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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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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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You have no Bucket

(Exodus 7, 1-17. John 4, 5-42)   In the gospel today, John paints a picture.   It’s one of those situations you dread, isn’t it? You pop out on a domestic errand, in a hurry, perhaps, or feeling low, so … Continue reading

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Come and See!

(1 Cor. 1-9; John 1, 29-42)   Soon after our present Bishop came to the diocese in 2009, he introduced a programme entitled ‘Living God’s Love’, which has just been reviewed and renewed. The vision behind the programme is to … Continue reading

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Christmas in the Real World…

Hebrews 2, 10-18; Matthew 2,13-23   On Christmas Eve at Midnight we were with John the Divine, contemplating the mystery of the Incarnation, the Word made flesh, the light that shines in the darkness.   On Christmas morning we went … Continue reading

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