Category Archives: Sermons

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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Ascension and Cognitive Dissonance.

Acts 1, 6-14; John 17, 1-11   When I studied for my first degree in Sociology, one of the elements in the course was a unit on Social Psychology; and in the course of that unit I was introduced to … Continue reading

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Not a Comfort Blanket

(Acts 17, 22-31; John 14, 15-21)   Can you remember having a something which you used to comfort yourself when you were a baby or a small child? Or something your children had? For some children it’s a dummy, for … Continue reading

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All we, like sheep……

(Acts 2, 42-47; 1 Peter 2, 19-end; John 10, 1-10)   If someone called you a sheep, how would you feel?   I suspect you would feel insulted. The usual adjective that goes with ‘sheep’ these days is ‘silly’ or … Continue reading

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Resurrection – word for word!

Sermon for Easter Sunday 2017  Acts 10, 34-43; Matthew 28, 1-10   Easter, like Christmas, is a Christian festival, and occasionally the media remember that, and publish a story that has to do with religious belief, rather than about bunnies … Continue reading

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Good Friday Reflection

  Psalm 221-21; Mark 14.53- 15 end.   Today we reach the conclusion of the Holy Week story; perhaps the inevitable conclusion.   We have heard how Jesus rode into Jerusalem, riding on a beast of burden, fulfilling the prophesy … Continue reading

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