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Atlantis: the domain of the Stingray
27Jan
2013
Sun
19:54
author: Stingray
category: Sermons
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Septuagesima

Matthew 20:1-16

Septuagesima 2013 Wordle
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Here’s the thing about God: when He deals with His creation—when He deals with you—He’s not fair, but He is just. That should be welcome good news to your ears, dear listeners. If God were to deal with you fairly, He would deal with you solely by the law; in His fairness, you would receive from His hand exactly what you deserve, in fullest measure. But, He deals with you justly—out of His divine righteousness, which is His Son, Jesus Christ—with all grace and mercy. If what God had to give you depended on His fairness, then what you receive from Him depends solely on you—not the least of which concerns your eternal salvation. But, since He deals with you out of His divine justice, you are declared forgiven and given all the benefits of salvation for the sake of Jesus Christ.

20Jan
2013
Sun
19:22
author: Stingray
category: Sermons
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Transfiguration of Our Lord

Matthew 17:1-9

Transfiguration 2013 Wordle
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

When I was growing up, I used to play with Legos; in a way, I still do, from time to time. However, when I was young, Lego introduced a new system called Light and Sound. These sets included a box into which you could put a 9-volt battery which would power tiny lights and pieces which, when turned one way or the other, produced a siren-like sound. Why do I bring this up? Well, when I read accounts of the Transfiguration of our Lord, I’m struck by the fact that we are informed of the lights (or sights) and sounds of the event.

18Jan
2013
Fri
16:31
author: Stingray
category: My Ramblings
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stuff to do

I've got some sermons to post. It'll happen...one of these days when I can find a little time that I'd like to spend on the site. Stay tuned.

10Jan
2013
Thu
17:55
author: Stingray
category: Moblog
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Heroes

Heroes
6Jan
2013
Sun
18:29
author: Stingray
category: Sermons
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Epiphany of Our Lord

Matthew 2:1-12

Epiphany 2013 Wordle
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

There is something that is often overlooked when it comes to the visit of the magi. These men from the east, called wise by Matthew, travel to Jerusalem, supposing the new king to be born there. They had at least part of the Hebrew Scriptures when the Hebrews were exiled in their land. The connected the dots: seeing the star that led them to Palestine, they surmised that the promised King was born. Jerusalem was the capital, so it would make sense that the King, in the line of David, would be born and live in Jerusalem. They arrive at the palace and find Herod there, but no baby.

“Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”