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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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Eloquence is Only a Tool

Fine style does not make something true, nor has a man a wise soul because he has a handsome face and well-chosen eloquence….  He seemed to them prudent and wise because he charmed them by the way he talked. Saint … Continue reading

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Asking Questions with St. Thomas

Traditional Collect for St. Thomas’ Day: ALMIGHTY and ever-living God, who for the more confirmation of the faith did suffer your holy Apostle Thomas to be doubtful in your Son’s resurrection: Grant us so perfectly, and without all doubt, to … 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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Haggai part 2a: God’s Promise for The Solid Foundation

a homily on Haggai 2:1-9 for Grace Anglican Church upon 26 June 2016  Introduction: Something There is a common saying that good Christian preaching does two things: it comforts the afflicted, and it afflicts the comfortable.  Last time, in Haggai … Continue reading

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Chrysostom on Preaching

St. John Chrysostom is remembered throughout history as being a great preacher.  “Chrysostom” indeed, actually means “golden-mouthed.”  I imagine it was very likely a nickname he earned, rather than a prophetically accurate surname.  It is therefore no surprise that he … 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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