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Lectionary Sermon 20 January, 2019, Epiphany 2, John 2:1-11

WATER TO WINE “I can’t believe that!” said Alice. “Can’t you?” the Queen said in a pitying tone. “Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.” Alice laughed. “There’s not use trying,” she said: “one can’t believe impossible … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 28 October 2018 on Mark 10: 46 – 52

I realize that, at least by convention, homework exercises should be reserved for the end of the lesson. Today I want to reverse this and invite those of you with access to the internet to find out over the next … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 16 July 2017 on Matthew 13:1-9,18-23

Today we encounter another well known parable. I guess in some ways, if instead of listening like bored children to familiar stories, if we were to try to relate the Gospel stories of Jesus not just to real lives but … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 5 March 2017 on Matthew 4: 1-11 (Lent 1 A)

If you stop to think about it, today’s gospel reading has some really strange features and unexpected challenges. The first point is that although it is clearly a significant story it is one with clear puzzles. Jesus alone in the … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 14 February 2016 (Lent 1) on Luke 4: 1 – 13

“Shalom. This is Luke from Radio Palestine, on site in the wilderness, about to interview a very hungry man, Jesus, otherwise known by some of his admirers as the Messiah. So tell me Jesus, what have you been up to … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 9 March 2014 on Matthew 4: 1-11 (Lent 1 A)

The catch for those of us with the habit of frequent reading of newspapers and constantly watching or listening to news bulletins, is that subconsciously we come to assume other written narratives of reported events can only ever be assumed … Continue reading

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