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Sermons on Ephesians

The Rector: Righteous Anger

The Sixth Sunday after Trinity19 July 202010.30 Morning ServiceRevd Nicholas Mercer I recently listened to an excellent BBC podcast It was entitled “The Big Disease with a Little Name” and charted the history of the HIV-Aids  For those who can remember, this was another pandemic caused by a virus about 40 years ago At the time, there was…

The Rector: We believe in life before death

19 August 2018 10.30 Sung Eucharist The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity Canon Simon Cowling Ephesians 5. 15-20; John 6. 51-58  We believe in life before death. Some years ago, Christian Aid introduced this statement into its annual campaign. It succeeds in being unobjectionable, challenging and subversive in equal measure. The statement is unobjectionable because it’s…

Revd Jonathan Cain: Lord, to whom can we go?

23 August 2015 10.30 Sung Eucharist Twelfth Sunday after Trinity Revd Jonathan Cain Ephesians 6. 10-20; John 6. 56-69 “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe that you are the Holy One of God.” The Gospel-writer puts these words on the lips of Peter, following the departure of…

Revd Jonathan Cain: Bearing Witness

12 July 2015 10.30 Sung Eucharist Sixth Sunday after Trinity Revd Jonathan Cain Ephesians 1. 1-14; Mark 6. 14-29 It was a great and humbling privilege to be made deacon at Ripon Cathedral last week.  Part of the service requires the candidates to make a series of nine declarations before bishop and congregation.  Perhaps unsurprisingly, my family…