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Lectionary Sermon for 14 April 2019 (Palm Sunday) Year C on Luke 19:28-40

You Choose When we read about the significant events in the story of Jesus I guess the easy task would be to decide what the event meant for the key characters. Only then I suspect are we ready for the … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 22 October 2017 (on Matthew 22: 15-22)

IN PRACTICE WHOSE IMAGE DOES OUR FAITH ENCOURAGE US TO SEE A rich but miserable man once visited a rabbi seeking understanding of his life and how he might find peace. The rabbi led the man to a window looking … Continue reading

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A Lectionary Sermon for 4 October 2015 on Mark Ch 10 : 2 – 16

Divorce in the First Century One of the most thoughtless and hard hearted ways to use scriptures is to take verses away from their context and use the words as proof texts to judge others. Unfortunately there is no shortage … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Lent 4, Year A, 30 March 2014 on John 9:1-41

Here we have a miracle story which worries many educated Church goers in that, as far as the modern mind is concerned, in the real world, nature is just not like that. Blind people may be cured by corneal transplants, … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 6 November 2016 on Luke 20:27-38 (Pr 27)

The God of the Living I have encountered many people who have favourite Bible passages, yet because the Bible is from its title (from Koine Greek τὰ βιβλία, tà biblía, “the books”) and in reality a veritable library of books, … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon on Pentecost 17: 15 September 2013 (Year C) Luke 15:1-10

It is curious that we, who would follow Jesus, are often found putting our main effort by way of response into the intentional religious setting of a Church service instead of focussing on the dealings of the day-to-day world where … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 2 June 2013 Year C Pr 4 Luke 7:1-10

The early cowboy films may have been short on camera trickery but at least you knew how to tell the good guys from the bad. There was a simple code. The good guys wore the white Stetsons. The bad guys … Continue reading

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