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Month: November 2015

Propheteering!- a sermon for the First Sunday of Advent (Revised Common Lectionary)

With this sermon we return to the Revised Common Lectionary (Year C)

Scripture Readings: Jeremiah 33:14-18
Luke 3.1-20
Sermon
Propheteering!

In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

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Christmas 2015 at Old High St Stephen's

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Embraced by love- sermon for 15 November 2015

Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
15 November 2015
(The Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost:
Year 2 (Mark), Narrative Lectionary)
SERMON
Scripture Readings: Hosea 11:1-9
Mark 10.13-16
Sermon
Embraced by love
In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

We too often think of the books of the Bible as having been written so long ago, they cannot have much to do with us. The prophet Hosea preached almost 2,700 years ago. What can a text that old have to say to us? The introduction in the Good News version of the Bible to Hosea says that he ‘preached in the northern Kingdom of Israel… during the troubled times before the fall of Samaria in 721BC’. He preached in troubled times- times of uncertainty, with wars and rumours of wars abounding. And do we not, also, live in troubled times?

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