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Sermon for 17 July 2016 on Luke 10:38-42 (Year C, Proper 11)

A Fresh look at Mary and Martha For such a fleeting encounter with Jesus, Mary and Martha get an incredible pulpit exposure. On Monday last I put “Mary and Martha” into Google and discovered near enough to 55,800,000 references including … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Lent 5 C, 13 March 2016 on John 12: 1-8

In one of my favourite detective “Who dunit” episodes on TV, from the A Touch of Frost series , Detective Constable Clive Barnard had occasion to apologise to his superior, that unconventional master solver of crimes, Detective Inspector Jack Frost … Continue reading

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First draft Lectionary Sermon for 24 December 2017 (Advent 4B) on Luke 1:26 – 38

Finding meaning in the tricky stories in the Bible is not just a test of logic. Tradition has it that a wise man was once confronted by one of his disciples. “Why is it?” the young man wanted to know … Continue reading

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Sermon for 21 July 2013 on Luke 10:38-42 (Year C, Proper 11)

A Fresh look at Mary and Martha Since I now have a complete set of lectionary sermons on this site, my current project is to update sermons for each in the three year cycle.   For the year C sermons (2013) … Continue reading

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A Lectionary Sermon for 23 December (Advent 4 C ) based on Luke 1:39-56

And Mary said “My soul magnifies the Lord.”This phase from Luke today signals the start one of the great hymns of the traditional church, the Magnificat. Although it is true that this traditionally has more meaning for the Churches categorised as “High … Continue reading

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