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Lectionary Sermon for 3 February 2019 (Epiphany 4) on Luke 4: 21-30

Today’s gospel seems to present a puzzle. Luke portrays Jesus as an accepted and invited young preacher coming back to his own home patch. From Luke we not Jesus had already been teaching in synagogues in the area, gaining a … Continue reading

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LECTIONARY SERMON FOR 2 December 2018 THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT ON LUKE 21: 25 -36

In this post-Christian age, for many of us the season of Advent usually kicks off with a Santa parade and everlasting soporific shopping mall music such as Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, and Snoopy’s Christmas to encourage the Christmas shoppers at … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 31 January 2016 (Epiphany 4) on Luke 4: 21-30

Today we find ourselves with a puzzle. We have Jesus, obviously an accepted and invited young preacher coming back to his own home patch, and more than that, we even hear that he had already been teaching in synagogues in … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 1 November 2015 on Mark 12: 28 – 34

Because as Colin Morris once pointed out, “love is the sub text in virtually every sermon”, it is easy to miss the novelty of Jesus’ famous summary of the law as being boiled down to two love-centred commandments. Perhaps however … Continue reading

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An alternative sermon for Peace Sunday 9 August 2015 based on Matthew 5: 38,39

A minister friend once told me that he was puzzled as to why although one the one hand humankind has made tremendous progress in terms of knowledge and ability to sustain and support population, yet although there have been vast improvements … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for June 8, 2014, Pentecost Year A on Acts 2: 1 – 21

Born with Fire and Mystery Just when we are coming to terms with the strange accounts of Easter and its aftermath, before we can begin to understand the early Church we must first come face to face with something which … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 3 February 2013 (Epiphany 4) on Luke 4: 21-30

Today we find ourselves with a puzzle. We have Jesus, obviously an accepted and invited preacher coming back to his own home patch, and more than that, we even hear that he had already been teaching in synagogues in the … Continue reading

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