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Idolatry: Making Good Things The Ultimate Thing

As we transition to a new preaching focus, our Archbishop has asked me to resume using the lectionary to select our Sunday readings. I'm glad to do so because it is rich in content and will give us much to consider concerning God's grace to us. We'll take the appointed readings from Luke's gospel as our focus. Specifically, we'll be considering how and why we must not ...

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Summer Sermon Series- GENESIS: The Gospel According to Abraham

The Bible is an epic story. Consider its literary sources and diversity: The Bible was written over a span of 2000 years. It has 40 different authors. It was written from three different continents. Its original texts are written in three different languages (Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek). Its authors range from kings to shepherds, generals to tax collectors, prop...

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LIFE IN THE SPIRIT

This Sunday marks the annual Feast of Pentecost. The name literally means "fiftieth," a title that was taken from the Jewish Feast of Weeks that occurs approximately at the same time. This is yet another example of God fulfilling themes from the Old Covenant. The Jewish feast was given the Greek title "Pentecost" because it occurred 50 days after Passover (cf. Deut. 16:9...

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Coming Alive Lenten Preaching Sermon Series

Over the next six weeks, we'll be looking at topics related to things "Coming Alive." In selecting our preaching texts from the lectionary, I noticed topics related to "Coming Alive" as a recurring theme. Lent is perfectly positioned on the calendar to help us think about life coming through death. Winter often feels harsh and cold and barren, but spring is full of glimp...

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