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Lectionary Sermon for 11 November 2018 on Mark 12: 38 – 44

OUR ACTIONS SAY WHAT ? Rather more years ago than I care to remember I was asked to be part of the team to select applicants for ministry in the Methodist Church. An experienced minister was chairing our team and he gave … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for August 24, 2014 (Year A) Matthew 16: 13 – 20

How do you see our religion? Five years ago I commissioned a side panel for the notice board outside the Methodist Church at Epsom. The wording then was: “True religion is lived – not just professed”. It took me a … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 27 November 2016 , (Advent 1 A) based on Matthew 24: 36-44

Jesus Alongside If you want to encounter some seriously nutty responses to today’s gospel simply recall the dire warnings in the false and failed predictions by the host of self appointed doomsayers over the centuries since the time of Christ. Because today’s passage … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 27 October 2013 on Luke 18: 9-14 (Proper 25C / Ordinary 30C / Pentecost +23

The Pharisee and the Tax Collector The parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector is a familiar story to many. Here is this self obsessed Pharisee placing himself in a prominent position in front of the crowd and praying … Continue reading

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QUESTION: Faith and Works? (7 March 2011)

Does it matter what beliefs you claim if you dont act on them?

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