The Love of God in Christ – 8th Sunday after Trinity, August 6, 2017

August 7, 2017
07 Aug 2017

Scripture Readings: Nehemiah 9:16-21; Psalm 78:13-25; Romans 8:35-39; Matthew 14:13-21

In Romans, Paul asks us “Who can separate us from the love of Christ?”  His answer is – NOTHING.  We cannot get to a place that God does not love us, and the effects of knowing and living this truth are profound.  God uses it to shape and grow us.

*This sermon begins with a short biography of St. Lawrence, a deacon martyred in Rome in 258 AD, remembered on the Church calendar on Aug 10.

Conformed to His likeness – 7th Sunday after Trinity, July 30, 2017

August 1, 2017
01 Aug 2017

Scripture Readings: 1 Kings 3:3-14, Psalm 119:121-136, Romans 8:26-34, Matthew 13:31-33,44-50

Do you struggle with doubt?  In this sermon, we consider the work of God on our behalf from before time began – that God in His wisdom and grace has called, justified, and glorified us.  Paul describes that glory as “being conformed to the likeness of Jesus”.  As we move through the Christian life, we learn the thoughts, attitudes, priorities, and abilities of Jesus.

*note: This sermon begins with a biographical sketch of William Wilberforce – remembered on the Anglican calendar on July 30 as a renewer or society.

New Heavens and New Earth – 6th Sunday after Trinity, July 23, 2017

July 24, 2017
24 Jul 2017

Scriptures: Isaiah 65:17-25; Psalm 86; Romans 8:18-25; Matthew 13:24-30,34-43

What happens when we die? Our world gives us lots of ideas – some match with what God tells us, others don’t.  In this sermon, we look at one of the best pictures of the age to come, in which tragedy and disaster are eliminated forever.

*note: This sermon begins with a quick biography of Thomas A Kempis – whose memorial day is July 24 on the ACNA calendar.

Seek the Lord – 5th Sunday after Trinity, 07/16/17

July 18, 2017
18 Jul 2017

Scriptures: Isaiah 55; Psalm 65; Romans 8:7-17; Matthew 13:1-9,18-23

Isaiah 55:6 says “Seek the Lord while He may be found”.  In this sermon, we consider why it is necessary to seek the Lord, how we seek the Lord, and when may be the most effective time to seek Him.

Fourth Sunday After Trinity, 07/09/17

July 17, 2017
17 Jul 2017

Scripture Readings: Zechariah 9:9-12; Psalm 145:1-13; Romans 7:21-8:6; Matthew 11:25-30