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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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Article 24: Native Language

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 24 states: XXIV. Of speaking in the Congregation in such a tongue as the people understandeth It is a thing plainly repugnant to the Word of … 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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Article 23: Valid Ministers

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 23 states: XXIII. Of Ministering in the Congregation It is not lawful for any man to take upon him the office of publick preaching, or ministering … Continue reading

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Article 22: Purgatory, etc.

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 22 states: XXII. Of Purgatory The Romish Doctrine concerning Purgatory, Pardons, Worshipping, and Adoration, as well of Images as of Reliques, and also invocation of Saints, … Continue reading

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Article 21: Ecumenical Councils

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 21 states: XXI. Of the Authority of General Councils General Councils may not be gathered together without the commandment and will of Princes. And when they … Continue reading

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Article 20: Church Authority

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 20 states: XX. Of the Authority of the Church The Church hath power to decree Rites or Ceremonies, and authority in Controversies of Faith: And yet … Continue reading

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