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Trinity 12 – Mark 7:31-37

Monday, September 12th, 2011

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             Among the many miracles of Christ, there is a common feature of almost all of them. The common feature is His omnipotence, His being all-powerful. Jesus encounters and fights misery wrought by sin in His miracles. Fighting this […]

Sermon for Trinity 12

Monday, September 12th, 2011

The church year and the secular calendar are on an apparent collision course today. In the world, today is the tenth anniversary of the biggest news story of our generation, 9/11. In the church, today is the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity, the healing of the deaf mute. These two items could be easily combined, preaching on how, as God healed the deaf mute, so He brings healing to a world bruised by Terrorism. However, since the anniversary of 9/11 merits its own service, I invite you to join us for Vespers at 3:30 today to apply the Word of God to human suffering. This morning, I’d like to stick with the appointed reading, the healing of the deaf mute, and see how it illuminates the words of the Psalmist, “O Lord, open Thou my lips; and my mouth will short forth Thy praise” (51:15).

Trinity 11 – Luke 18:9-14

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             The Lord God tells Samuel when he visits Jesse’s family to select a new King to replace Saul, Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature… for the Lord does not see as […]