Sermon: Ordinary 2, Year B

Sermon: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Text: John 1:35-42 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen “This is the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” John the Baptist uses the metaphor of the Lamb of God. It is an odd…

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Sermon: Feast of the Epiphany Year B

Sermon: Feast of the Epiphany Year B Text: Matthew 2:1-12 It’s not easy being a man these days… we take quite a bit of stick. I read recently that if the wise men had been women, things would have been different and much better. Firstly, if the wise men had been women, they would not…

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Sermon: Christmas 2, Year B

Sermon: Christmas 2 Mary, Mother of God Text: Luke 2:16-21 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen It has been a busy time. Food to be prepared, guests to be accommodated, tensions to be calmed, space to be made, and probably this morning, hangovers to be…

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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…

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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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