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Eighteenth Sunday after TrinityScott Robertson20th October 201912,157 Kb
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Our calling from God is one that leads to salvation.
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Harvest FestivalRevd Derek Winterburn6th October 20198,557 Kb
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Go beyond the general thanksgiving to specific things. Where you see God in your life, you have reasons to be joyful.
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14th Sunday after TrinityScott Robertson29th September 201914,842 Kb
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It's not easy, it's not comfortable, but the Gospel says to care for the poor, for those who are not like us and to extend the love of Christ to the ends of the world.
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Trinity 13Keith Holburn15th September 201919,208 Kb
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The sermon was given by a guest speaker from Tools With A Mission (TWAM), Keith Holburn. St James's has collected a range of equipment over the years that TWAM has taken to the developing world, most recently nine sewing machines.
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Seven Deadly Sins - LustRevd Derek Winterburn8th September 201919,368 Kb
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Lust is disordered sexual desire. But where does the order come from today? The Bible has a string of stories about irregular or abusive relationships but none of them end well. (See David and Bathsheba above - Cert PG). Despite popular opinion, Jesus taught very clearly about lust and the danger it leads to. On the other hand he spoke powerfully about purity ' Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God.'
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Seven Deadly Sins - GluttonyRevd Derek Winterburn1st September 201916,196 Kb
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Over the centuries gluttony has been seen as the least serious of the deadly sins. However mastery of our eating and drinking habits remains as challenging as ever. The word 'sinful' is applied to desserts more than any behaviour or attitude. Hardly a week goes by without advice to 'eat more of this', or 'less of that.' Recently we have become more aware of the ecological cost of our consumption. The counterpoint to gluttony is courage under suffering.
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Seven Deadly Sins - Avarice or GreedSylvie Collins-Mayo25th August 201910,729 Kb
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Jesus said 'Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; someone's life does not consist in the abundance of their possessions.' Alongside a hunger for 'wealth acquisition'' Jesus speaks about mercy on both friends and enemies.
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Seven Deadly Sins - SlothRevd Derek Winterburn18th August 201913,971 Kb
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Being idle hardly seems a problem for most of us whether at work or retired! But the medieval sin of sloth really pinpoints a spiritual carelessness. That's the attitude that is summed by 'I can't be bothered.' Jesus offers a different approach: to hunger and thirst for righteousness.
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Seven Deadly Sins - AngerRevd Derek Winterburn11th August 201919,901 Kb
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Seek first the kingdom of God. God's kingdom is the greater kingdom. Our will/way needs to fit within that - that's the way of meekness.
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Seven Deadly Sins - EnvyRevd Derek Winterburn4th August 201912,348 Kb
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If envy is resentment of someone else's good fortune, mourning with somebody is being sympathetic in their troubles. So stand beside people who have less rather than stand away from them.
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