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Lectionary Sermon for June 9 2013 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 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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Lectionary Sermon 12 August 2012 on 1 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 follows … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for Palm Sunday 1 April 2012 on Mark 11:1-11 (or John 12:12 – 16)

Palm Sunday as recorded by Mark is a story overlaid with confusion about Jesus, prophetic symbolism and a strange mix of humility and in-your-face political challenge. You may well already be aware that Jesus entry to Jerusalem is suggested by … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for February 19, 2012 Transfiguration Sunday, Year B on Mark 9: 2-9

Much of the modern Church appears embarrassed by the story of the transfiguration. In a scientific age, we find awkward stories of visions of the old Testament figures of Moses and Elijah on a mountain top together with Jesus reportedly … Continue reading

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First Thoughts on the Lectionary Sermon for August 21, 2011 Matthew 16: 13 – 20

But It’s Not About the Son of God! (?) First Thoughts on the Lectionary Sermon for Sunday August 21, 2011 Matthew 16: 13 – 20.   A couple of years ago I commissioned a side panel for the notice board outside … Continue reading

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