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

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...


Oct 24, 2018

Focus reading: Hebrews 7:23-28

Last week at our church service I said the most powerful image of baptism for me is the image of Jesus being buried in the tomb and being raised to new life. (Romans 6) I believe that baptism is a symbol or sign that Jesus shares his life with us and our life with God. Jesus as I believe...


Oct 19, 2018

Focus reading: Mark 10:17-31

There is a joke about a man who falls down a cliff. He finds himself dangling from a tree a few metres down. If he lets go he will certainly fall to his death. In desperation he cries out “Help me, is there anybody up there?” A calm but powerful voice respond “Yes I AM here”. “Who...


Past Sermons for coming weeks Proper 14 B -17 b

Aug 5, 2018

Just in case I can't get back into the rhythm of podcasting here are links to sermons from 2012 which connect to the coming weeks in the lectionary.