Sermon Archives

October 21, 2012

21st Sunday after Pentecost

Discipleship Details And as [Jesus] was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments: ‘Do […]

October 14, 2012

20th Sunday after Pentecost

Monday to Saturday Living How’s your week been? The world has had an interesting one. The news channels have kept us up to date. If politics is your thing then in the US people are talking about debates, here in the UK about political conferences, and in Australia about how the female Prime Minister launched […]

October 7, 2012

19th Sunday after Pentecost

The lectionary happens to throw up on this day – the day when St Columba celebrates its 50th anniversary – a Gospel lesson in which Jesus teaches about marriage. Not the obvious lesson for such an occasion, but, in the end, not one that is totally irrelevant either. But we’ll get there in due course. […]

September 30, 2012

18th Sunday after Pentecost

Rejoice in the Lord Always! There is a tradition at installations of pastors to their fields of service – congregations, mission fields, teaching positions – where brother pastors greet the newly installed pastor with a word of Scripture. Over the decades I’ve tended to use the same verse – not because it is the only […]

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