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

Thirsting for value Lent 3A

Mar 14, 2020

If you can’t get to church you might like to listen to this podcast about the woman at the well. The sermon I will give today is similar but different. Click on the link below to hear or download the sermon.

Focus reading: John 4:5-42  Click here for audio file.

It’s hard to see just how amazing the events of...

Feb 29, 2020

Focus reading: Matthew 4:1-11


[I will take a very different approach to this  Passage on Sunday (1-3-20) - This is a recast for lent 1A from 2011.]

We all face temptation and we all give into it at least sometimes. The great temptation when we see this story about Jesus is to see it as primarily a set of...

Feb 28, 2020

Who is this podcaster and what is this thing called Lent? Things you've probably never asked, but here they are anyway! :-) 

This podcast is about who I am (my history and character) and the season of Lent. Below you will find a pretty full transcript of it. 


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Sep 19, 2019

Focus readings: Gal 3:23-4:6, Luke 17:11-19, Luke 7:36-50

One of the radical things about Jesus was that he mixed with everyone, and encouraged his followers to do the same. Today everyone who wants to is welcome to come to the table to receive communion. You are welcome, not because you are good or spiritual but...

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...