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Our Fathers’ Day

3rd Sunday after Trinity, Proper 6 Year B Readings 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 2 Corinthians 5:6-10,[11-13],14-17 Mark 4:26-34 Sermon To all the Fathers, Happy Fathers’ day! We will be looking at what it means to be a father and to call … Continue reading

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Exploring the Holy Trinity – by way of the cross

Readings: Isaiah 6:1-8 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17   Sermon It is not uncommon on Trinity Sunday to duck this most difficult area of Christian doctrine – but I will do my best to explore this mystery – of how three … Continue reading

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Come on Baby light my fire – Sermon for Pentecost

  God, who as at this time taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things and evermore … Continue reading

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Transforming Lepers – Transforming Lives (Sermon by Christopher Hancock on Luke 17:11-19)

Sermon on Luke 17:11-19; 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c See also my blog for St Martin’s Epsom   https://acurateslife.wordpress.com/ I feel I am beginning to know something of what it is like to be a leper. As you may have noticed I … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Market revisited – Jesus pastors the sinful woman

Sermon at Grosvenor Chapel – 12th June, 2016   Readings for Proper 6, Year C OT:             2 Samuel 11:26-12:10 NT:             Galatians 2:15-21 Gospel:      Luke 7:36-50   Sermon May I speak in the name of the living and loving … Continue reading

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Finding the Lost Son – The value of love and the cost of discipleship

The Return of the Prodigal Son (Small Bronze) by Charlie Macksey   “A man had two sons”… This is Luke’s brilliantly concise opening for a story of family strife.  ‘A man had two sons’ is a recurring biblical situation that … Continue reading

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Christmas with Luke – What’s your story? Sermon text

Sermon preached St Mary’s Headley, Christmas Day 2015 Text: Luke 2:1-19 (Year C) In our lectionary, this is the year of Luke- the great story teller But if you are anything like me then you struggle a bit with the Christmas … Continue reading

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Easter – What are we afraid of?

“For they were afraid” (Mark 16:8) These rather strange and challenging words have come to be accepted by most scholars as the way that Mark deliberately ended his Gospel. Strange because we know it did not end there – we … Continue reading

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How shall we pray? The Lord’s Prayer in Luke (Proper 12C)

Those of you who were lucky enough to be present at the service of Evensong which I led a few weeks ago heard me preach on the version of the Lord’s Prayer which we have in Matthew (see The Lord’s … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Prayer – More than Liturgical Ovaltine (Sermon on Matthew 6: 5-15)

If you don’t like the Lord’s Prayer then you are in the wrong place this evening! Thomas Cranmer liked it so much that he included it twice in each of the services of Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Holy Communion … Continue reading

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