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Sermons on Matthew

Aquilifer Antonius

King of Liberty: The Parable of Antonius the Aquilifer

Antonius was a good soldier. No. Antonius was a great soldier. At the battle of Septuaginta Trium Orientem he had distinguished himself with valor and been honored with the position of Aquilifer for his legion. That means Antonius carried the legion Aquila or Roman Eagle into battle alongside the first Centurion; a Centurion he had…

Who We Are: Our Historic Roots

Our Historic Roots

Checking our ancestral DNA The Reformation: Background of Congregationalism 500 Years Ago – Oct. 31, 1517 Martin Luther’s 95 Theses Three Streams of Reformation: German – Luther Swiss – Zwingli & Calvin English – King Henry (1521 Defender, 1534 Supremacy) Origins of Congregationalism Puritans Purify the Church of England of “papist innovations.” Presbyterians – elected…

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World Communion Sunday: Solidarity Through Christ

World Communion Sunday – Solidarity/Healing A Handmade Palestinian Christian Cross Picked specifically for me at my ordination Solidarity with an overlooked & misunderstood people Reminded of World Communion Sunday, Solidarity w/Global Church A World in Dire Need of Reconciliation Listening and Understanding seem to be out of style Division and Hatred and Selfishness abounds Take…

forgiveness

Forgiveness

Forgiveness (Matt 18:21-35) This is getting Personal A personal story of forgiveness What’s the hardest thing YOU’VE ever had to forgive? What’s the hardest thing YOU’VE ever had to be forgiven? Forgiveness is Hard! What does Forgiveness mean? The struggle between justice & mercy Setting things right requires getting all the information, Forgiving someone requires…