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Fellowship & Joy

The book of the Bible known as 1 John is normally described as the 1st Epistle of St. John, but it actually reads much more like an address or a sermon than an actual letter.  The prologue, in particular, contributes … Continue reading

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Eternal Safety in Christ our Good Shepherd

an exposition of Revelation 7:9-17 by the Rev. Matthew Brench at Grace Anglican Church upon 12 May 2019 (Easter IV) Introduction Today is nicknamed ‘Good Shepherd Sunday’.  Traditionally the second Sunday after Easter and in modern calendars moved down a … Continue reading

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From the Altar to the Foot Basin

A Maundy Thursday homily, on Luke 22:14-30 One of the classic challenges of having four Gospel books is the fact that they don’t always have their chronology lined up with each other.  How did Jesus identify his traitor during the Last … Continue reading

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Who takes the fall

meditations on Isaiah 52:13-53:12, my homily for Palm Sunday, 2019 Scripture quotes in bold are my own paraphrases, combining four different translations. 13 Behold, my servant will act with wisdom; he will be lifted up and exalted. The Servant of the Lord … Continue reading

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Sacrifice at the Heart of Worship

This is my homily for the first Sunday of Lent, 2019. Step One: the Proposition itself The idea that sacrifice is at the heart of worship is demonstrated all the way back in Genesis 2, in the Garden of Eden.  … Continue reading

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Spiritual Gifts: The Basics

an exposition of 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 Re-Introduction to the epistle of 1 Corinthians It’s the Epiphany season, and that means we’re back to Saint Paul’s first epistle to the Corinthians.  For the past two years we’ve followed this monumental letter … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget (Remembrance Day)

INTRODUCTION Veterans Day, known in several other countries as Remembrance Day, previously named Armistice Day: as we have heard, this was originally a day set aside to celebrate the end of the War to End All Wars.  As further wars … Continue reading

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