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Teacher, What should I do (A sermon on Luke 3:7-18)

“Teacher, what should we do?” they said. John the Baptist had appeared in the wilderness looking as though he knew something other people didn’t know. He seemed to know that something was about to happen; something to do with an … Continue reading

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Tidings of Comfort and Joy … NOT! (A sermon on Luke 3:1-9)

In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar—when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene— 2 during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, … Continue reading

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The Death of John the Baptist (A sermon on Mark 6:14-29)

“When his daughter Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests; and the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it.” And he solemnly swore to her, “Whatever you … Continue reading

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John the Baptist meets Eminem (Mark 1:1-8)

This is the beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See! I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way. He is a voice … Continue reading

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The Yuletide Cheer of John the Baptist (Luke 3:7-18)

[John] said therefore to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruits in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Yuletide Messenger (Luke 3:1-2)

In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, … Continue reading

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The Death of John the Baptist. (A Sermon on Mark 6:14-29)

When his daughter Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests; and the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it.” And he solemnly swore to her, “Whatever you … Continue reading

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The Death of John the Baptist (Mark 6:14-29)

And Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death. But she could not, for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. When he heard him, … Continue reading

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John the Baptist (Luke 3:1-18)

The season of Christmas is upon us! At what point did this realisation hit you? When you saw decorations going up in shopping centres – something which always seems to happen way to early (ie. October)? When your family first … Continue reading

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