Tag Archives: Spiritual gifts

Haggai part 2a: God’s Promise for The Solid Foundation

a homily on Haggai 2:1-9 for Grace Anglican Church upon 26 June 2016  Introduction: Something There is a common saying that good Christian preaching does two things: it comforts the afflicted, and it afflicts the comfortable.  Last time, in Haggai … Continue reading

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the Ordering of Spiritual Gifts

One of the subsets of recognizing God as the Creator of all things, is recognizing that God is a God of order.  He acts according to a purpose and plan.  The beautiful orchestration of the human body or the ecosystems … Continue reading

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The Tenth Sunday after Trinity

 (24 August 2014, 9 August 2015) The Collect: LET your merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of your humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions make them to ask such things as shall please you; … Continue reading

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St. Barnabas’ Day

 (11 June) Collect: O LORD God Almighty, who did endue your holy Apostle Barnabas with singular gifts of the Holy Spirit: Leave us not, we beseech you, destitute of your manifold gifts, nor yet of grace to use them always … Continue reading

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Sunday after Ascension-Day (the Seventh Sunday in Eastertide)

(1 June 2014, 17 May 2015) The Collect: O GOD the King of glory, who hast exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph unto your kingdom in heaven; We beseech you, leave us not comfortless; but send to … Continue reading

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the Seven-fold Spirit of God

What are your spiritual gifts?  What has God especially gifted you to do?  How is the Holy Spirit working in your life?  These are questions that we hear a lot in the churches of today.  Usually in the course of … Continue reading

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Walking in the Light of Christ

The Lord, of late, seems to have been showing me a new theme in the New Testament: the light of Christ.  I don’t mean that I’ve never seen it or heard of it before; it has simply risen as a … Continue reading

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