Older Christians

Older Christians Gregory of Nyssa The hoary bead is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness. Proverbs 16:31 God has placed older believers as a lighthouse for those of us who live around them. Many of them were youths in their prime, but have

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Lasting Riches – Athanasius quote

Temporal Riches Athanasius For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation: –Proverbs 27:24 We must not faint, thinking that this period of time is long, or that we are doing something great. “For the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be

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We Remember Lucia of Syracuse, Martyr

Commemoration of Lucia, Martyr December 13 Today, we give thanks to God for St. Lucia, Martyr. The young virgin commemorated this day was one of many martyred under Emperor Diocletian, the last great widespread persecution of Christians under roman authority. Her martyrdom took place in her native Sicily in AD

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The Angels’ Song to the Shepherds

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men in whom he is well pleased. Luke 2:14 Finally we must also treat of the angels’ song, which we use daily in our service: Gloria in excelcis Deo. There are three things to be considered in this song,

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Luther’s Small Catechism, 2017

The Lord be with you During the 1520’s, Martin Luther and others went on a tour of churches that had joined the Reformation movement. All of the visitors were scandalized by how little was know by priest and laity alike. To help rectify this condition for the laity, Martin Luther

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The Importance of “For You”

Faith apart from works is dead. James 2:26 Faith is of two sorts. The first is that you believe that Christ is a man like the Christ described and proclaimed in the whole Gospel, but you do not actually believe that He is such a man for you. You have

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