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Sermon XVI Trinity Canon Steven Dart September 24, 2023

“May God grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man” (Eph. 3:16)

epistle st paul I DESIRE that ye faint not at my tribulations for you which is your glory For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named that he would grant you according to the riches of his glory to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith that ye being rooted and grounded in love may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth and length and depth and height and to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that worketh in us unto him be glory in the Church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages world without end Amen

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Sermon XV Trinity Father Darius Gasatura September 17, 2023

“No one can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.” (Matt. 6:24)

ordination God mammon summary of the Law Jesus said unto him Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy mind and with all thy strength This is the first and great commandment And the second is like unto it Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself sabbath elderly woman deathbed children frail strong voice I have served the Lord for fifty 50 years no regret therefore I tell you do not worry about your life what you will eat or drink or about your body what you will wear is not life more than food and the body more than clothes look at the birds of the air they do not sow or reap or gather into barns and yet your heavenly Father feeds them are you not much more valuable than they who of you by worrying can add a single cubit single hour to his life and why do you worry about clothes consider how the lilies of the field grow they do not labor or spin yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his glory was adorned like one of these if that is how God clothes the grass of the field which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace will He not much more clothe you O ye of little faith


Sermon XIV Trinity Canon Steven Dart September 10, 2023

“And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where the the nine?” (Luke 17:17)

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Sermon XIII Trinity Canon Steven Dart September 3, 2023

“And Jesus said to His disciples, “Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see. For I tell you that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see and have not seen them. And to hear those things which ye hear and have not heard them.” ” (Luke 10:23-24)

coming of Christ disciples in His company human form behold His glory witnesses transformation healed teaching miracles follow risen Lord blessed see hear prophets kings Gospel account hear truth manifest stand for Holy Gospel attentive lift Book come down aisle receive what Got has brought truth love reality alignmenet state of freedom teacher lawyer challenge greatest commandment in the law catch Him charge Him capital punishment antagonist answer with a question debate trick summary of the law once per month recite the Ten Commandments four 4 on God 6 six on love neighbor we are to love the Lord our God with all our strength with all our soul with all our might with all our body neighbor justify ourselves I’m not as bad as that guy reality TV shows standard put before us where are we vis a vie God above average look on vertical plain perfect law LOVE God with all my heart busy not thinking about Him quagmire qualifying guestion who is my neighbor good Samaritan widen the circle rescue man beaten robbed left for dead hated one inferior outside chosen ones of Israel dogs priest levite pass by on the other side don’t stop samaritan ministers the one who showed mercy divine grace instruction given truth teaches to have compassion in action compassion like God who gave His only Son fallen human race feels for him love is a verb it moves action of Love in Jesus in Samaritan wrong nationality sees neighbor in every man set us free petty hatreds murderous hatreds keep them bound judge no lest ye be judged meted out to you permission to hate not made for hate culture antagonism identity politics separate hate each other picking skin off hand hating picking apart flesh a part of our human race Christ brings us out fallen humanity engrafted into the body of Christ call Him Lord adopted sons brothers and sisters hurdles pick on people name calling not loving overcome dwells in us faith belief follow Lord He is the source of Love charity envy arrogance in our way God loves us He created us contraction I love God but not this person saving knowledge of Christ participate get in the way sest free set apart condemned parable open us up to see Him love is the ultimate reality be merciful just as your Father in heaven is merciful


Sermon XII Trinity Canon Steven Dart August 27, 2023

“And all the people, when they saw that miracle said, “Behold, He hath done all things well. He maketh the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak.”” (Mark 7:37)

healing deaf mute our own walk proclaim miracles encourage peculiar way Jesus took him aside from the multitudes fingers in his ears spit touched his tongue Ephphatha be opened


Meditation XI Trinity Deacon Andrew Harrah August 20, 2023

“I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand” (1 Cor. 15:1)

gospel context rhetorical good news roman imperial system Pax Romano New Testament political military overtones Christ King won victory over mankind foundation of the church saved death cross resurrection teaching Paul Romans 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power according to the spirit of holiness by the resurrection from the dead Holy Spirit grave without sin jurisdiction devil the wages of sin is death payment evil one consequence life itself embrace death turned away born in heaven voluntarily free choice obedience of the Father He too our sin upon Himself And in one Lord Jesus Christ the only begotten Son of God begotten of the Father before all worlds God of God Light of Light very God of very God begotten not made being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made Adam wage payer conspicuous facts penalty lives previous promise I AM the resurrection and the life he that believeth in me though he were dead yet shall he live immortal glorified fantasy we have not followed cunningly devised fables eyewitnesses Cephas Peter the twelve 12 500 brethren at once James apostles creed 1st corinthians 55 AD written early Christians suffer and die hostile witness skeptic Paul Saul transformed persecutor enemy of the church vocal advocate Jesus brothers unbelievers James Bishop church in Jerusalem martyrs believed because he saw the risen Lord sure ground reigns victorious free gift believe abundance of grace allied King Jesus death is no longer terrifying Pax Dei Peace of God stability guilt canceled broken


Sermon X Trinity Canon Steven Dart August 13, 2023

“At that time, when Jesus was come, He looked over the city of Jerusalem, and wept over it.” (Luke 19:41)

Hosannah donkey King of peace city of peace Jerusalem triumphal entry weeps over General Titus AD 70 lay waste burn city tear down all the buildings great temple of Herod laid waste reminder the hour of His coming cleanse the temple House of prayer den of iniquity den of thieves profit exploitation money changing themes advent in August be ready for the Lords coming overseer of our souls Bishop accountable to Him we know not the time personal repentance turned away from world idols ourselves our souls our bodies to be a reasonable holy and living sacrifice unto thee worship dedicate purified sanctified invite Christ to visit us now Holy Communion intinction Body and Blood open our hearts to Him call upon Him hymns St Benedict the saint is the one who remembers God prayer crucial discipline mealtime provision mercy help protection live with Him now terror for those who have rejected Him despite His overtures earthly treasures gone last days look up for our salvation has drawn nigh usher kingdom of God St Therese of of Lisieux France 20th century patron saint carmelite house Ireland story monastic movement self sacrifice take upon themselves the wrath of God for a sinner victim of justice of God tate that wrath upon themselves St Therese declined rejected this instead be of victim of the love of Jesus oblation self offering overflowing sacraments scriptures prayers inwardly digest


Sermon VIII Trinity Canon Steven Dart July 30, 2023

“but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” (Rom. 8:15)

early service great grandson sacrament Holy Baptism washed cleansed Landon Anthony sons of God grace penalty of original sin washed cleansed co heir of christ inheritor of the kingdom of heaven epistle St Paul eighth chapter 8th Romans Therefore, brethren we are debtors not to the flesh to live according to the flesh For if you live according to the flesh you will die but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live For as many as are led by the Spirit of God these are sons of God For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out Abba Father The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God and if children then heirs heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ if indeed we suffer with Him that we may also be glorified together


Meditation IV Trinity Deacon Darius Gasatura July 2, 2023

“For I reckon that teh sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with teh glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.” (Romans 8:18-19)

blessed st paul saint paul 8th chapter Romans spirit reveals Holy Spirit convert hearts and minds present sufferings invited transformative power two way road in Christ in the flesh there is there is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death baptized indwelling Holy Ghost life free form all sin put to death the misdeeds of the body cessation of life cessation of sin in the flesh pursue good suffering agony pain suffering Christ part of this journey dividend successes atonement inherit st DIARY Of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska One day I saw two roads One was broad covered with sand and flowers full of joy music and all sorts of pleasures People walked along it dancing and enjoying themselves They reached the end without realizing it And at the end of the road there was a horrible precipice that is the abyss of hell The souls fell blindly into it as they walked so they fell And their number was so great that it was impossible to count them And I saw the other road or rather a path for it was narrow and strewn with thorns and rocks and the people who walked along it had tears in their eyes and all kinds of suffering befell them Some fell down upon the rocks but stood up immediately and went on At the end of the road there was a magnificent garden filled with all sorts of happiness and all these souls entered there At the very first instant they forgot all their sufferings glory to come present world St saint Augustine confessions You have made us for yourself O Lord and our heart is restless until it rests in you the whole creation groaning in pain inwardly redemption of our souls glory of God feeling emotion engraved desire to be wit God children dedication Gospel no deterrence Acts Peter John beautiful gate beggar When he saw Peter and John about to enter he asked them for money Peter said Silver or gold I do not have but what I do have I give you In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth walk The God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers has glorified his servant Jesus You handed him over to be killed and you disowned him before Pilate imprisoned beaten Jesus whom you crucified sanhedrin Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus preach we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard apostles martyred killed joy looking forward to faith journey weakness decay imperishable glorious life death resurrection hope assurance sufferings temporary agents of home eagerly


Meditation III Trinity Deacon Darius Gasatura June 25, 2023

“What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.” (Luke 15:4-6)

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Meditation I Trinity Deacon Darius Gasatura June 11, 2023

“and they sent forth Barnabas that he should go as far as Antioch. When he came and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord. For he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And much people was added unto the Lord.” (Acts 17:22-24)

Antioch st saint barnabas Corpus Christi octave June 8 institution of Holy Sacrament unites us one body of Christ Latin mystery humility reverence veneration deep gratitude gives life His Body Blood Bread live flesh life of the world drink His Blood eternal life Jesus said to them Very truly I tell you unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood you have no life in you Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life and I will raise them up at the last day For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in them Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father so the one who feeds on me will live because of me This is the bread that came down from heaven Your ancestors ate manna and died but whoever feeds on this bread will live forever John 6:53-5 For in the night in which He was betrayed He took Bread and when He had given thanks He brake it and gave it to His disciples saying Take eat this is my Body which is given for you Do this in remembrance of me Likewise after supper He took the Cup and when He had given thanks He gave it to them saying Drink ye all of this for this is my Blood of the New Testament which is shed for you and for many for the remission of sins Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it in remembrance of me st saint paul 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Luke 22:19-21 Holy Eucharist presence of Christ to be thankful mystery human comprehension faith joy thanksgiving commune with the Holy One Himself share in His divine life collectively corporate more like Him transformed empowered renewed approach receive Him with reverence gratitude strength nourishment in our lives active Christians radiate out reflections of the Body of Christ world needs it lessons joses joseph born Cypres book of Acts early believers selflessness son of encouragement son of consolation meaning of Barnabas earliest spread of the Gospel embraced him encouraged talent recognition ability in other people Antioch Joan of Arc John Mark leaves Paul agitated Barnabas causes reconciliation second chances see good growth early church unity Acts 15 facilitated dialogue between Jews and Gentiles reflect implications personal sanctity witnesses life legacy encourages reconcilers love positive lasting encounter I am the living bread which came down from heaven if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world John 6:51

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