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11th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 16) — Sunday 27th August 2017   Isaiah 51:1-6 Romans 12:1-8 Matthew 16:13-20   This week’s readings rest upon a rock. The Old Testament reading instils hope. The Gospel inculcates faith. And the epistle inspires love. Isaiah urges the people to “look to the rock from which you were hewn!” […]

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10th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 15) — Sunday 20th August 2017 Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Matthew 15:21-28   The theme of our readings this week is that God’s mercy extends to those from all nations who come to Jesus in faith. In a section of his prophecy that will focus on the work […]

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9th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 14) — Sunday 13th August 2017   1 Kings 19:9-18 Romans 10:5-15 Matthew 14:22-33   Faith and doubt are the twin themes of our Bible passages this week, and the power of God’s word which brings true perspective on the world. As often happens, Elijah experiences a deep low after […]

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8th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 13) — Sunday 6th August 2017 Isaiah 55:1-5 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:13-21   Each of our readings this week focuses on compassion for the lost. Isaiah 55 is a rousing marketplace call to respond to the free offer of life in the gospel. “Ho! Come!” grabs the attention of the […]

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6th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 11) — Sunday 23rd July 2017   Isaiah 44:6-8 Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43   We continue our summer series in Paul’s letter to the Romans. This Sunday we are in the middle of Romans 8, which is about eagerly waiting for our divine adoption to be fulfilled. The first […]

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5th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 10) — Sunday 16th July 2017     Isaiah 55:10-13 Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23   We continue our summer series in Paul’s letter to the Romans. This week, we reach the start of Romans 8, in which we learn that being “in Christ” makes all the difference in the […]

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4th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 9) — Sunday 9 July 2017   Zechariah 9:9-12 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30   Over the summer we are following a lectionary series in Romans 5-11.Today we come to Romans chapter 7, where Paul agonises over his inability to do the good things he delights to see in God’s […]

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3rd Sunday after Trinity (Proper 8) — Sunday 2nd July 2017   Jeremiah 28:5-9 Romans 6:12-23 Matthew 10:40-42   Over the summer we are following a lectionary series in Romans 5-11.Today we come to the second half of Romans chapter 6. In his famous work On the Freedom of a Christian, Martin Luther wrote that:“A […]

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2nd Sunday after Trinity (Proper 7) — Sunday 25 June 2017   Jeremiah 20:7-13 Romans 6:1b-11 Matthew 10:24-39   Over the summer we are following a lectionary series in Romans 5-11.Today we come to Romans chapter 6, in which Paul looks at the implications of Christ’s death for our sanctification. In Romans 6, Paul’s basic […]

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1st Sunday after Trinity (Proper 6) — Sunday 18 June 2017   Exodus 19:2-8a Romans 5:1-8 Matthew 9:35-10:23   Over the summer months, the lectionary offers us the opportunity to follow a series in Romans 5-11. John Calvin said that “when anyone gains a knowledge of this Epistle, they have an entrance opened to them […]

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