Easter Day April 21, 2019

Easter Day                                                                                                                April 21st, 2019 “When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.” Colossians 3:4   It was a very fine sepulchre.  It had only recently been built, intended for a rich man, but had never been used until it received the dead body […]

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Easter Vigil                                                                               April 19th, 2019

This is the night wherein all who believe in Christ are delivered from the shadow of death and are renewed unto grace and made partakers of everlasting life.   The church’s doctrine of creation is that God creates out of nothing – ex nihilo.  Unlike the artisan who takes clay, shapes it and then fires […]

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“To Afflict the Comfortable” 1 Corinthians 10:1–13

“Now these things were our examples.” 1 Cor 10:6   They say that preachers should aim to comfort the afflicted—and to afflict the comfortable.   It takes some nerve to preach an afflicting sermon, but neither our Lord nor the Apostle Paul were lacking in the nerve department. They’re not afraid to poke the bear. […]

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Ad gloriam Dei Sermon preached on the Last Sunday after Epiphany, March 3, A.D. 2019 All Souls’, Oklahoma City / Victor Lee Austin Year C / 1 Corinthians 12:27–13:13 / *Luke 9:28-36

We Miss the Glory   In his book called Fear and Trembling, Soren Kierkegaard puts into poignant words an illusion that can come over us when we read a great story about Jesus (and there are few stories about Jesus greater than the one we just heard). Here’s Kierkegaard: “One is deeply moved, one longs […]

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5th Sunday after Epiphany 2019 Fr. Graham Marsh

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.  Amen.   Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, […]

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