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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 […]

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Lectionary on the burning of Notre Dame.

Today one of the French national treasures and the Cathedral of Paris, Notre Dame, has burned out of control. There are promises to rebuild. The great and the good are horrified. A firefighter battling a massive blaze which has ripped through Notre-Dame Cathedral has been seriously injured, but authorities say the structure has been saved […]

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Lectionary Mon 15th April

It is the Monday before Easter. Six sleeps to Easter Sunday: A prayer for today from the Orthodox Church (who probably say we’ve got the dates wrong). Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of Truth, present in all places and filling allthings, treasury of good things and giver oflife: come; take Your abode in us; cleanse us […]

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Daily Lectionary.

It is Sunday, and so the text today is longer, and I am adding the collect. The lectionary remains the revised common lectionary, which is different from the Anglican one, and the texts there differ. THE COLLECTAlmighty and everlasting God, in your tender love for us you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to […]

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Lectionary 13 April 2019

One of the very clear things in this fallen time is that if you preach the word of God without fear or favour it is highly likely that your employer will be frightened. I was encouraged to take down a blog last year, and go anonymous. For a season I did not blog the lectionary […]

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Lectionary 12 April 2019

If you look at the lectionary you will finnd that there is a link to Hebrews. That the promises of God for the Jews through Christ are now ours. This is for the saints in God His lovingkindness remains with you, regardless of your circumstances. Do not let your feelings, the fact you are rejected, […]

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Lectionary 11 April 2019

When Moses preached his final message it was recorded as the fourth book of the law. In it he says the following: 20 “When your son asks you in time to come, saying, ‘What do the testimonies and the statutes and the judgments mean which the Lord our God commanded you?’ 21 then you shall say to […]