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

Dec 31, 2011

Focus reading Luke 2:22-40

Children can be a wonderful blessing and a real trial.

Children can confront us and they can comfort us.

They can support us and we can support them.

Children can give us hope for the future or they can cause us to despair!!

When they are young they are dependant on us, when they are older...

Dec 19, 2011

Readings:  Isaiah 9: 2 - 7, Titus 2: 11 - 14, Luke 2: 1 - 20

The movie Pay it Forward is about a boy who comes up with an idea to change the world. Do three deliberate acts of kindness for three people. If those three people then do the same by “paying it forward” then those people do the same again, eventually the...

Dec 17, 2011

Readings: 1st Reading Titus 3:4-7  Luke 2:(1-7), 8-20

Christmas is all about Presence. Let me spell that - it’s presence. Not Presents. It is about how God is with us, with us all. Indeed God’s greatest Christmas present to us is his presence - God is with us. I hope this does not sound strange to you but it might...

Sermon notes for Advent 4 B

Dec 12, 2011

These notes have a lot of gaps where i did adlibs. They will make sense if you listen to the podcast. or Advent_4_B_2011.mp3

Does anyone remember the Orange people? Bagwan Shri Rajniche -

He was like a superstar - massive house,...

Dec 12, 2011

Focus readings: 2 Sam 7:1-11, 16; Lk 1:26-38

What does God deserve? More than we can ever give! David was living in a palace and the place where people met God, the place where God was especially believed to be present, was a tent! David wants to give God a palace, a temple to be present in, but God doesn’t want it....