Tag Archives: Matthew

Lectionary Sermon for Transfiguration Sunday, 23 February 2020 on Matthew 17:1-9

Transfigured? – so what changes? One of the puzzles for those of us used to watching news documentaries and reading intended non-fiction as history is the question of why in much of the Bible there seem abrupt moves to convey … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon 9 February 2020 on Matthew 5:13-20

LIVING THE GOSPEL RESPONSE I don’t know about you, but BBC images of traumatized and wounded children being pulled from the wreckage of bombed buildings, or for that matter video clips of clearly undernourished refugees living in crowded refugee camps … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 2 February 2020 on Matthew 5:1-12 (Epiphany 4A)

Blessed are Those Inspired to Act on the Message It is a shame more aspiring Christians don’t encounter the teaching of one particular modern Christian author, the American Progressive Christian writer, Robin Meyers. Until I came across some of his … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Christmas 1 (29 December 2019) on Matthew 2:13-23

No flight of Fancy You have to hand it to Matthew in the way he follows a sense of wonder for the coming of Jesus with the grimmer bits. First we had the angels, a Virgin Birth and even the … Continue reading

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A Christmas Day Reflection by Bill Peddie

Would you be insulted if someone called you a heretic? Today I want to suggest that not all heresy should be condemned out of hand, and when it comes to Christmas, the occasional heretic might have something to teach us. … Continue reading

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Sermon for 9 September 2018 on Mark 7 24-30

Jesus Called Her A Dog! I guess to some extent we are all prisoners of our genetic make-up and governed by community mores. The evolutionary scientists point to the selected characteristics which make us seek our support from those who … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Christmas Parables by Rosalie Sugrue

(Note from Bill: Rosalie has invited me to post her article on my site. I am happy to do so – and invite comments from the readers.) Christmas Parables Leader: The most memorable teachings are conveyed by stories. Jesus never … Continue reading

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