Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?

This story about the rich young man is common to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. The young man asks the question which I’m sure was in many people’s mind of the day, “how can I have eternal life?” This young man was very rich, and he must have had a very comfortable life. He is obviously attached to his wealth, and he did not want to share it.

The Bond and Covenant of Holy Matrimony

Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and clings to his wife, and they become one flesh. Genesis 2:24 What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.” Mark 10:9 The lessons today are from the Church’s core teaching about Holy Matrimony. We teach that Holy Matrimony is a sacrament, which is “an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace. God gives us

Submit yourselves therefore to God

James 4:7-12 (13-5:6) “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy into dejection. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.” In the 4th chapter

A harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

James 3:16-4:6 I hope you have been reading the letter of James this week. As I said, he does not pull his punches. The section we heard today concerns the wisdom of God verses the wisdom of the world. The first part of chapter 3 concerns the way we talk to God and to each other. James says the tongue is a fire, and can set fires wherever it goes!

So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead

James 2:1-5, 8-10, 14-18 “Show me your faith apart from your works, and I by my works will show you my faith.” Last Sunday we started reading the letter of St. James, and today we read from the second chapter. One thing you can say for sure, James does not pull any punches. He tells it like it is. In the first section, verses 1-5, James wrote to warn the

True Religion

“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” James 1:17-27 Today, we will begin the study of the letter of St. James, which we will hear from for the next three Sundays, as we have today. This letter is attributed to James the Just, whom we hear from in

The Armor of God

Ephesians 6:10-20 Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. This Sunday concludes our journey through the letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians. To recap a bit about the letter, it is widely believed that St. Paul wrote this letter in his final years

Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ

Ephesians 5:21-33 “Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ.” In the last few weeks we have been studying St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, and how St. Paul has been laying out for us God’s intentions for the Church. What is the Church? The Church is the Body of Christ. What are the four marks or characteristics of the Church? It is One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic.

Look carefully then how you walk

15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,  16 making the most of the time, because the days are evil.  17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.  18And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit,  19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to

let every one speak the truth with his neighbor

In my sermon series on the letter to the Ephesians, we are at the end of chapter 4. Paul is giving more of his guidance for living this new life in Christ he has been telling us about. Paul starts out by saying, “Therefore, putting away falsehood, let every one speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.” In other words, “Do not lie to

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  • October 17, 2021
    • Christian EducationChristian EducationTime: 9:30 am - 10:15 am
      Join us as we delve into C. S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters. Nowhere is Lewis’ wisdom regarding our ongoing struggle with sin, the world and the devil more clearly on display, than in The Screwtape Letters.
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      St. John is located in the small town of Burkburnett, just north of Wichita Falls. We worship in the Anglican tradition and use the 2019 Book of Common Prayer. We would love for you to visit us on a Sunday morning. Come as you are, worship with us, and grow with us in the knowledge of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • October 19, 2021
    • Divine Stitches MinistryDivine Stitches MinistryTime: 6:00 pm
      Divine Stitches is a sewing ministry. We provide simple blankets for the First Responders in the Burkburnett area, Patsy's House and prayer quilts for those who are in need of special prayer.
  • October 20, 2021
    • Life GroupLife GroupTime: 6:00 pm
      Our Life Group provides one of the best opportunities for people to get to know each other on a deeper level, grow spiritually, and form life-giving friendships.
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    • Christian EducationChristian EducationTime: 9:30 am - 10:15 am
      Join us as we delve into C. S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters. Nowhere is Lewis’ wisdom regarding our ongoing struggle with sin, the world and the devil more clearly on display, than in The Screwtape Letters.

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