Tag Archives: Gospel-John

Exam subject: LOVE  Pass/Fail? John 15.9-17 and Acts 10.44-end

  Back at St. Barnabas this week, with the sun streaming in through the window, and God’s presence very much present, quietly at work among those who need to feel his touch. One or two commented afterwards they wanted to … Continue reading

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Whose voice are we listening to? John 10:11-18

My sermon this week, reflects the nature of our calling as Christians to listen to Jesus, and those who live, love and speak truth in his name, even, perhaps especially, when it’s counter to what is peddled by political leaders … Continue reading

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Getting out from under the fig tree – John 1:43-51 and Rev 5:1-10

  Service intro: I’ve got a puzzle… I’m going to describe something to you, and I want you to tell me if you think you know what it might be. It’s a bit bigger than a ping-pong ball, but a … Continue reading

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Using God’s jigsaw pieces for a new beginning – Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-end and John 1:6-8,19-28

Introduction with the children before they go out: Who like’s doing puzzles? What sort of puzzles? Jigsaw puzzles, 3D puzzles, I’m guessing we might have some Sudoku and crossword fans in the congregation. Our readings this morning in this part … Continue reading

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Sound-bites… or sacrifice? A sermon for ‘Pip and Jim’ at Winchester Cathedral – Isaiah 40:27-end John 12:20-26

The Dean and Chapter of Winchester Cathedral offer the curates of Winchester Diocese the wonderful opportunity of preaching at Cathedral Evensong towards the end of the curacy. It’s a daunting thing, but a huge privilege, and today it was my … Continue reading

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Living by the rules, or ruled by the Spirit? John 3:1-17

Back preaching in my curacy parish this week, and it’s Lent, a time to take stock of how we live by holding the mirror of Jesus’ teaching to our lives, and seeing whether we meet his expectations. The Gospel this week … Continue reading

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Foreigner… citizen. Doubt… belief. John 20:24-29 Eph 2:19-end

  It was THAT passage again. It might have been in 3 completely new contexts, but St. Thomas seems to follow me around, and here he was again. Not in Easter Season, but for his Feast Day, post-referendum, not just … Continue reading

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Being Brave and Honest – like Thomas (John 20 v19-end)

Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed. Alleluia!   We say that so easily, don’t we? Like Pavlov’s dogs, I said four words, and to mix my metaphors you parroted the response back. It’s easy to do isn’t it, … Continue reading

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Reflection on Mary of Magdala (John 20)

Presiding in celebration of a Saint for the first time today, so needed to come up with some reflections on St. Mary Magdalene: Mary of Magdala, Mary Magdalene. The woman we remember today has had so much imposed upon her … Continue reading

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What’s bothering you? John 12:20-33 (Passiontide)

Jesus was troubled. Right down in the depths of his soul, the humanity of Jesus was troubled. Mary’s son. The friend, the brother, the healer, the preacher, the teacher, the comforter; all that Jesus was – even as Son of … Continue reading

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