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Abram believed God and God reckoned it to him as righteousness Genesis 15:1-18 – a homily for BCP

Genesis 15:1-18 Just a bit of a diversion to begin with….This passage includes some very bizarre language about cutting up animals and separating them. So just a brief explanation.  This was a way of making a valid contract in the … Continue reading

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Jean Val Jean and the Sermon on the Mount – Blessed are the Meek Matthew 5:3 by Revd Alex Pease

  ‘Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth’ Almost all the time when I am doing this job, particularly when I am preaching, I come across some of the words of Jesus which I personally find extremely … Continue reading

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Fasting, what’s that about then? by Revd. Alex Pease Isaiah 58:1-14

Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.Turn away from sin and be faithful to Christ. From the Church of England Ash Wednesday service As we start Lent, we typically ask ourselves ‘what am I going to … Continue reading

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Luke 9:28-36 We get to look like our dogs, how about getting to look like God? by Revd Alex Pease

Luke 9:28-36 The Transfiguration Is it that people get to look like their dogs, or that they buy dogs which look like them? Or is it that the way we treat our dogs, because it’s similar to the way we treat … Continue reading

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Who’s in the boat? Luke 8:22-25 by Revd Alex Pease

Luke 8:22-25 Jesus stills a storm The boat is keeling over.  The sails are flapping furiously.  The waves are crashing over the deck. The water is pouring in.  And the fishermen (experienced men of that stretch of water) are certain … Continue reading

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God transforms our hearts through mourning Matthew 5:7 by James Greig

GOD TRANSFORMS OUR HEART’S THROUGH MOURNING.  We are continuing our series that is looking at Jesus’ teachings in the Sermon on the mount, which are probably Jesus’ most practical teachings on how to conduct our lives and fulfil his callings, whilst … Continue reading

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How important is popularity? Luke 6:17-26 by Revd Alex Pease

Luke 6:17-26 As Christian, how important is popularity? Is popularity what matters? In our Valley Worship services this year (which are at 10am at St Mary’s Easton on the third Sunday of each month) we are doing a series on … Continue reading

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Family Worship on Sunday 3rd February 2019 at St Mary’s Easton

We had lots of families for our family worship today and lots of stuffed animals brought up into the Ark.  Thank you to the props department of the Easton Panto for our Ark! Thank you to David, Tim, Nikki, Vernon … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 13 – it’s not really about weddings….by Revd Alex Pease

It’s used at almost every wedding;  and last week, we read it at a funeral.   1 Corinthians 13 is one of the most beautiful and insightful passages of literature.  It is a global treasure, trotted out on great occasions.  … Continue reading

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Matthew 5:3-6 Sermon on the Mount – Lean on Creator not Crutch by Revd Alex Pease

‘A person in your situation needs to be able to stand on his own two feet’ was what my stepfather said to me.  ‘Don’t expect any support from me’.   I do think he meant well…he needed me to take … Continue reading

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John 2:1-11 The Wedding at Cana a miracle of everyday life by Revd Alex Pease

Those of you who were at St John’s on Sunday will recall that in his sermon Gerry left us with a question: What was Jesus doing for the first 30 years of his life before his baptism by John and the … Continue reading

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The Baptism of Jesus Luke 3:15-17,21-22 by LLM Gerry Stacey

In Luke’s reading we see that the people were filled with expectation as they waited for the outcome of the baptism.  This reminds me of a story about a drunk who stumbled onto a baptismal party all standing up to their waists … Continue reading

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Which star should we follow? A talk for 8am Holy Communion on Epiphany Matthew 2:1-12 by Revd Alex Pease

Have you ever counted the stars? Its the sort of thing that a child might try to do. And stop after the first 100 or so….. In fact, there are about 5000 stars observable to the naked eye and about … Continue reading

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Christmas Day Sermon 2018 by Revd Alex Pease

We were about 100 in St Swithun’s Martyr Worthy for our family Christmas Day communion. Revd. Alex Pease gave the following talk: I just love Christmas Since my earliest days I can remember the excitement of Christmas Day of waking … Continue reading

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Midnight Mass 2018 Sermon

Our first communion of Christmas was held this year at St Mary’s Avington where the wonderful chandelier was lit for the occasion. Over 50 of us attended. The Revd Alex Pease gave the following sermon: The pain is a symptom not the … Continue reading

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