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Lectionary Sermon for 4 August 2019 on Luke 12:13-21

On Being the Real Deal It’s odd isn’t it. We can claim to have the best set of beliefs, but our words and our actions give us away every time. Drawing attention to our status as Christians might show we … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 30 June 2019 on Luke 9:51 – 62 (Pentecost 3 C)

The Gospel challenge to “Church-ianity” Have you ever wondered how it is that on occasion we, as groups of followers of Jesus, appear to pay so little attention to what Jesus actually taught? I guess as individuals we can all … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Lent 3 C, 24 March 2019 on Luke 13: 1-9

ON ENCOUNTERING ROT The great thing about parables is that they appear to shake you out of your conventional thought patterns and give you a chance to see the familiar in a different light. However, at the same time the … 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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Lectionary Sermon, January 14 2018 (Year B) , on John 1: 43-51

Invited to Come and See For those who think that God was guiding the hand of those who consequently gave accurate record of the life and mission of Jesus in the gospels, there are unexpected problems with the gospel of … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Lent 3 A : 19 March 2017 on John 4:5-42

At a recent meeting of the South Auckland Writers’ Group a pleasant young Indian woman recounted how the day after the Twin Towers event she had encountered an abrupt and unpleasant change towards her from now suspicious classmates and teachers. … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 2 October 2016 on Luke 17: 5-10

A Big Enough Mustard Seed? One often overlooked aspect of Christianity is the little amount we should need by way of theology before we can start the task of living the faith. Mind you, at least you can see where … Continue reading

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