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In today’s Gospel reading, our Lord tells us a parable about the importance of continual, persistent prayer. We saw this same lesson in action in the few Sunday Gospels, when both the blind man and the woman of Canaan persistently cried out, “Son of David, have mercy on me,” despite all manner of reproofs. Now,… Continue reading Thoughts on the Scriptures – 38th (33nd) Saturday after Pentecost
38th Monday after Pentecost, 2088-02-11 “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” (1 Peter 2:24) Here the holy Apostle explains our Lord’s work on the Cross. Jesus Christ voluntarily choose to die… Continue reading What did Christ do on the Cross?
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LISTEN NOW Matthew 15:21-28: Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered… Continue reading 36th Sunday after Pentecost – Matthew 15:21-28 – The Canaanite Woman: A Perfect Example Of How To Pray
LISTEN NOW There is an occasional buzzing sound on the recording, but the homily may be heard easily. SCRIPTURE:Matthew 15:21-28 Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O… Continue reading 36th Sunday after Pentecost – Matthew 15:21-28 – The woman of Canaan
Christianity is perfection by degrees. It does not abolish the law – it fulfills it. I have spoken many times about the cognitive dissonance produced in our soul by observing the lamentable reality of our lives – our weaknesses, bad habits, tendency to fall into sin again and again – vs. the promise and requirement… Continue reading 36th Friday after Pentecost – James 2:1-13 – The Royal Law
LISTEN NOW The Parable of the Ten Virgins is also appointed for Holy Equal to the Apostles Nina, Enlightener of Georgia. She is remembered Jan 14/27. This day fell on a Sunday in 2008. Matthew 25:1-13 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to… Continue reading 17th Saturday after Pentecost – Matthew 25:1-13 – Parable Of The Ten Virgins
And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city. This is saying… Continue reading 35th Friday after Pentecost – Hebrews 11:8, 11-16 – Which country are we mindful of?
LISTEN NOW This is a homily, first to myself, spoken concerning the following scripture, which is appointed for the 35th Thursday after Pentecost: Hebrews 10:35-11:7 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive… Continue reading 35th Thursday – "For ye have need of patience"