Tag Archives: Mark

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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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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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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Waiting for the End Times

(Advent -2. Year B. Hebrews 10, 11-25; Mark 13, 1-8) Do you like watching disaster movies? One of our children was devoted to the film ‘The Towering Inferno’. I lost count of how many times we saw all those different … Continue reading

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