Category Archives: Devotional

Christians and/or Hypocrites?

These are extracts from my sermon today on the Parable of the Wheat & the Weeds (Matthew 13:24-30, 34-43). Introduction I’m sure you’ve all heard this before: “I don’t like church because of all the hypocrites there.” Story: A woman tells … Continue reading

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Nurture the Seeded Word within You

This is an exposition of Matthew 13:1-9,18-23, my sermon today. The heart of Matthew’s Gospel Now that we’ve reached chapter 13, we are now in the heart of St. Matthew’s Gospel book.  Each of the four gospels are different, with their … Continue reading

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Patriotism and the Church’s Agenda

A thorny question that always pops up this time of year (and seems to get thornier with each passing year) is how and to what extent the churches should acknowledge Independence Day here in the USA.  A lot of Christians … Continue reading

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The Gospel according to Astronomy

The first day of summer is usually about June 21st.  This is known as the summer solstice; in the Northern hemisphere we get the longest period of daylight and shortest night all year.  The daylight hours had been increasing for … Continue reading

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4 Questions for a better Bible study

One of the biggest struggles in reading the Bible is understanding what it’s saying, and discerning what to do about it.  For the past half-century, Western culture has fostered very shallow reading habits; sometimes it seems to me that all … Continue reading

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Suffering for the Sake of Righteousness

This is my sermonon 1 Peter 3:8-18, preached on the 6th Sunday of Eastertide (Rogation Sunday), 21 May 2017. Introduction: Receiving Good & Evil from the Lord “Satan said the Lord, “Skin for skin! All that a man has he will … Continue reading

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Eloquence is Only a Tool

Fine style does not make something true, nor has a man a wise soul because he has a handsome face and well-chosen eloquence….  He seemed to them prudent and wise because he charmed them by the way he talked. Saint … Continue reading

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