Sermon: Envy and Generosity

Sermon Exodus 16:2-15; Matthew 20:1-16 Complaints, complaints, nothing but complaints … There’s no shortage of complaining in today’s Bible readings. First, there are the Israelites, grumbling about the good old days, back in Egypt, when they were slaves(!), and ‘we sat by the fleshpots and ate our fill of bread.’ (16:3) They must have stopped […]

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Sermon: Just Deserts?

A sermon preached by the Reverend Trevor Jamison at a United Reformed Church in Essex in 2009 Jonah 3: 10-4: 11; Matthew 20: 1-16 Well, he’s a grumpy old so-and-so is Jonah. Don’t you agree? Most of us, all of us I think, if sent by God to preach a message of repentance to shower […]

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Holy Week Reflections

By the Reverend Trevor Jamison Saint Columba’s United Reformed Church, North Shields Reflections on three readings from Luke 23. Each reflection focuses upon one individual. We know two by name, one by the office that he occupied. Luke 23:1-25 Grace and Salvation Salvation, being saved, depends upon God’s grace; God’s generosity. Our salvation, thank God, […]

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