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Ascension Day Reflection

The Ascension is a key event in the whole Gospel story. Just as Jesus came into the world as God become man so it is essential that He returned to take His place back at the Father's right hand as the Crucified and  risen  man who is God– the  conqueror Christ, the God Man Saviour.… Continue reading Ascension Day Reflection

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Homily based on the Gospel of John 14:15-21

Jesus & the Comforter https://soundcloud.com/user-731242434/6th-sunday-of-easter During this time of the Covid 19 crisis, there are a lot of people who feels lonely, discomfort and even possibly, let down by the circumstances we are in. This morning in our Gospel reading, we hear Jesus comforting his apostles – he has equipped them and now he must… Continue reading Homily based on the Gospel of John 14:15-21

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If Easter is true!

Homily – Third Sunday of Easter Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35 Somewhere I recall a theologian who said that one reason why people find it difficult to believe in Easter, to have faith that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is true. Is that if the resurrection is true, then… Continue reading If Easter is true!

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Resurrection Sermon – 12 April 2020

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! He is Risen indeed! Alleluia!  The Lord be with you! Every year on this morning the Church joyfully resounds with these words: Alleluia Christ is Risen! These words are said as if they are being said for the first time. To be honest each year they are being said, for the… Continue reading Resurrection Sermon – 12 April 2020

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The three crosses of Calvary

Matthew Ch 27 vs 45 tells us “ From noon on darkness came over the land”…. And with darkness is an implied silence… No one shouting hosana hosana…. They’d gone home.. No one shouting Crucify crucify… they’d gone home, either disillusioned, or with smug satisfaction or just because darkness veiled their sight   And around the… Continue reading The three crosses of Calvary

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Maundy Thursday Reflection based on John 13: 1-17; 31b-35

Earlier this week, I listened to a piece of music based on the Last Supper. The piece is called “In Remembrance of Me,” by Marcus Hummon. The song tries to capture the emotions that were present in the upper room that night when Jesus shared the Passover meal with the twelve.   What struck me as… Continue reading Maundy Thursday Reflection based on John 13: 1-17; 31b-35

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Sermon on the Day of the Resurrection – 5 April 2020

When death occurs, the finality of the loss is so great that there is a denial of death itself. Like Anne, the widow of a French actor Gerald Philippe, who went to the cemetery to look for her husband: “I went to find you, a mad rendezvous... I remained outside reality, without being able to… Continue reading Sermon on the Day of the Resurrection – 5 April 2020

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Advent Sermon 4

It was one of those moments when faith meets faith. Such moments move us to search for the mighty or the magnificent. When we think of them, we may think of the heroines of the faith doing heroic acts, or look for champions performing dauntless deeds. But today, if we look for the magnificent moments… Continue reading Advent Sermon 4

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Advent Sermon 2

Our first lesson of scripture is from the book of Malachi. The name Malachi means “my messenger”; and God sent the prophet to bring a message to the people. The temple had just been rebuilt, and the people were trying to get back into a routine of pure and pleasing worship of God. But it… Continue reading Advent Sermon 2

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A series on the meaning of Christmas – Advent sermon 1

The Preachers of St Mary's Anglican Church decided together to share our sermons on the blog, to share our message about the real meaning of Christmas. Today we share the first sermon, that was preached on 2 December 2018. “There will be signs,” Jesus said. When I was a child one of the signs I… Continue reading A series on the meaning of Christmas – Advent sermon 1