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Letters to Timothy: A matter of the Spirit

1 Timothy 4 Some Will Depart from the Faith [1] Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, [2] through the insincerity of … Continue reading

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HOMILY FOR THE FEAST OF SAINTs SIMON AND JUDE

This Homily was preached at today’s Prayer Book celebration of Holy Communion

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REFLECTION 1 TIMOTHY: THE HOUSEHOLD AND CHURCH

1 Timothy 3 Qualifications for Overseers [1] The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. [2] Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, … Continue reading

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THE LETTERS TO TIMOTHY: WOMEN IN CHURCH

1 Timothy 1:18–20 [18] This charge I entrust to you, Timothy, my child, in accordance with the prophecies previously made about you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, [19] holding faith and a good conscience. By rejecting … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS ON PAUL TO TIMOTHY:PURITY OF THE MESSAGE

1 Timothy 1:1–17 Greeting [1] Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, [2] To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father … Continue reading

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REFLECTION ON LUKE: JESUS AT THE TABLE

Luke 14:1–14 Healing of a Man on the Sabbath [1] One Sabbath, when he went to dine at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees, they were watching him carefully. [2] And behold, there was a man before him … Continue reading

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REFLECTION ON PHILIPPIANS: THANKFULNESS IS THE KEY TO LIFE

Philippians 4:2–23Exhortation, Encouragement, and Prayer[2] I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord. [3] Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together … Continue reading

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REFLECTION ON PHILIPPIANS: THE SURPASSING KNOWLEDGE

Philippians 3Righteousness Through Faith in Christ[1] Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you.[2] Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, … Continue reading

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REFELCTIONS ON PHILIPPIANS: HOLDING FAST

Philippians 2:14–30 [14] Do all things without grumbling or disputing, [15] that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the … Continue reading

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LETTER TO THE PHILIPPIANS: AN AUDIO REFLECTION

Philippians 2:1–13 Christ’s Example of Humility [1] So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, [2] complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the … Continue reading

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