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Article 33: The Excommunicated

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 33 states: XXXIII. Of Excommunicate Persons, how they are to be avoided That person which by open denunciation of the Church is rightly cut off from … Continue reading

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Jesus on History and the Gospel

The Parable of the Wicked Tenants: Our Lord’s Commentary on Old Testament History and the Gospel a homily on Matthew 21:33-46 One of the big challenges for Bible readers is understanding the relationship between the Old Testament and the Christian.  … Continue reading

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Article 29: Unworthy for Communion

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 29 states: XXIX. Of the Wicked which eat not the Body of Christ in the use of the Lord’s Supper The Wicked, and such as be void … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Forgiveness

This is a version of my sermon from 17 September 2017. What we have in this Gospel passage is a classic teaching strategy that our Lord uses often: he gives a straight-forward didactic statement and follows it up with a … Continue reading

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How to Deal with Sin

This is my sermon for 10 September 2017, on Matthew 18:15-20. Your Own Sins The Ten Commandments, traditionally used at the beginning of the Anglican liturgy, remind us in methodical detail that we are sinners.  The Summary of the Law … Continue reading

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Article 26: Sinful Ministers

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 26 states: XXVI. Of the Unworthiness of the Ministers, which hinders not the effect of the Sacrament Although in the visible Church the evil be ever … Continue reading

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Christians and/or Hypocrites?

These are extracts from my sermon today on the Parable of the Wheat & the Weeds (Matthew 13:24-30, 34-43). Introduction I’m sure you’ve all heard this before: “I don’t like church because of all the hypocrites there.” Story: A woman tells … Continue reading

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