Who Ya Gonna Follow, The Ten Commandments

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Jesus was driven into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit in order to be tempted by Satan. How does Jesus fulfill the first two commandments in his resisting Satan? This is the question that is explored in this first sermon on the Ten Commandments during this season of Lent.

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Temptation and Deliverance

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Why ask the Father to not lead us into temptation when God tempts no one? The answer is in what exactly are we actually asking. This petition only makes sense when paired with the final petition asking for deliverance from evil. This is the final sermon in our series on the Lord's Prayer.

 

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Forgive Us Our Trespasses

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This petition is a bold request of God! Forgive us our sins! What does it mean to ask this? What are we saying about ourselves? What are we saying that we need to do in response to this request? How can we forgive those who hurt us and sin against us? Father Jeremiah walks us through this petition and helps us to understand just what we are praying when we ask the Father to forgive our sins.

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Give Us Our Daily Bread

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We pray this prayer every week, but what do it's words mean? What is our daily bread that we need to ask for it daily? The bread we ask for is so much more than just food. "Give us this day our daily bread" asks God for more that you imagine. Listen to find out what this all means.

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Thy Will Be Done

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Father Jeremiah continues to lead us through the Lord's Prayer. Why do we pray, "Thy will be done"? What does it mean? What is God's will for us? Listen to discover more about this petition of the Lord's Prayer

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Hallowed be Thy Name

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Father Jeremiah continues his series on the Lord's Prayer. This week we look at the first petition, "Hallowed be Thy Name."  Why is God's name so important that we start with this petition? How is God's name hallowed? Listen to find out more!

 

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Our Father in Heaven, John 1.1-18

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On this First Sunday after Christmas, Father Jeremiah began a series on the Lord's Prayer. This sermon focuses on "Our Father, which art in heaven." He links our ability to pray this prayer to Jesus himself, the only begotten who is from the Father and perfectly reveals the Father to us. The series will continue through the season of Epiphany.

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Preparation and Anticipation, Luke 1.26-38

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This year, the fourth Sunday of Advent was also Christmas Eve. As such, our focus was on how all our preparation becomes anticipation when the time is right. Listen to find out about Israel's preparation and anticipation for the coming Messiah, whom we celebrate at Christmas.

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The Prophets of Advent

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This week, our bishop came to visit our church. Bishop David preached on the prophets of Advent and the importance of their message to us today. 

 

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