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Lectionary sermon for 19 February 2017 on Matthew 5:38-48

When it comes to following Jesus, sorting out the detail of belief may have to take second place to reorienting our attitudes and actions, particularly if we are expecting to be numbered among those who think of themselves as potential … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon February 12 2017 Epiphany 6 A (St Valentine’s Sunday) on Matthew 5: 21 – 37

Richard Holloway, a past Moderator of the Church of Scotland, now perhaps better known as a modern thinker and radical religious writer, once likened the Christian Church to an ancient galleon, now moving very slowly, encumbered with centuries of encrustations … Continue reading

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Sermon for 29 January 2017 on Matthew 5:1-12

ADDRESS   I want to start with a confession. I guess I have become so accustomed to the very familiar passages in the New Testament that I keep forgetting how far we as a Church may have drifted in intention from … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 19 February 2017 on Matthew 5:38-48

When it comes to Christianity, sorting out the detail of belief may have to take second place to reorienting our attitudes and actions, particularly if we are expecting to be numbered among those who follow Jesus teaching. Karen Armstrong, perhaps … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for 9 February 2014, (Epiphany 5A) on Matthew 5:13-20

John Stott seems to have had it right when he put it this way: “The Sermon on the Mount is probably the best-known part of the teaching of Jesus, though arguably it is the least understood, and certainly it is … Continue reading

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Sermon for 2 February 2014 (Epiphany 4) on Matthew 5: 1 -12

Matthew’s account of the time Jesus took his newly assembled disciples up on the hillside and began to teach them in front of the crowd is often claimed to be the record of the most famous sermon of all times, … Continue reading

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