Archives December 11, 2005

Sermon: Advent 2, Year B

Sermon – Advent 2 The Prophets In the name of the +Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen Prophecy – it’s an uncomfortable word for an uncomfortable act. Coming among a people a people and (often at great personal danger) standing up and telling them what God is really after. A […]

Read more


Sermon: Ordinary 32, Year A

Sermon: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Texts: Wisdom 6:12-16; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. “The end of the world is nigh!” There is a common theme to today’s readings, and that is the uncomfortable truth that it […]

Read more


Sermon: Ordinary 31, Year A

Sermon: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Texts: I Thessalonians 2:7b-9,13; Matthew 23:1-12 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen I am not going to spend any time on the significance of Matthew 23:9 “Call no man Father”, as I have written extensively before on […]

Read more


Sermon: Ordinary 28, Year A

Sermon: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Text: Matthew 22:1-14 In the name of the +Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen Our gospel lesson this morning is another parable in a series of parables that Jesus taught about the kingdom of heaven. Because of Harvest we missed the parable […]

Read more


Sermon: Harvest 2005

Sermon: Harvest Festival, 25th September 2005 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Harvest Festivals are another of those minefields which confront your clergy: what should the focus be? Do we really want to encourage tins of spam and out-of-date jellies or do we try and […]

Read more