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2nd Sunday before Lent — Sunday 24th February 2019   Genesis 2:4b-9, 15-25 Revelation 4 Luke 8:22-25   This week’s readings teach us that the one whose word made and sustains the orderly creation for our benefit is worthy of all our praise. The reading from Genesis 2 focuses in on the creation of man […]

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3rd Sunday before Lent (Proper 2) — Sunday 17th February 2019   Jeremiah 17:5-10 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 Luke 6:17-26   This week’s reading from 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 tells us that if Jesus was not physically raised from the dead, then everything is pointless. Article 4 of the Thirty-nine Articles emphasises that “Christ did truly rise […]

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4th Sunday before Lent — Sunday 10th February 2019   Isaiah 6:1-13 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Luke 5:1-11   This week’s reading from 1 Corinthians 15 shows us how important the physical resurrection of Christ is for the Christian faith. 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 tells us three things: First, it says only one gospel is good enough […]

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5th Sunday before Lent — Sunday 3rd February 2019   Ezekiel 43:27-44:4 1 Corinthians 13 Luke 2:22-40   The set readings for this week focus on the joyful impact of the living God’s presence with his people. The prophet Ezekiel called upon Judah to align itself with the God of “salvation through judgement” after the […]

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4th Sunday of Epiphany — Sunday 27th January 2019   Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a Luke 4:14-21   Our theme for this week is the necessity of the proclamation of God’s word to the community of God’s people. The Corinthians were less enamoured by the teaching ministry and sought more exotic or “showy” […]

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3rd Sunday of Epiphany — Sunday 20th January 2019   Isaiah 62:1-5 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 John 2:1-11   In 1 Corinthians 12 we learn that confession of Christ as Lord, prompted by the Holy Spirit, is the basis of salvation, and the basis of Christian unity in diversity. An ideal reading for the week of […]

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2nd Sunday of Epiphany — Sunday 13th January 2019   Isaiah 43:1-7 Acts 8:14-17 Luke 3:15-17, 21-22   In our readings this week we celebrate the baptism of Christ. Christ was baptised by John not because he needed to repent as others did, but in order (as Luke puts it) to fulfil all righteousness. He […]

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4th Sunday of Advent — Sunday 23rd December 2018   Micah 5:2-5a Hebrews 10:5-10 Luke 1:39-55   The theme of our readings this week is the promised coming of a strong obedient ruler who will bring lasting peace to his humble people through his death. The prophecy of Micah to the humble hamlet of Bethlehem […]

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Third Sunday of Advent (Year C) Sunday 16 December 2018   Zephaniah 3:14-2 Philippians 4:4-7 Luke 3:7-18 Our readings this week speak to us of wrath, repentance, and rejoicing, reminding us that the coming of the Lord is a day we must prepare for well. John the Baptiser urged the people of Israel to flee […]

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First Sunday of Advent (Year C) Sunday 2 December 2018 Jeremiah 33:14-16 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 Luke 21:25-36   The beginning of Advent is upon us, the new liturgical year (Year C in the lectionary). Advent is a period of waiting and eager expectation in the Christian calendar. Strangely for many, however, we look forward at […]

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