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Sermons from 2017

As a witness

As a wit­ness Ser­mon preached at Enmore, 3rd Sunday of Advent, 17th. Decem­ber 2017 Read­ings: Isai­ah 61. 1–4, 8–11; 1 Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans 5.12–28; John 1.6–8; 19–28 Last week we had a taste of Mark’s Gos­pel, read­ing the open­ing verses and being intro­duced to John the Baptist. This Sunday the lec­tion­ary gives us some of the pro­logue…

The Beginning

Advent 2: The begin­ning  Ser­mon preached at Enmore, 2nd.Sunday of Advent, 10th Decem­ber 2017 Read­ings: Isai­ah 40.1–11, Mark 1. 1–8 “The end of all our explor­ing will be to arrive where we star­ted” T.S. Eliot’s words may be fairly accur­ately applied to the Gos­pel of Mark, the Gos­pel which will be our focus in the…

Alert but not alarmed

Alert but not alarmed Ser­mon preached at Enmore, 1st Sunday in Advent, 3rd. Decem­ber 2017 Read­ings: Isai­ah 63.15–64.12; 1 Cor. 1.3–9; Mark 13.33–37 The word, ‘Advent’ means com­ing or arrival but Advent for most people means the time to pre­pare for Christ­mas- it means end of year activ­it­ies, Speech Days, Christ­mas pageants, Christ­mas parties, and…

Well Done

Well done good ser­vant Ser­mon preached at Enmore, Twenty Fourth Sunday after Pente­cost, 19th. Novem­ber 2017 Read­ings: Judges 4.1–10; Mat­thew 25:14–30 The book of Judges doesn’t get many appear­ances in our lec­tion­ary read­ings and that may be the case because the nar­rat­ive is riddled with viol­ent epis­odes some of which involve viol­ence against women. Judges…

Accountable to God

Account­able to God Ser­mon preached at Enmore, 15th Sunday after Pente­cost, 17th Septem­ber 2017 Read­ings: Exodus 14.19–31, Romans 14.1–14, Mat­thew 18.21–35. As a child the story of the Israelite’s cross­ing the Red sea was one of my Sunday School favour­ites. It remains one of the most dra­mat­ic moments in The Old Test­a­ment and we under­stand…