Sermons

February 7, 2020

A Recipe for Life!

There is no doubt about the focus of today’s readings in Matthew 5:1-12.  We are urged, persuaded and invited to consider how we see ourselves living, flourishing and behaving in […]
January 27, 2020

Discipleship is not Convenient!

The reading today fills a liminal space in Matthew’s Gospel (4:12-25). It follows the ‘Temptation of Jesus’ and occurs just before the Sermon on the Mount with the Beatitudes.  Matthew’s […]
January 12, 2020

Baptism of Our Lord

This encounter between John and Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel, is remarkable for many things about which we need to be alert and mindful as we read and hear the story […]
January 12, 2020

Light in the Darkness

I heard a story about a family who visited the caves over the holiday, and when they reached the deepest part of the cave, the guide turned out the light […]
December 31, 2019

The Massacre in the Midst of Christmas

Great horror erupts in the heart of this text from Matthew 2:13-23.  In the middle of the Christmas story, the advent of the birth of Jesus as has been told […]
December 31, 2019

Love and Hope at Christmas

I was reflecting on love, the love we have for our children, our grandchildren, for our nephews and nieces, the children of friends and relatives.  The most beautiful pictures and […]
December 31, 2019

A New Baby Arrives

I was thinking about the practicalities of being pregnant and having a baby, as I remember giving birth to two sons within the care of our local hospital, with doctors […]
December 18, 2019

Rejoice in the Good News

Advent is a time for us to focus on the coming of Jesus in three ways, his first, his present and his final Advent.  Today, this Third Sunday in Advent […]
December 13, 2019

Hope, Repentance and Forgiveness

I was talking to someone recently about their daughter who had struggled since her teenage years to make sense of the world.  She had left school early, found herself in […]
December 6, 2019

When are you coming?

Today is the first Sunday of Advent.  Advent is a time of repentance and celebration as we anticipate the return of Christ.  The Latin word ‘adventus’ means ‘arrival’ or ‘coming’; […]
November 24, 2019

The Reign of Christ

Today is known as ‘The Reign of Christ’ or ‘Christ the King’.  It was introduced relatively recently into the church calendar in 1925 by Pope Pius XI.  Along with the […]
November 11, 2019

Resurrection and Life

This story in Luke concerning the Sadducees questioning Jesus about the resurrection, using marriage as an example, provides us with extraordinary possibilities and insights into the resurrected life.  A woman’s […]