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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 Trinity Sunday Canon Steven Dart June 4, 2023

“And they rest not day and night crying out, Holy Holy Holy Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.”

Trinity Sunday one truth faith revealed feast day semester domini divine persons one God revelation humble know God reveal doctrine of Holy Trinity not by man ultimate reality Himself love showing Himself to us God the Father God the Son God the Holy Spirit Holy Ghost theophany baptism of repentence Jesus identifies with sinners take upon Himself our sin delivered from judgment Jordan River heavens open this is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased descends in the form of a dove stained glass window I BELIEVE in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And of all things visible and invisible And in one Lord Jesus Christ the only begotten Son of God Begotten of his 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 And I believe in the Holy Ghost The Lord, and Giver of Life Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified Who spake by the Prophets everlasting God is the source of all that is Father of Lights no shadow of turning all blessing petitions pray liturgy foundation summit God became one of us Jesus Christ Lord swear allegiance so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow savior no difficulty worship believe adoration lead us into all truth temple of our bodies triune God Godhead we are glorified in Him Sons will fullness of our redemption to Himself caught up in the divine life of the Holy Trinity at throne in heaven Baptism indwelt Bishop Morse when man forgets God he turns this world in to hell correlary when man remembers God he brings heaven to earth Yosemite Falls epic waterfall flow snowmelt 2400 foot cliff face blast of wind mist hike people base different tongues language backgrounds looking up in awe cascade blows hair back beauty of Gods creation joy delight unity unified wonder foretaste of heaven all united at the throne of His glory splendor for ever


Sermon Pentecost Canon Steven Dart May 28, 2023

“Jesus said to His disciples, I will not leave you comfortless.” (John 14:18)

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Sermon IV Easter Canon Steven Dart May 7, 2023

“If he then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth at the right hand of the Father.” (Col. 3:1)

Easter victory sin satan death devils light of the Holy Spirit Synod sermon St Martin of Tours great high priest at work reconciled to the Father through His body and blood mediated reconciliation


Meditation III Easter Austin Richards April 30, 2023

“Verily, verily I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.” (John 16:20)

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II Easter Sermon Canon Steven Dart April 23, 2023

“At that time, Jesus said to them, I am the good shepherd.” (John 10:11)

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Sermon I Easter Canon Steven Dart April 16, 2023

“And Jesus said to the disciples, Peace be unto you.” (John 20:19)

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Sermon Easter Day Canon Steven Dart April 9, 2023

“For as yet they knew not the scripture, that He must be risen again from the dead.” (John 20:9)

HE IS RISEN HE IS RISEN INDEED this changes everything if you are the Son of God save yourself come down from the cross sign of Jonah three days three nights 3 days 3 nights in the belly of the fish earth temple of Herod stones destroy this temple and I will build it in three days I will raise it up temple of His body handed over wicked men crucified rose up third day women tomb empty John Peter linen clothes cloths napkin scripture fulfilled belief angel He is not here He is risen as He said promise truth word is true speaks truth confirmation miracle of miracles resurrection what Jesus said we can trust build upon a rock of Christ shifting sands Jesus conquers death first parents Adam Eve God perfect love consequences death forbidden tree dust thou art and to dust thou shalt return power rips our human death existential problem sent redeemer redemption takes upon Himself Romans cruelty buffeting shaming mocking scourge scourging crown of thorns how dead can a man be carry the cross crucified crucifixion spear blood and water sabbath rest fulfilled scripture victorious sports excel go the distance champion overcome triumphed no greater warrior cut tree cut down spring up roots rain sprout breath gone no more destroyed death Heavens gate never to die glorified state reigning in glory throne of heaven athlete worldwide celebration share His victory with us I AM THE RESURRECTION ND THE LIFE he that believes in me though he were dead yet shall he live whoever lives in me and believes in me shall never die His own life escape death partake assimilate sacraments of the church His life bread of heaven means to escape partake of Christ transformed in a moment twinkling of an eye body glorified state new heavens and new earth enemy small limited diminishing returns ri walk to edge hike sister cliff no guardrail sierras vista yosemite cloudy day cliff face moist air cloud lifted bridal veil falls half dome for our sake enemy small limited life fade out dead German proverb work hard work hard build a little house die God has conquered death for our sake our death we will survive in Christ our true end is with God forever in the glories of heaven


Meditation Palm Sunday Deacon Darius Gasatura April 2, 2023

“Almighty and everlasting God, who of thy tender love towards mankind hast sent thy Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to take upon Him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of His great humility. Mercifully grant that we may both follow the example of His patience and also be made partakers of His resurrection. Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen”

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Sermon V Lent Canon Steven Dart March 26, 2023

“And Jesus said to them, Before Abraham was, I am.” (John 9:58)

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Sermon IV Lent Canon Steven Dart March 19, 2023

“And they said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into this world.” (John 6:14)

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