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Sermons on the Old Testament

A Drama without Heroes (A sermon on the Book of Esther)

“The king rose from the feast in wrath and went into the palace garden, but Haman stayed to beg his life from Queen Esther, for he saw that the king had determined to destroy him. When the king returned from … Continue reading

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“Before I was a Muslim I was a Christian”. (A sermon on Genesis 9:8-17)

I had the privilege last Friday night of being back amongst my friends at the Imam Husain Islamic Centre where we met to grieve the death of the father of my dear friend, Sheikh Mansour Leghaei. And it was good … Continue reading

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Celebrating Ruth – a Sermon on the book of Ruth

But Ruth said, “Do not press me to leave you or to turn back from following you! Where you go, I will go; Where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God. … Continue reading

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Life is a Box of Chocolates … NOT! – a Sermon on the Book of Job

“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?” (Job 38:2) Yes, I’m quoting God from the book of Job, chapter 38, second verse – a book that I’ve finally decided, reluctantly, needs to be looked at. I say reluctantly because it’s … Continue reading

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Sex in the Bible! – a Reflection on the ‘Song of Songs’

The voice of my beloved! Look, he comes, leaping upon the mountains, bounding over the hills.  My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Look, there he stands behind our wall, gazing in at the windows, looking through … Continue reading

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God told me to kill my baby! – a Sermon on Genesis 22

After these things God tested Abraham … He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of … Continue reading

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Walking the Valley of the Shadow of Death! – a Sermon on the 23rd Psalm

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though … Continue reading

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Was that Hosea I saw at Sexpo?! – a Sermon on the Book of the Prophet Hosea

It’s very graphic – the book of Hosea – and full of passion. For what is at stake, Hosea believes, is not simply a nation that is breaking a few commandments, but rather an entire people who have forsaken the … Continue reading

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Religion & Politics: You can’t have one without the other! – a Sermon on the Book of Amos

Hear this, you who trample on the needy and bring the poor of the land to an end, saying, “When will the new moon be over, that we may sell grain? And the Sabbath, that we may offer wheat for … Continue reading

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