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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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Are we there yet?

“Are we there yet?”  Between the goings-on of the season, and all the snow we’ve already gotten, you might be feeling that way too.  Isn’t it Christmas already?  How can it still be a week away?  Well, fun fact, this … Continue reading

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Against Christian Hypocrisy

Back on Sunday, many of you probably heard the Beatitudes read for All Saints’ Sunday.  Today’s Gospel lesson picks up where that one left off. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be … Continue reading

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Back to Basics: The Strength to Go On

a homily on John 4:46-54 It happens every now and then – you’re tired, you’re discouraged, you’re depressed.  You don’t know how things are going to work out.  Circumstances are overwhelming; life’s burdens have become too much to bear.  What … Continue reading

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Now What: the future of the Church

 lessons from biblical history in how the Church can survive (and thrive!) in the midst of a hostile culture Since January 17th we’ve spent close to 30 Sunday sermons exploring the end of 2 Chronicles and the entire books of … Continue reading

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Esther V: The Empire Strikes Back

This is my sermon on the 5th chapter of the book of Esther for Grace Anglican Church. The fifth chapter of the book of Esther is a bit like Episode V of the original Star Wars movies: you can tell … Continue reading

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Esther’s Final Conversion

This is my sermon on Esther chapter 4. What is Conversion? What do you think of when you hear the word conversion?  Is it that moment when an atheist finally admits belief in the divine?  Is it when someone comes to … Continue reading

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