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Gospel centred sermons, based on the lectionary often in advance.

Jan 16, 2019

John 2:1-11 the wedding at Cana

In late 2015 my mum came to stay with us and there were stories on the radio and TV about the power of music in a dementia patient’s treatment and enjoyment of life. Mum loved the Medical Mission Sisters’ Joy is like the rain album so I found the album for her, downloaded it and was...


Was Jesus King? Christ the King B another sermon Text only

Nov 21, 2018

This is a text only sermon giving a bit of background to the question of Kingship Messiahship in the Bible:

For this sermon I have posed the question “Did Jesus think he was the king?” Yes. There you go the end of the sermon. Well actually it’s not because Jesus didn’t think he was the kind of king that we might...


Nov 21, 2018

All of us want to be in control. We may not all want to be the centre of attention, but we want to be the masters of our own destiny. For most of us the idea of being King, the one in charge, for even a day is very attractive. Today is Christ the King Sunday. It’s a day when we think about Jesus being king.

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Our generous trusting God. Parable of the talents - Planned giving 2018

Nov 17, 2018

No Podcast this week but here is the text of my sermon for planned giving (or stewardship)

Focus Scripture Matthew 25:14-30

I think that the great tragedy in the parable of the talents is that the third slave does not really understand his master. The least slave says to his master Matthew 25:24–25 (NRSV)
“I knew...


Nov 3, 2018

Focus Reading Ruth 1:1-18  

It is said that Benjamin Franklin while visiting Paris spent time with various thinkers and was becoming fed up with the way they belittled the Bible. Rather than attack them head on he told them that he had discovered a wonderful piece of literature he would like to share with them at a...