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Liturgy for the Sermon on the Mount

I’m preaching through the sermon on the mount and as always have liturgy to match the sermon series.  I’ve used Jesus’ sermon structure to pattern what we say: the beatitudes, the law, confession. Remember us, O Lord, When you come … Continue reading

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High Jump, law and grace.

I used to be a high jumper. I loved the competition. I’d start with the bar and at 1.85m which is just over 6 feet. The bar would then rise by 2 inches or 5cm at a time. And my … Continue reading

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What Jesus meant by salt and light. Lessons for Anglicanism.

When Jesus said to his disciples “You are the salt of the earth and the light of the world” it would have been crystal clear what he meant to a first century Jew, but to us it is little more … Continue reading

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Matthew 23:1-4, the gospel in three sentences

How would you explain the gospel to a friend?  How many sentences, explanations, pictures or concepts would it take?  Jesus explains the gospel in three sentences, in Matthew 23, using two truths, the law and the gospel. Matthew 23:1-4 Then … Continue reading

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