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Lectionary Sermon for 14th July 2019 on (Year C , Proper 10) on Luke 10: 25-37

The Good Samaritan Revisited We often talk and act as if we are well and truly insulated from the New Testament version of Jesus, particularly when he is reported interacting with a first century Jewish community which could hardly be … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for December 16 2018 Advent 3 C on Luke 3: 7 – 18

According to the story which I understand is one doing the rounds, a certain farmer was out the front of his house fixing a fence when a police car came up his drive. An officious policeman climbed out and announced … Continue reading

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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 5 August 2018 on John 6: 24 -35

Although each of the gospel writers deals with some common material, each has their own style and each has somewhat different intentions in telling their story. John for example is strongly attracted to metaphor and seems to delight in poetic … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon 29 October 2017 on Matthew 23: 1-12

NOT JUST THE PHARISEES First the reading in Matthew from Chapter 23 1Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, 2“The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat; 3therefore, do whatever they teach you and follow it; but … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 29 October 2017 on Matthew Ch 23: 1-12

NOT JUST THE PHARISEES First the reading in Matthew from Chapter 23 1Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, 2“The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat; 3therefore, do whatever they teach you and follow it; but … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 18 August 2013 (Year C) on Luke 12:49-56

An Unvarnished Truth Until comparatively recently, at least going by the number of books allegedly authored by St Paul, I had always assumed that Paul wrote the biggest single chunk of the New Testament. However when I checked, in terms … Continue reading

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