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Sermons on Season of Epiphany

Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

Sermon for the Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany Readings: Genesis 45:3–11,15, 1 Corinthians 15:35–50 & Luke 6:27–38 In our first reading this morning, from the Book of Genesis, we find ourselves at the tail-end of the story of Joseph being reunited with his brothers in Egypt, where he is now the second most powerful man in Egypt after the Pharaoh. These are…

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

Sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany Readings: Isaiah 6:1–8; 1 Corinthians 15:1–11 & Luke 5:1–11 What do you understand the term ministry to mean? Do you believe that you have a ministry of your own? If you Google the meaning of ministry, you’ll find there’s more than one definition. I actually like the following definition that I read on Wikipedia: “In…

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

Sermon for Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany Readings: Jeremiah 1:4–10; 1 Corinthians 13:1–13 & Luke 4:21–30 I think it’s fair to say that over the last three or four decades we in Australia have become a far more inclusive and accepting country than we used to be. While pockets of racism, bigotry and prejudice may still exist in our society, I believe…

Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Sermon for the Third Sunday after Epiphany Readings: Nehemiah 8:1–3, 5–6, 8–10; 1 Corinthians 12:12–31 & Luke 4:14–21 In today’s gospel passage, we hear Luke’s account of the story of Jesus ministering in his home town of Nazareth. In the versions presented by the gospels of Mark and Matthew, Jesus comes to Nazareth after having ministered for quite sometime elsewhere in Galilee.…

Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Sermon for Second Sunday after Epiphany Readings: Isaiah 62:1–5; 1 Corinthians 12:1–11 & John 2:1–11 As we continue to witness the decline of church attendance and the importance of religion in Western society, especially in countries that were previously strongholds of Christianity, it is not surprising that some people might question God’s commitment to His faithful people, to those who remain loyal…

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

Sermon for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany Readings: 2 Kings 2:1–12, 1 Corinthians 9:24–27 & Mark 1:40–45 As human beings, we all respond differently to the events and situations we experience in life. Take the story of the prophet Elisha healing Naaman of leprosy. In this story, we see different responses from five characters to the events that unfold in the story.…

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany Readings: Isaiah 40:21–31, 1 Corinthians 9:16–23 & Mark 1:29–39 Today’s gospel passage begins with the story of Jesus healing Peter’s mother-in-law, who was in bed with a fever. Some of us may think this particular story is guilty of reinforcing the old stereotype that a woman’s place is in the home waiting on men, because…