Tag Archives: Old Testament

Celebrating God’s creation #Harvest Deuteronomy 8:7-18 and Luke 12:16-30

The hidden gem of the Parish of Eversley and Bramshill is that there is a mission chapel in the woods at Bramshill, where the locals still gather to worship once a month. It seats 24 – in old cinema seating … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Coming One – Advent Sunday 2014

I wonder how much we really look forward to Christmas? Honestly now?! I can see some wry grins… I didn’t think so. You’re possibly not the only ones! Preparations. Hard work. A mad gallop of events to cram into the diary, … Continue reading

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Because we can’t get the toothpaste back in the tube – Matthew 21v23-32

Sermon for the 15th after Trinity (Proper 21) Ezekiel 18:1-4 and 25-end, Philippians 2:1-13 and Matthew 21:23-32 On Thursday afternoon I watched as two of the children from St. Mary’s School, stood here in church during a Year 5 Act … Continue reading

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Nehemiah – responsibility and working together #ActOfWorship #Schools

This week I’ve achieved another first in curacy, my first Act of Worship in our local CofE Junior School. The brief was to link the theme of RESPONSIBILITY (joint responsibility, working together in school) to the story of Nehemiah rebuilding God’s people, … Continue reading

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Misconceptions #givingitup Genesis 22:1-18 16th March #Lent2014

Apparently it is exactly 15 weeks until my ordination as Deacon, according to one of my cohort who dropped that little nugget into a Facebook post today.  How does that make me feel?  Frightened. Interestingly the fear is not for … Continue reading

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What does the Lord require Micah 6:1-8 #givingitup 8th March #Lent2014

I can’t quite believe I’m blogging so late at night, so this will need to be brief. Micah 6:8 is a favourite bit of the Bible, one of the very few I have even vaguely memorised (we’ll talk about my … Continue reading

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A true fast Isaiah 58:6-12 #givingitup #Lent2014

Graham will post later I’m sure, but it’s me making a start on our Lent reflections today. Today was always going to be a day set aside for reflection; I am on one of my regular days at Alton Abbey, … Continue reading

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Two sermons for harvest – Deut 26v1-11 and Luke 7v36-50

Today has seen the conclusion of my parish placement which has been a significant encouragement to me as I enter this second and last year of ordination training. I am hugely grateful to the warm welcome and hospitality provided by … Continue reading

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Reconciliation and Celebration – Genesis 42v1-13 and Luke 11v1-4

This morning I preached at our first Summer Sunday combined service, to those of St. Peter’s Yateley who hadn’t yet left for New Wine, or otherwise gone on holiday. It forms the last of a sequence of sermons on the … Continue reading

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The dreams of the next generation – Genesis 37 v1-11 and Luke 10 v1-11

I preached this sermon a couple of weeks ago when it gave rise to no comment at all from the small congregation it was written for. Yet when I preached it (to video) for peer and tutor feedback at our … Continue reading

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