Tag Archives: Jesus

Sowing the Seeds of God’s Word

This morning’s homily drew upon Isaiah 55, Matthew 13:1-9, and 2 Edras 9:28-37 & 8:41.  It was a windy morning outside, so there was a bit of distraction during the actual preaching! As the rain and the snow come down … Continue reading

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I have more understanding than the aged

On the 25th day of the month, at Evening Prayer, the Anglican Prayer Book tradition leads us through the middle of Psalm 119.  The end of this evening’s portion of the psalm includes verses 97-104. Lord, what love I have … Continue reading

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Remember and Obey

This is my homily for the 5th Sunday of Eastertide, 10 May 2020… Collect of the Day: Almighty God, whom truly to know is eternal life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, … Continue reading

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Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – Deut. 9:26-29

I put together a little homily on a reading from Deuteronomy! Subject index: * 00:00 Introduction to the text * 01:35 Breaking down the prayer * 05:17 The Communion of Saints * 06:46 The Need for an Intermediary * 10:38 … Continue reading

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1 Peter 3-4 – The Good Shepherd in Death

One of the most difficult passages in the New Testament is within the confines of one this evening’s readings, 1 Peter 3:8-4:6. It starts off with a pretty reasonable theme: suffering for righteousness’ sake.  In verse 8 of chapter 3 … Continue reading

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Psalm 23 – The Good Shepherd in Life

What convenient timing!  Yesterday was the 4th Sunday of Easter where we heard about Jesus as our Good Shepherd, and today is the 4th day of the month where we read Psalm 23 at Evening Prayer!  So we get to … Continue reading

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Two Texts on Priesthood

On April 22nd, in the Daily Office Lectionary of the 2019 Prayer Book, we come across two independent texts of sacred scripture that deal with a common theme: the priesthood. I should start this off with the reminder that this … Continue reading

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Jesus the Divine Priest

Back on Holy Saturday we read from the Epistle to the Hebrews in the context of that holy observance.  This week, conveniently, we are reading through Hebrews in its own right.  Yesterday evening we read the same text from Holy … Continue reading

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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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Judas: What was he thinking?

In the Communion service on Wednesday of Holy Week, the modern calendar gives us a closer look at Judas.  The middle of Matthew 26 (verses 14-25) gives us a couple scenes that deal with this most famous of traitors. When … Continue reading

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