Epiphany

Sermons for the Season of Epiphany

A Sermon for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany (31/01/21): Not What He Does But Who He Is

Not What He Does But Who He Is  Mark 1:21-28 “They were all amazed and kept asking one another, “What is this? A new teaching – with  authority. He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him.”  There is a profound irony in preaching. As a preacher I find my self doing the very …

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A Sermon for the Third Sunday after Epiphany (24/01/21): Follow Me and Fish for People

Follow Me and Fish for People Mark 1:14-20 One day Jesus appeared in Galilee. One day he wasn’t there. And the next he was. And not very long afterwards it seemed everyone had heard of him. Some tried to fit him into what was already happening, as if he were the outcome of a trend or a movement that was …

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A Sermon for the Second Sunday after Epiphany (17/01/21): Christian Freedom, Christian Ethics

Christian Freedom, Christian Ethics 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 Paul says: “All things are lawful to me.” Paul summarises the effect of his theology of grace in a single phrase. This is the outcome of God’s grace. What God has done in Jesus Christ has fundamentally changed the way things are. By sending Jesus God has transformed the relationship between …

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A Sermon for the First Sunday after Epiphany (10/01/21): The Beginning of the Good News

The Beginning of the Good News Mark 1: 4-11 John the Baptist appears in the wilderness. Something new is happening. Out of nowhere, in the middle of nowhere, John appears. His appearing has no context. There is no backstory. There is no build up. John does not fit into anything that is already happening. He is not the effect of some direct …

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