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Banquet Ettiquette and Pride

an exposition of Luke 14:1,7-14 We’ve got some fun stuff today!  While all four gospel books touch upon many of the same points in the life and teaching of Jesus, and there is a great deal of overlap, there tends … Continue reading

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Christ in Judgment

This is my homily on Luke 12:49-56 for Grace Anglican Church upon 18 August 2019 [Proper 15]. INTRODUCTION We’re living in some rough times for the Church.  Despite massive growth of Pentecostal Christianity across the globe, a huge retinue of false … Continue reading

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The Sending of the Seventy: a specific example of a broad mission

This was my homily on Luke 10:1-20 at Grace Anglican Church on 7 July 2019. The sending of the seventy, or seventy-two (depending upon which New Testament manuscript tradition you go with), is one of the classic stories in the … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed on All Saints’ Sunday

Sermon on Ephesians 1 on All Saints’ Sunday Overwhelming. Is that a negative word to you, “overwhelming”?  Do you associate that with the feeling you get when facing a large project or task, or a very full schedule?  We can … Continue reading

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Grasping the Gospel

One of the fun things in studying the Bible that is often difficult to incorporate into regular expository preaching is the bird’s eye view of the Scriptures.  Normally we are focused in on particular verses at a time, looking at … Continue reading

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Theology of the Cross versus Glory

Mark 10:32-45 begins with Jesus and his disciples on their way to Jerusalem.  The text actually brings this to our attention twice: first in verse 32 to describe the course of their travels, and again in verse 33 when Jesus … Continue reading

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Obedience & Duothelitism

In the third story of Jesus predicting his death and resurrection, and teaching his disciples about humility before exaltation (Mark 10:32-45), he reveals a lot about himself.  He shows us what perfect obedience to the Father looks like.  He makes … Continue reading

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