Category Archives: Sermon

Sermon: Do you see this woman?

Ordinary 11C – Luke 7:36-8:3, Galatians 2:15-21 Then Jesus turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? (Luke 7: 44) Several years ago, when I was a minister in Croydon, a visitor came to church one Sunday. … Continue reading

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Sermon: The faith of the outsider

Preached at Lambeth Mission and St Mary’s – my first time back after 23 years. Ordinary 9C – 1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43; Galatian 1:1-12; Luke 7:1-10 Just before Easter we had a visit from the Mystery worshipper. Have you ever … Continue reading

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Sermon: Stranger on the shore

A short sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter year C. John 21:1-19 This Sunday’s Gospel contains one of my favourite texts: ‘Jesus said to them “come and have breakfast”.’ What did you have for breakfast this morning: Cornflakes or … Continue reading

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Sermon: Ashes and Valentines

A short sermon for yesterday evening’s Circuit Ash Wednesday Service. Joel 2:12-17 Easter, and therefore Ash Wednesday, is early this year. One of the curious results is that this year Ash Wednesday is followed by Valentine’s Day, which is, as … Continue reading

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Part 2

Sermon: What does the Lord require of us?  Micah 6:6-8, Luke 24: 13-35 Has it ever occurred to you that people in the days of the Bible did a lot of walking? Just think about it for a moment: Abraham … Continue reading

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Sermon: Water for cleansing, wine for celebrating

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, year C Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, John 2:1-11 Our Gospel today is the story of the miracle at Cana in Galilee. A wedding feast – which in those days lasted a whole week – … Continue reading

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Sermon for the Covenant Service

Jeremiah 31:31-34; Romans 12:1-2 As is our tradition, early in the New Year we meet to renew our covenant with God. This is a distinctively Methodist practice which can be traced back to the first covenant service held by John … Continue reading

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