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Lectionary Sermon for July 29 2012 on John 6: 1 – 21

When I think of a story about Jesus doing a miracle I guess I will probably annoy some people when I say that to me the part which appears mystical or miraculous is rarely the real point. In this morning’s … Continue reading

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A Lectionary Sermon for Easter Sunday 8 April 2012, based on John 20 1-18

One of the marks of the mature Christian is when they get to the point where they start to trust their own thinking and experience. Easter provides a good test of this mark of growth. In some ways it has … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 12 February 2012, Year B, Epiphany 6 (on Mark 1: 40 – 45)

A Faith Past its Useby Date One of the features of modern elections is that like the photos in fashion magazines, the candidates’ pictures on the election posters and flyers frequently show signs of air brushing. Presenting an edited version … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 1 February 2015, Year B, Epiphany 4 based on Mark 1: 21 – 28

Billy Graham used to tell a story from the days when he was making frequent plane journeys as he travelled from place to place with his famous mission. On one such, on the way from New York to Charlotte, a … Continue reading

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A lectionary Sermon for Year B, January 15 2012, based on John 1: 43-51

Invited to Come and See For those who think that God guided the hand of those who consequently gave accurate record of the life and mission of Jesus in the gospels, there are some problems with the gospel of John.   … Continue reading

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First Thoughts on a Sermon for Christmas Day 2011 based on Luke 2: 1-20

Among the decorations we have seen over the last few days I guess we have noticed that some have set up charming settings depicting the manger scene. And it is at least one way of honouring the coming of the Son of … Continue reading

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First thoughts on a lectionary sermon for Advent 4 B December 18, 2011 based on Luke 1 : 26 – 38

I have heard it said that a wise man was once confronted by one of his disciples.  “Why is it?”, the young man wanted to know – “do you tell us stories without explaining them in detail?”   “Well” replied the … Continue reading

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