Tag Archives: soteriology

Eternal Life: Rightly understanding the scriptures

a sermon from Luke 20:27-38 The Set-up Can God make a rock so heavy that even he can’t move it? – oh what a clever question.  It’s the perfect logical trap: if you say yes, then you admit God is … Continue reading

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The Gospel of All Saints’ Day

All Saints’ Day is one of the seven principle feasts of the church year, according to our prayer book’s interpretation of the liturgical calendar.  Those seven principle feasts are, in calendar order, Christmas, the Epiphany, Easter, the Ascension, the Day … Continue reading

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And his hand is stretched out still

As we read through chapters 9 and 10 of the book of Isaiah, a repeated refrain stands out several times: For all this his anger has not turned away, and his hand is stretched out still. Stretching from 9:8 through … 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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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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Unfinished Book Review: Waking the Dead

Back in November or so I decided it was time to try reading a popular Christian book of recent times.  I decided I’d start with something by John Eldredge as I’ve got two of his books on my shelf.  Wild at … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed on All Saints’ Sunday

Sermon on Ephesians 1 on All Saints’ Sunday Overwhelming. Is that a negative word to you, “overwhelming”?  Do you associate that with the feeling you get when facing a large project or task, or a very full schedule?  We can … Continue reading

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