Tag Archives: Matthew

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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Choosing a Leader

(Romans 7, 15-25a; Matthew 11, 16-19 & 25-30) “For John came neither eating and drinking, and they say ‘He has a demon’; and the Son of Man comes eating and drinking and they say, ’Look, a glutton and a drunkard, … 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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All Manner of Things Shall be Well

(Romans 8, 18 – 25; Matthew 6, 25-34)   After the Thanksgiving for Marriage service  last Sunday afternoon, I was talking with a young woman who had given birth relatively recently, and another older woman. As often happens when mothers … Continue reading

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What does the Lord require of you?

(Micah 6, 1-8; Matthew 5,1-12)   We very rarely watch TV programmes live on any of the commercial channels. We tend to record them, then watch them at a time convenient to us.   One great advantage to doing things … Continue reading

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