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Remember, remember!

  (I Thess. 4, 13-18; Matt. 24, 1-13)   “Remember, remember the 5th of November….”, and the 1st, and the 2nd, and the 11th; and, if you went to one of the family of schools I attended, the 25th; and … Continue reading

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Love, Love, Love!

(Leviticus 19, 1-2 & 15-18; Matthew 22, 34-40)     If you wanted a simple statement of the Christian faith, two verses from today’s Gospel reading would provide it: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all … Continue reading

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Invitation to the Wedding.

(Philippians 4,1-9; Matthew 22,1-14)   There are few things more likely to cause a family row than organising a wedding. It should be a time when everyone is happy, but it’s amazing how hot under the collar people can get … Continue reading

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Serve and Obey

Yr. A. Proper 21 ( Phil. 2, 1-13. Matt. 21, 23-32) While I was flicking through the channels on the TV recently, I caught a bit of a repeat of a programme from years ago, called ‘Supernanny’. It showed a … Continue reading

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Covenant Relationships

  (Romans 13, 8-14; Matthew 18, 15-20)   I always read the accounts in the local paper of couples celebrating their Golden or Diamond (or sometimes these days, their Platinum) wedding anniversaries. I’m interested in their recipes for a long … Continue reading

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What is a cross?

Children’s Address for Trinity 12, Year A. The cross is a very simple shape – the first shape a toddler draws and the shape a very sick or dying person makes to sign their name. But like all simple symbols, … Continue reading

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Follow Me

(Romans 12, 9-21; Matt. 16, 21-28.) There’s a version of the Gospel that is preached by some evangelists, particularly some of the tele-evangelists in the United States, which says that if you live according to what the Bible teaches, pray … Continue reading

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