Tag Archives: Baptism

If you have been raised with Christ

This is my Easter Day sermon, 12 April 2020.  You might first want to check back on my Holy Week reflections leading up to this moment: Palm Sunday: “The Suffering Servant Foretold“ Wednesday: “Judas: What was he thinking?“ Maundy Thursday: … Continue reading

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The Bible is a book of Paul’s Epistles

This is part ten of sixteen in a series, “The Bible Is…“ A brief survey of the New Testament quickly reveals that, by title count, one man authored large chunk of it: 13 of 27 books – nearly half – … Continue reading

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What are the sacraments? – summarizing Articles 25-30

The six Articles of Religion pertaining to the doctrine and discipline of the sacraments can be described as “Classically Protestant.”  This stands in distinction to the course of modern Protestantism particularly in America.  The Anglican position on the Sacraments was … Continue reading

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Article 27: Baptism

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 27 states: XXVII. Of Baptism Baptism is not only a sign of profession, and mark of difference, whereby Christian men are discerned from others that be … Continue reading

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Article 25: Sacraments

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 25 states: XXV. Of the Sacraments Sacraments ordained of Christ be not only badges or tokens of Christian men’s profession, but rather they be certain sure … Continue reading

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The Arrogance of Man’s Wisdom

As we heard about Jesus gathering some of his first disciples in the Gospel reading today, we also heard Paul gathering his initial salvo of arguments for his audience in Corinth.  The 1st letter to the Corinthians is an interesting … Continue reading

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To Fulfill All Righteousness

This is my sermon for the 1st Sunday of Epiphany, the Baptism of our Lord. Referring back to the circumcision Last week we celebrated the circumcision and naming of Jesus.  There we saw an important moment in his infancy – … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Circumcision of Christ

#1 What’s up with this holiday? You may have noticed multiple names for today’s holiday.  Its official name in modern Anglican calendars is the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus.  You may have seen it labeled as “the octave … Continue reading

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The Basics of Christian Prayer

This post is based on a talk I gave at my local college ministry group. What does the word ‘prayer’ mean? The word “Prayer” means “request.” Technically, it doesn’t even have to mean asking God something.  For example, in Shakespeare’s … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit and Baptism

This is my sermon for the Day of Pentecost, Sunday 24 May 2015, at Grace Anglican Church, preceding the Baptism of William Brench. “We believe in the Holy Spirit; the Lord, the Giver of Life.” Who is the Holy Spirit? … Continue reading

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