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…

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Sermon: Ordinary 24, Year A

Sermon: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Text: Matthew 18:5-20 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen “If he refuses to listen to the community, treat him like a pagan or a tax collector” How should we treat the tax collector? How should we regard…

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Sermon: Ordinary 21, Year A

Sermon: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Text: Matthew 16:13-20 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen “Who do you say I am?” Is one of the crucial questions… Not just of that age, but of today. “Who do you say I am?” Messiah? Son…

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Sermon: Patronal Festival, 2005

Sermon: Patronal Festival, St Thomas the Apostle Text: John 20:24-29 “My Lord and My God” In the name of the +Father, the Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. Thomas must have felt that he had a bit of a raw deal. For he really missed out on that first Easter Sunday. Thomas must be the definitive…

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Come Rain, Wind or Snow…

The Chichester Diocese May Festival was great fun at Plumpton Racecourse, but the weather was so changable, we didn't know what was happening from one minute to the next: hot sunshine, pouring rain, enough wind to lift huge party tents and carry them across half the county. The worship was okay, the Blessed multimedia mass…

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Sermon: Easter 5, Year A

Sermon: Easter 5, Year A Text: John 14:1-12 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. “Do not let your hearts be troubled” I have preached on this text quite a number of times recently. I would like to think that it has honed my thinking on…

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Sermon: Easter 4, Year A

Sermon: Easter 4, Year A Text: John 10:1-10 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Two sheep were standing in a field. “Baaaa” said one. “Bother” said the other one, “I was going to say that!” The real challenge of Good Shepherd Sunday is to make…

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