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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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Haggai part 2d: Covenant Promises

Another topic that I left unexplored in my recent sermon from Haggai is that of God’s covenant promises.  Haggai 2:4-5 says: Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, declares the Lord. Be strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest. … 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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