Tag Archives: eschatology

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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Strive to Enter God’s Rest

The Epistle to the Hebrews, of anonymous authorship, is my favorite book in the New Testament.  I know that St. Paul’s letters are very popular, as are the four Gospels, and that a lot of people find Hebrews kind of strange, but … Continue reading

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Imagery in Zechariah 14

Zechariah is not an easy book for a lot of people to read;  It is one of the most apocalyptic texts in the Old Testament (after Daniel), which really just takes the challenges of prophetic literature and dials them up … 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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Eternal Safety in Christ our Good Shepherd

an exposition of Revelation 7:9-17 by the Rev. Matthew Brench at Grace Anglican Church upon 12 May 2019 (Easter IV) Introduction Today is nicknamed ‘Good Shepherd Sunday’.  Traditionally the second Sunday after Easter and in modern calendars moved down a … Continue reading

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Musical Notes: Harvest Home

One of the great Thanksgiving hymns is Come, ye thankful people, come, or alternatively known by a phrase it uses several times, Harvest Home.  The genius of this hymn’s lyrics is the multiple layers of meaning that are all appropriate … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget (Remembrance Day)

INTRODUCTION Veterans Day, known in several other countries as Remembrance Day, previously named Armistice Day: as we have heard, this was originally a day set aside to celebrate the end of the War to End All Wars.  As further wars … Continue reading

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