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Hymns of the Church - I'd rather have Jesus - 4 August 2020, Anno Domini

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A ND Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two tables of the testimony were in his hand: the tables were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written. 16 And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables. 17 And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp. 18 And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome: but the noise of them that sing do I hear. *19 ¶ And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses’ anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount. 20 And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder, and strawed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it.21 And Moses said unto…

AOC Sunday Report - Eighth Sunday after Trinity

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Happy Eighth Sunday after Trinity!  The AOC Sunday Report can be downloaded RIGHT HERE!
There are great sermons today from Bishops Jerry and Roy (Bishop Broken Beaver) and Revs Jack and Bryan.  They cover similar Scripture and draw some similar conclusions, but no way are they repetitive.  I am so confident you will enjoy them that for a limited time we are offering a triple your money back guarantee (bearing in mind there were no charges made).
This week is no exception, there are many people who need your prayer.  Please start with Shamu, Bob, Betsy and work out from there.  Pray for our countries which engaged in a fight for freedom and assailed on all sides.
There is a superb, nay EPIC, week ahead, but you need God's help to find see it, though it is right in front of you.  The Holy Ghost is there, take His Help.
Have a super week,
Hap Church of the Faithful Centurion Descanso, California United States of America

Sermon Notes - Eighth Sunday after Trinity - Saint Andrew’s Anglican Orthodox Church - 2 August 20120, Anno Domini

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The Eighth Sunday after Trinity.
The Collect.
O  GOD, whose never-failing providence ordereth all things both in heaven and earth; We humbly beseech thee to put away from us all hurtful things, and to give us those things which are profitable for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.
The Collect for today is extraordinary in its depth of meaning and its appeal to the absolute and unconditional sovereignty of God. 
The Collect for today is extraordinary in its depth of meaning and its appeal to the absolute and unconditional sovereignty of God.
Archbishop Cranmer re-crafted the introduction of this Collect to reflect that reformed view of the omnipotence of God Almighty in things heavenly as well as things temporal. It is also such a comfort to know that the One who “sticketh closer than a brother” shares that omnipotence in the Triune Godhead.All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.(Matt 28:18) God is never taken by surprise either in Eden or in our own times. This Collect, li…

Eighth Sunday after Trinity - Propers, Explanation and Rev Jack's Sermon

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The Propers for today are found on Page 199-200, with the Collect first:
The Eighth Sunday after Trinity.
The Collect.
O  GOD, whose never-failing providence ordereth all things both in heaven and earth; We humbly beseech thee to put away from us all hurtful things, and to give us those things which are profitable for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.
The Epistle came from Paul’s letter to the Romans, the Eighth Chapter, beginning at the Twelfth Verse. Paul tells us to live out our lives as Jesus instructed us to.  If we live as we want, we die and are gone.  If we live as Jesus commanded, we will live through to eternity.  Life is not about here, it is about doing well enough here so we can get there.  If we want the fruits of the heirship we have been given, we must live the part: 
B RETHREN, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as…

A Renewed Mind - 31 July 2020 Anno Domini

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A ND I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.He that overcometh shall inherit all thing…

My God, My God, Why has Thou forsaken me? - 29 July 2020 Anno Domini

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(To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David)
M Y God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? 2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent. 3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.5 They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.             Suppose one beautiful, sunlit morning, your father called you into his study to make a very unusual request: he desired you to go to a far-away land to a people hostile to all foreigners and carry a message of peace and forgiveness for past offenses. But, he informed you, these people are quite treacherous and will not accept your platitudes of peace and love – in fact, they will publicly beat you, s…

Hymn 272 – Lord, Your Almighty Word – 28 July 2020, Anno Domini (In the Year of our Lord

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F OR ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.(Psalm 119:89)  F OR he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.  (Psalm 33:9)
H EAVEN and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. (Matthew 24:35)  A ND God said, Let there be light: and there was light. (Genesis 1:3)
God’s Word is an immutable Force that requires neither concession on the part of the created, nor acquiescence of any other power of angels or other heavenly beings. This hymn honors and praises that Almighty and Invincible Word in terms reverent and majestic. The lyrics are the work of John Marriott (1780-1825) in 1813 of Cottesbach, England.  The tune author is unknown beyond the fact that it is of Italian origin and, therefore, titled, ITALIAN HYMN. 
Lord, Your Almighty Word
Lord, your almighty Word Chaos and darkness heard, And took their flight; Hear us, we humbly pray, And where the gospel day Sheds not its glorious ray,  Let there be light!
Savior, you came to give Those who in darkness live Healing a…