Tag Archives: Spiritual gifts

The Sending of the Seventy: a specific example of a broad mission

This was my homily on Luke 10:1-20 at Grace Anglican Church on 7 July 2019. The sending of the seventy, or seventy-two (depending upon which New Testament manuscript tradition you go with), is one of the classic stories in the … 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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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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