the … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon 20 January, 2019, Epiphany 2, John 2:1-11

WATER TO WINE “I can’t believe that!” said Alice. “Can’t you?” the Queen said in a pitying tone. “Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.” Alice laughed. “There’s not use trying,” she said: “one can’t believe impossible … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon 23 September 2018 on James 3:13-4:3, 7,8a

Lectionary Sermon for 23 September 2018 on James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a The other day I was reading a Listener at my favourite coffee shop and I came across a quote that said: “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. No-one is entitled … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 16 September 2018 on James 3 :1-12 Pr 19 B

Words with Consequences If you are under the delusion that our nation is warm and tolerant towards refugees try tuning to a typical talkback session when refugees are discussed.. Typically from those I have heard, a good number of callers … Continue reading

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