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Seventh Sunday after Pentecost 2021

Sermon      2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19,  Psalm 24,  Ephesians 1:1-14,  Mark 6:14-29 This week and I guess the coming weeks will be different, not only for me but for you too. This is the last sermon I will give at St Aidan’s and so it marks an important moment in time for all of us. A week today we will say farewell…

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost 2021

Sermon         4 July 2021 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10,  Psalm 48,   2 Corinthians 12:2-10,  Mark 6:1-13 Jesus went about from place to place sharing the good news of the kingdom, visiting synagogues and preaching. Sometimes he was received with kindness, but other times people stumbled at Jesus knowledge and wisdom. ‘Is this not the carpenter’s son, is he not the son of…

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost 2021

2 Sam 1:1, 17-27,    Psalm 130,   2 Cor 8:7-15,    Mark 5:21-43 I’ve been pondering of late the amazing way God touches our lives. Most of the time it is not through a miraculous healing as we have in our Gospel passage today. It is often through the small moments in our lives that God reaches out to us and embraces our lives.…

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost 2021

1 Samuel 17:32-49, Psalm 9:9-20, 2 Cor. 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 It seems in the last week or so and in the last year, our experience of storms figurative and literal have been many. The Pandemic is one such storm, the fires down the east coast of Australia were another, the flooding across Australia and most recently the wind and rain that hit…

Third Sunday after Pentecost 2021

1 Samuel 14:34-16:13.  Psalm 20.     2 Cor 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17   Mark 4:26-34 ‘The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how.’ (Mark 4:27). Some time ago in a prep/grade 1 class I taught, we chose to follow…

Second Sunday after Pentecost 2021

Sermon.  1 Samuel 8:4-11, 16-20, 11:14, 15, Psalm 138,   2 Cor 4:13-5:1.   Μark 3:1-17 There is a lot contained in our gospel reading today. It reminds me of how much can pass by in a week and it takes a while to catch my breath before reflecting on the events of the week. Instead I want to focus on verse 1 to…

Trinity Sunday 2021

Isaiah 6:1-8     Psalm 29,     Romans 8:12-17,    John 3:1-17. I posted on Facebook a video of an animation titled ‘St Patrick’s Bad Analogies’, with a statement below the video that says, ‘the problem with using analogies to explain the Holy Trinity is that you always end up confessing some ancient heresy’.[1] For those of you with internet, it is worth taking a look…

Pentecost 2021

            Acts 2:1-21. Psalm 104:26-36.  Romans 8:22-27.   John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15 Last week I spoke on Ascension as the moment Jesus left the disciples to be with the God in order that the Holy Spirit, the Advocate could be sent to empower the disciples and the Church. Pentecost marks for us the moment the disciples receive the promise of the Holy Spirit to…

Ascension 16th May 2021

Sermon. Ascension 16th May 2021 Acts 1:1-11, Psalm 93.   Eph 1:15-23.   Mark 16:15-20 As we come closer to the end of this season of Easter, today we celebrate the Ascension of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The Ascension marks the moment when Jesus leaves the earth to return to the Father but it also signals the beginning of the church with…

Sixth Sunday of Easter 9th May 2021

Sermon      Sixth Sunday of Easter                  9 May 2021 Acts 10:44-48.  Psalm 98.   1 John 5:1-12.     John 15:9-17 As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Abide in my love. As we near the end of this Season of Easter, we hear again the words of Jesus after he went out  of the upper room that Jesus and…