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Pentecost
June 30, 2013

6th Sunday after Pentecost

Catapulted rather than Graduated 51 When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. 52 And he sent messengers ahead of him, who went and entered a village of the Samaritans, to make preparations for him. 53 But the people did not receive him, because […]

June 23, 2013

5th Sunday after Pentecost

Listening in on Galatians: The Law never sets us free Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we […]

June 16, 2013

4th Sunday after Pentecost

Jesus – just not conforming! One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask […]

June 9, 2013

3rd Sunday after Pentecost

Have you ever thought about the old proverbial question: ‘What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable abject?’? Because our study of Scripture this morning will lead us to that very question. But first we should look behind the story reported in this text, where we must see two quite separate scenes developing. The […]

June 2, 2013

2nd Sunday after Pentecost

A church which cannot curse cannot bless Paul, an apostle – not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead – and all the brothers who are with me, To the churches of Galatia: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and […]

May 26, 2013

1st Sunday after Pentecost

Stories not atoms O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger. When I look at your heavens, the work […]

May 19, 2013

Pentecost

More than a memory Jesus answered [Judas (not Iscariot)], “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine […]

November 25, 2012

Last Sunday in the Church’s Year

Resurrection It may be that, like me, you are not so familiar as you might be with your Shakespeare. Perhaps, for example, you don’t remember the plot of the Merchant of Venice at the moment. Suffice it to say that it is very complicated, with some uncomfortable religious overtones, and nobody emerges from it with […]

October 21, 2012

21st Sunday after Pentecost

Discipleship Details And as [Jesus] was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments: ‘Do […]

October 14, 2012

20th Sunday after Pentecost

Monday to Saturday Living How’s your week been? The world has had an interesting one. The news channels have kept us up to date. If politics is your thing then in the US people are talking about debates, here in the UK about political conferences, and in Australia about how the female Prime Minister launched […]

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