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Pentecost ~ Ephesians 2:17-22 ~ June 4, 2017

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When Christians hear someone speak of Ephesians chapter 2, the passage that most often comes to mind is the famous and well known verse: “By grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves, it is a gift of God.”   Paul was speaking these words to a divided congregation.    The division went […]

Exaudi ~ I Peter 4: 7-11 ~ May 28, 2017

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  Scholars believe that the Apostle Peter’s letters were written shortly before 67 A.D.      To put this letter into perspective, the siege against Jerusalem under General Titus would begin this year and culminate in the total destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.    In the year 67 or early 68, the Apostle Paul would be executed […]

Rogate Sunday ~ John 16: 23-30 ~ May 21, 2017

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Psalm of the day: Psalm 124 Old Testament Lesson: Jeremiah 29: 11-14 Epistle Lesson: James 1: 22-27 Gospel Lesson: John 16: 23-30 Rogate Introit: With the voice of singing declare ye and tell this; utter it even to the end of the earth. Hallelujah! The Lord hath redeemed His servant Jacob: Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Make a […]

Cantate Sunday ~ John 16: 5-15 ~ May 14, 2017

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John 16: 5-15 The Fifth Sunday of Easter Cantate It is interesting the way in which the Holy Spirit is described throughout the Gospel of John: In the opening chapter, the Holy Spirit is described as a Dove descending on Jesus at His baptism. In John 3, the great chapter which connects being “born again” […]

Jubilate Sunday ~ John 16: 16-23 ~ May 7, 2017

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The Psalm of the Day: Psalm 66 The Old Testament Lesson: Lamentations 3: 18-26 The Epistle Lesson: I Peter 2: 11-20 The Gospel Lesson: John 16: 16-23 Jubilate Introit: Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth! Sing out the honor of His Name, make His praise glorious. Alleluia! Say to God, ‘How awesome […]

Good Shepherd Sunday ~ John 10:11-16 ~ April 30, 2017

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Redeemed in the Blood of Jesus. “As has already been said, there can be no justification in a legal or forensic sense, but upon the ground of universal, perfect and uninterrupted obedience to law… The doctrine of an imputed righteousness, or that Christ’s obedience to the law was accounted as our obedience, is founded on […]

Easter 2 Quasimodogeniti ~ Mark 16: 9-16 ~ April 23, 2017

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The Psalm of the Day: Psalm 81 “Oh, that My people would listen to Me.” The Old Testament Lesson: Job 19:25-27 “I know that my Redeemer lives.” The Epistle Lesson: I John 5:4-12 “Victory over the world.” The Gospel Lesson: John 20: 19-31 In the upper room. Quasimodogeniti Introit: As newborn babies: desire the sincere […]

Easter Sunday ~ Matthew 28: 1-15 ~ April 16, 2017

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The Psalm of the Day: Psalm 118 The Psalm of the Resurrection The Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 52: 13-15 My Servant shall act wisely. The Epistle Lesson: I Corinthians 5: 6-8 Let us celebrate the Festival. The Gospel Lesson: Mark 16: 1-8 LThe Resurrection of our Lord. Easter Introit: When I awake, I am still […]

Quinquagesima ~ I Corinthians 12:1-13 ~ February 26, 2017

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In the name of the Lord whose love for us is perfect, Dear fellow Redeemed: This chapter of Paul’s letter to Corinth is called the love chapter. It is commonly quoted in wedding ceremonies. It is the historic epistle for the Sunday before we enter the solemn season of Lent and as we begin our […]