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Sermons on Ephesians

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 […]

Louis della-Porta: Faith – make or break?

02 August 2015 10.30 Sung Eucharist Ninth Sunday after Trinity Louis della-Porta Lord, may our hearts and minds be open to receive your word. Amen. In this morning’s gospel, the crowd are chasing Jesus, hungry for something to believe in. Keen for a sign, Jesus tells them; ‘you must believe in the one he has sent . […]

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 […]