Sermons on Matthew

Sermons on Matthew

11 December 2022

Introduction First, on this Third Sunday of Advent I want you to invite you to accompany me on a journey. A journey of imagination. Is that alright? At certain points of my reflection, I want us to imagine together how might John feel or what John might be thinking? Are you ready? A straightforward, common-sense reading of Matthew 11 would tell us that John the Baptist, unhappily rotting away in prison, has been getting reports about the work of Jesus?…

27 November 2022

You will probably have already noted that I do like a catchy title.  It’s a long tradition in our family which you may have noticed with Peter’s drama scripts.  It even extended to Lissa’s honours thesis, when her supervisor asked her did she not want to choose a more academic title.  The title of my reflection, though simple, expresses everything I want to say about today’s reading.     “Live ready!”  Advent is an important season in the church’s calendar. Advent –…