Gate Pa – Lent 4 2014 Readings: Hebrew Scripture: 1 Sam 16:1-13 Psalm: 23 Epistle: Eph 5:8-14 Gospel: John 9:1-41 What I want to say: use the gospel to ask who are the bind people, and offer the examen as a way of learning to see What I want to happen: The Sermon 1. Introduction: Since last time – John way back Galilee from Jerusalem in Samaria talking marginalised woman since then – returned Jerusalem for a festival of Jews healed lame person on Sabbath then returns Galilee – now back in Jerusalem for last time This is a hard reading for us things get in way we bring our own assumptions about how things are blind to many of the assumptions at work in the story scientific and medical knowledge know
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Just when you thought that the global financial crisis is coming to an end, here we have a number of reports saying the worst is yet to come. As they say on star trek, "It's life Jim, but not as we know it." So if you are up for a cheerful read, and some interesting ideas on how we might survive, read this interesting little piece. What I like about it is the offer of hope in the face of hopelessness. Kind of reminds me of what Jesus did, offering hope in the face of calamity - this is how we will get through it, start doing it now.
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Gate Pa – Lent 3 2014 Readings: Hebrew Scripture: Exodus 17:1-7 Psalm: Psalm: 95 Epistle: Rom 5:1-11 Gospel: John 4:5-42 What I want to say: Explore story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman as an example of listening. Introduce the spiritual practice of sacred reading What I want to happen: People to learn to listen as did the Samaritan woman The Sermon 1. Introduction: lot wrong with gospel reading heard some ways makes story very improbable again – this is not history -not biography gospels, like all books written like them about divine truth revealed in and