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Topic: Holiness

  • 30 October 2022

    For every Saint whose name we remember, there are a thousand more who silently served and suffered for the sake of the Gospel, and they are as much responsible for the advance of the Gospel as the great heroes of the faith whom we celebrate. We forget this so easily, and this is precisely why we need the heroes of the faith – to encourage us in the ordinary work of Sainthood. The ordinary life is a beautiful thing, because God ordains the ordinary to accomplish His divine and perfect Will.

  • 16 October 2022

    It is said that our issue as Christians is not that we ask God for too much, but that we ask God for far too little. The same is true of our frequency in asking. Our problem is not that we come to God too much, but that we hardly come to him in prayer at all. Listen as the Rector encourages us to be persistent in prayer.

  • 2 October 2022

    How many of us have gone through a season of chaos and hardship in our lives – be it illness, financial hardship, or broken relationships – and lost sight of what the LORD is doing? We cry like the prophet, “How long will I cry for help, God, and you will not listen to me?” But hindsight is twenty-twenty, is it not? How differently would we approach our present sufferings if we only considered how God was using them to increase our future holiness!

  • 19 June 2022

    To paraphrase the late Dr. RC Sproul, we do not truly know who we are until we know who God truly is. Sproul’s greatest theological work as a minister of the Universal Church came in his clear explanation of the holiness of God, summarizing the fundamental difference between God and man with these words: “God is holy, and I am not.” We do not know ourselves because we do not know who God truly is. And if we do not know who God is, then how can we properly worship Him? Listen as the Rector examines our response to the God who is holy, holy, holy.

  • 6 March 2022

    We are assaulted by many temptations in our culture of ease and wealth to not really care about issues elsewhere in the world – we aren’t moved to the point where we might actually do something about it. We justify turning a blind eye to evil. What is the solution to this problem? We should observe the disciplines to which we are called in a holy Lent.

  • 27 February 2022

    In Luke 9:28-36, we read an account of Christ’s Transfiguration, a revealing of His perfect holiness on earth. But what really is God’s holiness, and what does it mean for how we should worship Him?

  • 27 February 2022

    We spend so much of our lives self-focused, but almost none of that time self-aware. We convince ourselves of lies about how we want people to see us, but we never confront the reality of who we really are in our sinful state. The Transfiguration of Christ gives us the perspective of God’s holiness, our depravity before Him, and our need for Jesus’s saving grace. When we fall prostrate before the Lord, we gain true perspective on how messed up we really are.