Rev. Benjamin Giuffrida guest Preacher – The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

 

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Forming A Gospel Culture (Part III)

Elements of a Gospel Culture Forming A Gospel Culture (Part III) A Gospel culture is formed around four fundamental pillars arising out of the New Testament. These four pillars are (1) Truth, (2) Community, (3) Acceptance, and (4) Accountability. If we put it into a simple phrase we could say, A Gospel culture is the product of the Gospel truth lived out in an authentic… Read More

Abba, Father – The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

dear god and father be with us today may your word go out for the purpose for which you’ve sent it and may not return to you empty plow up our hearts today lord especially mine as we look into your word to understand you your son jesus and your holy spirit i ask this in the name of our lord and savior jesus… Read More

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The Visible Church & Its Leadership

The Visible Church & Its Leadership What is the visible church? It is the theological language for the Church that exists in the present world. This may be compared with the invisible church which comprises those who have already gone to be in the presence of God. Each is often referred to as the church militant (the church as it still struggles in the present age) and the church triumphant (those… Read More

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The Tradition of the Ancient Church

The Tradition of the Ancient Church As Europe and England shuttered under the weight of the Reformation and its implications, it struggled to be both faithful and renewed. The near century that passed From Henry VIII through the end of Elizabeth’s reign gave the particular character to what would emerge as the Church England. One of the key elements that the established Church clung… Read More

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The Primacy of Scripture

The Primacy of Scripture It was believed by the Reformers that during the middle ages, the Church had fallen into darkness through a failure to know the clear and simple truth of the Holy Scriptures. Consequently, there grew up over a thousand years a snowball of well-intentioned but misguided traditions that essentially buried the simple message of the Gospel.  For these reasons, the commitment… Read More

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The Structure of Authority in the 39Articles and Anglicanism

We are beginning a study on the beliefs of Anglicanism as outlined in the 39 Articles of Religion. The Thirty-nine Articles of Religion or the XXXIX Articles are the rules, regulations, and practices of the Church of England after the English Reformation. The Structure of Authority in the 39 Articles and Anglicanism   As they stand, the 39 articles are very much a product of… Read More