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Sermons on Season of Christmas

First Sunday after Christmas

Sermon for the First Sunday after Christmas Readings: 1 Samuel 2:18–20, 26; Colossians 3:12–17 & Luke 2:41–52 We know very little about the childhood of Jesus. In fact, the only story we have from his early years is the one from today’s gospel reading, which describes an incident that occurred when Jesus was twelve years old. This story is found only in…

Second Sunday after Christmas

Readings: Jeremiah 31:7–14, Ephesians 1:3–14 & John 1:1–18 This week’s reading from the Old Testament comes from the book of the prophet Jeremiah, and like the reading we had last Sunday, from the book of the prophet Isaiah, it continues the theme of the return of the people of Judah from exile in Babylon.  Jeremiah began to prophesy around the year 627…

First Sunday after Christmas

Sermon for the First Sunday after Christmas Readings: Isaiah 61:10–62:3, Galatians 4:4–7 & Luke 2:22–40 Sporting teams can sometimes suffer from what’s know as the ‘premiership hangover’. Having worked extremely hard, possibly over a period of several years, to achieve the ultimate sporting success within their particular field of endeavour, it is not uncommon for a successful team to experience defeat in…

Christmas Eve

Readings: Is. 9:2–7, Tit. 2:11–14 & Lk. 2:1–20 At its best, Christmas is a wonderful occasion for family and friends to spend time together enjoying each other’s company, sharing meals, and exchanging gifts. At its worst, its probably the single biggest opportunity in the year for our “consumerist culture” to gorge itself on excess. Sometimes in the church we lament the fact…

First Sunday after Christmas

Readings: Isaiah 63:7–9, Hebrews 2:10–18 & Matthew 2:13–23 I want to talk to you this morning about three topics that are raised in today’s readings: journey, suffering and redemption. On Christmas Eve and Morning, we heard the story of the birth of Jesus from Luke’s Gospel. In that story we heard of a journey that Joseph took, with a heavily pregnant Mary,…