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Theme for Trinity Sunday, 16 June 2019

Scripture for Trinity Sunday: Proverbs 8.1–4, 22–31; Psalm 8; Romans 5.1–5; John 16.12–15 Someone grumbled on Twitter last week to the effect that in preaching we should stick to presenting the gospel and bringing people to the foot of the cross. “I don’t care about your views on the news,” he said. Which is an […]

Theme for Pentecost, Sunday 9 June 2019

Scripture for the Sunday of Pentecost: Acts 2.1-21; Psalm 104.26-36,37b; Romans 8.14-17; John 14.8-17 The Jewish festival of Shavuot is the time when Jews celebrate the gift of the Law was given to the people of Israel through Moses at Mount Sinai – fifty days after Passover. Greek-speaking Jews called it Pentecost. It was (and […]

Theme for Sunday, 2 June 2019

Scripture for the seventh Sunday of Easter: Acts 16.16–34 (Apostle Paul exorcises a girl with the gift of discernment); Psalm 97; Revelation 22.12–14,16, 17, 20-21; John 17.20-26 (Jesus offers a prayer of commissioning for his followers) There’s a saying: “No good deed goes unpunished.” The Apostle Paul learned this several times: in Philippi the exorcism of […]

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