Tag Archives: Law

Article 7: The Old Testament

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 7 states: VII. Of the Old Testament                                                                                                    The Old Testament is not contrary to the New: for both in the Old and New Testament everlasting life … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Circumcision of Christ

#1 What’s up with this holiday? You may have noticed multiple names for today’s holiday.  Its official name in modern Anglican calendars is the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus.  You may have seen it labeled as “the octave … Continue reading

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War & Conflict

This was my sermon this morning on Esther 9:1-16. It has often been said that we live, today, in the midst of a “culture of death.”  We afford no legal rights to the unborn.  We have perhaps the most-armed populace … Continue reading

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I Have a Goodly Heritage

This week I finished reading through the book of Ezekiel.  These verses in chapter 46 stood out to me: Thus says the Lord God: If the prince makes a gift to any of his sons out of his inheritance, it … Continue reading

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Haggai part 2b: Law & Gospel

Although Haggai’s second sermon can be treated as a stand-alone passage of Scripture, it is also strongly linked to Haggai’s first sermon. As I wrote previously, Haggai 1 is about “afflicting the comfortable” and Haggai 2:1-9 is about “comforting the … Continue reading

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Frequently Misused Verses: “not in the Gospels”

Today we’re throwing this series a little curve ball.  Instead of dealing with a particular quote or verse from the Bible that is frequently misused, we’re looking at an anti-verse, so to speak.  Especially in recent times, people have made … Continue reading

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The Gospel, the Law, and the Samaritan

a sermon by the Rev. Matthew Brench for Grace Anglican Church upon 30 August 2015 Introduction The Parable of the Good Samaritan is a tricky story to deal with.  it is so well known that we very easily gloss over … Continue reading

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