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Trinity 7: Even Half of my Kingdom

So, whilst the disciples are off on their holy adventures, Mark entertains us with a rather colourful and gory story. We haven’t heard much about John for a while: right back at the beginning of Mark’s account John was noted … Continue reading

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Trinity 6: Your mum is a……

A few week’s ago, we heard the story of Jesus’ mum and siblings believing that Jesus was deranged, and seeking to bring him home, trying to prevent him from further embarrassing the family name. Read more here. That story was … Continue reading

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Trinity 5: Woe is me.

This weekend I was relived of preaching duties due to attending a friend’s ordination in Canterbury Cathedral and then his first communion in his village church in Egerton. Both these were huge celebrations, but the Bible passages set for the … Continue reading

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Trinity 4: Don’t Panic Mr Mainwaring

If we were to look for  link between the three passages set for this week it would indeed be panic – or an exhortation not to panic. In the Old Testament passage we meet a young David prepared to do battle … Continue reading

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Trinity 3: Bigger and Better?

Whilst I was enjoying myself at a wedding this weekend, the Team Rector was left holding the fort. This is what he had to say about the Parable of the Mustard Seed- read it here. I don’t know if you … Continue reading

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Trinity 2: We Are Family

This is one of those passages which is only recorded by Mark, and we can see why, it is pretty painful and hard to understand. In Mark 3: 20-end, Jesus seems to be disowning his family, which doesn’t sound at … Continue reading

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Trinity 1: Easy Like Sunday Morning

Ok, so today’s passage from the Gospel of Mark (yes we are back on track for our year with Mark) is all about how to celebrate the Sabbath, not Sunday. The Jewish day of rest, the day Moses was commanded … Continue reading

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