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8th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 11) — Sunday 22nd July 2018   Jeremiah 23:1-6 Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56   In Ephesians 2:11-22 we see that by the cross, Christ has reconciled both Jews and Gentiles to God, and to one another, as his united household. In verse 11, Paul tells us directly what he […]

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7th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 10) — Sunday 15th July 2018   Amos 7:7-15 Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29   Over the next few weeks, the lectionary affords us an opportunity to reflect on Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. Beginning this week in chapter 1, we are urged to praise God because we have every spiritual […]

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6th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 9) — Sunday 8th July 2018   Ezekiel 2:1-5 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Mark 6:1-13   The theme that brings our readings together this week is the rejection of God’s true messengers, and the difficulties that brings for them. In exile, Ezekiel receives a startling and frightening vision of God’s glory. […]

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5th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 8) — Sunday 1st July 2018   Psalm 30 2 Corinthians 8:7-24 Mark 5:21-43   In the readings for this week, we rejoice in God’s power over death, which he gives to those who trust in him. In Mark’s Gospel so far, we have seen Jesus’ power over sickness, over […]

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4th Sunday after Trinity (Proper 7) — Sunday 24th June 2018   Job 38:1-11 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Mark 4:35-41   In the readings for this week, we are encouraged to trust in Jesus through all the storms and difficulties of life, because his authoritative word protects us; and we are rebuked if we do not! […]

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1st Sunday after Trinity (Proper 4) – Sunday 3 June, 2018   Deuteronomy 5:12-15 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 Mark 2:23-3:6   In our reading from Mark’s Gospel this week, we see Jesus go head to head with the Pharisees over the issue of the Sabbath. Who does he think he is? The Pharisees are cross because […]

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Trinity Sunday – Sunday 27 May, 2018 Isaiah 6:1-8 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17 In Isaiah chapter 6, with its potentially Trinitarian “Holy, Holy, Holy”, we see the gloriously holy God commissioning a sinful but forgiven prophet to pronounce judgment upon and to harden his sinful people. Isaiah 6 does not necessarily come chronologically after chapters […]

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Whit Sunday – Sunday 20 May, 2018 Acts 2:1-21 Romans 8:22-27 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15   have always found it strange that Acts 2 is referred to by some as “the birthday of the church”. It may be true that some were born again at Pentecost, but it is not referred to in Scripture itself as […]

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7th Sunday of Easter –  Sunday 13th May 2018 Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 1 John 5:9-13 John 17:6-19   This Sunday, we are reminded in each of our readings of the kind and protective sovereignty of God over the church, which testifies to his truth. As we prepare for Pentecost, we move back in our readings […]

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Sixth Sunday of Easter – Sunday 6 May, 2018   Acts 10:44-48 1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17 Our readings this week emphasise the link between the spiritual realities we enjoy and the outward signs and evidences of them. A link between spiritual reality and visible sign is established in 1 John 5. Those who believe […]

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