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Sermons from February 2017

Jesus alone

Jesus alone  Ser­mon preached at Enmore, Last Sunday after Epi­phany, Trans­fig­ur­a­tion, 26/2/17 Read­ings: Exodus 24:12–18; 2 Peter 1:16–21; Mat­thew 17:1–9 The trans­fig­ur­a­tion used to be cel­eb­rated on the 6th August‑a date chosen by one of the early Popes but in recent years since the advent of the Revised Com­mon Lec­tion­ary, it has been cel­eb­rated on…

But I say to you

  But I say to you Ser­mon preached at Enmore, Sixth Sunday after Epi­phany, 12th. Feb­ru­ary 2017 Read­ing: Mat­thew 5.21–37 Well, the Ser­mon on the Mount doesn’t get any easi­er. Today’s read­ing from Mat­thew is our third from the Ser­mon on the Mount: Jesus’ key­note address to his dis­ciples and the curi­ous bystand­ers listen­ing in.…

The Gospel according to John 12: 1–11

The Gos­pel accord­ing to John 12: 1–11 Preached at St Luke’s Enmore Sunday 22 Janu­ary 2017 This is a really spine tingling pas­sage. The gos­pel writer Mark, writ­ing, in my view, of this same event that we have just read in John, says “where ever the gos­pel is preached in the whole world what Mary…

Exceedingly Righteous?

 Exceed­ingly Right­eous Ser­mon preached at Enmore, Epi­phany 5, 5th Feb­ru­ary 2017 Read­ing: Mat­thew 5.13–20 “Unless your right­eous­ness exceeds that of the scribes and Phar­isees, you will nev­er enter the king­dom of heav­en.” I won­der what your reac­tion was when you heard those words read this morn­ing? How right­eous are you feel­ing today? The prob­lem is…

Blessed are

 Blessed are Ser­mon preached at Enmore, Epi­phany 4, Janu­ary 29, 2017 Read­ings: Micah 6.1–8, Psalm 15, 1 Cor. 1.18–31, Mat­thew 5. 1–12 The Ser­mon on the Mount as we have come to call it is Jesus’ first sig­ni­fic­ant act in the book of Mat­thew. It is inter­est­ing to com­pare each of these first events in…