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Mary Thrice-Blessed

The feast of the Visitation may seem like an odd holiday at first glance.  It commemorates Mary’s visit to her relative, Elizabeth, recorded in Luke 1:39-56.  That passage is also the Gospel reading for the Communion service that day.  What … Continue reading

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The Bible is a book of Fulfillment

This is part six of sixteen in a series, “The Bible Is…“ Despite having been written by many different authors who lived in a range of time up to 1,400 years long, there is a remarkable unity and coherence to … Continue reading

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How to Spot a Wolf: The Call

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” – Matthew 7:15 The purpose of this series is not to tear down and accuse anyone of heresy, but to cut straight to the … Continue reading

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Give Unto Caesar

This is my homily for 22 October 2017, on Isaiah 45:1-7 & Matthew 22:15-22. Today we’ve got a fun couple of Scripture readings to deal with.  The main one we’re going to address is the Gospel reading, containing Jesus’ famous teaching … 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 4: Hope for the Future

Introduction to Haggai 2:20-23 We’ve reached the end of Haggai’s short book.  This is the fourth and final sermon, or word from God, that Haggai received and recorded for posterity.  Last week we looked at his “bad news and good … Continue reading

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Haggai part 2e: Rapture, Removal, Restoration

Rapture: The Great Escape The Rapture is a teaching invented in the 1830’s by John Darby, possibly with precursors among Puritan writers in the previous century.  The Rapture is the belief that at some point during the great tribulation and persecution of God’s … Continue reading

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