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  • Happy [orthodox] Easter!

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on May 15, 2002
    based on 31 ratings
     | 2,841 views

    The difference in dating Western and Eastern Easter

  • Down From The Mountain...

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Feb 23, 2002
    based on 48 ratings
     | 4,004 views

    The Transfiguration is marvellous, but after that you have to get back down the mountain and get on with the job of being one of Jesus’ disciples

    Sermon: 2nd in Lent, Year A, 23rd February 2002 Text: Matthew 17:1-9 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. The Transfiguration of Our Lord is one of those epiphanous moments – an episode where Jesus Christ is revealed as he truly is – not merely a fairly ...read more

  • Temptation And The Reality Of The Devil

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Feb 16, 2002
    based on 69 ratings
     | 2,526 views

    Exegesis of the Temptation in the Wilderness and an examination of the reality of the Devil from a non-fundamentalist perspective. "The greatest achievement of the devil was to convince people he no longer existed."

    Sermon: 1st Sunday of Lent, Year A: 17th February 2002. Text: Matthew 4:1-11 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. “I can resist anything… except temptation!” So said the great wit, Oscar Wilde. Of all things in this world, temptation is something ...read more

  • Harry Potter And Decent Christian Values

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Dec 11, 2001
    based on 156 ratings
     | 1,663 views

    Many Christians are against Harry Potter, but look at what he stands for: not magic as evil, but decency, loyalty, honesty and prevailing against oppression. Don’t reject Harry without thought.

    Sermon: Second Sunday of Advent - Evensong 9th December 2001 In the name of the +Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen We had been eagerly awaiting the evening for some time, and not just since the film’s release. In fact, the entire family had been looking forward to this moment ...read more

  • Hail Mary.... The Immaculate Conception Explained

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Dec 6, 2001
    based on 101 ratings
     | 9,059 views

    Explaining the Immaculate Conception, teaching on the history and theology of the dogma, and how it applies to all of us, as an example of God’s Grace and Goodness.

    Sermon: 8th December 2001, Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Text: Luke 1:26-38 “Hail Mary, Filled with Grace” In the name of the +Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Two weeks ago, during our Advent Course, Fr Lewis laid down a challenge for ...read more

  • Jesus, Remember Me, When You Come Into Your Kingdom

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Nov 24, 2001
    based on 38 ratings
     | 7,646 views

    Last Sunday of Ordinary Time (Christ the King). Prisoners give us an insight into the special relationship of Christ and the two thieves. Sermon mentions baptism also.

    Sermon: Christ the King, 25th November 2001 “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom” In the name of the +Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen Last Sunday, we celebrated Prisoner’s Sunday, and we prayed for all imprisoned, their families on the outside, and ...read more

  • Childrens Assembly - Man Looks On The Outside

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Nov 16, 2001
    based on 204 ratings
     | 12,730 views

    Complete assembly for 7-11 year olds on appearances and what God is really looking for. Uses a very graphic demonstration which makes the kids think the priest is eating Dog Food! Good for a mixed religion / unchurched assembly.

    Junior School (age 7-11) Assembly "Man Looks On the Outside" Equipment: 1 Can Dog Food, and one of those plastic can lids 1 packet of Orange Jelly (Jello) 1 Mars Bar Can Opener Spoon Preparation: Open the BOTTOM of the dog food and feed it to your dog, clean the inside of the ...read more

  • Heaven Is Not Like That! - Remembrance Sunday

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Nov 8, 2001
    based on 128 ratings
     | 4,581 views

    Remembering those who have died in past wars on November 11th, preaching peace, recognising that Heaven is nothing like earth through jokes

    Sermon: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time – Remembrance Sunday Text: Luke 20:27-38 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. They had been married for over 30 years. Thirty years of devoted, loving, blessed life together – in fact, a fine example of what Christian ...read more

  • More Than Can Be Measured By The Clock

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Oct 26, 2001
    based on 134 ratings
     | 4,093 views

    Funeral Service for a 4 year old child, who was buried in a Natural Burial Site, after a long battle with an agressive cancer.

    When a child dies, we are inclined to say “What a pity he was taken before he was ripe and able to bear fruit”. We speak of promise rather than actual achievement. This would be quite unfair to XXXXXX. We don’t speak in the same way of a new blade of wheat: we appreciate it for what it is – a ...read more

  • Why Anglican Catholics Should Not Be Afraid Of The Holy Spirit

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Oct 20, 2001
    based on 64 ratings
     | 2,794 views

    A exploration of the gifts and fruits of the spirit in an Anglocatholic context: why we should not be shy of what the Holy Spirit has to offer us.

    Sermon: 19th Sunday After Trinity, 21st October 2001 Text: John 16:1-11 Why Anglican Catholics should not be afraid of the Holy Spirit In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. I am a great fan of the cinema; it is a media which reflects the society for ...read more

  • Assembly: Sept. 14, 2001 Fernhurst Junior School, Uk

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Sep 14, 2001
    based on 69 ratings
     | 1,297 views

    We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him. In view of all this, what can we say? If God is for us, then who can be against us?

    Assembly: 14th September 2001 Fernhurst Junior School, UK ===== Introduction ===== The Lord be with you And also with you It has been a difficult week, and many of us, many of you will have been shocked by the pictures on the TV and the news of the terrible things that took place in ...read more

  • The End Of Christianity

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Sep 7, 2001
    based on 65 ratings
     | 1,471 views

    A response to Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor’s statement that Christianity had been “all but eliminated” as a source of moral guidance in people’s lives, and that people were ‘indifferent’ to Christian values. Mission: the essential role of the Church

    Sermon: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time; 9th September 2001 Text: Luke 14:25-33 “Anyone who does not carry his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple” In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. BBC News, last Thursday. The Archbishop of Westminster, ...read more

  • Be Prepared

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Aug 11, 2001
    based on 96 ratings
     | 3,750 views

    What to say when you are found sleeping at your desk - Be prepared for the Kingdom of Heaven arriving unexpectedly: preparation through Baptism and the Eucharist.

    Sermon: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, Parish Mass with Holy Baptism Text: Luke 12:32-48 +In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Be Prepared! The motto of the Scouting Movement. It is a motto which would serve us all well this morning, as we should be ...read more

  • Pray Until Something Happens?

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Aug 5, 2001
    based on 76 ratings
     | 2,734 views

    How to pray. How God answers prayer. How we should not badger God for material needs but use prayer to open our hearts to a true dialogue with God, and why God failed to let me win the lottery despite the fact that I had prayed for it.

    Sermon: 17th in Ordinary Time Text: Luke 11:1-13 In the name of the +Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. When I was a child, my approach to prayer was the same as going to the supermarket with a shopping list; because I would pray [hands together, eyes closed] “God bless ...read more

  • Never Mind, Eat Some Food!

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Jul 23, 2001
    based on 54 ratings
     | 1,197 views

    The docetist heresy, the reality of Christ’s incarnation, and his setting of priorities: his father’s will above his earthly, physical needs.

    Sermon for Evening Prayer and Benediction 22nd July 2001 Text: John 4:31-35 “My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to accomplish his work” + In the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. It is a caricature of Jewish mothers that they force food onto ...read more