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Sermons on the Gospels

Christ is King! (a sermon on Luke 23:33-43)

We have reached the end of another ecclesiastical year. The church year differs from the calendar year, of course, because it is structured around the life of Jesus rather than around the movement of the stars. It begins with the … Continue reading

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Some questions about Zacchaeus! (a sermon on Luke 19:1-10)

  I read what I felt was an excellent article by John Pilger yesterday, entitled “Inside the Invisible Government: War, Propaganda, Clinton & Trump” where he gave a very good analysis of the way media propaganda works: “Imagine two cities. … Continue reading

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Power, wealth and self-deception (a sermon on Luke 16:19-31)

I’ve read two books recently by Nabeel Qureshi, who is an Islamic-Christian convert – that is, he was a Muslim who has converted to Christianity – and I’ve gained some real insight from his work. One area though where I … Continue reading

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Jesus told them another joke (a sermon on Luke 18:9-14)

Luke chapter 18: “Jesus told them another joke”, we are told, “and He told this one to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and looked down on others.”  Did you hear the one about the Pharisee and … Continue reading

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The parable of the lost feral – A sermon on Luke 15:1-32

Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to [Jesus]. 2And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” (Luke 15:1-2) And so Jesus told them a joke … Continue reading

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Hate your Father! (a sermon on Luke 14:25-33)

Now large crowds were travelling with Jesus. He turned and said to them, “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father, mother, wife, children, brothers, and sisters, as well as his own life, he can’t be my … Continue reading

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Beyond US and THEM – a twist on the parable of the Good Samaritan

Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” 27He answered, “You shall love the Lord … Continue reading

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Time is Short – a sermon on Luke 9:51-62

When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. 52And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; 53 but … Continue reading

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God is for real! (A sermon on John 17:20-26)

“A Crowd – not this crowd or that, the crowd now living or the crowd long dead, a crowd of humble people or of superior people, of rich or of poor, etc. – but simply a crowd, in its very … Continue reading

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