Monthly Archives: June 2011

Burned out

Proper 9a – Sunday 3rd July 2011 Matthew 11: 16-19; 25-30 One of the first sermons I ever preached – some 25 years ago now – had as a sermon illustration a story about a victim of the Jonestown Massacre. … Continue reading

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Junk Greetings

Proper 8a – Sunday 26th June 2011 Matthew 10: 40-42 I celebrated a birthday this week. Nothing major. Sadly, nothing minor either. Age is creeping up on me. It did threaten to jump out of a dark alley and mug … Continue reading

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Is this a spare Sunday?

Trinity Sunday – Sunday 19th June 2011 Matthew 28: 16-20 Trinity Sunday is not always a Sunday that I easily understand. Why is it in the church calendar? Is it just a doctrine to be taught? Does it not really … Continue reading

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Wake up and smell the coffee

Pentecost – Sunday 12th June 2011 Acts 2: 1-21 Just got back from my local Costa Coffee. It was a meeting, honest. I didn’t just nip out for a quick fix – although the temptation is very real. For a … Continue reading

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