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Nurture the Seeded Word within You

This is an exposition of Matthew 13:1-9,18-23, my sermon today. The heart of Matthew’s Gospel Now that we’ve reached chapter 13, we are now in the heart of St. Matthew’s Gospel book.  Each of the four gospels are different, with their … 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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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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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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The Importance of Words

This devotion is based upon two Scripture readings: 2 Corinthians 4:13-18 and Matthew 12:30-37. From these two readings, we find that words are very important.  Let’s begin with a closer look at the end of the Gospel reading. “By your … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day

What with today being the extremely popular St. Patrick’s Day, I thought it might be fun to write a brief post about this famous Christian and this holiday in his honor. Patrick was a Briton who lived somewhere on the … Continue reading

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Overview of the Gospel according to St. Mark

The most important thing to remember about the Gospel according to St. Mark is that it’s the fast-paced action-packed account of King Jesus conquering the evil in our world.  History: Context & Background St. Mark, known through the book of … Continue reading

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