“Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ.”  Ephesians 5:21-33 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?  ...

Ephesians 4:1-7,11-16 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all. When I was at Camp Crucis a couple of weeks ago, Fr. Salt and I had the chore of teaching the K through 5th graders something about the Fruit of the Spirit. It was a challenge to say the least, but we always en...

Today on our calendar we had the option of celebrating this special feast day, the birthday of John the Baptist. You know John. He was that crazy guy who spent his time in the wilderness until he began to preach repentance and baptism for the forgiveness of sins. His father was Zechariah,...

By Faith We Press On
Sermon / October 2, 2016

“God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.” from the second letter to St. 2 Timothy 1:(1-5)6-14 This is probably the last letter written by St. Paul, during the time of his second imprisonment in rome, perhaps from 66 to 68 AD. He knew that he would escape punishment this time. He probably knew he was near death....

The Good Fight of Faith
Sermon / September 25, 2016

“Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” From the letter to St. Timothy, As we continue our look at the first letter of St. Paul to St. Timothy, we notice language that is rich with theology, and full of encouragement to the bishop as he ministers among the people. Aim at righteousness, godliness, faith, love, stea...

Prayer
Sermon / September 18, 2016

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone…” From the first letter to St. Timothy. This week we continue reading the first letter to St. Timothy, in the second chapter. This bit is a teaching from St. Paul on prayer. The tradition handed down to us by the Church of England is contained in the Book of Common Prayer. The first prayer book was published in 1549 d...