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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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Holy Communion as a Spiritual Discipline

This is an abbreviated version of today’s sermon at Grace Anglican Church. This Sunday’s lessons teach about our Great High Priest, Jesus Christ, and the sacrifice that he made as our High Priest. In Hebrews 9 we hear of how … Continue reading

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Union with Christ: some mixed metaphors

For a while I’ve been aware of a strand of Evangelical thought regarding union with Christ, sometimes also referred to as “union and communion,” which on the surface sounds very healthily traditional and biblical but has left me feeling like … Continue reading

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