Category Archives: Sermons

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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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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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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