Pentecost 6B - Mark 6:1-13

Mark 6:1–13 (NIV) 6 Jesus left there and went to His hometown, accompanied by His disciples. When the Sabbath came, He began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard Him were amazed. “Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given Him? What are these remarkable miracles He is performing? Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and

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Pentecost 5B - 2 Corinthians 8:7-15

2 Corinthians 8:7–15 (NIV) But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you—see that you also excel in this grace of giving. I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it with the earnestness of others. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though

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Harvest Thanksgiving - Year B - Luke 19:11-27

LCNZ Convention Sermon 24/05/75 by Rev Bishop John Henderson Adapted for use at St Matthew for the celebration of Harvest Thanksgiving 21/06/15 Luke 19:11-27 Dear friends in Christ, Well, here we are, gathered at St Matthew for the Divine Service of God to us. Gathered also to celebrate Harvest Thanksgiving for all of God’s material gifts to us. How's it going? Does the Kingdom of God feel

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3rd Sunday after Pentecost - Year B - Mark 4:26-34

Mark 4:26–34 (NIV) 26 He (Jesus) also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. 27 Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. 28 All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. 29 As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it,

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