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Lectionary sermon for 22 December 2019 (Advent 4a) on Matthew 1:18-25

Growing Up with Christmas A Christmas card slogan caught my attention. It read “ When you stop believing in Santa, you get socks!” Funny yes, yet there is the underlying thought that “grown up” thinking affects our thinking about the … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 23 December 2018 (Advent 4 C ) based on Luke 1:39-56

If we were to step back and take an objective view of what happens in our Church services we might begin to understand why strangers to our faith can be so puzzled. One of the local Catholics in our town … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for Advent 4a 18 December 2016 on Matthew 1:18-25

Is there Gospel Truth in Christmas? The profound influence of Christianity in the shaping of belief systems over the last two millennia makes it inevitable that Jesus’ coming should have been celebrated in a wide variety of ways. Some of … 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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