Proper 30 – Year A (2017)

Deuteronomy 34:1-12; Psalm 90:1-6,13-17; I Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46 Rev. Dr. Tim Connor In the debates between Jesus and those gathered in the temple courts we encounter topics in Theology, Ethics and the Law and the identity of the Messiah. Concerning law, his response is simple and all encompassing: love God and love your neighbour. …

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Proper 28 – Year A (2017)

Exodus 32:1-14,7-9,12-20; Psalm 106:1-6,19-23; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14 Rev. Dr. Tim Connor It is difficult to speak directly about the Kingdom of God, and so Jesus used parables – stories and extended metaphors – to spark our imaginations. The parable of the wedding feast is yet another challenge against conventional thinking about how we respond …

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Proper 27 – Year A (2017)

Exodus 20:1-4,7-9,12-20; Psalm 19; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46 Rev. Dr. Tim Connor Thanksgiving in the life of the Church is both an individual and a corporate act. Our life in Christ has been blessed: we need to celebrate the gifts we have received, both individually and collectively, beginning with the gift of Christ himself. Just …

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