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2022-10-02T14:00:56-07:00

Meditation XVI Trinity Deacon Darius Gasatura October 2, 2022

“And when the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her, and said to her, Weep not. And He came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And He said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up” (Luke 7:13-15)

Christ keep us safe good Christian good Deacon burden soul Adam tree David Gods own heart humanity fall author glory power believe righteous path nature fall power strength profitable salvation serve feast St Michael all angels collect ordain constituted angels men service heaven succor divert pull back defend who am I LORD spirit God I serve woman only child died widow son compassion weep not do not cry destitute homeless beg touch bier raised him to life paricope dead to our sins Isaiah syrian Hezekiah worthy down payment advance faith

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2022-04-10T14:53:30-07:00

Sermon Palm Sunday April 10, 2022 Canon Steven Dart

“And Jesus humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, yea even unto the death of the cross.” (Phil. 2:8)

rescued by the Redeemer solemn joyful transformation injury insults torture of our Lord Jesus transformed by the power of His love means of our rescue enemy of satan gift of everlasting life power of God who is love readings week of His sufferings and death should not perish but have everlasting life Abraham and Isaac sacrifice his only son God substitutes a ram God goes through with sacrificing His only Son God the Son writ large history of our salvation love of the Holy Ghost gift faith sacraments see love in Holy Week transformative power of Gods love Hymn 335 lullaby to daughters whitewash it shedding of Saviors blood in the New Testament three times more reference Christs blood than Christs death blood sacrifice of Christ animal sacrifices burned outside of the camp Jesus suffered outside the gate fulfillment of the sacrificial system no other sacrifices required or are necessary atonement at onement grace filled event Hebrews Acts which He bought with His own blood reconcile to Himself all things brought peace 1 Peter reansomed by previous blood of Christ silver gold gift of grace human race redemption heaven no more sin into one body the church power of love blood of Christ washes away the sins of the world Pilate washes his hands the saints make their robes white by the blood of the Lamb Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day control to our faith blessed personally by the blood sacrifice of Christ infinite kindness of Christ universality whole world human race out of death into life out of darkness into His own glorious light poet George Herbert 17th century Episcopal priest Agony love is that liquor

2022-04-03T14:29:25-07:00

Meditation Passion Sunday April 3, 2022 Deacon Darius Gasatura

“But Jesus being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood He entered in once into the Holy Place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.” (Hebrews 9:11-12)

Jesus High Priest not made with hands by His own blood external redemption for us liturgy Anglican Church ecclesiastical format Anglican Way came before us tradition life of Christ Word of God systematically learn grow spiritually Lent season fasting almsgiving depend on Christ realigning our priorities Passion Sunday two weeks crosses veiled Holy Week period of mourning darkest hour of Christs life 2000 years ago we know how it ends historical occurrences Christ endured pain for those whom He loves His life can move us to great adoration devotion worship journey to the cross in lectionary accusations smear campaigns relationship to God the Father blasphemous accuse Samaritan insult did not warrant a response Samaritan woman well multiple husbands Syro Phoenician woman daughter vexed by an evil spirit Roman centurion image of the living God heal teach listen had a devil I honor My Father pointing to Fathers glory kept His word would never see death torah law Yahweh prevent dying who does He think He is Abraham prophets all dead superiority of Jesus claimed to be greater High Priest functions Hebrews sacrificial practices Jews despised Jesus forgive redeem mankind shed blood animal tabernacle purge all sins dead works reconcile mankind to God mediator of the New Testament man redeemed atoning power He and the Father are One Lenten season center our focus on Christ blood cleanse us from all sin before Abraham was He was

2022-03-27T14:09:53-07:00

Sermon IV Lent March 27, 2022 Canon Steven Dart

“And Jesus took the five barley loaves and the two small fish and gave thanks.” (John 6:1-14)

miracle account sea of Galilee pour out the kingdom of heaven rest with his disciples assassination of John the Baptist Mark chapter 6 herod herodias salome daughter dance speak truth to power son of herod the great tried to assassinate Christ in His infancy imprisoned banquet table birthday party up to half his kingdom head of John the Baptist on a platter dismayed couldn’t go back on his word disciples took Johns body desert place thousands follow Jesus received them fed them first with the Word of God man shall not live by bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God Philip where will we buy bread not enough only a little Andrew boy five barley loaves two fish gave thanks broke bread fullness ministers to their spirits and their bodies Lords Kingdom versus herods kingdom Matthew Henry herod previously designed schemed salome in league with him tyrant king party takes place at night in darkness corruption of the next generation tyrant demonstrate power complicity with his crime power to take off their head lords mafia boss power play death of an innocent man bondage to sin in league with the enemy Lords party generosity multiplication of gift nourished in spirit and in body daytime light fresh air place of liberty goodness truth satisfied feeding the five thousand 5000 establish the Lords supper institute the Holy Communion fed kingdom of satan dealt a fatal blow fear intimidation we choose Kingdom of God we come to His table life eternal give for the light of the whole world Heavenly banquet saving ministry hungry hearts

2022-03-20T14:01:18-07:00

Sermon III Lent March 20, 2022 Canon Steven Dart

“Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us” (Eph. 5:1)

penitential confession prayer book of Common Prayer school of prayer office page 6 page six Christian witness declaration of who God is most merciful Father erred strayed lost sheep followed our hearts sinful love confess undone ought to have done we can never love enough sins of omission sins of commission sickness beautiful language words not flattened out miserable offender gone against God misery truth telling forgiveness trip as Christian contrition heartfelt sorrow purpose and amendment deep theological understanding who God is follow the admonition of Paul follow Him example of Christ as merciful Father in heaven is merciful so are we to be merciful gave His only Son as a sacrifice for the sins of the whole world lovingkindness embodiment of Gods mercy the means by which we are reconciled imitate mercy God loved us while we were still sinners commanded to love one another love those who love us back impossible to love evildoer we are to love them imitate Jesus Christ His own received Him not mocked crucified adulterous woman go and sin no more washing His feet with her tears penitent thief verily this day you will be with me in Paradise poured out His mercy upon us love others as I have loved you St Stephen stoning lay not this sin to their charge St Patrick stolen from family Britain brutalized slave escaped reunited with family dream Irish came back to share the gospel apostle to the Irish reignited the Christian gospel church planter goes back to those who enslaved him set free as dear children encouraged by the saints

2022-03-13T14:00:22-07:00

Sermon II Lent March 13, 2022 Canon Steven Dart

“And Jesus said, ‘O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt.’ ” (Matt. 15:28)

Syrophoenician woman coast knows Jesus disciples want to push her away Son of David House of Isreal childrens bread and cast it to the little dogs dismissal our culture prizes dogs my wife called me by my dogs name our culture prizes dogs humility even the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters table great faith her daughter made whole from that very hour Lententide intercede break the power of satan delivery us from bondage fullness of the kingdom of Heaven Jesus heals all in the Gospels the Great Physician heals lame crippled broken blind sick ten lepers healing blessing confirms by miracle the Lords authorityGod be with Him deliver us from sin and the consequence of death dust of death the curse of mortality broken all of us are called to eternal life resurrected glory we will never get sick or die Christs mighty victory resurrection paradise miracles of healing in the church today miraculous in-between time we appeal to God gift charismatic sacrament unction lays hands anoints adversity distress return to soundness of health priest heart attack cottonwood recovered fully wholeness hepatitis yellow liver transplant miracle drug vitality medical arts alongside people clergy marginalized in hospitals during covid tunnel gave illness to God surrender turning point recovery sacrament of unction High Priest healing blessing page 320 prayer book book of common prayer James chapter 5 verse 14 Biblical foundation outward sign of inward spiritual grace delivered of sin intercessory prayer forgiven reintroduction of healing ministry drive away sickness and pain oil blessed by the Bishop sign of the cross forehead have faith laying on of hands slow it down seconds rest in that peace receive saving ministry of Jesus sing His praises

2022-03-06T13:47:17-07:00

Sermon I Lent March 6, 2022 Canon Steven Dart

“And Jesus, when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, after He was an hungred.” (Matt. 4:2)

fasting wilderness thou art my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased dove descended upon Him Holy Spirit desert fast tempted command these stones to be made bread Eve deceit counter authority enemy satan dust thou art and to dust thou shalt return first Adam death sin doubt tempter against the will of God against love rationalizing heart and mind faster than the speed of light a man can justify his sin creator truth is it of God combat that temptation seductive easy appeal to God bring God into the picture the Fathers will man does not live by bread alone God will provide forty day fast supernatural prove it dash your foot against a stone prove oneself shortcut get the grade get the A moral compass cheat cunning justifying their success smoke and mirrors cant do the math engineer lost his grip self justification call upon Him for help seek wise council with godly people don’t do anything you wouldn’t want published in the newspaper reveal to them how were being tempted enemy will flee dam downriver ring of steel engineering school made of steel from a dam that failed faith virtue hearts cold bitter angry temptation broken Jesus shows us consolation suffered as man in the flesh He knows what its like defied satan Jesus did not fall into temptation brought life into the world second Adam power of resurrection eternal life in the body victorious hope of heaven embrace the cross our earthly pilgrimage High Priest all the kingdoms of the earth temptation is there shut down our soul unloving place of desolation Jesus knows what its like forsaken angry hurt Champion in the spiritual fight ordering all things for our good

2022-03-02T16:49:26-07:00

Sermon Ash Wednesday March 2, 2022 Canon Steven Dart

“O God, who desireth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he should turn from his sin and live.” (1928 Book of Common Prayer, Morning Prayer, page 7)

Ash Wednesday experience of confession repentance prayer Jonah Ninevah Father bless me for I have sinned confession name the sins out loud the sins lose their power Holy Spirit please reveal to us confess in thought word and deed sins stepped out of line referee out of bounds acknowledge prodigal son examination of conscience lay your burden down write down sins piece of paper concentric circles sin of commission omission failed selfish self serving not sharing taken advantage envy pride sloth gluttony lust wrath vain wish to be forgiven addiction seeking God following Jesus forgiven attrition sorry contrition try to do better pardon absolution penance spiritual council advice priest pardon remission of sins grace gift of absolution God forgives minister acts in His name go in peace the Lord hath put away thy sins

2022-02-27T14:12:15-07:00

Sermon Quinquagesima Sunday February 27, 2022 The Rt. Rev. Peter F. Hansen

“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.” (1 Cor. 13:1)

1 Corinthians 13 charity country ballad less talk more listening spoken love how does God say it best bouncing ideas always more words talk too much johns first epistle God is love on Gods side God is love essence done in love agape He made us for love let there be light speaking light into being Johns gospel in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God Logos God so loved the world Love speaks smitten sad puppy begging saved from sins other shore nail pierced hand sheep wandering Pharisees complained cancel culture stones Jerusalems walls just right Holy Ghost how could I say it marinated prayers of the just words of life Prayer Book make them your own recast Love Chapter spiritual gift foreign language heavens language just noise patient kind possessive praise arrogant rude angry keep score truth suffering believing hoping never giving up eternal knowledge swept away toys faith hope love roots of all modern thought Bible unpack the meaning preaching art truths culture of death ailing souls message of love winged baby bow decide choose spoken in love we love you I love you God loves you

2022-02-20T14:32:06-07:00

Sermon Sexagesima Sunday February 20, 2022 Canon Steven Dart

“That lay on the good ground for that seed which fell whether among thorns, are they that turn and are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.” (Luke 8:14)

parable of the sower seed is the Word of God choked by thorns and thistles received the Word but choked by weeds be not anxious faithless anxiety worldly worries fretting cast our cares upon Jesus enjoy Gods provision riches and deceit worries worry caring for father in bed for weeks suit tie casino bus pension check quick riches gambling get rich quick smoky one arm bandit coin and lever factory workers vision of heaven vision of hell no sure thing face to face with Jesus what did you do with what I entrusted to you investments speculative bets love of God love of others false god St John the love of the world is enmity with God no man can serve two masters soul pulling us away from God cry to Jesus temporal things love lasts pleasures of life smoking recreational marijuana the enemy doesn’t create he destroys give ourselves over to pleasure bondage death hedonism pleasures are God given corn empty stalk take root Adam Eve expelled angel guarding the gate with a flaming sword the earth brought forth thorns Jesus crowned with thorns

2022-02-13T13:35:06-07:00

Sermon Septuagesima Sunday February 13, 2022 Canon Steven Dart

“Friend, is thine eye evil because I am good?” (Matt. 20:15)

Matthew 20:1-16 parable of the kingdom landowner days wage heart of man heart of God eleventh hour money Olympics Superbowl athletic contest winner loser competitive weight of the world athletes medals grateful for what we have God blesses humble thanks don’t look sideways look upward more things discontent entrusted to me to take care of what others have advertising buy this product to measure up not enough get ahead rivalry Jacob and Esau sold his birthright denarius provide for their families for one day envy hatred forsake receive a hundredfold life everlasting eternal life lift us out of death conversion late in life death bed penitent thief thou shalt be with me in paradise hear the gospel and receive it temporal transitory laurel leaf crown will fade God freely gives rejoice kingdom thinking gates of saint Peter point system one hundred points grace of God

2022-02-06T15:11:45-07:00

Sermon V Sunday after Epiphany February 6, 2022 Canon Steven Dart

“And the servants asked the landowner, ‘didst thou not sow good seed in thy field?’ ” (Matt. 13:27)

Matthew 13:24-30 wheat tares servant master pluck out weeds harvest gospel of Matthew explain parable soweth good seed Son of Man harvest end of the world reapers angels ears to hear let him hear children of God children of the devil side by side scandal child of iniquity children of the enemy do not be discouraged hypocrisy fallen following a different master plants young indistinguishable final judgment clear out evildoers son of God will be the judge Alexander Solzhenitsyn the line between good and evil cuts across every human heart God is patient with us St John Chrysostom biological determination repent and amend turn from weeds into wheat repentance cleansed anew Got is waiting He desires not the death of a sinner Saul Ananias convert the soul woman in California teased coworker in her garden heard a voice you’re the weed power of love Holy Spirit

2022-01-30T14:23:28-07:00

Sermon IV Sunday after Epiphany January 30, 2022 Canon Steven Dart

“And Jesus said to the leper, I will, be thou clean” (Matt. 8:3)

Matthew 8 Matt 8 leper I will be thou clean after Sermon on the Mount authority truth incarnate love miracles clean cleansed power over death centurion speak the word only and my servant shall be cleansed glorified body shall be healed Thy will be done certified testimony give life abundant life sickness state of the soul sin darkness gone against Gods perfect love turn from sins and live newness of life power of Christ over sin forgiven save us name the sin loses its power Word of life cant hide a secret from God seek wise council absolution abundant life conscience come clean surrender cleaning of the soul heal us taste salvation son undergo surgery loving father holding hands I’ll be with you the whole way trust God our loving Father

2022-01-23T14:09:44-07:00

Sermon III Sunday after Epiphany January 23, 2022 Canon Steven Dart

“This first miracle did Jesus in Cana of Galilee and His disciples believed on Him” (John 2:11)

John 2:1-11 Cana Wedding feast first miracle turning water into wine marriage between one man and one woman ministry of Christ nuptial mystery symbol of Gods love for us spousal love male and female made one flesh monogamous one God marriage vow Bridegroom Bride self-oblation complete offering first Adam second Adam St Augustine blood and water

2022-01-16T15:22:56-07:00

Sermon II Sunday after Epiphany January 16, 2022 Canon Steven Dart

“The heavens opened and the Father declared to Jesus, ‘Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.’ ” (Mark 1:11)

Mark 1:1-11 John the Baptist Jesus one baptism repent repentance taste salvation consolation desolation confession prepared the way of the LORD Jordan baptize unloose His sandals fulfill all righteousness Jesus identifies with sinners the sin of the world obedience blessing faithful love Ninevah Jonah baptize with the Holy Spirit 3000 souls Pentecost Peter great high priest

2022-01-09T14:15:48-07:00

Sermon, I Sunday after Epiphany January 9, 2022 Canon Steven Dart

“And Jesus said, ‘wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?’ ” (Luke 2:49)

Mary kept all these things in her heart ponder childhood of Jesus Passover Bar Mitzvah temple seek wise men star Bethlehem palace King of the Jews prophet Micah pilgrimage ask seek knock mercies are new every morning Jesus as a human being oblation exaltation exalted humble marvel at His wisdom

2022-01-03T07:41:59-07:00

Sermon II Sunday after Christmas, January 2, 2022, Canon Steven Dart

“And the angel said to Joseph, ‘Arise, and take the young Child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel’ ” (Matt. 2:19, 20)

Mary Joseph Holy Family Adam Eve First Family Jesus identity cloaked Mary obedience Joseph humility Herod massacre of the innocents flee to Egypt national geographic article intercessors benefactors family anno domini 2022 Matt. 2:19, 20 Matthew 2

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