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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 Epiphany 2 January 19, 2020 on John 1:29-42

CHALLENGED BY THE “AHA” MOMENT I was recently asked an intriguing question by a Minister from another Church who was using his long service leave to find out the variety of ways different church congregations round New Zealand were being … 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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Lectionary Sermon for 8 December 2019 (Advent 2A) on Matthew 3:1-12

AN ADVENT REFLECTION ON THE GOSPEL: Isaiah was not only a great prophet and apparently had a real way with words, but this doesn’t mean he was too holy to be infallible. I guess over the years I have frequently … 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 December 9 2018 Advent 2 C based on Luke 3: 1-6

I guess I am risking an argument when I say I am disappointed that Bible literalists and atheists sell the Bible short when they assume that the Bible was written with the intention of being read as all literally true. … 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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