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Lectionary sermon for May 12 2019 (Easter 4) on John Ch 10: 22 – 30

IS THE SHEPHERD’S VOICE MEANT FOR US? The expected answer to today’s gospel question posed by Jesus followers sounds predictably trivial. “Are you the Messiah?” they asked him. As Church goers, do we think of pausing in our answer? Don’t … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for April 17 2016 (Easter 4) on John Ch 10: 22 – 30

THE SIREN VOICE OF SIN The gospel set down for today looks like a no-brainer for Church goers. “Are you the Messiah?” they asked him. This may not have been post Crucifixion but it is a great question for us … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 20 March 2016 (Palm Sunday) Year C on Luke 19:28-40

If you want to understand why Jesus was crucified, starting with Palm Sunday is as good a place as any to find a reason. Crucifixion was of course a deliberate Roman technique for demonstrating to the general population why it … Continue reading

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First Thoughts on the Lectionary Sermon for August 21, 2011 Matthew 16: 13 – 20

But It’s Not About the Son of God! (?) First Thoughts on the Lectionary Sermon for Sunday August 21, 2011 Matthew 16: 13 – 20.   A couple of years ago I commissioned a side panel for the notice board outside … Continue reading

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