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Sermons from January 2018

One having Authority

One hav­ing Author­ity Ser­mon preached at Enmore, Fourth Sunday after Epi­phany, 28th Janu­ary 2018 Read­ings: Deu­ter­o­nomy 18.15–20; 1 Cor­inthi­ans 8.1–13; Mark 1.21–28 George Camp­bell Mor­gan was a fam­ous Eng­lish preach­er early last cen­tury and Pas­tor of the West­min­ster Chapel in Lon­don for many years. At the time of the loss of the Titan­ic in 1912 when…

A Second Time

A Second Time Ser­mon preached at Enmore, Third Sunday after Epi­phany, 21st Janu­ary 2018 Bible Read­ings: Jonah 3: 1–5,10. Mark 1: 14–20. 1 Cor. 7:29–31 If any­one tells you that there is no humour in the Bible, then they haven’t read the Book of Jonah. Jonah is a com­ic fig­ure, who does nearly everything wrong…

Magi & Mystery

Magi & Mys­tery Ser­mon preached at Enmore, Epi­phany, Sunday 7th Janu­ary 2018 Read­ings: Mat­thew 2.1–12; Eph­esians 3.1–12. The story of the vis­it of the magi or wise men has inspired count­less artists, poets and preach­ers through the cen­tur­ies. Artists like Rem­brandt and Rubens por­trayed them as regal fig­ures arrayed in fine robes and look­ing rather…

Ordinary & Extraordinary

Ordin­ary & Extraordin­ary  Ser­mon preached at Enmore, First Sunday after Christ­mas, 31st. Decem­ber 2017 Read­ing: Luke 2.22–40 Luke’s Gos­pel begins with extraordin­ary events: Zechari­ah the devout priest is vis­ited by an angel declar­ing that des­pite their age, his wife Eliza­beth is to give birth to a son who is to be named John. Hot on…

Pitched his tent

Pitched his tent among us Ser­mon preached at Enmore, Christ­mas Day 2017 Read­ing: John 1. 1–14.  For a sig­ni­fic­ant peri­od of my life Christ­mas was always asso­ci­ated with camp­ing. Between the years 1964 and 1971, every Christ­mas even­ing would be spent pack­ing my bags to go camp­ing at Ger­roa beach on the South Coast. I…