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May 3, 2016

Christian Calendar, Reformation, Repentence, American Evangelicalism, Gospel, Church Stuff, Reading Recommendations, Sermon Teasers, Hart to Heart

Faith…

by Robert Hart

Faith is not about everything turning out okay…

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Posted by Robert Hart at 2:54 p.m.
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December 24, 2015

Christian Calendar

This Astonishing Birth

by Lanier Nail

"What shall I say! And how shall I describe this Birth to you? 

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Posted by Lanier Nail at 4:11 p.m.
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May 29, 2014

Christian Calendar

The Neglected Jesus Story

by Lanier Nail

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Ascension.  One of the benefits of following the church calendar is that we are often forced to contemplate specific moments in the life of our Lord that we otherwise pass by without much reflection.  The ascension of Christ into heaven may be the most neglected episode in the life of Christ relative to the amount of ink the New Testament authors spilled tracing out its implications.

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Posted by Lanier Nail at 5:11 p.m.
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January 25, 2013

Christian Calendar

The Conversion of St. Paul

by Lanier Nail

Wisdom 5:1-5: Then shall the righteous man stand in great boldness before the face of such as have afflicted him, and made no account of his labours. 

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Posted by Lanier Nail at 9:29 a.m.
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September 11, 2012

Christian Calendar

Growing in Faith, Hope, and Love

by Lanier Nail

Almighty and everlasting God,

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Posted by Lanier Nail at 9:44 a.m.
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August 28, 2012

Christian Calendar

A God Who is Ready to Hear

by Lanier Nail

Almighty and everlasting God, you who are always more willing to hear than we are to pray, and who are willing to give more than either we can desire or deserve:

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Posted by Lanier Nail at 2:47 p.m.
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August 24, 2012

Christian Calendar

Feast of St. Bartholomew

by Lanier Nail

Almighty and Everlasting God, who did give to your Apostle Bartholomew grace truly to believe and to preach your Word:

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Posted by Lanier Nail at 2:31 p.m.
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August 20, 2012

Christian Calendar

Grace to Obey

by Lanier Nail

Lord God, you who show your almighty power most of all in showing mercy and pity:

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Posted by Lanier Nail at 5:11 p.m.
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July 29, 2012

Christian Calendar

Collect for the Eighth Sunday after Trinity

by Lanier Nail

LORD God, whose never-failing providence governs everything in heaven and on earth:

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Posted by Lanier Nail at 5:17 p.m.
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July 22, 2012

Christian Calendar

Collect for the 7th Sunday after Trinity

by Lanier Nail

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things:

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Posted by Lanier Nail at 3:04 p.m.
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June 25, 2012

Christian Calendar

Third Sunday after Trinity

by Lanier Nail

Lord God, mercifully hear us, we humbly pray, and grant that we, to whom you have given a sincere desire to pray, may be defended by your mighty power, and strengthened in all dangers and adversities; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

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Posted by Lanier Nail at 1:22 p.m.
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June 21, 2012

Christian Calendar

Second Sunday after Trinity

by Lanier Nail

O Lord, who never fails to help and govern those whom you bring up in your steadfast fear and love:

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Posted by Lanier Nail at 2:34 p.m.
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June 15, 2012

Christian Calendar

First Sunday after Trinity

by Lanier Nail

Lord God, the strength of all who put their trust in you,

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Posted by Lanier Nail at 1:36 p.m.
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February 22, 2012

Christian Calendar, Reformation, Repentence

Ash Wednesday

by Lanier Nail

Almighty and eternal God, you who hate nothing that you have made, and who forgive the sins of all those who are penitent: Create and make in us contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect …

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Posted by Lanier Nail at 4:05 p.m.
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February 21, 2012

Christian Calendar, American Evangelicalism, Gospel

How Not to Observe Lent

by Lanier Nail

Somehow Lent has become cool. Everyone seems to be giving something up for Lent – and telling all their friends about it! Forty days of solemn examination and repentance are being eclipsed by an ever-more shallow cultural faddishness. Yuck! Because what we really need is one more cultural fad…

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Posted by Lanier Nail at 4:08 p.m.
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