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First thoughts on a sermon (homily) for Advent 2 B, 4 December 2011 (Isaiah 40: 1-11, Mark 1: 1-8)

I notice that down at the Town Centre they have put out the Christmas trees, in the stores they are starting to play Christmassy music – “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” …. And even “Snoopy’s Christmas”. The decorations are … Continue reading

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First Thoughts for a Sermon (homily) for Advent 1 B, 27 November 2011 (based on Isaiah 64:1-9 and Mark 13:24-37)

ADDRESS: FINDING CHRIST DESPITE RELIGION Little of the following is entirely original, but rather much is based on the writings of Bill Loader, William Willimon, Fred Craddock and Hans Reudi Weber (ie I have had a hard week!) If nations choose … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Sunday 21 September 2014 based on Matthew 20: 1 -16

“We will be judged by how we are to people to whom we owe nothing.”                         Rabbi Hugo Grynn The standard, and I suggest limited, way of looking at this reading from Matthew about the Labourer’s and the vineyard is to … Continue reading

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First Thoughts on Next Sunday’s Sermon August 14 (Genesis 45: 1-15) Forgiving the Unforgivable

Not all funerals are sad, not all weddings are glad, and not all family parties are welcoming affairs – but on the other hand, funerals, weddings and family get togethers can sometimes tell far more about family relationships most families … Continue reading

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Some First Thoughts on Sunday’s sermon for 10 July – the Sower and the Seed

Look at the following draft notes – what else might be added or changed. Your comments please. SERMON: “The Seed with Potential” Once a couple were driving down a country lane on their way to visit some friends. They came … Continue reading

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