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Lectionary sermon for 24 September 2017 on Matthew 21: 23-32)

Jesus’ parables are generally easy to follow but not all are simply vivid and memorable stories. According to the gospel accounts, Jesus, the master of creative story-telling, is typically r...
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Lectionary Sermon for 17 September 2017 on Matthew 20: 1-16

“We will be judged by how we are to people to whom we owe nothing.” Rabbi Hugo Grynn The standard, and I suggest limited, way of looking at this reading from Matthew about the labourers and ...
Making You Think · 4W ago

Lectionary sermon for 10 September 2017 on Romans 14:1-12

LOOKING BEHIND THE DIFFERENCES One of the sad things about Christianity is the ease with which some of those following the faith turn to become intolerant of anyone who might be walking a sl...
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Lectionary Sermon for 3 September 2017 (Romans 13: 8-14)

If there were to be one disturbing moral feature that characterizes our current age perhaps it is notion that the only way to persuade our perceived enemies they are wrong is to respond with...
Making You Think · 4W ago

Lectionary Sermon for 3 September 2017 (Romans 13: 8-14)

If there were to be one disturbing feature that characterizes our current age perhaps it is notion that the only way to persuade our perceived enemies they are wrong is to respond with overw...
Making You Think · 1M ago

Lectionary sermon for 27 August 2017 on Matthew 16: 21-28

If our Government or even our Church were trying to lead our community in a direction which went against what our consciences were telling us, would we be prepared to speak up? Can I suggest...
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Lectionary Sermon for August 20 2017 (Genesis 45: 1-15)

Forgiving the Unforgivable Not all funerals are sad, not all weddings are glad, and not all family parties are welcoming affairs – but on the other hand, funerals, weddings and family get-to...
Making You Think · 1M ago

A SERMON FOR AUGUST 13 2017 on GENESIS 37: 1-28

Some stories in the Old Testament seem disconnected with today’s world because our lives are just too different. This is not the case today’s story of Joseph which continues to have a sort o...
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Lectionary Sermon for 6 August 2017 on Matthew 14: 13 – 21 (The Loaves and the Fishes)

This morning’s gospel of the loaves and the fishes is often presented in tones of wonder portraying a Harry Potter-type image of a magic God-filled figure in the form of Jesus, waving his ha...
Making You Think · 1M ago

Lectionary Sermon for 30 July 2017 on Matthew 13:31-52 The Parable of the Mustard Seed

If there had been a single parable that might qualify Jesus for inevitable execution by crucifixion I suspect this story of the mustard seed would provide all the evidence the Jews or the Ro...