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From All Saints Anglican Church of San Antonio: Ante-Communion for the Sunday After the Ascension

May 16, 2021

If you are looking for an online service for this Sunday, try this 1928 BCP service, with the 1940 Hymnal, from All Saints Anglican Church of San Antonio, done by Fr. Isaac Rehberg.  I think you will agree that it is very well done, and you will be blessed.

The Rev. Dick Lucas: “Can we be sure… of the church’s future?”

May 15, 2021

Here is a sermon from the Rev. Dick Lucas that was given at St. Helen’s Bishopsgate in London and has the arresting title, “Can we be sure… of the church’s future?” And he uses as reference a somewhat different Scripture passage: Isaiah 30:1-15. I will let you hear how he addresses this question.

The Gospel according to St. John, read by Sir David Suchet

May 14, 2021

Three years ago I posted an entry titled David Suchet on reading the Bible well in public, which was on an interview he did on that subject – and one really could see that “His love of God and his word was so evident, and his deep desire and passion for reading the Bible well in public was infectious.” Now, here is a reading of the Gospel of John by him – and I believe you will see this – and hear it – firsthand.

The Rev. Ian Garrett: “A Wake Up Call from God” (Joel 1)

May 13, 2021

From the good people of Jesmond Parish Church in the United Kingdom, here is a sermon by the Rev. Ian Garrett, titled “A Wake Up Call from God”. It is based on Joel 1, and the notes say this:

How does God use disasters? In this first sermon in this series on Joel, Ian Garrett explores the word of the LORD that came to Joel when a plague of locusts decimated his homeland and shows us the ways that God opens the eyes of his people to their sin through it.

This is actually an applicable message for our day.

Another Daily Office site worth considering

May 12, 2021

Via Twitter, I came across another Daily Office site that one could find really helpful in daily devotions. This one is done by Samuel Phang in the form of YouTube videos where the 2019 ACNA Book of Common Prayer is read, and it displays the text being read as the video plays. It is quite simple to use, and yet I am impressed by how well it is done. I am embedding the Evening Prayer service for Wednesday, May 12, below, and would commend this to you along with the others I have mentioned in the past – particularly if you want a Daily Office from the 2019 ACNA BCP.

The Rev. Matt Kennedy: “Follow Me” (John 21:20-25)

May 11, 2021

From the Rev. Matt Kennedy of the Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd in Binghamton, NY, here is an audio sermon he did that is titled “Follow Me”. It is based on John 21:20-25, and this is a statement he makes (quoted from Twitter):

He’s the Good Shepherd. Not the mediocre Shepherd. He knows better than you, perfectly in fact, how to tend each sheep. And his purpose, which none can thwart, is that each pass through the shadow and be with him in the green pasture beside still waters.

What a powerful – and reassuring – statement this is. I hope you will listen to this sermon.

Dr. John Woodhouse: “The Psalms and the Gospel”

May 10, 2021

Here is another audio message, courtesy of Proclamation Trust, by Dr. John Woodhouse where he is speaking on “The Psalms and the Gospel.” I think you will find it very much worth your time; unfortunately it is the last in this short series.

From All Saints Anglican Church of San Antonio: Chanted Morning Prayer for the 5th Sunday After Easter (Rogation Sunday)

May 9, 2021

If you are looking for an online service for this Sunday, try this 1928 BCP service, with the 1940 Hymnal, from All Saints Anglican Church of San Antonio, done by Fr. Isaac Rehberg.  I think you will agree that it is very well done, and you will be blessed.

This month’s free audiobook from christianaudio: “All of Grace” by Charles Spurgeon

May 8, 2021

This month’s free audiobook from christianaudio is “All of Grace” by Charles Spurgeon.  Like last month’s “The Pilgrim’s Progress”, If you have never read this true classic – or even if you have read it – give it a try. The notes on this book say:

Charles Spurgeon is one of the great preachers in the history of Christianity. Spurgeon also communicates brilliantly through the written word, and his giftedness to proclaim the doctrine of grace shines in his little gem, All of Grace. Many Christians believe that this small book presents better than any other non-canonical work the gospel of salvation alone by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. This short book is one of the bright jewels in post-apostolic writings on grace. All of Grace is a perfect companion for Christians who wish to refresh their confidence in the grace of God. This book also makes an excellent introduction to those who are exploring the Christian gospel. Whether you are new to Christianity or a long-time believer, All of Grace will capture your attention and interest page after page.

If you like audiobooks, “All of Grace” by Charles Spurgeon is definitely worth a listen.

From the podcast Anglican Perspective: “The Equality Act and the Future of Religious Freedom”

May 7, 2021

I just came across the podcast Anglican Perspective from the American Anglican Council, and it is very much worth checking out. Episode 4 is particularly timely as it addresses “The Equality Act and the Future of Religious Freedom”. The notes say: “In this episode, Canon Phil Ashey interviews Mr. Rich Baker, a Christian attorney from Chicago, Illinois, whose law practice focuses on helping churches and not-for-profit organizations navigate the complexities of today’s highly regulated environment. How does the Equality Act affect Christians already struggling to make sense of the new cultural norms?”