John

Sermons based on readings from the Gospel of John

A Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Lent (14/03/21): Nicodemus is Puzzled by Jesus

Nicodemus is Puzzled by Jesus  John 3:14-22  The evening had not got at all how Nicodemus had expected or wanted. He had come to Jesus looking for clarity. He wanted to get from the pious Galilean, of whom the ordinary folk seem so enthused and excited, and whose words seemed to impress even a few of the …

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A Sermon for the Third Sunday in Lent (07/03/21): The Sign of Cleansing the Temple

  The Sign of Cleansing the Temple  John 2:13-22  John’s Gospel is a book of signs.  In it there is a series of miraculous occurrences which disclose just who Jesus is.  The first of these signs is the  Changing of Water into Wine. The series leads through the Raising of Lazarus and of course culminates …

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A Sermon for the Second Sunday of Easter (19/04/20): Believing Thomas

Believing Thomas John 20:19-31 The first Easter day ends with the disciples gathered together. They are back in their usual meeting place. They are with one another in the house where just three nights ago they had shared a final meal with Jesus. So much has happened since then. Fear had scattered them and has …

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A Sermon for Holy Week (2): The Fragrance of What Mary Did

The Fragrance of what Mary did  John 12:1-8  The final stage of Jesus’ journey starts here . Between the days of frantic activity Jesus rests in Bethany, the place called House of affliction. There are now just six days until the Passover. Which makes this Saturday night. The day of sanctified rest, the Sabbath, has come to an …

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A Sermon for the 5th Sunday in Lent (29/03/20): If you had been here

If you had been here John 11:1-44 Both Martha and Mary say the same thing to Jesus when he arrives in Bethany a few days after their brother’s death: “Lord if you had been here my brother would not have died.” Their response is a natural human one in the face of tragedy and heartache. Perhaps …

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