Author Archives: preacherwoman

Feed the children or go to the dogs?

(Isaiah 56, 1 & 6-8; Rom. 11, 1-2a & 29-32; Matt. 15,21-28)   What are we here for? What is the task of the Church?   The standard answer, if you look on a lot of church websites, is that … Continue reading

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Coming Down from the Mountain

 2 Peter 1, 16-19; Luke 9, 28-36 I once read an article  about a man who had been the youngest member of the team that climbed Mount Everest for the first time in 1953. He had high hopes of being … Continue reading

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Wisdom, Word and Parables

(Wisdom of Solomon 12, 13 & 16-19; Matthew 13, 24-30, 36-43)   The Church of England’s General Synod has just met in York; and like so many meetings of that body recently, the most contentious items on the agenda were … Continue reading

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Choosing a Leader

(Romans 7, 15-25a; Matthew 11, 16-19 & 25-30) “For John came neither eating and drinking, and they say ‘He has a demon’; and the Son of Man comes eating and drinking and they say, ’Look, a glutton and a drunkard, … Continue reading

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Doubting Thomas?

(Ephesians 2, 19-22; John 20, 24-29)   It’s possible nowadays to have very professional looking greetings cards made by a commercial company, using photographs you yourself have taken. My husband had one recently from our son.  But I wonder how … Continue reading

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Three into One does go.

(Isaiah 40, 12-17, 27-31; 2 Cor 13, 11-13;Matthew 28, 16-20)   In an edition of The Reader magazine several years back there was a page of suggestions to help the unfortunate ones among us who have been assigned to preach today, Trinity Sunday, … Continue reading

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Receive the Holy Spirit…….

  (Pentecost 2017) (John 20, 19-23; James 1, 1-27)   What does it mean to be a Spirit-filled Christian?   I was reading an account the other day from a blog called ‘Charisma News’ of what happens when you are … Continue reading

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