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Advent sermon for december 4, 2016

advent 2 Isaiah 11:1-10 Matthew 3:1-12 Advent is more than getting ready for Christmas and getting ready to look back to the birth of Jesus.  Advent is also about looking… Read more »

sermon for August 21, 2016

Sermon Jeremiah 1: 4-9 It happened to me again the other night.  I was at a party, chatting away to a couple of people I had just met.  One of… Read more »

june 12 sermon – forgiveness

It is a study in contrasts between Simon the Pharisee and the unnamed woman who is simply described as a notorious sinner.  Many commentators assume she is a prostitute (part… Read more »

sermon june 5, 2016

Luke 7:34 – 40 Movie director Woody Allen once gave the commencement address at Yale University. He stood and addressed the prestigious gathering: “Our civilization stands at the crossroads. Down… Read more »

sermon for may 29 (and baptism)

This sermon was preached at a service where we had a baptism and the reading was not the usual lectionary reading. October 26 Greatest commandment Matthew 22:34 – 40 I… Read more »

May 8 Ascension sermon

Who had to go to work last Thursday?  Bit tough wasn’t it – should have been a public holiday.   I mean you get a holiday for the birthday of… Read more »

sermon for may 1, 2016

May 1 2016   Sat week ago 17 members of the congregation responded to the invitation to meet for half a day for what we called a “mission Visioning” Day. … Read more »

sermon april 10 2016

April 10 Easter 3 Sometimes people are surprised to hear that I would prefer conducting a funeral to a wedding – (generally speaking).  It is that I feel more useful,… Read more »