Tag Archives: Romans

Covenant Relationships

  (Romans 13, 8-14; Matthew 18, 15-20)   I always read the accounts in the local paper of couples celebrating their Golden or Diamond (or sometimes these days, their Platinum) wedding anniversaries. I’m interested in their recipes for a long … Continue reading

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Follow Me

(Romans 12, 9-21; Matt. 16, 21-28.) There’s a version of the Gospel that is preached by some evangelists, particularly some of the tele-evangelists in the United States, which says that if you live according to what the Bible teaches, pray … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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