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Article 31: the Sacrifice of Christ

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 31 states: XXXI. Of the one Oblation of Christ finished upon the Cross The Offering of Christ once made is that perfect redemption, propitiation, and satisfaction, … Continue reading

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We Need the Cross

Imagine what it would be like if Satan took complete control over a city.  What would it be like? There are a number of different ways that could work out.  Perhaps the first thing that comes to your mind is … Continue reading

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Haggai part 3: Blessings Despite Sin

The story of Haggai 2:10-19 The date was December 18th, about sixteen years after Jerusalem began to be resettled with Jewish people returning from exile.  The Altar and Temple foundation had been built, but then construction was abandoned for sixteen … Continue reading

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Praying Psalm 51 in Lent

Psalm 51 is probably the most famous of the penitential psalms.  Unsurprisingly, it has been set to one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written by a human being.  Traditionally it is sung (or just read and prayed) as … Continue reading

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Frequently Misused Verses: In Memory of Me

Jesus, on the night when he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is [broken] for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” – 1 Corinthians 11:23-24 … Continue reading

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A Semon on the Sacrifice on Easter Day

Today’s sermon is entitled SERMO DE SCARIFICIO IN DIE PASCÆ, or, A SERMON ON THE SACRIFICE ON EASTER-DAY. It was written by the Rev. Aelfric of Eynsham, who lived during the previous turn of the millennium, from 955 to 1010. … Continue reading

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On Sacrifices

This is my Palm Sunday Sermon on the Sacrifice of Christ on the Cross. There are, arguably, two giant holidays of the Christian faith. One is Christmas, and the other is Easter. Between them they proclaim and celebrate the two … Continue reading

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