Monthly Archives: September 2017

Sermon: Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity, 24 September 2017, St John the Divine

Readings  Jonah 3.10 – 4.11 & Matthew 20.1-16 Preacher  Revd Alan Sykes   St Paul says to the Philippians in our second reading that they should live their lives in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. I’m going … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity, 24 September 2017, St Mary Magdalene

Reading  Matthew 18.21-35 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers   One of the earliest observations we make in life as we encounter our parents’ quite unreasonable behaviour is, ‘It’s not fair!’  It’s a statement we continue to refine for the rest of … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity, 17 September 2017, St John the Divine

Reading  Matthew 18.21-35 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers This morning’s Gospel picks up exactly where last week’s left off, and once again it is the apostle Peter who plays a central role by asking Jesus the key question.   He wants to … Continue reading

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Sermon: Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity, 10 September 2017, St John the Divine

Reading  Matthew 18.15-20 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers   It is stating the obvious to say that conflict is one of life’s certainties.  It takes many forms, from the relatively trivial to the positively dangerous: from the small-scale and domestic, to … Continue reading

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Sermon: Twelfth Sunday after Trinity, 3 September 2017, St John the Divine

Reading  Matthew 16.21-28 Preacher  Revd Neil Summers   Poor old Peter!  If you were here last week, you may remember the gospel reading telling us it was Peter who had the insight to recognise in Jesus the Messiah promised by … Continue reading

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