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What, never thirst again? (A sermon on John 4:4-42)

Earth’s fountains fair but mock our souls, Like desert phantoms lure, And they that drink, the fainter grow, The keener thirst endure. You’re not likely to recognise the hymn from which these words are taken – words that cleverly highlight … Continue reading

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For God so loved the world (A sermon on John 3:1-17)

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him might not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16) We are in the second week of Lent – that period of somber … Continue reading

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Jesus, the Lamb (A sermon on John 1:29)

“Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29) I am trusting that we are past the worst of the fires now. I am no expert, of course, and perhaps I’m being naively optimistic, … Continue reading

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Epiphany 2020 (Matthew 2:1-12)

In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star … Continue reading

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The murder of the Innocents (Matthew 2:13-23)

 “A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they are no more” (Matthew 2:18) Words from our Gospel reading today (from Matthew) that echo the words of … Continue reading

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Christmas 2019 (John 1:1-14)

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. … Continue reading

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We know neither the day nor the hour! (Matthew 24:36-44)

 “For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, (39) and they knew nothing until the flood came and swept them all away, so … Continue reading

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It’s all about Family! (Matthew 1:18-25)

 “When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Reframe! (Matthew 3:1-12)

In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” (Matthew 3:1-2) The Yuletide season is well and truly upon us! I suspect that it is slightly different … Continue reading

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