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Sermons on the Old Testament

Sexuality and Scripture – a sermon on the Song of Songs

“The voice of my beloved! Look, he comes, leaping upon the mountains, bounding over the hills.” (Song of Songs 2:8) It’s a verse from the ‘Song of Songs’, and if you didn’t recognise it that’s OK. It’s probably not one … Continue reading

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Faith without Love = Fundamentalism! (A sermon on Hebrews 11:29-12:2)

By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as if it were dry land, but when the Egyptians attempted to do so they were drowned.30By faith the walls of Jericho fell after they had been encircled for seven days. 31By … Continue reading

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Ruth – A Prostitute for God? (A sermon on Ruth 1:16-18)

“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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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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