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Month: April 2018

“Sleepless, far-sighted, weather-beaten…”: sermon for 22 April 2018, Easter 4 (Year B, RCL)

Scripture Readings: I John 3:11,16-18

            John 10:1-20

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

‘On some high moor, across which at night the hyenas roar, when you meet him, sleepless, far-sighted, weather-beaten, leaning on his staff, and looking out over his scattered sheep, you understand why the shepherd of Judea sprang to the front in his people’s history; why they gave his name to their king, and made him the symbol of providence; why Christ took him as the type [or image] of self-sacrifice’[1].

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‘You are witnesses’: sermon for 15 April 2018: Easter 3 (Year B, RCL)

Scripture Readings: I John 3:1-7

Luke 24:36b-48

‘You are witnesses’

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

Something happened at Easter. Exactly what, it’s hard to get our minds around. For the Easter story is of man an innocent man condemned to death. He is executed- slowly, torturously- on a cross. He hangs there until he is dead, and then he is buried. There is no doubt that he was dead.

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Hope- for a change: sermon for Easter Sunday 2018

Scripture Readings: John 20:1-18

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

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

On 14 February this year, classes were disrupted at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, by the sound of shooting. By the time the culprit was taken into custody, 17 children and staff lay dead, with 17 more injured. It was just the latest in a long line of mass shootings that have taken place in American schools in recent decades.

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