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

How much have we been forgiven? Proper 19 A 2017

Sep 16, 2017

Focus Text Matthew 18:21-35 

This will probably get me into trouble with everyone but here goes:

Peter asks a question. How much should I forgive 7 times and Jesus answers, no not 7 times but depending on the translation 7 times 7 or 7 times 70 Essentially as I said last week Jesus is saying forgive and keep on...

Aug 23, 2017

Focus reading: Romans 12:1-8 

The central message of this reading is that we should give our love and service, live our Christian lives as a free gift, a gift that is free from the priorities of this world, that as Christians we are not to be squeezed into the world's mould. To live the Christian life, to live for...

Aug 15, 2017

Each of the set readings for today give us strange pictures of unity. Psalm 133 speaks of Unity being like perfumed oil that runs down the hair and beard of Aaron, (Moses’ brother). Genesis 45 has Joseph forgiving the brothers who wanted to kill him sold him into slavery. Romans 11:1-2,29-32 has Paul tell us that...

Aug 5, 2017

This is much longer than the usual 10 minutes but it is one of the most popular downloads from this site a repost of the Feeding of the 5000 sermon I first preached in 2011. For a shorter version click HERE

Tomorrow I will preach a brand new sermon but hae not made time to record it today.

I want you to put yourselves...

Jul 19, 2017

Focus reading Matthew 13:31–33, 44–52

The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed. It grows into the biggest of plants. Or it’s like a little yeast in some flower making the whole batch rise. God can take the smallest and most insignificant things and cause the most wonderful transformation. Any person, any prayer,...