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Sermons on the Epistles

Celebrating Divine Chaos (A Sermon on Acts 2:1-14)

“When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as … Continue reading

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Don’t just do something! Stand there! (teachings on non-violence in the first letter of Peter)

For all those who love the Scriptures let me share with you some words gleaned from the first letter of Peter to members of the first century church – words that (I  should warn you) I personally find unsettling and, … Continue reading

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One Tribe (A sermon on 1 Corinthians 1:10-18)

Now I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you be in agreement and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind … Continue reading

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Domestic Politics (A sermon on Ephesians 5:21-33)

Home Home is the place your heart resides Home is the place that you decide Home is the womb that holds the soul Home is the place where one is whole   Home is protective against the others Home is … Continue reading

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A Line in the Sand? (A sermon on 1 Timothy 2)

A few weeks ago, as most of you know, Dave and Denning from Holy Trinity went to Syria as part of a peace delegation, and we all held our breath and prayed for their safety. Especially Denning’s mum. We hoped … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Inclusiveness (A sermon on Act 2:1-21)

It’s Pentecost again – one of the great feast days of the Christian church! No, it’s not the resurrection of Jesus that we are celebrating (which was last month) and it’s not even the birth of Jesus (which was last … Continue reading

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Dreaming and Killing! (A sermon on Acts 11:1-18)

When I was a young Christian attending an evangelical youth group, we were expected to read our Bible every day, and we were encouraged to read it as if it was a direct message from God to us. I don’t … Continue reading

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The Road to Damascus (A sermon on Acts 9:1-20)

“Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” (Acts 9:4) It’s the question the risen Jesus asked of Saul (better known to us as ‘Paul’) on that fateful day on that fateful journey on the road to Damascus. “Saul, Saul, why … Continue reading

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What is this thing called ‘love’? (A sermon on 1 Corinthians 13)

  I wonder by my troth, what thou and I did, till we loved? Were we not wean’d till then? But suck’d on country pleasures, childishly? Or snorted we in the Seven Sleepers’ den? ‘Twas so ; but this, all … Continue reading

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