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Matthew – a nativity story for today

(Ephesians 3, 1-12; Matthew 2, 1-18) If I were to begin this sermon by wishing you a Happy Christmas, I am sure that some of you would think me rather strange! The secular world has now moved on from Christmas: … Continue reading

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Clear the Path for the Kingdom!

Photo © Copyright John Light and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence.   (Advent 2. Yr. A. Is. 11, 1-10; Romans 15, 4-13; Matt. 3, 1-10)   Did you know that Hertfordshire has over 5000 footpaths, totalling almost 2000 … Continue reading

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God of Law or God of Grace?

Hebrews 12. 18-29; Luke 13, 10-17. I wonder how you picture God? At home I have a collection of images of the divine from some of the Eastern religions, known to my children as “Mum’s heathen gods”. There are Hindu … Continue reading

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Are you a Hope Addict?

(Genesis 15, 1-6; Hebrews 11, 1-3 & 8-16; Luke 12, 32-40)   I saw a picture of a piece of graffiti during the week. It asked the question: “Are you a hope addict?”   According to our readings today, the … Continue reading

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Take up your Cross

Genesis 17, 1-7, 15 & 16; Mark 8, 31-38 Imagine two job advertisements side by side in the ‘Appointments’ section of a national newspaper. One specifies that to do the job you must move from your own country, but you’ll … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones

(Romans 11.1-2 & 29-32; Matthew 15, 10-20 & 21-28)   ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names can never hurt me!’ How many of us have had that rhyme quoted to us by our parents when we came … Continue reading

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A Journey of Generosity

  Genesis 12, 1-4; John 3, 1-17 Do you enjoy travelling? Is a journey part of the adventure of a holiday to you, or do you regard the motorway, the flight or the train ride as a boring necessity that … Continue reading

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