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Lectionary Sermon, January 26 2020 on Matthew 4:12-23 (Epiphany 3)

DANGER AHEAD! Although there is no shortage of examples of potential danger in the modern world, there are some situations where unnecessary risk is just plain daft. When we read of a teenager stepping over the warning barrier to be … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 15 December 2019 (Advent 3 A) on Matthew 11:2-11

One significant contrast between many modern Christians and what we know of New Testament stories of followers of Jesus is that all too often these days the emphasis has become centred on what happens in acts of Church worship?  The … Continue reading

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Alternative Good Friday Sermon for 19 April 2019 on Luke 23: 32 – 46

Dorothy Sayers once raised the question as to why so many of us react with horror when a cat catches a bird, yet we seem quite unmoved when the infinitely worse horror of the crucifixion is paraded before us in … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 15 July 2018 on Mark 6: 14 – 29

Don’t Talk of Love…Show Me! Recently I was reading through some back issues of the Listener and I came across a quote that went something like: “I always load up with carbs each day just is case I have to … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 22 January 2017 on Matthew 4:12-23

Knowingly putting yourself at risk is not a typical response to known danger. But that is only half one point at issue in today’s reading. Putting the issue another way, there is considerable difference in the actions of the young … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon 11 December 2016 (Advent 3 A) on Matthew 11:2-11

To me the biggest contrast between modern Christians and the earliest stories of followers of Jesus is that all too often these days the emphasis has become centred on what happens in acts of Church worship. This seems far removed … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 22 January 2017 on Matthew 4:12-23

Knowingly putting yourself at risk is not a typical response to known danger. But that is only half one point at issue in today’s reading. Putting the issue another way, there is considerable difference in the actions of the young … Continue reading

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