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“Out of Our Depth”: Sermon Preached at St John’s, Devizes on Sunday 9 August 2020 (the 9th Sunday After Trinity)

Readings – 1 Kings 9:9-18, Matthew 14:22-33 But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, ‘You … Continue reading

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Sermon Preached at St John’s Devizes on Sunday 19 July 2020, the 6th Sunday After Trinity

Readings – Romans 8:12–25, Matthew 13:24–30, 36–43 “…in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. Let both of them grow together until the harvest.” May I speak in the name of God, who is Father, Son, … Continue reading

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Chapel Address at Evensong, St Stephen’s House, Oxford, 4 November 2019

Chapel Address at Evensong, St Stephen’s House, Oxford, 4 November 2019 Gerry Lynch “When you talk to God, it’s called prayer. When God talks to you, it’s called insanity.” That bon mot came to mind as I pondered today’s readings … Continue reading

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Sermon Preached at St Mary Magdalen, Oxford, 3 November 2019

Sermon Preached at Sung Mass at St Mary Magdalen, Oxford, 3 November 2019 (All Saints’ Day transferred)                                                               Gerry Lynch After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no man could number, from every nation, from all tribes and … Continue reading

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Sermon at Christ the King, Johannesburg, 8 September 2019

Sermon Preached at Christ the King Anglican Church, Mondeor, Johannesburg (Diocese of Christ the King) on Sunday 8 September 2019 (Twelfth Sunday After Trinity) “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and … Continue reading

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Sermon Preached at St James’ Church Alderholt on Sunday 3 May 2015 (Easter 5)

Readings – John 15:1-8; Acts 8:26-40. Pruning doesn’t seem like a very pleasant process for whomever is being pruned. It carries connotations of being taken down to size, perhaps of having one’s wings clipped. Christ says in today’s Gospel that … Continue reading

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