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A Homily for Easter 1 April 28, 2019 All Saints Anglican Church, Prescott, AZ Text: Isaiah 43:1-12 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be always acceptable in thy sight, O Lord my strength and my redeemer. Amen. This morning’s lesson is taken from Isaiah 43 which is written to the nation of Israel, to remind them of their relationship with God, how God has called them by name and gathered them as a shepherd gathers his sheep or as a hen gathers her chicks beneath her wings. God gathers his people together, for His glory. Before we explore this passage we need to establish an important principle for our reading of the Old Testament. There are a handful of things that the

Death has Died

A Homily for Easter Sunday All Saints Anglican Church, Prescott, AZ April 21, 2019 Text: Colossians 3:1-4 Alleluia! Christ is risen! He is risen in deed! Alleluia! This past week, I read a quote from a well known Christian teacher. I honestly cannot remember who it was, but he was referencing the resurrection. He said “watergate convinced me of the resurrection.” “How is that?” He was asked “well, after the resurrection, twelve men went out preaching Christ raised from the dead, and almost all of them went to a grisly death, meanwhile with Watergate, 12 men couldn’t keep a lie straight for a week. The apostles weren’t very likely to have persisted, and been martyred for a lie.” The calling o

It is Finished

A Good Friday Meditation April 19, 2019 All Saints Anglican Church, Prescott, AZ Text: John 19:30 Let the words of my mouth and meditation of my heart be always acceptable in thy sight, O Lord our strength and our redeemer. Amen. In TS Elliot’s great poem “The Four Quartets” he meditates upon Christ’s actions on the cross and laments the calling of this day good. I think it is write for him to be troubled by that – and right for us – for although we know why it is good – we should feel dissonance. As I was driving to the church this morning I was contemplating this. It has always struck me as particularly interesting that this Friday is Good – while the biggest most manic day in retail sales

A Hopeless or Hope-filled Story?

April 14, 2019 All Saints Anglican Church, Prescott AZ Text: Matthew 27:1-54 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of our hearts be always acceptable in thy sight, O Lord our strength and our redeemer. Amen. Last week we mentioned in passing that scripture, while being the word of God, contains many forms of literature. These genres include – epistolary, proverbs, poetry, and even prophetic. The Gospels generally fit into a form of “biographical” literature. Of course, we would like to know what Christ did from birth to age 12 and again from 12 to 30, but the writers of the gospel accounts are uninterested in that, they want us to know who Christ is, what He taught us, and what He did

To Know God

March 6, 2019 All Saints Anglican Church, Prescott, AZ Text: John 8:46-59 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be always acceptable in thy sight, O Lord our strength and our redeemer. Amen. There’s a comedy that came out a few years ago about a Nascar driver named Rickey Bobby, perhaps you’re familiar with it. In it there’s a scene where the family is gathered for dinner and saying grace. Rickey Bobby is praying to baby Jesus. As he goes on his father-in-law finally gets infuriated and says “he was a man! He had a beard!” the driver responds “well, I like to think of Jesus as a baby!” His best friend chimes in, “I like to think of him as a rocker, and we’re partying out.”

Who do you serve?

A Homily for Lent 4 – Rose Sunday March 31, 2019 All Saints Anglican Church, Prescott, AZ Text: Galatians 4:21-31 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of our hearts be always acceptable in thy sight, O Lord my strength and my redeemer. Amen. Are you free or are you a slave? This question is put forth by St. Paul this morning as he writes to the church at Galatia. He is wanting for them to be free from their slavery to the law, their slavery to their own sins, and to be free in Christ. As we explore the saints word’s this morning we will seek to have a better understanding of what it means to be a slave – in the sense that he is talking about – he is addressing the Judaizers, that is

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