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Oblation: a death on purpose

a Good Friday devotion on Hebrews 10:1-25 Amidst the more familiar Bible readings in Holy Week, especially the Triduum (Thursday through Saturday), Good Friday offers us this rather ‘theological’ passage from the Epistle to the Hebrews.  Let’s not let the … Continue reading

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O come let us adore him

O Come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye to Bethelehem; Come and adore him, born the King of angels. For weeks we have repeated the Bible’s final prayer: “Even so, come Lord Jesus.”  We … Continue reading

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How is ministry carried out – summarizing Articles 31-36

Articles 31 through 36 are a mix of theological and practical points of faith.  As with the previous Articles on the Church and the Sacraments, the positions here are navigated in between the excesses of Rome and the excesses of … Continue reading

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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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