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Lectionary Tues 23 April 2019.

We have seen some very sad things happen over the Easter period, and we have difficulty understanding these things. For we forget that there is a war, ongoing, that has casualties. The consequences of this war are real and evident. For fear, pain, tears, bitterness, wrath and revenge are the worship Satan loves, while love, […]

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Lectionary Easter Monday 2019

Today I’m mixing lectionaries, using both the revised common lectionary and the book of common prayer. Both are available at Bible Gateway. Both are good. Both contain more text than I will put up on any one day. 22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works […]

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Daybook

Why is Easter so important to the Church? Simply put, if Jesus had not risen on the third day, he would have just become another long-forgotten person cruelly executed by the Roman empire. But…he rose from the dead never to die again, and to defeat death so that we can live with him for all […]

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Lectionary April 21 2019

It’s Sunday: the end of holy week. The day we recall that Christ rose from the dead. So we went to a local church where we are staying, and were reminded that Christ had triumphed over all: the best sermon was the kids’ talk which went through the resurrection in detail. At home, we watched […]

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Lectionary 20th April 2019

Further on yesterday. The work of Christ is complete in and of itself, and as Hebrews writes, if we believe Christ rose from the dead and proclaim him as Lord, we will be saved. Note that this is not proclaiming Caesar as Lord, as the Jews did in his trial. Christ died so that we […]

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Lectionary (long): Good Friday

What to put up on one of the high and holy days of the church calendar? The betrayal, trial, condemnation and Crucifixion of Christ, and the psalms, the prophets and comments of the apostles: the readings for today are long. But it is for our sins that this happened. Pilate and the Sanhedrin were allowed […]

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Antipodean music.

After Easter, indeed within days, there is ANZAC. Some music, for what is it worth, from Australia and New Zealand This was written by an Aussie, and we’ll let Eddie Veder in. He spends a fair amount of time in NZ.

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New Zealand Social Change The Decline

Bleak Daybook.

I was waiting for my querolous papist brother to comment on the fire at Notre Dame. Mundabor is trenchant, and he does not disappoint. The visual signs of degeneration led to horror, to Frenchman singing hymns to the Virgin in the streets. But the rot was there. Our enemy deliberately set it. However, to me […]

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Lectionary Thursday 18th April.

Today is the last day for work in NZ, as both Good Friday and Easter Sunday are public holidays. The secular state has not removed them, yet. My church has posters up around town encourating people to an evangelical service on Sunday. So today, I’m using two passages: one from the gospel and one from […]

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Lectionary 17th April 2019

It looks like the wormtounges are being found out, while those who are of faith are standing taller. The buildings older generations worshiped in may be sold, or destroyed, but the challenge remains. Leave our sin to one side. Shuck off the burdens of our society and their expectations, and run the course set before […]