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The Transfiguration of Jesus

The Transfiguration Luke 9: 28-36 (2018) I’d like to retell today’s gospel reading, Luke’s account of the transfiguration. Sometimes in the retelling of a familiar story in a new way, we can bring it alive again. It was not an uncommon thing for Jesus to withdraw from the crowds that followed him to a quiet […]

Was Jesus a Social Misfit

Was Jesus a Social Misfit Sermon for June 10th, 2018 Based on Mark 3: 20-35 Loving and Gracious Lord: Open our eyes to see you, our ears to hear you, our hearts to know you and our minds to understand you. Today’s scripture reading from Mark’s gospel is a really interesting one. It’s full of […]

Homily for Trinity Sunday 2018

Trinity Sunday Year B 2018. Based on John 3: 1-17 The first course that I took when I started my undergraduate degree was introduction to social work and there was much information about social systems theories. That was years ago, and I’ve forgotten many of the finer points of the theories, but what remains in […]

Gods Will Will Be Done, Message for May 13

Message for the Last Sunday of Eastertide: Gods Will Will Be Done. Based on Acts 1: 15-17, 20-26   We’ve been reading the book of the Acts of the Apostles for each of these 6 Sundays after Easter. And I have yet to preach on any of the readings from Acts—until this week. So, I […]

Loving and Remaining United, Message for May 6

Loving and Remaining United Message for May 6th, 2018 Based on John 15:9–17 These 9 verses are the continuation of last week’s scripture reading: Jesus’ story of the vine and the branches, and how Jesus is encouraging his followers to abide in him. We begin today with ‘As the Father has loved me, so I […]

Abiding, connecting and loving. Based on John 15. 1-8

Message for April 29th, 2018. Abiding, connecting and loving. Based on John 15. 1-8   Another jam-packed theological lesson from John’s gospel for today. And there is so much to consider in these 8 verses that I had difficulty figuring out where to start, so, as the old axiom tells us, when in doubt, begin […]

Message for Good Shepherd Sunday

Yr B Easter 4 Good Shepherd Sunday 2018 Based on John 10, 11-18   The fourth Sunday of Easter each year is known as Good Shepherd Sunday, and on this day we most fittingly read the 23rd Psalm. And each year we also read a section from the 10th chapter of John, from ‘the Good […]

Go and Tell-Message for Easter Sunday

“The last time Easter fell on April Fools’ Day was in 1956. After 2018, the next one is 2029, and then again in 2040— but after that, not again in this century.”1 Message for Easter Sunday 2018 “He is not here, he has been raised—go and tell the others!” Based on Mark 16:1-8 On this […]

Tattooing God’s Love on Your Heart

Tattooing God’s Love on Your Heart- Based on Jeremiah 31: 31-34 & John 12: 20-33 Summing up our series on ‘covenants’ and touching on the gospel reading What a wonderful Old Testament Reading to close off our Lenten Focus on covenants. These weeks in Lent have provided us with snapshot stories of the history of […]

Message for the Fourth Sunday of Lent

Message for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, 2018 Based on: Numbers 21: 4-9; John 3: 14-21 Have you ever found yourself in a bad time in our life, and you prayed to God for things to get better, and it seemed your prayer was going unanswered? Perhaps a relationship with someone you love is broken: a […]