All Saints’ Centenary – June 10th 2012

JESUS IS HERE! Sermon preached at High Mass to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the laying of the Foundation Stone of All Saints’ Church, San Diego by the Rector Emeritus, Fr Tony Noble Sunday June 10th 2012 Ephesians 2:19-20  “So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the […]

My final sermon as Rector

SEEING & TOUCHING JESUS Sermon preached by Fr Tony Noble on Sunday March 6th, 2011   Matthew 17:5   “He was still speaking when, lo, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said: ‘This is my beloved Son with whom I am well pleased. Listen to Him.”   The transfiguration of our […]

Epiphany 8

TRUSTING IN THE LORD Sermon preached by Fr Tony Noble on Sunday February 27th, 2011   Matthew 6:25   Jesus said:  “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life”.   It was a great joy at the 8 o’clock Mass this morning to celebrate two baptisms. This is very unusual – but the […]

SHOW ME THAT YOU ARE REDEEMED Sermon preached by Fr Tony Noble on Sunday February 13th, 2011   Matthew 5:20 “Unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and pharacies, you will never enter the gates of heaven.”   This text is the verse immediately before today’s gospel reading from Matthew 5. It is very […]

Epiphany 4

HUNGERING FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS SERMON PREACHED BY FR. TONY NOBLE ON JANUARY 30, 2011   Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”   The last 50 years have seen a strong emphasis on social justice as an expression of Christian discipleship – in keeping with the words […]

Epiphany 3

THE LOOK OF JESUS   SERMON PREACHED BY FR. TONY NOBLE ON JANUARY 23, 2011   Matthew 4:19 “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”   The story of the calling of the first four apostles is rather extraordinary. Here are Peter and Andrew going about their business of fishing, along with […]

Epiphany 2

BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD   SERMON PREACHED BY FR. TONY NOBLE ON JANUARY 16, 2011   St. John 1:29 “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world!”   In today’s Gospel, we have St. John’s account of the Baptism of Jesus. Actually it’s not a description of the event, […]

Baptism of The Lord

THE GIVER OF FORGIVENESS SERMON PREACHED BY FR. TONY NOBLE ON JANUARY 9, 2011   Matthew 3:17     “Lo, a voice from heaven, saying:                          “This is my beloved Son with whom I am well pleased”.   The Baptism of Christ is traditionally observed on the Sunday after Epiphany. It takes us straight from the Christ-child […]

Epiphany 2011

3 KINGS…….JUST LIKE US! SERMON PREACHED BY FR. TONY NOBLE ON January 2, 2011                                                    St. Matthew 2:11 “Going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother and they fell down and worshipped him, and opening their treasures, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh“.   I suppose that we […]

Sunday after Christmas

THE SHEPHERDS OF BETHLEHEM SERMON PREACHED BY FR. TONY NOBLE ON December 26th 2010                                                    St. John 1:12 “To all who received him and believed in his name he gave              power to become children of God.”   “Power to become children of God.” If we were looking for an example of those who illustrate this […]