Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

Who is God? – summarizing Articles 1-5

The 39 Articles of Religion begin with the absolute basic questions of reality: who is God?  This is the heart of the definition of theology, explaining who and what God is. The liturgy of the Anglican tradition, as ordered in … Continue reading

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Article 5: the Holy Spirit

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 5 states: V. Of the Holy Ghost The Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son, is of one substance, majesty, and glory, with the … 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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Haggai part 2d: Covenant Promises

Another topic that I left unexplored in my recent sermon from Haggai is that of God’s covenant promises.  Haggai 2:4-5 says: Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, declares the Lord. Be strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest. … Continue reading

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The Basics of Christian Prayer

This post is based on a talk I gave at my local college ministry group. What does the word ‘prayer’ mean? The word “Prayer” means “request.” Technically, it doesn’t even have to mean asking God something.  For example, in Shakespeare’s … Continue reading

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Worship and Psalm 28

This weekend, my family enjoyed attending the Bolton Fair.  As a mainstay of local life, you could say that the Fair is part of the “liturgy” of living in that area: it’s a part of life that is recognized, acknowledged, … Continue reading

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Welcome to God’s Family!

Welcome to God’s family!  Yes, that’s the whole sermon in one sentence – welcome to God’s family. Everything else that follows is detail on what that means. Specifically, we’re looking at these six verses from Romans 8, which are like … Continue reading

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