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Divorce for the Glory of God

a sermon on Ezra 9 & 10 preached at Grace Anglican Church The neat thing about going through a book chapter by chapter and verse by verse is that we’re not allowed to skip over those strange and difficult stories … Continue reading

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Stirred up by God

“Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” – Eph. 5:14 Introduction Our God is a god of resurrection, of rebirth, of new life.  He takes that which is null and void, utter nothingness, … Continue reading

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An Anglican Martyr

As “reformed catholics,” Anglicans have a curious relationship with the celebration of the Saints.  While most of the core cast of characters from the New Testament are given “major feast days” to be remembered in the annual liturgy of the … Continue reading

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An Historic Moment

A few hours from now, it will be morning in England, and a special gathering of the Primates of the Anglican Communion will be meeting.  The relationships between the various Provinces have been increasingly strained over the past ten or … Continue reading

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Frequently Misused Verses: call no man Father

And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. – Matthew 23:9 Ah, yes, here’s the classic Protestant prooftext to show that all those silly Roman Catholics are committing idolatry in revering … Continue reading

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Frequently Misused Verses: Not many of you should be teachers

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. – James 3:1 Like many of these Frequently Misused Verses, this quote sounds pretty easy to understand.  What … 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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