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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 December 10 2017 (2B) on Mark 1, 1-8, Isaiah 40 1-11

We live in a world where papering over the cracks has been elevated to an art form. Far from self assessment, getting ready for Christmas has come to mean responding to advertising, putting up shiny decorations, twinkling lights and listening … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for June 5 2016 on Luke 7 11-17 (Pr 5) Year C

Raising the dead by a touch or a word is quite some trick, yet just because today’s account of the raising of the widow’s son makes it to the pages of the New Testament, we should be honest enough to … 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 9 August 2015 on1 Kings 19: 1-15 Pr 14 Year B

The lectionary reading chosen for today’s message is one of the optional Old Testament readings from the lectionary. This is a purely personal choice because I happen to find the story more interesting! Today’s story from the life of Elijah … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for February 15, 2015, Transfiguration Sunday, Year B on Mark 9: 2-9

I have met a number of preachers who try to avoid preaching on this particular passage with its story of the Transfiguration. In a scientific age, we find awkward stories of visions of the old Testament figures of Moses and … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 30 June 2013 on Luke 9:51 – 62 (Pr 8, OT 13)

Have you ever wondered how it is that we as followers of Jesus appear to pay so little attention to what he actually taught? I suspect that many of us have a hankering for churches which are successful as measured … Continue reading

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