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Sermon 5.3.17

Sermon given at LH & GH              (inc Adult Baptism)                             5.3.17 Readings:              OT/Epistle   Psalm 32       Gospel        Matthew 4: 1-11 Why do you think the first thing a baby learns to do is to smile?  It’s to entrance and attach its parents to ensure that the helpless and demanding baby continues to…

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Sermon 12.3.17

Sermon given at Isham  & Orlingbury                                          12.3.17 Readings:         OT/Epistle   Genesis 12: 1-5                  Gospel        John 3: 1-17 In today’s readings we meet two men of mature years who have an encounter with God, an encounter that challenges them to move on into a new situation.  Both are promised blessing if…

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Sermon 17.2.17

Sermon given at Benefice Service                                          19.2.17 Readings:         OT/Epistle   Romans 8: 18-25  Gospel        Matthew 6: 25-34 It is really interesting at the moment to watch my three 2year old grandchildren developing speech and using it – usually to get their own way!!  So I was much amused when my daughter told…

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Sermon 26.2.17

Sermon given at LH  & Orl     26.2.17        1 Before Lent Readings:              OT/Epistle 1 Peter 1: 16-21    Gospel  Matthew 17: 1-9 Numbers in the bible are often used in a symbolic sense – they carry more meaning than just a numerical one.  In today’s readings we have: “For six days the…

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Sermon 12.2.17

Sermon given at Isham  & Orlingbury                                          12.2.17 Readings:              OT/Epistle   1 Cor 3: 1-9                                   Gospel        Matthew 5: 21-37 There are obviously quarrels and divisions happening in the early church at Corinth – we don’t know what they were divided about but we can see that the issue was causing them…

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Sermon 5.2.17

Sermon given at Pytchley & Orlingbury  4 before Lent     9.4.14 Adapted for LH & GH 5.2.17 Readings:              OT/Epistle   1 Cor 2: 1-12                 Gospel        Matt 5: 13-20 Jesus needs to build the disciples’ confidence – the parable of salt & light encourages them and makes them think about the…

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Sermon 22.1.17

Sermon given at Isham & Pytchley, 22.1.17 Readings:              OT/Epistle Isaiah 9: 1-4                    Gospel  Matt. 4: 12-23 I wonder what adventure books and films you enjoyed as a child – and that you enjoy now?  We all have different characters, different temperaments, so we want different things from our adventures.…

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Sermon 15.1.17

Sermon given at Isham 8am                                            15.1.17 Readings:         OT/Epistle   Malachi 3: 1-5         Gospel        Luke 2: 22-40 Do you ever feel “It’s time to go now. We’ve seen what we came to see”?   After the excitement of the announcement, birth and blessing, Mary and Joseph returned to Nazareth with Jesus.  There…

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