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Lectionary Saturday.

The disciples were witnesses to the resurrection of Christ. But they found it very hard to comprehend. Christ had to demonstrate to them that he was not a ghost, not a fraud, but was real. He was healed, whole, eternal, and able to do things no human can. And his promise is that we will […]

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Lectionary for the woke.

Last year I was going through a fair amount of turmoil, much of which I could not write about. Much of which relates to human resources, and regulation of speech. We have a liberal polity. But we have an example of how to deal with a liberal polity. The Sadduccees did not survive the destruction […]

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Lectionary 24th April 2019

The disciples could not believe the resurrection. They thought the women with them were having hysterics. It could not be true. Christ had been executed, and was dead: the Romans were fairly efficient at ensuring those sentenced to death did die. The women had arrived as soon as they could work after the Sabbath — […]

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Lectionary Tues 23 April 2019.

We have seen some very sad things happen over the Easter period, and we have difficulty understanding these things. For we forget that there is a war, ongoing, that has casualties. The consequences of this war are real and evident. For fear, pain, tears, bitterness, wrath and revenge are the worship Satan loves, while love, […]

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Lectionary Easter Monday 2019

Today I’m mixing lectionaries, using both the revised common lectionary and the book of common prayer. Both are available at Bible Gateway. Both are good. Both contain more text than I will put up on any one day. 22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works […]

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Lectionary April 21 2019

It’s Sunday: the end of holy week. The day we recall that Christ rose from the dead. So we went to a local church where we are staying, and were reminded that Christ had triumphed over all: the best sermon was the kids’ talk which went through the resurrection in detail. At home, we watched […]

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Lectionary 20th April 2019

Further on yesterday. The work of Christ is complete in and of itself, and as Hebrews writes, if we believe Christ rose from the dead and proclaim him as Lord, we will be saved. Note that this is not proclaiming Caesar as Lord, as the Jews did in his trial. Christ died so that we […]

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Lectionary (long): Good Friday

What to put up on one of the high and holy days of the church calendar? The betrayal, trial, condemnation and Crucifixion of Christ, and the psalms, the prophets and comments of the apostles: the readings for today are long. But it is for our sins that this happened. Pilate and the Sanhedrin were allowed […]

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Lectionary Thursday 18th April.

Today is the last day for work in NZ, as both Good Friday and Easter Sunday are public holidays. The secular state has not removed them, yet. My church has posters up around town encourating people to an evangelical service on Sunday. So today, I’m using two passages: one from the gospel and one from […]

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Lectionary 17th April 2019

It looks like the wormtounges are being found out, while those who are of faith are standing taller. The buildings older generations worshiped in may be sold, or destroyed, but the challenge remains. Leave our sin to one side. Shuck off the burdens of our society and their expectations, and run the course set before […]